Srijit Mukherji is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and actor who works in Bengali cinema. He has acted in many critically acclaimed films and even directed many films that fetched him commercial success and even won appreciation in the film festivals. He was born on 23 September 1977. The actor was inclined to act and direct as his parents were theater actors. Even during his higher education days, the actor took a keen interest in directing. He was playwright and director of plays like ‘Checkmate’ where he had the privilege of working with
and Anjan Dutta.
Srijit came to prominence by writing ‘Feluda Ferot’ which was based on Satyajit Ray’s Feluda series. Srijit Mukherji has also written another inspiring play ‘The Other Side of History.' He then switched to making films such as '
' which had Bengali superstar
, Indraneil Sengupta and Nandana Sen. This film was a tribute to Satyajit Ray’s Nayak, which revolved around lives of a superstar, a youth director, and a theater actress. The film ‘Autograph’ was a commercial success movie.
In 2011, he directed ‘Baishe Srabon’ which had Prosenjit Chatterjee,
playing the lead roles. Baishe Srabon was selected as an official entry in many international film festivals and received a huge box office response in Kolkata. The film was an official entry in London Indian film festival, Darpan Film Festival in Singapore and the Alliance Francaise Film Festival in Kolkata.
In 2012, Srijit made another interesting film ‘Hemlock Society’ that featured Parambrata Chatterjee,
and Soumitra Chatterjee in lead roles. The film was appreciated by critics. In 2014, he directed a film ‘jaatishwar’ that is considered as best works of Srijit Mukherji and Prosenjit Chatterjee. But it was for a film ‘Chotushkone’ (2014) which featured Aparna Sen, Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Parambrata Chatterjee the director received his first national award for best director. He directed ‘Nirbaak’ with
, and Anjan Dutta. It was Sushmita Sen’s debut film in the Bengali language. The film received a better critical response. His last film was Rajkahini in the year 2015. In this film, he had cast 11 female characters. The director has also written lyrics for popular Bengali films such as Cross Connection, Le Chakka, and Josh and a non-film album of