Kaushik Ganguly

Kaushik Ganguly (born 4 August 1968) [1] is an Indian film director, screenwriter and actor in Bengali cinema.[2] Multiple National Award winner Actor-Director, Kaushik Ganguly is known for making films that explore various aspects sexuality,[3] like Ushnatar Janye (2003), which deals with a lesbian relationship, and Arekti Premer Golpo (2010), which examines transgender identity & Nagarkirtan (2017), an LGBTQ Movie.[4]

Kaushik Ganguly
Born (1968-08-04) 4 August 1968 (age 54)
Alma materJadavpur University
OccupationDirector, actor, screenwriter
Notable work
Arekti Premer Golpo
Shabdo
Chotoder Chobi
Cinemawala
Bishorjan
Nagarkirtan
Jyeshthoputro
Spouse(s)Churni Ganguly
ChildrenUjaan Ganguly (son)
Parent(s)Sunil Ganguly (father)

LifeEdit

Ganguly was born in Kolkata on 4 August 1968. He attended Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur and later Jadavpur University where he worked on a degree in Bengali literature. While at university, he started a theatre troupe with his future wife actress Churni Ganguly and Suman Mukhopadhyay (who would later become a film director). In 1987, Ganguly began working as a screenwriter for Tollywood films. In 1995, he moved to ETV Bangla to direct telefilms like Ushnatar Janye, Ulka and Aatithi. These telefilms incorporated elements like lesbianism and sex determination that had not been depicted in Bengali television productions before.[5]

CareerEdit

Kaushik made his directorial debut with Waarish (2004). After his debut, over the years, he has directed more than 15 films and along the way has won several awards. Few of his most notable films include Laptop, which won the National Award for Best Background Music in 2011, Shabdo (2012), which won the National Award for Best Bengali Film and Chotoder Chobi (2015). His 2017 directorial venture includes Chaya O Chobi, a Bengali drama starring Abir Chatterjee, Koel Mallick and Ritwick Chakraborty, Nagarkirtan, a LGBTQ movie starring Riddhi Sen and Ritwick Chakraborty.[6]

FilmographyEdit

DirectorEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Ref
2004 Waarish
2005 Shunyo E Buke
Ek Mutho Chabi
2009 Brake Fail
Jackpot
2010 Arekti Premer Golpo
2011 Rang Milanti
2012 Laptop
Shabdo
2013 C/O Sir
Apur Panchali
2014 Khaad
2015 Chotoder Chobi
2016 Bastu Shaap
Cinemawala
2017 Bishorjan
Chaya O Chobi
Nagarkirtan
2018 Drishtikone
Kishore Kumar Junior
2019 Bijoya
Jyeshthoputro
2022 Lokkhi Chele [7]
TBA Manohar Pandey [8]
Ardhangini [9]
Kaberi Antardhan
Dhumketu [10]
Kabaddi Kabaddi
Palan
2023

Notable acting rolesEdit

TelevisionEdit

ScreenwriterEdit

  • 2005: Shunyo E Bukey
  • 2009: Jackpot
  • 2010: Arekti Premer Golpo
  • 2011: Rang Milanti
  • 2012: Laptop

AwardsEdit

 
Ganguly (second from right) receiving the 'ICFT –UNESCO Award' for the film Cinemawala at IFFI 2015

Kaushik Ganguly received multiple awards for his role in various films.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kaushik Ganguly: Movies, Photos, Videos, News, Biography & Birthday | eTimes". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Bengali filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly begins filming Bollywood debut 'Manohar Pandey'". DNA India. 28 January 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Kaushik Ganguly - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos". BookMyShow. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. ^ "The Big Interview! Kaushik Ganguly: Will never promote my family through my films - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Did you know director Kaushik Ganguly started his career as a teacher? - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Kaushik Ganguly - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos". BookMyShow. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  7. ^ ""ঈশ্বর যখন মানুষের শরণে", কৌশিকের 'লক্ষ্মী ছেলে'-র বাস্তব গল্প". Indian Express Bangla (in Bengali). Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Exclusive Interview! Kaushik Ganguly: The Lockdown evolved our relationships and 'Manohar Pandey' is all about that - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  9. ^ "The shoot of Ardhangini has started! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  10. ^ Dhumketu Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 15 February 2021
  11. ^ Ganguly, Ruman (7 April 2010). "Gaurav makes his dad proud". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  12. ^ "I don't take myself seriously as a filmmaker, says Kaushik Ganguly". Hindustan Times. 5 December 2015.

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