Atom Egoyan is one of the most celebrated contemporary filmmakers on the international scene. His body of work – which includes theatre, music, and art installations - delves into issues of memory, displacement, and the impact of technology and media on modern life. Egoyan who was son of Joseph and Shushan Yeghoyan (both were artists who operated a furniture store) was raised in Canada and moved to Toronto to study International Relations and Classical Guitar. After graduating from Trinity College, where he wrote and directed plays for the Dramatic Society, Egoyan was chosen as one of the inaugural participants of the Playwrights Unit at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. Egoyan has won numerous prizes at international film festivals including the Grand Prix and International Critics Awards from the Cannes Film Festival, two Academy Award nominations, and numerous other honors.
Atom Egoyan is married to an actress Arsinee Khanjian. These couple met first while working on his first long-movie, Next of Kin. Atom Egoyan and Arsinee Khanjian soon became a passionate love affair that lead to marriage. It is said that Atom brought that ordinary girl into fame. In most of the movies Egoyan acts as the director and his wife plays the great roles in it. The much in Love couple have come a long way and are bonded together. You can follow him on twitter @TheFullEgoyan