Partho Sen-Gupta

Partho Sen-Gupta (also spelled Partho Sen Gupta or Partho Sengupta pronounced Partho Shen-Goopto) is an independent film director and screenwriter of Indian origin. Born in Mumbai (Bombay), on 2 September 1965. He has been working in cinema since the age of seventeen, starting his career as an apprentice in the Art department, in the studios of "Bollywood" in Mumbai. He worked with an Indian Art director Bijon Dasgupta on the sets of big budget commercial Hindi films like Sagar and Mr. India among others. After having spent a few years and finishing his apprenticeship he became Assistant Art director. In 1988, he worked on his first film as Art director or Production designer, an Indian art movie called Main Zinda Hoon (I am Alive) directed by Sudhir Mishra. He then set up his design studio working on numerous advertising films and Art movies, designing sets and specializing in real-time SFX. He won the Best Art Director Award in 1989. He also worked as Production designer on the French film Nocturne Indien directed by Alain Corneau shot in Mumbai. In 1993, he was selected to do a 2 month summer workshop at FEMIS, the French film institute in Paris.



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