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Pradeep Sarkar (born 30 April 1955)[1] 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
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Pradeep Sarkar at special screening of Memories in March
Born (1955-04-30) 30 April 1955 (age 62)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
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.[2] 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. [3]


Year Film Role(s)
2005 Parineeta Director, Art Director, Screenplay
2007 Eklavya: The Royal Guard Visual Director
2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Director, Writer, Art Director
2010 Lafangey Parindey Director
2014 Mardaani Director
2018 Eela Director


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