Born in Calcutta. Graduated from Calcutta University.
Started making documentaries in 1973. Took active part in group theatre movement in Calcutta.
Also dedicated some time as a Photo Journalist. Shri Ghose 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 significant feature films including Maa Bhoomi, Dakhal, Paar, Antarjali Yatra, Padma Nadir Majhi, Patang, Gudia, Dekha, Abar Aranye, Yatra, Kaalbela, Moner Manush , Shunyo Awnko and Shankhachil.
He has made a number of prominent documentaries including Meeting A Milestone (on Ustad Bismillah Khan), Beyond the Himalayas, Land of Sand Dunes, Ray (On Satyajit Ray), Impermanence (On HH Dalai Lama) Made numerous AD films, corporate and other Short Films.
Shri Ghose has won 19 National Awards besides Filmfare Awards and many International awards like Silver Balloon Award, Nantes Film Festival, UNESCO Award, Cannes Film Festival, Grand Prix – Golden Semurg at Tashkent, UNESCO Award at Venice, Fipresci Awards, Red Cross Award at Verna Film Festival, The Golden Peacock at IFFI. Also the only Indian to win the coveted Vittori Di Sica Award. Was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of the Italian Solidarity in July 2006. Awarded golden peacock for “Moner Manush” at IFFI 2011.