Sekhar Das

Bengali film director, scriptwriter, actor and producer.

Sekhar Das is a Bengali film director, scriptwriter, actor, and producer. He has three award-winning feature films to his credit. Jogajog (Relationships) based on Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's classic novel has been his 11th feature film, of which four features were made for television release and others for theatre release. He also made over 20 short films for Television.

Resigning from a highly successful corporate career in 1997, Sekhar started his professional career in films and television, although he earned the highest reputation as an actor par excellence but preferred writing scripts in the initial stage of his career, one of which, namely, Prohor won the national and international awards. Soon he took up direction in TV and films. Directed many mystery thrillers for a leading TV channel, possibly he is the only director internationally known to have adapted great Russian Playwright Anton Chekov’s all four classics in Bengali for TV film. A globe trotter that he has been, Sekhar Das had been associated with a travelogue program for a TV Channel for nearly three years as a presenter, writer, and director. This program covered Europe, particularly France and Germany, from Asia, it was Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia.

He served on the juries for different international film festivals, was also a jury for the national awards in India, and he was selected as one of the selection committee members for nominating Indian film to Oscar.

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