Who is Dev Benegal? Wiki, Biography, Age, Spouse, Net Worth

Dev Benegal Wiki – Dev Benegal Biography

Dev Benegal is a well-known celebrity from India. So let’s check out Dev Benegal’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details. Dev Benegal was born in the New Delhi, India

in 1960.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real Name Dev Benegal
Nickname Dev
Profession Film director

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Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

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Age (2021) 60 Years
Birthplace New Delhi
Date Of Birth 28 December 1960
Sunsign Libra
Hometown New Delhi
Food Habits Not Available
Nationality French

Dev Benegal was born on 28 December 1960 in New Delhi. Dev age is 60 years as of in 2021 and his birthplace is New Delhi.
Currently, He is living in New Delhi, and working as Film director.
By nationality, He is French, and currently, his food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian.
He also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
His hobby is acting. He loves doing acting in movies and shows.

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Height, Weight, And Body Measurements

Dev’s height is Not Available tall and he looks tall when standing with his friends. Though he is a little tall as compared to his friends still he manages to maintain his weight.
His weight is around Not Available and he always exercises to maintain that. He loves to do exercises regularly and also tells others to do that.
According to Dev, you must have to do exercise regularly to stay fit. his body measurements are not available currently, but we will update them very soon.

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Dev Benegal Spouse, Wife, , Personal Life

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Children 2

Dev’s father’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Dev Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Dev’s mother’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Dev Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Also, we have no idea about his brother and sister, and we don’t know their names either.
But we are trying hard to collect all the information about Dev and will update you soon.
his Girlfriend’s name is Not Available. They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship. We have no information about Dev’s Girlfriend.
But we are sure that Dev is not available and his Wife’s name is not available. Now, his relationship is perfect. We have no more information about his Wife.
Also, we have no information about his son and daughter. We can’t say their name. If you know some information, please comment below.

Dev Benegal Net Worth

The Dev Benegal Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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Fast Facts You Need To Know


Benegal is a long time advisor to eQuinoxe Screenwriting Workshops for Professionals. He has been invited by Under The Volcano, the international program of writing master classes to create and conduct a screenwriting master class for their 2020 program.


An academic paper (Prateek, Prateek. (2013). “Popart”: The ‘global’ avatar of bollywood. 5. 247-257) on Bollywood draws upon insights from his work and describes it as follows: “Benegal’s cinematic dialogue with Indianness of English along with Englishness of India, with narratives of belonging, and with the compacted heterogeneity of urban-industrial India, established in his early cinema… Benegal understands the gravity of the national metaphor of ‘unity in diversity’, and tries to manifest it in the polyphony of various languages and different dialects – English, Hindi, and Telugu. Equally important are his ‘artistic’ story-telling skills, a trait usually found in the art cinema: the capacity to create credible characters (human or otherwise, like Dadru, the frog) and cultures, skilful scene-setting, mastery of pace and timing, and power of imagination.”


Benegal’s latest film, Road, Movie (2009), about a travelling cinema troupe in Rajasthan, and starring Abhay Deol and Tannishtha Chatterjee as the lead, premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. In its review, The Hollywood Reporter wrote: “Dev Benegal’s ‘Road, Movie’ takes you on a magical mystery tour into the heart of India and its robust cinema. It is, in fact, a road movie without the comma, but it is also about being on the road in a vast Indian landscape and about the phenomenon of touring cinemas that still exist in rural India. The film is specifically Indian, yet designed for wider appreciation in festivals and, if all goes well at the European Film Market, in cross-over releases in international territories.”


In 2006, Benegal started a production program called 24×7 Making Movies, where he invited young people from all over India to come and make a film in 24 hours. The program has produced over 60 short feature films.


Split Wide Open (1999), another Hinglish film, was also a critical success and won a Special Jury Prize at the 2000 Singapore International Film Festival. Writing for The Hindu, Savitha Padmanabhan said: “Split Wide Open is a bold and strong statement on the filth and lawlessness that have wormed their way into the city of dreams, Mumbai”. In an article for The Times of India, the film’s lead actor Rahul Bose wrote: “Critics flayed me: After Split Wide Open was released, critics ripped apart my character. To be an English-speaking slum-dweller who is also a smuggler, I spent a month in slums and even shadowed a cocaine-dealer for two weeks. Ironically, the criticism at home turned into praise when I won the Best Actor award for Split Wide Open at the Singapore Film Festival.”


Dev Benegal is a New York-based Indian filmmaker and screenwriter, most known for his debut film English, August (1994), which won the 1995 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English.

In 1994 he wrote and directed his adaptation of Upamanyu Chatterjee’s 1989 novel by the same name, based on the Indian Administrative Service, English, August (1994). The film received praise from critics for its modern and urban themes and was hailed as the cinematic counterpart to the later Anglo-Indian literary movement. It also won the Best Feature Film in English Award at National Film Awards, and is now hailed as a landmark in contemporary Indian cinema as it ushered in a wave of independent Indian filmmakers, commonly known as “multiplex films” in India.

“English, August” won the Special Jury Award at the 12th Torino Film Festival 1994. It won both the Silver Montgolfiere (Silver Grand Prix) and the Gilberto Martinez Solares prize for the Best First Film at the 16th Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes France, 1994


He began his career with legendary animator Ram Mohan and got his first job with Shashi Kapoor’s Filmvalas. After assisting Shyam Benegal in films like Kalyug (1980), Mandi (1983) and his famous documentary on Satyajit Ray—Satyajit Ray, Filmmaker (1984)—Dev Benegal directed a series of short short films, Kalpavriksha: The Tree of Life (1988), Kanakambaram: Cloth: of Gold (1987), and Anantarupam: The Infinite Forms (1987). He directed several documentaries, including Shabana! (2003) with Indian film star Shabana Azmi and Abhivardhan: Building for a New Life (1992).


Dev Benegal grew up in New Delhi. In 1979, he left Delhi for Mumbai (then Bombay), to pursue a career in movies. He won an Asian Cultural Council grant in Film, Video & Photography to study Film History in the Cinema Studies Program at New York University from 1989–90.