Rituparno Ghosh (31 August 1963 – 30 May 2013) was an Indian film Director, Actor, Writer and Lyricist. After pursuing a degree in economics he started his career as a creative artist at an advertising agency. In 1992, his debut film Hirer Angti released. In 1994 his next film Unishe April released which won National Film Award for Best Feature Film.
Ghosh was a self-professed Satyajit Ray fan and inspired other filmmakers like Mithaq Kazimi who adapted Ghosh’s film Raincoat in English. In his career spanning almost two decades he won 12 national and many international awards.
He began directing in advertising. 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). He won the National Award for best direction for his bengali film “Abohoman” starring Jishu Sengupta, Ananya Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey and Mamata Shankar in India in 2010.
Rituparno Ghosh died on 30 May 2013 in Kolkata after a heart attack.
His unreleased Bengali movie named Taak Jhaank was honoured and released on the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival.
Top 10 Films are : –
1. Hirer Angti
3. Chokher Bali
5. Antar Mahal
6. Aajker Sahjahan
7. Shob Charitro Kalponik
8. Aarekti Premer Golpo
9. Memories in March