Goutam Ghose

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Goutam Ghose
Born (1950-07-24) 24 July 1950 (age 65)
Kolkata, India
Occupation Film director, Actor, Producer, Music Director, Cinematographer
Years active 1974 - present
Spouse(s) Neelanjana Ghose (1978 - present)

Anandi Ghose

Ishaan Ghose
Website www.goutamghose.com

Goutam Ghose (also credited as Gautam Ghosh, Bengali: গৌতম ঘোষ) (born 24 July 1950) is one of the most acclaimed film directors, music director, and cinematographer of modern India, who works primarily in Bengali cinema.[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 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 (1993), 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,[4] 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) :

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[8]

Also won Kalakar Awards[9]

As an avant-garde poet[edit]

Ghose has portrayed the role of a Hungry generation poet in Srijit Mukherji's film Baishe Srabon.


  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. March 16, 2008. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ http://www.goutamghose.com/
  4. ^ Gopa Sabharwal (2007). India Since 1947: The Independent Years. Penguin Books India. pp. 227–. ISBN 978-0-14-310274-8. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Ashok Da. Ranade (1 January 2006). Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries. Bibliophile South Asia. pp. 142–. ISBN 978-81-85002-64-4. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Gorham Kindem (31 August 2000). The International Movie Industry. SIU Press. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-0-8093-2299-2. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Edgar Thorpe. The Pearson Concise General Knowledge Manual 2012. Pearson Education India. pp. 289–. ISBN 978-81-317-6191-5. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

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