Gautam Ghosh Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautam_Ghosh

Goutam Ghose
Goutam Ghose

24 July 1950 Kolkata, India
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • music director
  • cinematographer
Spouse(s)Neelanjana Ghose (1978-present)
ChildrenAnandi Ghose Ishaan Ghose

Goutam Ghose (also spelled Gautam Ghosh ; born 24 July 1950) is an Indian film director, Actor, music director and cinematographer, who works primarily in Bengali cinema. He is the only Indian to have received the "Vittorio Di Sica" Award, Italy, in 1997.

In 2012, the Government of West Bengal honoured him with the Banga Bibhushan for lifetime achievement. Acknowledging his contributions to film, he was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of the Italian Solidarity in July 2006.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Goutam Ghose was born on 24 July 1950 in Calcutta, India to Santana and Prof. Himangshu Kumar Ghose. His kindergarten days began at the St John's Diocesan School (now an all-girls school). He studied there till class 4 and then moved to the neighboring Cathedral Missionary Boys' School. He graduated from the University of Calcutta.[3]


He started making documentaries in 1973. Took active part in group theatre movement in Calcutta. Also dedicated some time as a Photo Journalist. Made his first documentary– New Earth in 1973 followed by Hungry Autumn. Since then, he has made a number of feature films and documentaries. Ghose was greatly influenced by the movie of Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Ritwick Ghatak, Tapan sinha who had heralded a new era in Bengali movie through his works.


Denotes film that has not yet been released
Feature films
Year Title Language Director Actor Producer
1980 Maa Bhoomi Telugu Yes No
1981 Dakhal Bengali Yes No
1982 Grihajuddha Bengali No Yes
1984 Paar Hindi Yes No
1987 Antarjali Jatra Bengali Yes No
1992 Padma Nadir Majhi Bengali Yes No
1993 Patang Hindi Yes No
1997 Gudia Hindi Yes No
2001 Dekha Bengali Yes No
2003 Abar Aranye Bengali Yes No
2006 Yatra Hindi Yes No
2009 Kaalbela Bengali Yes No
2010 Moner Manush Bengali Yes No
2011 Baishe Srabon Bengali No Yes
2012 Ekla Akash Bengali No Yes
2013 Shunyo Awnko Bengali Yes No
2014 Chotushkone Bengali No Yes
2016 Shankhachil Bengali Yes No
2017 Beyond the Clouds English/Hindi No Yes
2018 Guptodhoner Sandhane Bengali No Yes
2019 Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo Bengali No Yes
2022 Raahgir – The Wayfarers Hindi Yes No
2022 Jhilli– Discards Bengali No No Yes

Year Title Language Director
1989 Sange Meel Se Mulaqat Hindi Yes
1996 Beyond the Himaylayas English Yes
1999 Ray: life and work Bengali Yes
2004 Impermanance Hindi Yes
Short film
Year Title Language Director
1998 Fakir Hindi Yes

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Hungry Autumn (A documentary) :

Land of Sand Dunes (A documentary):

Meeting a Milestone (A documentary):

Maa Bhoomi:



Antarjali Jatra:

Padma Nadir Majhi:


Beyond the Himalayas (A documentary):



Kalahandi (A documentary):

A Treasure in the Snow (A documentary):

Abar Aranye:

Impermanence(A documentary):


Moner Manush:



  • Is the only Indian to have received the "Vittorio Di Sica" Award, Italy, 1997
  • Was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of the Italian Solidarity in July 2006
  • Awarded the Banga Bibhushan for lifetime achievement in film direction in 2012[4]
  • UNESCO Award (1985)
  • won Kalakar Awards[5]

As an avant-garde poet[edit]

Ghose has portrayed the role of a Hungry generation poet in Srijit Mukherji's film Baishe Srabon and also penned the poems of the character he played.


  1. ^ Anirban Das (1 November 2010). Toward a Politics of the (Im)Possible: The Body in Third World Feminisms. Anthem Press. pp. 127–. ISBN 978-1-84331-855-2. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Interview: Weight of the world". The Hindu. 16 March 2008. Archived from the original on 19 March 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.

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