|Born||24 July 1950|
|Occupation||Film director, actor, producer, music director, cinematographer|
|Spouse(s)||Neelanjana Ghose (1978-present)|
|Children||Anandi Ghose Ishaan Ghose|
Goutam Ghose (also credited as Gautam Ghosh) (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.
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. He has since made ten feature films including Maa Bhoomi, Antarjali Yatra, Padma Nadir Majhi, Patang, Abar Aranye, Gudia, Kaalbela and Moner Manush. He made a number of documentaries also.
He has won 16 National Awards and many international awards like the Silver Balloon Award, the Nantes Film Festival, the UNESCO Award, the Cannes Film Festival, the Grand Prix-Golden Semurg at Tashkent, the Fipresci Awards and Red Cross Award.
- Maa Bhoomi (1980; Telugu)
- Dakhal (1981)
- Paar in Hindi (1984)
- Antarjali Jatra in Bengali (1987)
- Padma Nadir Majhi in Bengali (1992)
- Patang (1993)
- Gudia in Hindi (1997)
- Dekha in Bengali (2001)
- Abar Aranye in Bengali (2003)
- Yatra in Hindi (2006)
- Kaalbela in Bengali (2009)
- Meeting a Milestone (A documentary on India's Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan)
- Moner Manush (film) (Feature Film on the great Fakir of Bengal)
- Baishe Srabon (2011) (acted after 29 years)
- Shunyo Awnko in Bengali
- Chotushkone (2014) (Actor)
- Shankhachil (2016) Bengali
- Beyond the Cloud (2017) (Actor)Hindi
Awards and participation
Hungry Autumn (A documentary) :
- Main Award, Oberhausen Film Festival (1978)
Land of Sand Dunes (A documentary):
Meeting a Milestone (A documentary):
- Special screening at the Cannes Film Festival, (out of competition)
- National Film Award 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, Sydney, Locarno & Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival (1982).
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi(1985)
- UNESCO Award at Venice Film Festival (1985)
- FIPRESCI Award, Red Cross Award at Verna Film Festival (1987).
- Filmfare award for Best Direction
- Filmfare award for Best Screenplay
- Participated in International Film Festivals of Montreal, Hawaii, Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali(1987)
- Un-Certain Regards, Cannes Film Festival (1988)
- Grand Prix - Golden Semurg at Tashkent Film Festival (1988)
- Participated at Cannes, London, Gothenburg, Munich, Los Angeles, Montreal.
- National Film Award for Best Direction (1992)
- National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film (1992).
- UNESCO Award, Cannes Film Festival (1993).
- Participated in London, Montreal, Vancouver, Portugal, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Nantes, & at Directors’ Fortnight in the Cannes Film Festival.
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi (1993)
- Participated at Taormina, Nantes & Singapore.
Beyond the Himalayas (A documentary):
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi (1996)
- Un-Certain Regards, Cannes Film Festival (1997)
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali (2001)
- Silver Balloon Award, Nantes Film Festival
- Participated in Jerusalem Film Festival, Madrid Film Festival
Kalahandi (A documentary):
A Treasure in the Snow (A documentary):
- National Film Award for Best Direction
- National Film Award for Best Screenplay
- Participated at the Venice International Film Festival and Montreal Film festival. Shown at Marrakech, Pusan, London & other festivals.
- Premiered at the Venice International Film Festival (2004)
- National Film Award for Best Cinematography
- Screened at the Montreal World Film Festival, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, London Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Indian International Film Festival in Goa, Kerala International Film Festival.
- Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration (A National award)
- Golden Peacock for Best Film at the 41st International Film Festival of India held at Goa.
- 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
As an avant-garde poet
- 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.
- "Interview: Weight of the world". The Hindu. 16 March 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- Gopa Sabharwal (2007). India Since 1947: The Independent Years. Penguin Books India. pp. 227–. ISBN 978-0-14-310274-8. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- 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.
- Gorham Kindem (31 August 2000). The International Movie Industry. SIU Press. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-0-8093-2299-2. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- Edgar Thorpe. The Pearson Concise General Knowledge Manual 2012. Pearson Education India. pp. 289–. ISBN 978-81-317-6191-5. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
- "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.