- Son of Bengali parents.
- Left to India with his family in 1986, when the Bhutanese government made Bhutanese dress and etiquette mandatory.
- Made his directorial debut with My Brother ... Nikhil (2005), a film about the mistreatment of AIDS patients by the Goan government in the 1980s.
- Speaks Bengali, Russian, German and Tamil.
- One of the only openly homosexual directors in Bollywood.