Subrata Dutta, born in 1967, was a theatre actor and director with a Bengali Theatre Group before turning his hand to films. He has also edited Bengali theatre magazine 'Natyachitra' and has written numerous articles. He debuted as a filmmaker in 2004 with his film 'The Third Gender'. Having had no formal training in films, he considers himself a student as he continues to learn and make more films on issues close to his heart. He currently lives with his family in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.