Shoojit Sircar

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Shoojit Sircar
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Born Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Director, Producer
Years active 2005 – present

Shoojit Sircar (সুজিত সরকার) is an Indian film director and producer. He directed Yahaan (2005), Vicky Donor (2012) and Madras Cafe (2013) and produced Aparajita Tumi (2012). He won the National Film Award for Vicky Donor in Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment category, shared with John Abraham. He also won the Indian Competition Special Jury Award at Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema in 2005 for Yahaan.[1] He is now making a documentary on Amitabh Bachchan.[2] He is associated with Rising Sun Films and has made television commercials for Saffola, 2G, Apsara Pencils, Fair & Lovely, Maruti WagonR, Cadbury, Dove and many other brands.

He is known for making independent films. Aparajita Tumi is an adapted screenplay from Sunil Gangopadhyay's Dui Naari Haathey Torobaari.[3] His 2012 film Vicky Donor was grand box office success, earning 13.40 crores in the opening weekend.[4] Sircar's Shoebite went into production in 2012 but was cancelled.[5][6][7] He directed Madras Cafe released on 23 August 2013. His film Piku released in 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Sircar was born into a Bengali Hindu family in Barrackpore, Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. He completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya Barrackpore Airforce in the year 1985.

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Awards[edit]

Sircar was given the Best Film Director award at the 20th Life OK Screen Awards in January 2014, where he thanked his wife Jhuma Sircar. He was one of the jury members for India Film Project in 2012.

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