Birth - Death
1936 - 2005
Film director, noted for Merchant-Ivory films which won six Academy Awards. His first short film, 'The Creation of Woman' (1961), was nominated for an Academy Award. Personal partner was James Ivory. Author of several best-selling cookbooks on Indian cuisine along with books on filmmaking and his autobiography ' My Passage from India: A Filmmaker's Journey from Bombay to Hollywood and Beyond' (2018). Notable films include 'A Room with a View', 'Howards End', and 'The Remains of the Day'.