Born in Larkana in Pakistan and settled in India after partition, Kumar Shahani graduated from the University of Bombay and the FTII. He was a student under the historian D. D. Kosambi at the University and Ritwik Ghatak at the FTII. He further studied filmmaking in France and also assisted the legendary filmmaker Bresson on Une Femme Douce and also took part actively in the May 1968 movements in France. His first feature film Maya Darpan is considered as India's first formalist experiment.
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