Sourav Sarangi was born 1964 in India. He is graduate of Film and Television Institute of India. He has been working in televison since 1988 - as an editor, as a director of tele-films and as head of the popular Bengali channel Aakash Bangla. He made his treatrical debut in 1996 with the documentary Tusu Katha. „Tusu“ is a festival in the tribal-dominated areas of West Bengal and Jharkhand. Determined not to simply recreate “local colour”, he attended the ritual four times in four different places. His third movie, Bilal, whichs follows a life story of young boy raised by his blind parents, has been shown at over 40 film festivals worldwide and won eight awards.
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