Shoojit Sircar | Srivideo
Biography | Posted: Thursday, 24th May
Born/Date of Birth: Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Alma mater: Shaheed Bhagat Singh College & NSD
Occupation: Director, Producer
Spouse: Jhuma Sircar
Shoojit Sircar is an Indian film director and producer. He directed Yahaan (2005), Vicky Donor (2012), Madras Cafe (2013), Piku (2015), and October (2018). He also produced the 2012 film Aparajita Tumi. 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. He is now making a documentary on Amitabh Bachchan. He is associated with Rising Sun Films and has made television commercials for Saffola, 2G, Apsara Pencils, Fair & Lovely, Maruti WagonR, Cadbury, Dove, Zomato, and many other brands.
He is known for making independent films. His 2012 film Vicky Donor was grand box office success, earning ₹134 million (equivalent to ₹200 million or US$2.9 million in 2019) in the opening weekend. Sircar's Shoebite went into production in 2012 but was cancelled. His film, Madras Cafe, was released in 2013, followed by Piku in 2015 and October in 2018.
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 and then he went on to Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi for higher studies.