Goutam Ghose was born on 24 July 1950 in Calcutta, India to Santana and Prof. Himangshu Kumar Ghose. He started making documentaries in 1973. Took active part in group theatre movement in Kolkata. Also dedicated some time as a Photo Journalist. Made his first documentary “New Earth” in 1973 followed by “Hungry Autumn” which won him the main award at the Oberhausen Film Festival. He has since made ten feature films including Maa Bhoomi, Antarjali Yatra, Padma Nadir Majhi, Patang, Abar Aranye, Gudia, Kaalbela and Moner Manush. He made a number of documentaries also.