Born July 12, 1909, in Dacca; died Jan. 8, 1967, in Bombay. Indian film director.
Roy worked as a cameraman from 1935 to 1942, after which he began his career as a director. His film Two Bikha of Land (1953) dealt with the struggle of the Indian peasantry for their rights to the land. This was one of the most outstanding Indian films of the 1950’s. Roy directed other films, including Devdas (1955, based on a work by C. Chatterjee), Biraj Bahu (1956), The Untouchable (1959), and The Prisoner (1963).