Vijaya Mulay

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Vijaya Mulay (known as Akka - elder sister in Marathi), born 16 May 1921 in Bombay, India is a documentary filmmaker, film historian, writer, educationist and researcher.

Her close friendships with Satyajit Ray, Louis Malle, Mrinal Sen and other film personalities have given her a unique perspective into Indian cinema and influenced her work. Her body of work has shaped how India is viewed by Indian and non-Indian filmmakers.

Awards and Milestones

  • The Government of India honored Vijaya Mulay with the V. Shantaram Award for Lifetime Achievement for documentaries at the Mumbai International Film Festival - MIFF, 2002.
  • Vikram Sarabhai Life Time Achievement award for educational communication in 1999.
  • President of the Federation of Film Societies of India.
  • Led the Indian Educational Technology Mission to the USA in 1975.
  • Member Secretary of the Education commission for Goa and other former Portuguese territories in 1962.
  • Developed a multimedia package through SITE (Satellite Instructional Television Experiment)for training of more than 48000 primary school teachers. Widely considered to be a path-breaking program in the area of educational technology.
  • Several of her films received National awards and awards at International Film Festivals including Delhi, New York, Teheran.


The beginning...Bombay to Patna, Bihar

In 1940, Vijaya accompanied her husband when he was transferred to Patna, Bihar. Compared to the cosmopolitan Bombay the pre-independence Patna seemed to...
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