|Shyam Benegal was born on 14 December, 1934, in Andhra Pradesh. He is an Indian director and screenwriter. In 1959, he started his career as an advertising copywriter in a Mumbai based company. Later, he became the creative head of the company. In the mean time, he made his first documentary film in Gujarati in 1962. After a decade he directed his first feature film ‘Ankur’.