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B. Lenin

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B. Lenin born Bhimsingh Lenin is an Indian film editor, writer, and director who works in Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi films. 

 

The son of Tamil filmmaker A. Bhimsingh, Lenin entered the film industry as an assistant editor and went on to work on numerous projects before making his debut as an independent editor with Mahendran's Uthiripookkal (1979). 

 

In the mid-1980s, Lenin started jointly working with his long-time assistant V. T. Vijayan and the duo has so far edited over a hundred films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi films, apart from an English film, Eli My Friend.

 

As of 2017, Lenin has won five National Film Awards, including the awards for Best Direction and Best Editing. He was the chairman of the Film Federation of India in 2011.

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Lenin was born in a Bondil Rajput family consisting of eight children. His father A. Bhimsingh was a well-known director in Tamil and Hindi films. 

 

Lenin started his career as an associate director of his father and assisted in editing many of his films. He also had experience as a lab technician and sound engineering department as well.

 

After several films working as an assistant, Lenin first worked independently on Kalank, a Fiji-based production, in 1978. He made his debut as an independent editor in Indian cinema with the 1979 Tamil film Uthiripookkal which was directed by Mahendran.

 

 Although he started as an independent editor, he later associated himself with his assistant V. T. Vijayan, and the duo went on to work together in a number of films during the 80s and 90s, including Nayakan, Geethanjali, Anjali, and Kadhalan, which won them the National Film Award for Best Editing.

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