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|Born||5 May 1928|
|Died||20 June 2000|
Basanta Chowdhury [spelling?] also credited as Vasant Choudhury (Bengali: বসন্ত চৌধুরী ) (5 May 1928 – 20 June 2000) was an actor in Kolkata-based Bengali film industry, and Mumbai-based Hindi film industry. He worked with directors Asit Sen, Rajen Tarafdar, Ajay Kar and Bijay Bose, often in leading roles.
Early life and education
Basanta Chowdhury was born on 5 May 1928 in Nagpur. In 1945, he completed his Matriculation Examination from D.N.H. School. After that, he graduated from the Morris College as a graduating student of Nagpur University in 1949.
His first film was Mahaprasthaner Pathe by director Kartik Chattopadhay in 1952. Some of his memorable films are, Bhagaban Shri Krishna Chaitanya, Jadu Bhatta, Andhare Alo, Deep Jwele Jaai with Suchitra Sen, Anushtoop Chhanda, Abhaya O Srikanta, Raja Rammohan Roy, Diba Ratrir Kabya, Devi Chowdhurani. He was attached to amateur theatre and radio also .
In 1965, he was awarded the Best Actor Prize for his film Raja Rammohan by Bengali Film Journalists Association. In 1996, he also received Bangla Stage Centenary Star Theatre award from Calcutta University. He had also acted in several Hindi films.
- "All in the family". The Times of India date=14 Oct 2009. Retrieved 29 Apr 2013. "Eki Onge Eto Roop starring Madhabi Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee and Basanta Chowdhury.."
- "Films from the heart". The Hindu. 3 September 2011. Retrieved 29 Apr 2013.
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