- Wrote his first script when he was studying in class 9.
- Started his career as a Bengali language teacher after earning his B.Ed. degree.
- His father's connections with the Bengali entertainment industry helped him bag his first role an as an extra in a TV show Gurudakshina.
- Quit his teaching job and shifted to Mumbai when he got an opportunity to work there for the television industry.
- After the channel he worked for shut down, went back to Kolkata and took up teaching again; also started working for Bengali TV shows side by side.
- Quit teaching again to become a full-time director in 2000.
- Has received many awards and accolades for his works; won the Best Director Award at the IFFI for Apur Panchali (2013); Shabdo (2013) bagged him the Best Feature Film in Bengali Award at the 60th National Film Awards.