Dibakar Banerjee Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Height, Weight, Movies List, Career, Profession, Net Worth

Dibakar Banerjee Wiki and Biography: Indian cinema director and writer Dibakar Banerjee. With his first feature film, 2006’s Khosla Ka Ghosla, he won the National Film Award for Best Director.

Dibakar Banerjee

Dibakar Banerjee Wiki: Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Height, Weight, Movies List, Career, Profession, Net Worth

Real Name Dibakar Banerjee
Nick Name Dibu
Profession Director, Writer
Famous For Movies
Wife Name Richa Puranesh
Physical Status
Age 53 Years
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 73 Kgs
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Personal Information
Date of Birth 21 June 1969
Birth Place New Delhi, India
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Indian
School Name Bal Bharati Public School, Delhi
College Name National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Qualifications Visual Communications & Graphic Design (Dropout)
Family Profile
Father Name NA
Mother Name NA
Siblings NA
Career Director, Writer
Source of Income Movies
Appeared In Movies
Net Worth Salary 47 Crores+(Approx.)

Dibakar Banerjee Biography

Dibakar Banerjee Education

He attended Bal Bharati Public School. After completing high school, he enrolled at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad to study visual communications and graphic design, but he dropped out after two and a half years.

Dibakar Banerjee Early Life

The West Delhi neighbourhood of New Rohtak Road is where Dibakar Banerjee grew up. After returning to New Delhi dropping his education, he did some temporary work for the audiovisual director Sam Mathews.

His wife, Richa Puranesh, has extensive experience in the FMCG industry, and the couple spent many years in Delhi. They uprooted to Parel, Mumbai with their two daughters after the success of Khosla Ka Ghosla.

Dibakar Banerjee Career

First working as a copywriter at Shems Combit, TBWA Anthem, Banerjee later joined Contract Advertising in Delhi, where he collaborated with the agency’s then-creative director, Pradeep Sarkar. One of his coworkers, screenwriter Jaideep Sahni, would go on to develop the story, screenplay, dialogues, and lyrics for the film Khosla Ka Ghosla.  In 1997, he parted ways with Contract to create a production firm called Watermark with two of his ex-NID pals, where the three of them would make commercials for large brands like Channel V and MTV.

He co-wrote the screenplay for his first feature film, Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), starring Anupam Kher and Boman Irani, with his friend and former colleague Jaideep Sahni and shot it in and around New Delhi. The picture won the National Film Award and was well received by critics and audiences alike. Banerjee joined the ranks of young directors with this film, who were responsible for a radical departure from the usual Mumbai-centric themes that permeate Bollywood.

Banerjee’s second film, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), was likewise shot in and around his native Delhi, and he worked with a number of other filmmakers on the project. This film, starring Abhay Deol, Neetu Chandra, and Paresh Rawal, had its world premiere at the International Film Festival of India in Goa and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It premiered on the weekend of the 2008 Mumbai attacks and became a surprise hit. The film was called “a breezy combination of satire and realism” by New York Times critic Rachel Saltz. When it comes to popular films, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! took home the gold.

Banerjee’s 2010 film Love Sex Aur Dhokha was the first Indian film to be shot entirely on digital camera and presented in the found footage format. Various types of cameras, including Handycams, CCTV cameras, and mobile cameras, were used to screen the film. The film, which tackles taboo topics like honour killings, MMS scandals, and sting operations, premiered on March 19, 2010, to critical acclaim and solid box office returns. Reviewer Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN gave it four stars out of five and called it “the most compelling Hindi film in recent memory.”

Banerjee’s next film as a director was the political drama Shanghai (2012), about the assassination of a social activist. The film, which featured the likes of Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin, and Emraan Hashmi, was adapted from Vassilis Vassilikos’s 1967 Greek novel Z. The film Shanghai debuted at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was officially released to the public on June 8, 2012.

In 2013, Banerjee adapted Satyajit Ray’s short story- Patol Babu, Film Star, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Bombay Talkies. Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, and Karan Johar were among the film’s four directors who contributed to the anthology. In honour of 100 years of Indian cinema, this film was produced. Bombay Talkies under-performed at the box office, but was well received by critics; specially Banerjee’s story. “Dibakar narrates his story with such tenderness and Siddiqui is so good that by the end, I was wiping away tears,” wrote Anupama Chopra in her review.

Banerjee next adapted Byomkesh Bakshi, a character created by the Bengali author Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, as Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Yash Raj Films and Sushant Singh Rajput’s own film production company, Dibakar Banerjee Productions, collaborated on the film in which he stars as the protagonist. The film, which is based in 1940s Kolkata, premiered on April 3 to mixed to positive reviews.

Banerjee co-produced Love Sex Aur Dhokha’s co-writer Kanu Behl first film as a director, Titli, with Yash Raj Films. Un Certain Regard, a competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, has chosen to screen this film. On October 30, 2015, it was officially released in India. In the same month, he and 11 other filmmakers protested the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan to head FTII by returning their National Awards for their films Khosla ka Ghosla and Gangaajal.

In 2018, Banerjee again collaborated with Kashyap, Akhtar and Johar for the anthology film Lust Stories. Based on the theme of lust, it had stories told through female perspective. Banerjee’s story had Manisha Koirala and Sanjay Kapoor. The film was released on Netflix on 15 June 2018.

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