Som ( Somnath Chakraborty ) is a young Bengali film director whose work has met with considerable critical aclaim in recent years, both in his native India and abroad.
Som was born and raised in Howrah, West Bengal. He attend high school at Sri Ramkrishna Sikshalaya, and studied commerce at Kolkata University. His father was a teacher.
He cut his directorial teeth in Multimedia. In 2008, he made a debut with short film titled Jalhawar Dinbadal (…a poetry of moments…desires…laughters…sorrow…)shown at many national and international festivals.. However, with his second documentary movie Divine Expressions, Som attracted serious critical attention.