Ritesh Batra was born to a middle class family on 12th June, 1979. He completed his high school from Mumbai and went abroad to study in Drake University. He then went to New York to attend New York University to become a filmmaker as part of his childhood dream. Ritesh started his career by directing short films which were featured in many international film festivals worldwide. His first feature film was “Dabba”, which was like by audience and critics all around the world. His latest short film named “Café Regular, Cairo” won him the International Film Critics Association Award. Batra hold the BAFTA Award and has also won numerous other awards as well. Ritesh is famously known for his international hit movie “ The Lunchbox” in 2013. The cast included big names like Irfan Khan who has played in several international films, and Nimrat Kaur. The movie is a great romantic comedy which catches a great image of Mumbai, ripped and torn by tradition. In this film alone has been nominated several times on different platforms and notable awards as well. He then worked on other short films and “The Photograph”, his latest released feature film. Currently Batra has signed to direct “The Sense of an Ending”, based on a Barnes’ Booker Prize-winning novel by the same name.
Puri Jagannadh Hindi Actor

Puri Jagannadh

Puri Jagannadh wears many feathers to his cap including production, direction and screenplay writing. His main area of interest is Telugu films. He has received Nandi awards thrice in his career spanning more than a decade. During the year 2004, Jagannadh ventured into Bollywood with the flick, Shart: The Challenge. This film bombed at the box office. Bbuddah..Hoga Terra Baap is his directorial venture of 2011 and it has the credit of being recorded in Oscar library. Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies and Vaisho Academy are his production ventures. Puri Sangeet is the music company organized by Jagannadh. Badri, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Pokiri, Desamuduru, Golimaar, Sivamani, Iddarammayilatho, Businessman, Temper and Heart Attack are some of his box office successes. Born on 28 September 1966 in Pithapuram, Andhrawala, Jagannadh pursued his studies at St. Theresa R.C.M. High school. He initially tested waters as an assistant director to ace director Ram Gopal Varma and worked under him in many Telugu flicks. His first directorial venture, Badri, was a commercial success. This film had Pawan Kalyan in the main role and the film led way to Jagannadh to direct more films. Telugu actor Ravi Teja and Jagannadh share a good rapport and they have worked together in Idiot, Itlu Sravani Subramanyam and Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi. Jagannadh helmed direction for the debut venture of Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja. Jagannadh received the Nandi Award for his flick Pokiri. This film also fetched him the Best Director Filmfare Award during the year 2006. This film ran for over 500 days, which is indeed a great feat. It was remade into Tamil and Hindi too, and it was successful in these languages. Jagannadh also tried his luck in Kannada film industry and the flicks that he directed here include, Yuvaruvaraja and Appu. Jagannadh had also succumbed to depression once, but later he took it in his stride and emerged a wise person.

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Rituparno Ghosh

Rituparno Ghosh(1963-2013) was a profound actor, director, writer, and lyricist in the Bengali FIlm Industry. He was born in Kolkata to a Bengali Hindu family on 31 August 1963. Sunil Ghosh, father of Rituparno Ghosh was a painter and a documentary film maker. He attended South Point School in and earned an Economics degree from Jadhavpur University, Kolkata. He worked as a creative artist in an advertising agency, Response India. He became famous in Kolkata for his effective slogans and appealing one liners. He earned fame with his most notable ad campaigns, ‘Sharad Samman' and ‘Bongo JibonerAngo' for antiseptic ointment, Boroline and mango drink, Frooti respectively. In the year 1990, he made a documentary "VandeMatram" on Doordarshan when his agency, "Tele Response" and was commissioned for it. Later, he shifted to film making and came up with his debut movie, "Hirer Angti" in the year 1992. After two years, he released another film "Unishe April" which bagged him a National Award for Best Feature film. After five years, "Dahan", a movie based on a real story, was awarded for Best Screenplay. The same year, another feature film, "Asukh" was awarded national award for the Best feature Film in Bengali. In the year 2000, a super hit movie, "Bariwali" starring KirronKher, earned her recognition when she was awarded national award for Best Actress. He was awarded a National Award for Best Director for the movie, "Utsab". After two years, he released a movie, “Titli” starring MithunChokraborty, Konkona Sen and Aparna Sen. Next year, he came up with another film, “ShubhoMahurat”, whose plot was taken from the novel, “The Mirror Crack’d Side to Side”, in which the major characters were played by Veteran actresses, Rakhee and Sharmila Tagore. Rituparno Ghosh has also worked with the beautiful actress, Aishwarya Rai in the movie, "Chokher Bali", which was an adaptation of the novel written by Rabindranath Tagore. The movie was acknowledged at many International Film festivals and also earned a national award for Best Feature Film in Bengali. Aishwarya Rai again got a chance to work with Rituparno in another movie, “Raincoat” which was his personal inspiration from the popular short story called ‘The Gift Of The Magi’, for which he won the award for the Best feature film in Hindi. In 2005, Rituparno Ghosh released another Bengali film, "Antarmahal", starring Jackie Shroff, Soha Ali Khan and RoopaGanguly. He also directed the legend, Amitabh Bachchan in the movie, "The Last Lear" which released in the year 2007. Next year, he released two films , "Khela" with Manisha Koirala as lead and BipashaBasu starrer, "ShobCharitroKalponik". The latter won National Award for Best Film in Bengali. "Abohoman" earned Rituparno Ghosh a second National Film award for Best Director. His last released movie was "Chitrangada" in the year 2012. Rituparno Ghosh also acted in some Bengali and Oriya films. Rituparno Ghosh became more famous when he started hosting celebrity chat shows like "EbongRituparno" and "Ghosh & Co." on Star Jalsha. He was also the scriptwriter of the famous show, "GaanerOpare". Rituparno Ghosh became open about his sexuality when he played a transgender in the movie "ArektiPremerGolpo". He even went for breast implants to play that character. He was a famous LGBT icon in India. Ghosh was found dead in his apartment in Kolkata. He suffered a massive heart attack which ultimately led him to death at a young age of 49.

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Rituparno Ghosh Hindi Actor