Sujoy Ghosh

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Sujoy Ghosh
Sujoy dvd launch kahaani.jpg
Ghosh in 2012
Born (1966-05-21) May 21, 1966 (age 56)
Occupation(s)Director, producer
Years active2003–present

Sujoy Ghosh is an Indian film director, actor, producer, and screenwriter who works in Hindi films.[1][2] He has directed Jhankaar Beats (2003), Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak (2005), Aladin (2009), Kahaani (2012), Kahaani 2 (2016)[3][4] and Badla (2019). He has also written and directed short films like Anukul (2017) and Ahalya (2015).[5] He has directed a series for Netflix, titled Typewriter (2019).[6]

Early life[edit]

Sujoy Ghosh was born in Kolkata. He studied in St. James' School. He used to stay in Bhowanipore and then moved to London when he was 13. Sujoy attended Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College where he completed his A Levels. He has a degree in engineering and an MBA from Manchester University.[7] He worked as a South Asia head of the media division of Reuters before quitting in 1999.[7] Sujoy is married to Vaishali – a psychologist and has two children Diya – a fellow film director and Agni – an ex professional rugby player, who now works for Phaidon International.


Ghosh made his directorial debut in 2003 with the small-budget Jhankaar Beats which was a tribute to R. D. Burman, and which went on to become a surprise hit. His next ventures Home Delivery and Aladin did not achieve box office success. His 2012 release Kahaani, featuring Vidya Balan in lead role, has gained both widespread commercial success and critical acclaim.[8][9] In 2016, his film Kahaani 2 was released which is a sequel to Kahaani. He started his acting career portraying the role of Bengali sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi in a film directed by Rituparno Ghosh in December 2012.[10] Not many know that he has written the tagline "Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re" for the IPL Team Kolkata Knight Riders. He has also directed, produced and written short films like Anukul (2017) and Ahalya (2015).[11]


Year Film Director Producer Screen Writer Actor Notes
2003 Jhankaar Beats Yes Yes
2005 Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak Yes Yes
2009 Aladin Yes Yes Yes
2012 Nobel Chor Yes Cameo
2012 Kahaani Yes Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Screenplay[12]
Filmfare Award for Best Director
2013 Anamika Yes Telugu and Tamil bilingual film
Remake of Kahaani
2013 Satyanweshi Yes As Byomkesh Bakshi
(Debut as an Actor)[13]
2014 Bang Bang! Yes
2015 Ahalya Yes Yes Yes Short film
2016 Te3n Yes
2016 Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh Yes Yes Yes
2017 Anukul Yes Yes Yes Short film
2019 Badla Yes Yes Yes
2019 Typewriter Yes Yes Yes Web series
2021 Bob Biswas Yes Yes
2023 Blind Yes [14]
TBA The Devotion of Suspect X Yes Yes Yes


Year Awards Category Film
2012 Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Thriller Film Kahaani
2013 60th National Film Awards Best Screenplay (Original)
58th Filmfare Awards Best Director
Colors Screen Awards Best Story
Star Guild Awards Best Director
Best Screenplay
Times of India Film Awards Best Story
Best Screenplay
Stardust Awards Hottest Film Producer of the Year
Zee Cine Awards Best Film – Critics
Best Director – Critics
Best Story
ETC Bollywood Business Awards Most Surprise Hits of the Year


  1. ^ "When Sujoy Ghosh saved Vidya Balan's life..." CNN-IBN. 2 March 2012. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Sujoy Ghosh - IMDb". IMDb.
  3. ^ Priyanka Srivastav (13 March 2012). "Vidya's spunk and a Khahaafni". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Finally Sujoy Ghosh's Kahani to go on floor". Mid-day. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Making a short film is a huge challenge, says Sujoy Ghosh". Zee News. 2 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Series by 'Kahaani' director Sujoy Ghosh, eight films including 'Hotel Mumbai' soon on Netflix". 9 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Sujoy Ghosh interview". The Times of India. 11 March 2012. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  8. ^ "This is a dress rehearsal for me". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 19 June 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Kahaani collects around Rs 14 crores". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh to play Byomkesh Bakshi in Rituparno Ghosh's next". CNN-IBN. 13 December 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Sujoy Ghosh is back with Anukul, an adaptation of Satyajit Ray's story". India TV. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  12. ^ "60th National Film Awards: The list of winners – IBN Live". CNN-IBN. 18 March 2013. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  13. ^ ians. "Rituparno Ghosh's cinematographer, not Sujoy Ghosh to complete Satyanweshi". hindustantimess. Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  14. ^ "Sonam Kapoor Ahujas Blind starts filming". Outlook India. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020.

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