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1. Aparna Sen


Image A vetern filmmaker and actress, Aparna Sen has been in the industry for over half a century. Born on 25th October 1945 in Calcutta, she completed her Bachelor’s in Arts from Kolkata’s Presidency College. She showed an interest for films even before graduating as she appeared in Teen Kanay, a Satyajit Ray film, at just the age of sixteen.       As an actress Sen has appeared in over 62 films throughout her career, the last of which was in 2014’s Chotushkone. She has worked heavily in both Indian and Bengali films and received various prizes throughout her career including the Moscow Film Festival’s Best Actress award for her ...
Date of Birth: 25-10-1945
Age: 78
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Female
Language: Bengali
Skills: Actress, Filmmaker
Date of Birth: 25-10-1945
Age: 78
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Female
Language: Bengali
Skills: Actress, Filmmaker

2. Satyajit Ray


Image Biographies reveal bare details about the maverick filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Even today not much is known about this extraordinary filmmaker. But people still have a passion for doing research upon his classic films as he is an extraordinary filmmaker. Satyajit Ray was India’s first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Academy Award (Honorary Oscar) in 1992. He is also a recipient of the honorary doctorate by Oxford University ( after actor Chaplin). The government of India has awarded him ‘Padma Bhushan(1965) and  Dadasaheb Phalke Award(1985) and the highest civilian honour’Bharat Ratna’(1992) too. In 1992, he was even posthumously awarded the Akira Kurosawa Award for Lifetime Ach...
Date of Birth: 02-05-1921
Date of Death: 23-04-1992
Age: 102
Star Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Date of Birth: 02-05-1921
Date of Death: 23-04-1992
Age: 102
Star Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali

3. Ritwik Ghatak


Image Ritwik Ghatak was born in Dhakka, East Bengal now Bangladesh on 4th November 1925. His father Suresh Ghatak was a poet, play-writer and District Magistrate while his mother Indubala Devi was a house-wife. Ritwik and his twin sister Prateeti were the youngest in the family. His family moved twice to different places before settling in Kolkata for good to get away from flood and Bengal famine of 1943 and the partition of Bengal in 1947. He was married to Surama Devi and had three kids, a son Ritaban and two daughters Samhita and Suchismita; before they got separated. His wife went to her family owned place in Shillong while he had to be admitted to a mental hospital. Ritwik was a Bengali script-writer and a film-maker. His works we...
Date of Birth: 04-11-1925
Date of Death: 06-02-1976
Age: 98
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director
Date of Birth: 04-11-1925
Date of Death: 06-02-1976
Age: 98
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director

4. Mrinal Sen


Image Mrinal Sen was a renowned and highly skilled Indian film director. Mrinal was born on 14 May 1923 in Faridpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (currently in Bangladesh). Sen has directed various famous films like Raat Bhore, Neel Akasher Neechey, Baishey Shravana, Maitra Manisha, Ek Adhuri Kahani, Calcutta 71, Chorus, Mrigayaa, Kharij, Genesis, Antares, and the list continues. His core focus was on Hindi and Bengali films. Mrinal’s direction positively influenced the whole Indian cinema. He was the only director in India (along with Satyajit Ray) whose films received awards at the three biggest film festivals, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, and Berlin Film Festival. Mrinal’s priceless involvement le...
Date of Birth: 14-05-1923
Date of Death: 30-12-2018
Age: 100
Star Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director
Date of Birth: 14-05-1923
Date of Death: 30-12-2018
Age: 100
Star Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director

5. Buddhadev Dasgupta


Image Born in British India in a Vaidya family, Buddhadeb Dasgupta is a filmmaker, screenplay writer as well as an author. His father was a doctor, and he has eight siblings. At the age of 12, he shifted from his hometown Anara in Southern West Bengal to Calcutta for prospects of education. He completed his schooling from Dinabandhu School and is a graduate in economics from Scottish Church College; both are situated in Calcutta. He started his job as an economics professor at the University of Burdwan, Bardhaman and later taught at the City College in Calcutta. He was a member of the Calcutta Film Society and the works of prestigious directo...
Date of Birth: 11-02-1944
Age: 80
Star Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Date of Birth: 11-02-1944
Age: 80
Star Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali

6. Rituparno Ghosh


Image 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....
Date of Birth: 31-08-1963
Date of Death: 30-05-2013
Age: 60
Star Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Writer, Actor, Lyricist
Date of Birth: 31-08-1963
Date of Death: 30-05-2013
Age: 60
Star Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Writer, Actor, Lyricist

