Dorjee K Thongun
|Dorjee K Thongun|
|Born||Dorjee K Thongun|
March 1, 1962
Rupa, Arunachal Pradesh, India
|Occupation||Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Documentary filmmaker|
|Spouse(s)||Dorjee Pema Thondok|
Dorjee K Thongun (March 1, 1962) is an award winning Indian film director, film producer, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker from Arunachal Pradesh, a state in Northeast India. He is the second filmmaker from Arunachal Pradesh.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Thongun was born in Rupa, a small village in Arunachal Pradesh. He is one of the two sons of Tsering Thongun and Rinchin Dena Khrimey. Thongun did his schooling in Rupa and later completed his graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru College at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. After completion of his studies, he started his career in filmmaking with the first film director of Arunachal Pradesh, Taro Chatung. He got married to Dorjee Pema Thondok, an elected ASM (Anchal Samiti Member) and at present he is residing at Doimara, a village founded by his father in 1977, in Khellong Forest Division of Arunachal Pradesh.
Film career[edit | edit source]
He assisted Taro Chatung for two Hindi movies namely Meri Zindagi and Frontier Students. He directed his first feature film in 2002, Mein Indian Hum Indian, which was one of the earliest movies from Arunachal Pradesh in Hindi language. He directed and produced six featured length movies till 2018.
He is also known for his documentaries which he made on various subjects including Dalai Lama, handicrafts and tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. He made few documentaries for Doordarshan, an autonomous public service broadcaster founded by the Government of India and is owned by the Broadcasting Ministry of India.
Awards[edit | edit source]
In 2014 he received the North-East Best Director Award by Prag Cine Awards. In 2017, he got the Gold Award from the Arunachal Pradesh government for his contribution to the regional film industry.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|1987||Meri Zindagi||Asst. Director||Hindi||Dir - Taro Chatung|
|1993||Frontier Students||Asst. Director||Hindi||Dir - Taro Chatung|
|2002||Mein Indian Hum Indian||Director||Hindi||First directed movie|
|2018||Monlam||Director||Hindi and Monpa||Dual language film|
Documentaries[edit | edit source]
|1996||Kundun||Director||Hindi||Based on the life of Dalai Lama|
|1998||His Holiness||Director||Englsh||Dalai Lama's journey to West Kameng, Tawang|
|1998||The Magic Hand||Director||English||On handicrafts of Arunachal Pradesh|
|1999||Bugun||Director||English||On a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Dorjee K Thongun - the Award-Winning 2nd Filmmaker from Arunachal Pradesh". oknortheast.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
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