24 July 1950
Film director, Actor, Producer, Music Director, Cinematographer
1974 - present
Spouse(s) Neelanjana Ghose (1978 - present)
Goutam Ghose (also credited as Gautam Ghosh, Bengali: গৌতম ঘোষ) is one of the most acclaimed film directors of modern India. [1 ]
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.
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 which won him the main award at the Oberhausen Film Festival. Has since made ten feature films including Maa Bhoomi, Dakhal, Paar, Antarjali Yatra, Padma Nadir Majhi, Patang, Dekha, Abar Aranye, Gudia, Kaalbela & Moner Manush. Has made a number of prominent documentaries including Meeting A Milestone (on Ustad Bismillah Khan), Beyond the Himalayas, Land of Sand Dunes, Ray (On Satyajit Ray), Impermanence (On HH Dalai Lama) Made numerous AD films, corporate and other Short Films. Has won 16 National Awards (excld 2008) besides Filmfare Awards and many International awards like Silver Balloon Award, Nantes Film Festival, UNESCO Award, Cannes Film Festival, Grand Prix - Golden Semurg at Tashkent, [3 ] UNESCO Award at Venice, Fipresci Awards, Red Cross Award at Verna Film Festival. Also the only Indian to win the coveted Vittorio Di Sica Award. Was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of the Italian Solidarity in July 2006.
Notable films [ edit ]
Awards and participation [ edit ]
Hungry Autumn (A documentary) Main Award Oberhausen Film Festival 1978)
Land of Sand Dunes (A documentary on Rajasthan) won National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film in 1986 at the 34th National Film Awards.
Meeting a Milestone (A documentary on Ustad Bismillah Khan) Special screening at Cannes (out of competition))
Maa Bhoomi won Nandi Award for best feature film, Participated at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Cairo and Sidney Film Festivals
Dakhal (Feature film in Bengali) National Award, Golden Lotus for Best Feature Film (1982], Silver Medal at Figuera De Foz, Portugal (1982), Ecumenical Jury Prize for Human Rights Festival at Strasbourg, France (1982). Also participated in London, Sidney, Locarno & Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival (1982) Roles in the Hindi feature film
Paar brought National Film Award for Best Actor for ( Naseeruddin Shah), National Film Award for Best Actress for ( Shabana Azmi) and the film itself was awarded the best Hindi Feature Film at the 32nd National Film Awards in 1985. Shah won the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival in 1985 for this role. The film also received UNESCO Award at Venice Film Festival, Fipresci Awards, Red Cross Award at Verna Film Festival (1987). The film also received Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay in 1986. This film participated in film festivals at Montreal, Hawaii, Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Awarded the
Banga Bibhushan for lifetime achievement in film direction in 2012.
Kalakar Awards [7 ]
As an avant-garde poet [ edit ]
Ghose has portrayed the role of a
Hungry generation poet in Srijit Mukherji's film . Baishe Srabon
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