Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director,
actor and producer known for his works in Hindi cinema and part
of the Anand family. Kapur became known in Bollywood with his recurring
role in the TV series Khandan in the mid-1980s and his
directorial debut in the cult Bollywood film Masoom in
1983, which won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for that
He gained international recognition with the
1994 Bollywood film Bandit Queen based on the life
of infamous Indian bandit and politician Phoolan Devi, which won
the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, Filmfare Critics
Award for Best Movie and Best Direction for that year. It was premiered in the
Directors Fortnight section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and was
screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
His historical biopics on Queen
Elizabeth Elizabeth and The Golden Age
won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and two Academy Awards. He has been
the recipient of the Indian National Film Award, the BAFTA Award, the National Board of
Review Award, and three Filmfare Awards. In 2010, he served as one of the Jury Members
(International Competition) at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.
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