|Alma mater||Jadavpur University|
|Occupation||Director, actor, screenwriter|
| Arekti Premer Golpo |
|Children||Ujaan Ganguly (son)|
|Parent(s)||Sunil Ganguly (father)|
Kaushik Ganguly (born 4 August 1968)is an Indian film director, screenwriter and actor in Bengali cinema. Multiple National Award winner Actor-Director, Kaushik Ganguly is known for making films that explore various aspects sexuality, like Ushnatar Janye (2003), which deals with a lesbian relationship, and Arekti Premer Golpo (2010), which examines transgender identity & Nagarkirtan (2017), an LGBTQ Movie.
Ganguly was born in Kolkata on 4 August 1968. He attended Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur and later Jadavpur University where he worked on a degree in Bengali literature. While at university, he started a theatre troupe with his future wife actress Churni Ganguly and Suman Mukhopadhyay (who would later become a film director). In 1987, Ganguly began working as a screenwriter for Tollywood films. In 1995, he moved to ETV Bangla to direct telefilms like Ushnatar Janye, Ulka and Aatithi. These telefilms incorporated elements like lesbianism and sex determination that had not been depicted in Bengali television productions before.
Kaushik made his directorial debut with Waarish (2004). After his debut, over the years, he has directed more than 15 films and along the way has won several awards. Few of his most notable films include Laptop, which won the National Award for Best Background Music in 2011, Shabdo (2012), which won the National Award for Best Bengali Film and Chotoder Chobi (2015). His 2017 directorial venture includes Chaya O Chobi, a Bengali drama starring Abir Chatterjee, Koel Mallick and Ritwick Chakraborty, Nagarkirtan, a LGBTQ movie starring Riddhi Sen and Ritwick Chakraborty.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2005||Shunyo E Buke|
|Ek Mutho Chabi|
|2010||Arekti Premer Golpo|
|Chaya O Chobi|
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