Pradipta Ray is a queer filmmaker, painter and animation artist based out of Mumbai. A fine art graduate from Govt. Art College, Kolkata, and an alumnus at National Institute of Design, Pradipta is a regular visiting faculty at her alma mater. She is widely known for her work as the chief visualizer for Bollywood blockbusters such as Rang de Basanti, Heyy Babyy and Kambakth Ishq.
As a filmmaker, Pradipta written and directed three short films; Raat Baki (2011), Eidi-The Gift (2014) and Guy Next Door (2015). Her first short film Raat Baki (The Night is Young) has been widely screened in various international film festivals and has also bagged the Riyadh Wadia Award for Best Emerging Filmmaker at the KASHISH- Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (2012).