Srijit Mukherji

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Assistant director, Dialogue writer

Born: Calcutta, West Bengal, India


Srijit Mukherji (সৃজিত মুখোপাধ্যায়; born 23 September 1977) is an Indian film director, actor, and screenwriter who predominantly works in Bengali cinema. He came to the limelight after directing his first feature film Autograph (2010) which was a critical and commercial success. He has made eleven films, as of July 2017: Baishe Srabon, Hemlock Society, Mishawr Rawhoshyo, Jaatishwar, Chotushkone, Nirbaak, Rajkahini, Zulfiqar , Begum Jaan and Yeti Obhijaan .His films have mostly garnered positive reviews from critics, and great audience response. His fifth film Jaatishwar won 4 national awards at Indias 61st National Film Awards (2014). He has won the National Film Award for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for his sixth film Chotushkone at Indias 62nd National Film Awards. His eighth film Rajkahini became an official selection at 12 International Film Festivals including Indian Panorama at IFFI 2015, IFF of Kerala (Competition Section), IFF at Mumbai and Imagine India IFF at Madrid; and is also slated to be remade into a Hindi film titled Begum Jaan with Vidya Balan in 2017.

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