Editor B. Lenin
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B. 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 in numerous projects before making his debut as an independent editor with J. Mahendran’s Uthripookal (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.