Shyamal Karmakar is a filmmaker based in Kolkata. He passed out from FTII Pune in 1990 with editing. He has assisted Saeed Mirza and Kundan Shah. He worked as chief associate editor for Vidhu Vinod Chopra in 'Parinda'. His directorial debut 'Ranu' has won him awards and accolades in various international film festivals. After that Shyamal has made films like 'Where is Home', 'Colour is Black', 'I, Ranu Gayen' and 'Baba Black Beard'. He now teaches editing in SRFTI, Kolkata and makes films.