Biography a leading film director, stage designer and art director from India. He is best known for his directorial film Garam Hawa (1973) is based on the partition of India
Sathyu conducted his schooling and higher education at Mysore and Bangalore. In 1952 he quit college while working on his Bachelors of Science degree and instead plunged into the uncertain world of films in Bombay.
He freelanced as an animator in 1952–53. After being unemployed for nearly four years, he got his first salaried job as assistant director to film-maker Chetan Anand.