Pradeep Sarkar (born 30 April 1955) is a writer and director who works in Bollywood. He began his career with Vinod Chopra Productions, the production company of director and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Pradeep Sarkar at special screening of Memories in March
30 April 1955 |
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Occupation||producer, director and writer|
In 2005, Sarkar made his directorial debut with the film Parineeta which earned him the national film award for best Director. Parineeta was also Vidya Balan's debut. It was a critical and commercial success at the box office.
Sarkar directed his next three films under the Yash Raj Films banner. Laaga Chunari Mein Daag with Rani Mukerji in the leading role of a prostitute. The film was released on 12 October 2007 and was not very successful at the box office. Later, Sarkar also made Lafangey Parindey. It starred Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone and was released in summer 2010. After making Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Lafangey Parindey, which didn't perform at the box office as expected, he felt sad and upset. After making two flops Aditya Chopra gave him another chance. He directed Mardaani a political crime film featuring Rani Mukherji as a fearless cop determined to eliminate the tycoons of child trafficking. This film became a good success after his two failures and helped to restrengthen his direction career and trust of producers. 
|2005||Parineeta||Director, Art Director, Screenplay|
|2007||Eklavya: The Royal Guard||Visual Director|
|2007||Laaga Chunari Mein Daag||Director, Writer, Art Director|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- 2005: Filmfare Best Art Direction - Parineeta
- 2005: Zee Cine Award for Most Promising Director - Parineeta
- 2006: National Film Award, Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director - Parineeta
- "Laaga Chunari Mein Daag - Journey of a Woman (2007) - Box Office Mojo". boxofficemojo.com.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-26. Retrieved 2014-10-25.