Sumitra Bhave

Director ● Screenplay Writer ● Story Writer


Sumitra Bhave is an Indian filmmaker who works predominantly in Marathi cinema and Marathi theatre. Bhave along with Sukthankar have made fourteen feature films, more than fifty short films, and four TV serials; all of which have been written by Bhave. The duo have won various national and international accolades. In 1985, while working as the Director of Research Project for Stree Vani, Bhave made a debut short film Bai (Woman) about a woman from the slums to display her strength to survive adversities. The film, produced by Stree Vani, was well received and went on to win the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film on Family Welfare at the 33rd National Film Awards. Her next short film Paani, made in 1987, also fetched her another National Film Award. The film was adjudged the Best Educational / Motivational / Instructional Film at the 35th National Film Awards. She later made several other short films like Mukti (1990), Chakori (1992), Laha and Three Faces of Tomorrow. Bhave has received a Chitra Ratna Puraskar and Kamdhenu Award for literary contribution.

Born on: 12 January, 1943

Marathi 2017
Dialogue Writer, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Marathi 2014
Story Writer, Screenplay Writer, Dialogue Writer
Marathi 2013
Screenplay Writer, Dialogue Writer, Story Writer
Marathi 2010
Screenplay Writer
Marathi 2004
Story Writer
Marathi 2002
Story Writer
Hindi 2000
Screenplay Writer
Marathi 2017
Director
Marathi 2014
Director
Marathi 2013
Director
Marathi 2010
Director
Marathi 2006
Director
Marathi 2006
Director
Marathi 2004
Director
Marathi 2002
Director
Hindi 2000
Director
Art
Marathi 2017
Production Designer
Marathi 2014
Art Director
Marathi 2004
Art Director
Marathi 2017
Co-Producer
Hindi 2000
Producer
Marathi 2017
Costume Designer
Marathi 2014
Costume Designer
Hindi 2000
Editor