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”. Highest state award in theatre (Girish Ghosh Samman) was given to Debesh by Govt. of W.B. (I&CA) in 2019. 


Bikele Bhorer Shorshe Phool (2011)


Aniruddha, the chief protagonist of the play heads of a BPO organisation, and people around him are completely engrossed in Globalised lifestyle. While globalisation has not only intruded the economy, but attempts to invade every person’s personal vis-à-vis cultural domain. Koel, lass in late teen, enters this official space as well as forty’s Aniruddha’s personal life as a refreshing lyrical breeze. In spite of lots of habitual inertia inflicted by globalised culture, the 40’s man falls in love with Koel and regains the forgotten beauties of life. But would that be practically possible? The uneven juxtaposition in this black comedy strikes hard at Gloablisation’s consistent intrusion and also calls for resurgence of human values.