BirthdayJanuary 19, 1935

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Soumitra Chatterjee

    Full name: Soumitra Chatterjee
    Also known as: Soumitra Chatterjee, Chatterjee, Soumitra
    Professions: Indian actor
    Occupation: Actor, Recitator, Poet, Thespian

  2. Soumitra Chatterjee Known for

    The World of Apu (1959), Charulata (1964), The Golden Fortress (1974), Ashani Sanket (1973)

  3. Soumitra Chatterjee Biography

    Soumitra Chatterjee or Soumitra Chattopadhyay (Shoumitro Chô??opaddhae; born 19 January 1935) is an Indian Bengali film and stage actor and a poet. He is best known for his collaborations with film director Satyajit Ray, with whom he worked in fourteen films, and his constant comparison with the Bengali cinema screen idol Uttam Kumar, his contemporary leading man of the 1960s and 1970s.Starting with his debut film, Apur Sansar (The World of Apu, 1959), the third part of Apu Trilogy, he went on to work in several notable films with Ray, including Abhijan (The Expedition, 1962), Charulata (The Lonely Wife, 1964), Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest, 1969); Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder, 1973); Sonar Kella (The Fortress, 1974), Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God, 1978), Ghare-Baire (The Home and The World, 1984) and Ganashatru (Enemy of the People, 1989). Meanwhile, he also worked with other noted directors of Bengali cinema, with Mrinal Sen in Akash Kusum (Up in the Clouds, 1965), Tapan Sinha in Kshudista Pashan (Hungry Stones, 1960), Jhinder Bandi (1961), Asit Sen in Swaralipi (1961), Ajoy Kar in Saat Pake Bandha (1963), Parineeta (1969), and Tarun Mazumdar in Sansar Simante (1975) and Ganadevata (1978).He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2004. In 2012, he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema given by the government of India for lifetime achievement. He has won two National Film Awards as an actor, and as an actor in Bengali theatre, he received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1998, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama. In 2014, he received the introductory Filmfare Awards East for Best Male Actor (Critics) for his role in Rupkatha Noy.

  4. Soumitra Chatterjee Family

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