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Soumitra Chatterjee, the legendary actor in Tollywood - Biography

Soumitra Chatterjee


Soumitra Chattopadhyay

Soumitra Chatterjee, the legendary actor in Tollywood - Biography

Soumitra Chattopadhyay (Or, Soumitra Chatterjee) was one of the bright stars in the sky of Bengali Film Industry. It is difficult to say in a few words how much he has been in the life of a Bengali. He is regarded to be a huge banyan tree. A few men of Bengali cinema have been gradually nurtured by his huge cold shadow. 

    His talents rest not only just in a movie, but also he is a genius in the world of Bengali drama practice. And beyond all this, Soumitra Chatterjee is a unique general vocalist. His voice, pronunciation is still Bengali. In a word, Soumitra Chatterjee compares himself! He is practically a 'Yug' in Bengali and Bengali life. He is 'Yug Purush'.

    👉 Birth of Soumitra Chatterjee

    Soumitra Chattopadhyay (Or Soumitra Chatterjee) was born on 19 January, 1935 in a house on Mirzapur Street near Sealdah Railway Station. His ancestral home is in Kaya village near Shilaidaha in Bangladesh. However, all the descendants of Soumitra Chattopadhyay's dynasty are residents of West Bengal. Many of his family lived in Krishnanagar.

    👉 Soumitra's relationship with Ashutosh Mukherjee's family

    From the time of Soumitra Chattopadhyay's grandfather, the members of Chattopadhyay family started living in Krishnanagar of Nadia district. Soumitra's cousin Tara Devi was married to 'Sir' Ashutosh Mukherjee's eldest son Justice Ramaprasad Mukherjee of Calcutta High Court. Soumitra Chatterjee's father was also a famous lawyer.

    👉 Study Life of Soumitra Chatterjee

    Soumitra Chatterjee studied at St. John's School, Krishnanagar. Then, his father's transfer job took him to Howrah District School. After passing ISC and later BA Honors (Bangla) from Lakata City College, he studied for two years at Post Graduate College of Arts.

    👉 Film Life of Soumitra Chatterjee

    The films, 'Koni' (1974), 'Basant Bilap' (1973), and 'Stri' (1972), performed by Soumitra Chattopadhyay, still haunt the Bengalis. In 1961, Soumitra similarly performed with the great Bengali hero Uttam Kumar in the film 'Jhinder Bandi'

    Soumitra Chatterjee - Basant Bilap (1973)

    Besides, the other reputable films like 'Apur Sansar'(1959), 'Devi'(1960), and 'Tinkanya'(1961), take Soumitra, as if, to a higher level than the hero. The 'Aasukh’ (illness) with Rituparno made Soumitra a 'director's actor' in the next era.

    👉 Prestigious life of Soumitra Chatterjee in Drama

    Soumitra Chattopadhyay's theatrical career started in 1973 with 'Tapsi'. Later dramas like ‘Rajkumar’, ‘Fera’, ‘Chandanpurer Chor’, ‘Tiktiki’ have been enriched by his acting or his direction.

    👉 Rewards of Soumitra Chatterjee

    Bengal Government gave him 'Bangabibhushan' in 2013. Indian film gave him 'Dada Saheb Phalke' in 2016. Earlier in 2004, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.

    Soumitra Chatterjee, the legendary actor in Tollywood

    👉 Books written by Soumitra Chatterjee            

    Soumitra's autobiographical book 'Parichay' was released with 'Manik Da' before it was released. In addition, many books including 'Agrapathikera', 'Charitrer Sandhane', 'Shabdara amar Bagane', 'Midnight Signs' came to the attention of Soumitra Chattopadhyay.

    👉 Death of Soumitra Chatterjee

    Soumitra Chatterjee, the legendary actor in Tollywood - Biography

    This Famous Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was a victim of a dangerous disease like corona virus for a long time. Because of this he was admitted to the Belle Vue Hospital, Kolkata where his health was continuously deteriorating. The actor was also kept on ventilator support for a long time in the hospital. But he lost the race of life due to the deteriorating condition day by day on November 15, 2020. He was 85 years old.


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