Shonali Bose

Shonali Bose
Shonali Bose at Toronto premiere of Margarita with a Straw.jpg
Born (1965-06-03) June 3, 1965 (age 52)
Kolkata, India
Occupation Filmmaker, writer
Years active 1992—present
Relatives Malini Chib (cousin)

Shonali Bose ( Bengali: সোনালী বোস) (born 3 June 1965) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer. She is known for the biographical social drama Amu (2005), which was based on her own novel of the same name. Amu, which explores the suppressed history of the genocidal attacks on Sikhs in Delhi in 1984, was critically acclaimed upon release and earned her the National Film Award in the Best Feature Film in English category. [1] Her next film, the 2015 drama Margarita with a Straw, was a major critical and commercial success as well.

Early life

Shonali hails from Calcutta, and grew up in Bombay and Delhi. She has been an activist since her student days at Miranda House College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Delhi University and master's degree in Political Science from Columbia University, New York. She was also involved in theater as an actor throughout school and college. Activist Malini Chib is her first cousin, on whom she made the drama film Margarita with a Straw (2014).

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français: Shonali Bose
हिन्दी: शोनाली बोस