APSS 2017

  • Srijit Mukherji

    Srijit Mukherji
    Srijit Mukherji is one of the leading directors of modern cinema in Kolkata and Mumbai. His debut movie 'Autograph' in 2010 itself drew both critical and mass attention. All his releases, since then, have left his signature and garnered a huge fan base. Srijit's 2013 release 'Jaatiswar' won 4 National Awards while he bagged the National Award for Best Director and Best Screenplay for his 2014 release 'Chotushkone'. His maiden Hindi venture 'Begum Jaan', a period piece, released in July 2017 was also well accepted. Srijit's latest movie with Prosenjit Chatterjee 'Yeti Abhijan' is slated as one of the biggest releases of 2017 Pujo.

  • Sudipta Chakraborty

    Sudipta Chakraborty
    Sudipta Chakraborty is one of the finest actors in Kolkata. A national awardee, she has worked with almost all the leading directors of Bengal starting from Rituparno Ghosh, Goutam Ghosh, Aparna Sen, Sandip Ray, Anjan Dutt, Srijit Mukherji, Kaushik Ganguly, Aniruddho Roychowdhury and others. Coming from a family with rich background in theatres, Sudipta is equally comfortable in stage. Her recent performance in the movie 'Dhananjoy' was critically acclaimed by one and all.

  • Jawhar Sircar

    Jawhar Sircar
    Jawhar Sircar retired as the CEO of Prasar Bharti. He was the Chief Secretary to the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India prior to his stint in Prasar Bharti (2012-2016). He shifted to Kolkata post his retirement in 2016 and travels across the world for his lectures and research works. He is a regular columnist with the leading print media houses.
    Jawhar Sircar studied at St.Xavier’s School, Presidency College and Calcutta University in Kolkata and at the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex. He has two Master’s Degrees, in Sociology and History. He has carried research and publications on cultural, historical and anthropological subjects for several years.

  • Chhatrapati Dutta

    Prof. Chhatrapati Dutta
    Prof. Chhatrapati Dutta graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft in Kolkata in 1987. He received a scholarship from the Greek Government to pursue Post-Graduate Studies in visual arts in Athens. Chhatrapati also has a Masters of Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan. He has exhibited in major group shows in India and abroad since 1987 and works in video, theatre, television film and installation art.  Chhatrapati was a senior faculty in the Department of Painting at Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata and is the founder member of Khoj Kolkata, an international alternative arts group. He is currently the Principal at Govt College of Art and Craft.

  • Sohini Sengupta

    Sohini Sengupta
    Sohini Sengupta is one of the leading actors of stage in Kolkata in today's date, if not in India. Coming from celebrity parents, Rudraprasad and Swatilekha and a legendary theatre group 'Nandikar' in background, Sohini has made her name in the acting world on her own terms. A 'Sangeet Natak' Awardee in 2007 for her contributions in theatre, Sohini is a powerhouse on stage, her recent production 'Naachni' is critically aclaimed one. Sohini is very choosy about her onscreen appearances and bagged the National Award for her performance in Aparna Sen's movie 'Paromitar Ek Din' early in her career.