- Birthday21 June, 1969
- Fun Trivia:Dibakar Banerjee returned the National Award for 'Khosla ka Ghosla' along with 12 other filmmakers, to protest against the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that refused to roll back FTII's appointment of Gajendra Chauhan.
Born in Karol Bagh, Dibakar Banerjee moved to Ahmedabad to join National Institue of Design, after completing his schooling. He started his career as a copywriter in an advertising agency before he launched his own agency in 1997. His debut directorial ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ in 20016 was both critical and sommercial success and even won a National Film Award. In 2008, he directed ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ and this one too won a National Film Award! Then there was no looking back for the filmmaker. He directed gems like ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha’, ‘Shanghai’, ‘Bombay Talkies‘ and ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’.
Dibakar is married to a marketing professional Richa Puranesh. They lived in Delhi with their daughter before shifting to Mumbai.