Ranjan Ghosh

  • Director, Writer

Jan 08, 1983  in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Best known for making the critically acclaimed Bengali feature film, Hrid Majharey, Ranjan Ghosh is noted for his work in Bengali cinema. Inspired by the iconic plays of the legendary bard William Shakespeare, the films was the first Bengali film based on Shakespeare's work and it was screened at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2015.

An alumnus of the Jadavpur University, Ranjan holds a degree in Nautical Science from the University of Mumbai and before he ventured into filmmaking, he worked in the marine industry and sailed all over the world. In 2007, he quit his work and joined Whistling Woods International, Mumbai to study filmmaking where he graduated with majors in screenwriting. During his stint in the film school, Ranjan worked as an assistant scriptwriter on the National Film Award-winning film Antaheen (2009).

After completing his studies, Ranjan assisted the acclaimed Bengali director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and later worked with Aparna Sen, co-authoring the screenplay of Iti Mrinalini in 2011. His other notable film credit includes Rong Beronger Kori (2018), an anthology film starring Ritwick Chakraborty, Kharaj Mukherjee, Soham Chakraborty, and Arunima Ghosh.