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.