Blessed with a musicality that blends tradition & imagination, Pandit Monoj Shankar has contributed to the background music for a number of feature-films & documentaries. Invited by Ustad Bahadur Khan in the late fifties to assist him in the music-score for the sensational SUBARNAREKHA (directed by the famous Ritwick Ghatak), Monoj Shankar discovered a medium which satiated his musical 'appetite' in a different way.

The success of Subarnarekha was followed by a number of other films including the award-winning GARAM HAWA, JE JEKHANE DARIYE, NATUN PATA, DAK DIYE JAI, SURER AGUN and others where his creativity was used by other renowned music-directors including Timir Baran, Hemanta Mukherjee, Nachiketa Ghosh etc.

Monoj Shankar also composed for Theater, Ballet & Dance Drama and LIFE OF BUDDHA (Ballet) sponsored by the Birla Group featured him as Assistant Music Director.