Ravindra Dave

Ravindra Dave
Born(1919-04-16)16 April 1919
Died21 July 1992(1992-07-21) (aged 73)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm director, producer, editor, screenwriter
Spouse(s)Jashumatiben

Ravindra Dave (16 April 1919 – 21 July 1992) was an Indian film director, producer, editor and screenwriter. He directed more than 30 Hindi films in the 1950s and 1960s including several hits like Nagina (1951), Agra Road (1957), Post Box 999 (1958), Satta Bazaar (1959), Dulha Dulhan (1964) and Raaz (1967). He turned to Gujarati cinema with his blockbuster Jesal Toral (1971) and directed more than 25 Gujarati films in the 1970s and 1980s.

Early life

Ravindra Dave was born on 16 April 1919 in Karachi, British India (modern day Pakistan) in a Brahmin family.[1][2][3] His family belonged to Halvad (modern day Gujarat, India).[2][3] At the age of 14, he joined his uncle Dalsukh M. Pancholi in Lahore as a production manager for his Punjabi films. He learned editing from producer and director Shaukat Hussain Rizvi.[1]

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