Shoojit Sircar is an Indian film director and producer. He directed Yahaan (2005), Vicky Donor (2012), Madras Cafe (2013), Piku (2015), and October (2018 film)(2018). He also produced the 2012 film Aparajita Tumi. He won the National Film Award for Vicky Donor in Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment category, shared with John Abraham. He also won the Indian Competition Special Jury Award at Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema in 2005 for Yahaan. He is now making a documentary on Amitabh Bachchan. He is associated with Rising Sun Films and has made television commercials for Saffola, 2G, Apsara Pencils, Fair & Lovely, Maruti WagonR, Cadbury, Dove, Zomato, and many other brands.
|Alma mater||Shaheed Bhagat Singh College|
|Years active||2005 – present|
He is known for making independent films. Aparajita Tumi is an adapted screenplay from Sunil Gangopadhyay's Dui Naari Haatey Torobaari. His 2012 film Vicky Donor was grand box office success, earning ₹ 13.40 crores in the opening weekend. Sircar's Shoebite went into production in 2012 but was cancelled. His film, Madras Cafe, was released in 2013, followed by Piku in 2015 and October in 2018.
Sircar was born into a Bengali Hindu family in Barrackpore, Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. He completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya Barrackpore Airforce in the year 1985 and then he went on to Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi for higher studies..
|Open Tee Bioscope||Yes||Bengali|
Sircar was given the Best Film Director award at the 20th Life OK Screen Awards in January 2014, where he thanked his wife Jhuma Sircar. He was one of the jury members for India Film Project in 2012.
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