Bedabrata Pain in Pan IIT conference at Houston in December 2013
27 March 1963 |
West Bengal, India
|Other names||Bedo, Mitu|
|Alma mater||St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata
Bedabrata Pain (Bengali: বেদব্রত পাইন; born 27 March 1963) is an Indian scientist turned film director, producer and screenwriter. Bedabrata Pain was also a member of the team that invented the CMOS image sensor. Bedabrata Pain has also won National Film Award for Best First Film of a Director for Chittagong.
Early life and education
Bedabrata's father was born in Dhaka and his mother came from Faridpur. Bedabrata Pain did his schooling in St. Lawrence High School in Calcutta & South Point High School and then studied Electronics & Electrical Comm. Engg. (ECE) in IIT Kharagpur(1982-1986), He got an Ivy League scholarship. Later he went to Columbia University, New York and received his M.S and Ph.D in Applied physics in 1992. His future wife Shonali Bose also did her Masters Degree in Political Science from Columbia University.
In 1993, Bedabrata Pain joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and managed JPL’s image sensor and focal-plane technology research and advanced development. Since 1993, he was associated with NASA. Concurrent with his NASA work, he taught courses on CMOS imaging at UCLA, chaired international conferences, and was the invited speaker at several conferences. He has published over 150 technical papers, and won several awards, including the Lew-Allen Award for Inventors.
In 1990s, Bedabrata Pain along with his four friends invented the active pixel sensor technology that produced the world's smallest camera and has been inducted to the US Space Technology Hall of Fame. Now it is used from cell-phone cameras to movie cameras (such as those used by RED) to those in space telescopes.
Achievements and awards
Bedabrata Pain was married to Shonali Bose. Now he is based in Los Angeles. Bedabrata and Shonali have two sons-Ishan and Vivan.They have lost their son Ishan, who died at a young age in an accident on 3 September 2010.
Bedabrata was the executive producer of the award-winning film Amu in 2005. He was the principal researcher for the documentary called Lifting the Veil on the impact of globalization in India, and the writer of the book titled ‘Behind the events in Kashmir’. He directed critically acclaimed film Chittagong starring Manoj Bajpai, Vega Tamotia, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Barry John and Dibyendu Bhattacharya. Bedabrata, shot the film Chittagong with the same digital imaging technology that he with other NASA scientists had invented.
|2012||Chittagong||Hindi||Producer, Director, writer, Won National Film Award for Best First Film of a Director|
- Center for Detectors
- California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Space Technology Hall of Fame
- Active pixel sensor
- An interview with Shonali Bose, director of Amu
- Small films, big potential
- "I would call it a homecoming: Bedabrata Pain". Mid-day.com. 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- Will and a Way
- "'Which parent would want to cremate their child?' - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- "Hindi films suffering from dearth of talent: Bedabrata Pain". IndianExpress.com. 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- Bedabrata Pain and Barun Chanda take part in discourse on world cinema in Kolkata
- "Marathi, Bengali filmmakers are doing things right: Bedabrata Pain - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 2013-08-27.
- "IIT Foundation [ Member Details ]". Iitfoundation.org. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- "‘Like films, science uses known facts to create a new world’". Tehelka. 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
- "Bedabrata Pain (Director of Chittagong): From NASA and CMOS Sensors to Passionate Film-Making". Washington Bangla Radio USA. 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
- "Active Pixel Sensor". Space Foundation. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- "Bedabrata Pain's journey from a NASA scientist to a filmmaker". Ibnlive.in.com. 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- "'Chittagong': We managed to capture the understated and cerebral Bengali heroism". Ibnlive.in.com. 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- Pelican Imaging Comes Out of Stealth Mode
- "Grain to pixel: The digital new wave". NDTV.com. 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- Chris Pizzello (11 Apr 2012). "Reaching for the stars". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 11 Apr 2012.
- Chittagong revolt captured on film
- "'Chittagong' has a sense of victory, says director Bedabrata Pain - Movies News - Bollywood - ibnlive". Ibnlive.in.com. 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- Chris Pizzello (7 Sep 2012). "I had to tell the Chittagong story: Bedabrata Pain". The times of india. Retrieved 7 Sep 2012.
- "Bedabrata Pain: From NASA to Chittagong - The Times of India". The Times of India. 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- “AMU”, an award winning film by a KGP Alumnus — Releasing in San Francisco
- "People Search, Find People, Search Public Records". PeopleFinders. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- "Chittagong maker still mourns for son - The Times of India". The Times Of India.
- Priyanka Dasgupta, TNN Aug 28, 2012, 02:53 pm IST (2012-08-28). "'Chittagong' director prepares to fight lawsuit". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- Pre-Partition saga Chittagong finally bailed out
- Chittagong to release
- "NRIs lose case against US firm on son's death - India Global News - IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- Subhash K Jha Sep 11, 2012, 03:16 pm IST (2012-09-11). "'Chittagong' director loses son's death case in LA court". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- Review: Aarakshan is disappointing
- Chris Pizzello (11 Apr 2012). "Vega Tamotia, left, a cast member in "Chittagong," and the film's director Bedabrata Pain pose together on the opening night of the 10th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles". Outlook (magazine). Retrieved 11 Apr 2012.
- Bedabrata Pain’s Chittagong gets a new poster
- My film offers different take on Chittagong uprising: director
- "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013.