Sujoy Ghosh

21 May 1966 | Gemini

Director

Producer

Writer

Sujoy Ghosh

Sujoy Ghosh

After debuting as a director with Jhankaar Beats, Sujoy worked on a few films before gathering nation wide acclaim with the Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani. The National award winning director also turned actor for the Bengali film, Satyanweshi.

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After debuting as a director with Jhankaar Beats, Sujoy worked on a few films before gathering nation wide acclaim with the Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani. The National award winning director also turned actor for the Bengali film, Satyanweshi. Sujoy Ghosh is an Indian film director, actor and screenwriter. Born in Calcutta, he studied in St. James’ School. At the age of 13, he moved to London. He acquired a degree in engineering and MBA from Manchester University. Before his inclusion in Hindi cinema, he worked as the South Asia head of the media division of Reuters until 1999. His first movie as a director, Jhankaar Beats (2003), was dedicated to the music composer R.D. Burman. Jhankaar Beats received nominations for Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue, Most Promising Director and Best Screenplay (2004). His subsequent releases were Home Delivery: Aapko…Ghar Tak (2005) and Aladin (2009), which couldn’t create much buzz at the box office. His next release Kahaani (2012), starring Vidya Balan gained immense appreciation from the audience and critical acclaim. Sujoy won numerous accolades for Kahaani (2012). Among them are Star Guild Award for Best Director (2013), National Film Award for Best Screenplay (2013), Filmfare Award for Best Director (2013) and Zee Cine Award for Best Story, Best Film and Critics’ Choice Best Director (2013), Star Guild Award for Best Film, Best Story and Best Screenplay (2013), IIFA Award for Best Director (2013) and Filmfare Award for Best Award (2013). Anamika (2013) is a remake of this film in Tamil and Telugu. After this, Sujoy was seen portraying the role of Byomkesh Bakshi in his acting debut Satyanweshi (2013). He even monitored the screenplay of Bang Bang! (2014). He has started working on his upcoming project, based on the novel The Devotion of Suspect X, titled Suspect X, the release date of which is yet to be announced. Durga Rani Singh is also one of his upcoming films. Currently he lives with his wife Vaishali in Mumbai.

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