A well-known director of the Indian film industry, Sujoy Ghosh has a portfolio that entails prominent projects such as Jhankaar Beats, Kahaani, Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh and many more. Apart from being a director, Sujoy is an actor and screenwriter.
Here are some interesting facts about Sujoy that you probably didn’t know:
His Tribute to R.D. Burman
Jhankaar Beats was Sujoy Ghosh’s first project as a director. Released in the year 2003, the movie is a tribute to the legendary music director R.D. Burman. The flick also did well at the box office. Besides directing the film, Sujoy also shouldered the responsibility of screenwriting the project.
Experience of Short Films
Apart from the big-budget movies, Sujoy is also known for his short films. He has directed, produced, and written two short films – Ahalya and Anukul.
Ahalya was received warmly by both audiences and critics alike. It’s a 14-minute thriller featuring Radhika Apte, Soumitra Chatterjee, and Tota Roya Chowdhury.
Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re
Yes! You guessed it right. That’s the tagline of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. And the man behind the same is none other than Sujoy Ghosh.
One of the Byomkesh Bakshis
Ghosh started his acting career portraying the role of Byomkesh Bakshi in the movie Satyanweshi. Directed by Rituparno Ghosh, the film hit the silver screen — post the director’s death — in the year 2013.
Awards and Accolades
Sujoy holds the Big Star Entertainment Award, 60th National Film Award, 58th Filmfare Award, Color Screen Award all for his movie Kahaani. He has won these accolades in different categories such as Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Story, and Most Entertaining Thriller Film, respectively.
A Glimpse of His Personal Life
Born in Kolkata, Sujoy moved to London when he was 13 years old. He holds an Engineering and an MBA degree.
The filmmaker is married to Vaishali, a psychotherapist by profession. The couple has 2 children together, namely Diya (a director, like her father) and Agni (an ex-professional rugby player).