Rituparno Ghosh is one of the most promising film makers from Bengal in recent times and one of the most provocative voices of contemporary Indian cinema. In a span of two decades, Rituparno made nearly 20 films in Bengail, Hindi and English. In most of his films, Ghosh explored personal relationships and issues of human identity; he is also known for his sensitive portrayals of woman protagonists . Rituparno was born on 31st August, 1963 in Kolkata. He attended South Point High School and graduated with Economics major from Jadavpur University. His father Sunil Ghosh was a painter and documentary film maker. He grew up in an environment of film making.
Ghosh started his career in advertisement films and shifted to feature film later. Ghosh’s first feature film was ‘Hirer Aangti’, a film for children. His second film ‘Unishe April (19th April)’ received National Award and brought him into the limelight. The four films he made thereafter – Dahan, Bariwali, Asukh, Utsab – have all won awards at National and regional levels. He acted in few films too. He has won 12 National Film Awards in India and several awards at international film festivals abroad. Rituparno has been felicitated by the Bimal Roy memorial committee for his contribution to Indian cinema. Rituparno Ghosh died after suffering a cardiac arrest on May 30, 2013 at the age of 49.