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Soumitra Chatterjee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Soumitra Chatterjee or Soumitra Chattopadhyay (Shoumitro Chôttopaddhae; born 19 January 1935) is an Indian Bengali film and stage actor and poet. He is best known for his collaborations with Oscar-winning 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. Soumitra Chatterjee is also the first Indian film personality to be conferred with the Commandeur de l’ Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest award for artists. He is also the winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award which is India's highest award for cinema. Not only that, in 2017 exactly thirty years after auteur Satyajit Ray was honoured with France's highest civilian award, the coveted Legion of Honor, thespian Soumitra Chatterjee, arguably, the most prominent face of Ray's films, is set to receive the prestigious award. 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) as Feluda and Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God, 1978) as Feluda, 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 Kshudhita 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 acted more than 210 films in his career till 2016. 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 2013, IBN LIVE named him as one of "The men who changed the face of the Indian Cinema". In 2014, he received the introductory Filmfare Awards East for Best Male Actor (Critics) for his role in Rupkatha Noy. Description above from the Wikipedia article Soumitra Chatterjee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 19, 1935 In Krishnanagar, Bengal Presidency, British India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The World of Apu 1959-05-01
Latest Project:
Movie Mayurakshi 2017-12-20
Known For
Poster of 15 Park Avenue
Poster of World Within, World Without
Poster of Saat Pake Bandha
Poster of Hungry Stones
Movie Posto Dinen Lahiri 2017-05-12
Movie 72 Ghanta Stranger 2017-10-06
Movie Mayurakshi Sushovan 2017-12-20
Movie Praktan Train passenger 2016-05-27
Movie Belaseshe Biswanath Majumdar 2015-05-01
Movie Ahalya Goutam Sadhu 2015-07-21
Movie Apur Panchali (Archive Footage) 2014-04-25
Movie Not a Fairy Tale sisir roy 2013-09-06
Movie Hemlock Society Col Samaresh Bagchi 2012-06-21
Movie Angshumaner Chhobi 2009-05-10
Movie Kaalbela 2009-01-16
Movie 15 Park Avenue 2006-01-06
Movie The Bong Connection 2006-11-26
Movie Critical Encounter 2005-01-07
Movie Nishijapon 2005-05-10
Movie Shadows of Time Ravi (Old) 2005-11-06
Movie In the Forest... Again 2003-05-03
Movie Bhalo Theko 2003-12-25
Movie Strokes and Silhouettes 2002-01-01
Movie Vision 2001-04-01
Movie Paromitar Ek Din Moni Biswas 2000-01-08
Movie World Within, World Without 1991-04-01
Movie An Enemy of the People Dr. Ashok Gupta 1990-01-19
Movie The Branches of the Tree Prasahnto 1990-11-23
Movie The Bengali Night Narendra Sen 1988-10-26
Movie Sukumar Ray Himself - Narrator 1987-06-19
Movie The Home and the World Sandip Mukherjee (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay) 1985-01-04
Movie Kony 1984-01-01
Movie The Kingdom of Diamonds Pondit Moshai 1980-12-18
Movie The Elephant God Prodosh Mitra (Feluda) 1979-01-04
Movie Ganadevata Debu Pandit 1978-06-29
Movie The Golden Fortress Prodosh Mitra (Feluda) 1974-12-27
Movie Distant Thunder Gangacharan Chakravarti 1973-01-01
Movie Baksa Badal 1970-01-02
Movie Days and Nights in the Forest Asim 1970-01-16
Movie Up in the Clouds 1965-04-01
Movie The Coward Amitabha Roy 1965-05-07
Movie Barnali Dr. Ashesh 1963-01-01
Movie Saat Pake Bandha Sukhendu 1963-03-31
Movie Abhijan Narsingh 1962-09-27
Movie Teen Kanya Amulya (segment "The Conclusion") 1961-05-05
Movie Jhinder Bandi 1961-03-01
Movie Devi Umaprasad 1960-02-19
Movie Hungry Stones 1960-04-01
Movie The World of Apu Apurba Roy 1959-05-01
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