Shoojit Sircar is an Indian film producer and director born in Kolkata, India. Shoojit is from a Bengali family in Barrackpore from where he completed his schooling.
He directed Bollywood movies like Yahaan released in 2005,
2013 and Piku 2015, which were all praised, by critics and audience alike. He was appreciated for his art of direction after every film of his. He was also into ad filmmaking and has created award-winning commercials. Having worked with almost all leading agencies in India for products of all categories reflects how versatile he is as a director.
The director, however still has his roots into theatre. He still gives the credit of who he is to theatre. He said that being really involved in plays for pure passion and no money has made him who he is. He worked at Act One a theatre group in Delhi to which he gives credits of his success.
He won the best director award at Osian film festival 2005 for his directorial debut Yahaan, which is commendable.
Shoojit also won the title for best film director in 2014 at 20th Life OK Screen Awards. He is currently filming his next film
Agra Ka Daabra
and has also announced 1911 to be his yet another film. He said that 2 things that make him really happy are spending time with his family and writing with his friend and writer
. His wife Jhuma is his biggest inspiration.