Birth: 31-08-1963 , Kolkata, India
Rituparno Ghosh is a Bengali film director. He has won 8 National Film Award in India and several awards at international film festivals abroad. He started his career directing advertisements. In 1992, he made a low-key film debut with a children's feature titled `Hirer Angti` (The Diamond Ring). His second movie `Unishe April` (19 April), won the 1995 National Film Award. Since then, Ghosh has directed `Dahan`, `Utsab`, `Chokher Bali`, `Asukh`, `Bariwali`, `Antarmahal`and `Raincoat` (in Hindi). In 2010, Ghosh won the National Award for best director for his Bengali film "Abohoman" starring Jishu Sengupta, Ananya Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey and Mamata Shankar in India.