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Top 10 Most Famous Alumni From FTII Pune

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is the super-most prestigious film institute in India under government guidance. It has contributed 100s of valuble film makers and technicians to Indian Film Industry. These are 10 best among them.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_and_Television_Institute_of_India#Notable_alumni

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan is India's most acclaimed contemporary filmmaker. Born in 1941 in Kerala, a state in south India, he belongs to a family with strong links to the performing arts, especially Kathakali, a highly-stylised form of dance drama. From the age of eight Adoor began acting for the stage, later producing and directing over twenty plays, several written by him. He is the author of two ...

Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah was born on July 20, 1950 in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an actor, known for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Monsoon Wedding (2001) and A Wednesday (2008). He has been married to Ratna Pathak since April 1, 1982. They have three children.

Shabana Azmi

One of the leading lights of the now-largely-defunct Indian New Wave, Shabana Azmi (alongside the late Smita Patil) was one of the main female actors who dominated the films of the so-called 'Parallel Cinema' in India in the 1970s and 1980s. Born to noted Urdu progressive poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi and theatre actress Shaukat Azmi, Shabana has acted in films by virtually all of India's most ...

Om Puri

Om Puri is an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE. Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India. He is also an alumnus of the 1973 class of ...

Resul Pookutty

The Oscar winning Alumni from FTII Pune. Resul Pookutty is known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Black (2005) and Everybody Says I'm Fine! (2001).

Girish Kasaravalli

Girish Kasaravalli was born on December 3, 1950 in Kesalur, Karnataka, India. He is a director and writer, known for Dweepa (2003), Gulabi Talkies (2008) and The Ritual (1977). He was previously married to Vaishali Kasaravalli.

Jaya Bhaduri

In April 1948 Jabalpur-based, Bengali-speaking Indira and Tarun Kumar Bhaduri were blessed with a child they named Jaya, and enrolled in the St. Joseph's Convent School in Bhopal. Her acting career started when she was 15 in a Bengali film Mahanagar. She became an actress in her own right in Bollywood after the release of Guddi. She went on to star in many Hindi language films, including ...

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali was born on February 24, 1963 in Mumbai, India. He is a producer and director, known for Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Black (2005) and Devdas (2002).

Santosh Sivan

One of the most appraised Cameraman in India. Santosh Sivan is a cinematographer and director, known for Ashoka the Great (2001), Theeviravaathi: The Terrorist (1998) and Dil Se.. (1998).

Shaji N. Karun

The Golden Camera winner from Cannes Film Festival. Shaji Neelakantan Karun was born on new years day 1950 as the eldest son of Mr. N. Karunakaran and Mrs. Chandramati in Kollam district of the state of Kerala, India. The family moved to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state in 1963. He did his schooling in Palkkulangara H.S., and took a batchelor's degree from University College, Thiruvananthapuram. In 1971 he entered the Filim and ...