Pradeep Sarkar was born and brought up in Calcutta. After graduating from the Delhi College of Arts, he started a career in advertising. After 17 years f mainstream advertising, he jumped into ad filmmaking. Soon he carved a niche in the highly competitive film industry. His ad films are greatly appreciated and have bagged many prestigiou advertising awards. After 7 years and over 1000 television commercials, about 15 music videos and a few feature film songs, he is taking the big leap into feature films. 'Parineeta', his directorial debut is an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's original classic.