Born in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, Debesh has been working in the field of theatre for the last thirty three years. He is the founder and director of “Sansriti”. He has directed over 40 plays in Bengali. “Winkle Twinkle”, “Devi Sarpomasta”, “Phataru”, “Saudagorer Nouka” are milestone productions on the Bengali Stage directed by Debesh.

Not only proscenium, but he has also directed plays for intimate and site-specific theatre. He is a well acclaimed theatre academic and expert, and has completed a senior fellowship on “Cognitive Neuroscience and Theatre”. He has written several books on theatre. “The Week” magazine felicitated him as one of the ‘Fifty emerging stars of India’ in 2003. Debesh has been honoured by Paschimbanga Natya  Academy (Govt. of W.B.) as “Best Director” twice. Recipient  of many awards  Debesh directed his first feature film “Natoker Moto: like a play” in 2015. It was included in International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa in the Indian Panorama and, International Competition Section. Film Critic Circle of India (FCCI) honoured him as best debut director of 2015 for the film. Currently he is working on “Natyashastra”.

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THEATRICAL MAGAZINE

Keya Chakraborty issue / 1993

Satu Sen issue /  1997

Theatre criticism in the mirror of Bengali Theatre, Part - I / 1997

Theatre criticism in the mirror of Bengali Theatre,Part - II / 2001

Theatre collection of Shekhar Chattopadhyay / 2001

Book publication of Satu Sen / 2002.

Special Issue on Winkle Twinkle / 2010

Revised version of “Keya Chakraborty special issue” : Sansriti, December 30, 1993

“Keya” published by Deep Prakashan, 2015.

Monograph “KANO AVINOY KARI?” (Why Act?). Ms. Swaoli Mitra. / 2015