Born: August 31,1963 Kolkata
Biography: Rituparno Ghosh was a noted Bengali film director. Ghosh started his career from the advertising world before shifting lane to the world of filmmaking. He made his directorial debut with the film Hirer Angti, which was released in 1992. His next film Unishe April, released in 2004, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. Ghosh’s next film, Dahan, released in 1997 won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay, while actors Rituparna Sengupta and Indrani Halder shared the National Film Award for Best Actress in 1998 for their roles in it. Some of his other films include Bariwali (2000), Asukh (1999, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali), Utsab (2000, won the National Film Award for Best Director), Titli (2002), Shubho Mahurat (2003), Choker Bali (2003), Antar Mahal (2005), The Last Lear (2007), Khela (2008), Shob Charitro Kalponik (2008, won the National Award for Best Film in Bengali) and Abohoman (2009, won the National film award for Best Director in Bengali. His first Hindi movie was Raincoat with Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan and Ajay Devgn. This film received National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.