Grandparents Bimal Roy
Role Film director
|Name Aditya Bhattacharya|
Years active 1983-present
|Occupation film director, screenwriter|
Spouse Maria Giovanna Bhattacharya
Parents Basu Bhattacharya, Rinki Bhattacharya
Siblings Chimmu Bhattacharya, Anwesha Arya Bhattacharya
Movies Raakh, Tera Kya Hoga Johnny, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Black Friday, Yeh Saali Zindagi
Similar People Basu Bhattacharya, Rinki Bhattacharya, Sanjana Kapoor, Bimal Roy, Pankaj Kapur
Richard Olivier Jr. Interviews Celebrity "Aditya Bhattacharya" Director of RAAKH! (NYIFF – 2016)
Aditya Bhattacharya (born 1965) is an Indian film director and screenwriter, most known for his feature film, Raakh (1989) starring Aamir Khan and Pankaj Kapur and which garnered three National Film Awards.
- Richard Olivier Jr Interviews Celebrity Aditya Bhattacharya Director of RAAKH NYIFF 2016
- Early life
- Personal life
He is the son of film director Basu Bhattacharya.
Born in a Bengali family of film director Basu Bhattacharya and Rinki Bhattacharya who is daughter of noted filmmaker Bimal Roy and herself a columnist and documentary filmmaker. He has two sisters, Chimmu and Anwesha Arya who is a writer.
He started his film career as an actor in Shyam Benegal's Mandi (1983), where he played the role of Smita Patil's boyfriend. He followed it up Rihaee (1988) and Sudhir Mishra's Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003). He made his debut as director, with Raakh (1989) which starred Aamir Khan, his second after his debut with Ketan Mehta's Holi (1984), though it was released only after his blockbuster QSQT (1989); the film didn't do well at the Box Office, however it on to receive three National Film Award, and a Best Directorial Debut Award at the Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards.
Meanwhile, he also worked as a photo journalist. Subsequently, he shifted base 1988 from Mumbai to Rome, where he made an Italian film, some music videos, etc.
His film Dubai Return (2005), which he also produced under the banner Aditya Pictures, starred Irrfan Khan and Divya Dutta, which premiered at IFFI Goa 2005.
In 2012, he produced and directed 'BMW' Bombay's Most Wanted, a film on encounter specialist played by Javed Jaafrey. BMW was screened at the Mumbai Film Festival, organised by MAMI. It is expected to have a commercial release all over India in early 2013.
He was in relationship with actress and theatre person Sanjana Kapoor for many years, whom he had met during the theatre days at Prithvi Theatre, and later married but the marriage didn't last. In 1983, he was named India's Sexiest Man. Presently he is married to an Italian, Maria Giovanna and divides his time between Sicily and Mumbai.