Srijit Mukherji (born 23 September 1977) is an Indian, film director, actor, and screenwriter who predominantly works in Bengali cinema. His first feature film, Autograph (2010), was a critical and commercial success, winning 41 awards. His fifth film, Jaatishwar, won 4 national awards at India's 61st National Film Awards (2014). He won the National Film Award for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for his sixth film, Chotushkone, at India's 62nd National Film Awards. His eighth film, Rajkahini, became an official selection at the 19 international film festivals, and has been remade into a Hindi film titled, Begum Jaan, starring Vidya Balan in 2017. His 2018 release Ek Je Chhilo Raja won the 'Best Bengali Film' Award at India's 66th National Film Awards.