Rinki Bhattacharya was born in 1942 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Rinki is a writer, documentary filmmaker and columnist. Rinki is the daughter of the veteran director . In 1966, she started her career as a freelance journalist. Her articles were published in many periodicals, including The Indian Express, The Hindu, The Telegraph and The Economic Times. Rinki was much interested in making documentaries and she started her filmmaker career with Char Divari. This documentary deals with the domestic abuse of women, especially wife-beating. After this film, she shot another film that deals with the violence against women. She has written a lot about women and movies - especially about her father’s films. In 2014, Rinki released a book related to the making of the film, Madhumati directed by her father in 1958. She titled her book Bimal Roy's Madhumati: Untold Stories from Behind the Scenes.
Some of Rinki’s books are Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence In India, Indelible Imprints and Bimal Roy - A Man of Silence. She had also released many cookbooks and an essay in Uncertain Liaisons. Rinki is the Vice-Chairperson of CFSI (Children’s Film Society Of India). She is the founder of Bimal Roy Memorial And Film Society and is the Chairperson too.
Rinki was married to a popular director, Basu Bhattacharya Basu Bhattacharya is an Indian-Director. He mainly >> Read More... . She worked with him in some films too. The couple has three children, a son Aditya Bhattacharya Aditya Bhattacharya was born in 1965. He works as >> Read More... and two daughters, Chimmu and Anwesha Arya. Anwesha is a writer and Aditya is a director. Rinki and Basu had some indifference and she left home in 1982. She opened about it in 1984 and got him divorced in 1990. Basu died in 1997. Rinki filed a suit against her mother and siblings after her father’s death for her property share and got it successfully.