7. Goutam Ghose


Image Gautam Ghose is a special man. He has won numerous awards, and his work has been appreciated across cultures and boundaries. He is the most celebrated Bengali Film Director. He is known for his films, and has won numerous National and International Awards for his performance. To say the least, he has won 16 National Awards and many Filmfare Awards. He remains the single Indian to have won the prestigious "Vittorio Di Sica” Award, in Italy. Goutam Ghose, born on 24 July 1950 belongs to Calcutta, India. His mother Santana and father Prof. Himangshu Kumar Ghose has played a huge role in making him the man he is today. His early schooling days were at St John’...
Date of Birth: 24-07-1950
Age: 73
Star Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director
Date of Birth: 24-07-1950
Age: 73
Star Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director

8. Tapan Sinha


Image   Tapan Sinha, one of the foremost Indian directors of his time was born on 2nd October 1924 and died on 15th January. 2009.He formed the legendary quartet with Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, and Mrinal Sen. Being primarily a Bengali filmmaker, he worked in both Hindi Cinema and Bengali Cinema, making films including Kabuli Wala, Louha Kapat, Sagina Mahato, Apanjan,Kshudhita Pashan, and children's films Safed Haathi and Aaj Ka Robinhood. Tapan Sinha began his career in 1946, as a sound engineer with the film production company New Theatres in Kolkata, then in 1950 he shifted to England, where he worked at Pinewood Studios for two years. Before returning home to start his six-decade career...
Date of Birth: 02-10-1924
Date of Death: 15-01-2009
Age: 99
Star Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Language: Hindi
Skills: Director
Date of Birth: 02-10-1924
Date of Death: 15-01-2009
Age: 99
Star Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Language: Hindi
Skills: Director

9. Nabyendu Chatterjee


Image Nabyendu Chatterjee is an Indian-Director and Producer. He primarily works in the Hindi Film Industry, and Bengali Film Industry. When he started his career as an actor in the year 1962, till the time he was very much interested in acting. Later, his interest shifted from acting towards directing. Some of the movies which he has directed includes Naya Raasta which released in the year 1967, Adwitiya which released in the year 1968, Chitthi which released in the year 1972, Ranur Pratham Bhag which released in the year 1972, Aaj Kal Parshur Galpo which released in the year 198, Chopper which released in the year 1987, Sarisreep, which released in the year 1987, Parshuramer Kuthar which released ...
Date of Birth: 1937
Date of Death: 14-01-2009
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director
Date of Birth: 1937
Date of Death: 14-01-2009
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director

10. Kamaleshwar Mukherjee


Image Kamaleshwar Mukherjee was a renowned actor, director & physician associated with the Bengali Film Industry. He was born on 25 October in Kolkata, West Bengal. He completed his education at St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata & did his graduation from Medical College and Hospital (MBBS) in Kolkata. Kamaleshawar transfer himself from the medical profession to group theatre for acting, then to the advertising world to enhance his portfolio, and then to Film Making. He started his career as a screenwriter in 2010 by writing dialogues, screenplays & songs for the movie Notabor Not Out. After that, he debuted a film as a director UroChithi was released in 2011. After that, he released one more movie MegheDhaka Tara inspired b...
Date of Birth: 25-10
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director
Date of Birth: 25-10
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Director

11. Kaushik Ganguly


Image   Kaushik Ganguly is an Indian director who worked for the Bengali film industry. He was born on 4th August 1968 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Kaushik worked as a director, actor, and screenwriter who worked in many Bollywood movies and TV series. He completed his school at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, and completed his graduation from Jadavpur University. As a director, he worked in movies like Shunyo E Buke in 2005, Rang Milanti in 2011, Bastu Shaap in 2016, Kishore Kumar Junior in 2018, Manohar Pandey in 2021, Chaya O Chobi in 2017, Brake Fail in 2009, and many others. ...
Date of Birth: 04-08-1968
Age: 55
Star Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Actor
Date of Birth: 04-08-1968
Age: 55
Star Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Language: Bengali
Skills: Actor

12. Utpalendu Chakrabarty


Image   Utpalendu Chakrabarty is an Indian director who worked for the Bengali film industry. He was born in 1948 in Calcutta and graduated from Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta. Utpalendu as a director worked in movies, television films, documentaries, and also worked as a music director, composer, and writer. Some movies and television films in which he worked are Maina Tadanta in 1980, Chandaneer in 1989, Phaansi in 1988, Chua Chandan, May Day in 2005, Aparichita in 1986, Sonar Chheye Dami in 1989, and many others. He also worked in some documentaries like Mukti Chai in 1977, The Music of Satyajit Ray in 1984. ...