Bibhu Bhattacharya

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Bibhu Bhattacharya
Born (1944-09-17)September 17, 1944
Jharia, Bihar, British India
Died September 22, 2011(2011-09-22) (aged 67)
Kolkata, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Known for Playing Lalmohan Ganguly (a novelist with pen-name 'Jatayu') in Feluda films

Bibhu Bhattacharya (17 September 1944 - 22 September 2011) was a Bengali Indian male actor of TV and films. He was born in Jharia, Bihar, British India (now Jharia, Jharkhand, India). He gained prominence and became a household name only in 1998 as Jatayu in Sandip Ray’s Feluda films based on stories by his late father, maestro Satyajit Ray. In 2011, he died of a heart attack in Kolkata.

Acting career[edit]

Bibhu Bhattacharya never attended any school. He was acting in studios, when other boys of his age were studying. At the age of four-and-a-half he started acting in a film called Maryada (1950) starring Uttam Kumar.

He was called Master Bibhu, one of the most prominent child actors in Bengali films and very popular with actors like Jahar Ganguly and Chhabi Biswas. He played the title role in the movie Prahlad (1952) and did movies like Bindur Chhele (1952), Dhruba (1953), Rani Rashmoni (1955), Dui Bon (1955). After he grew up and became a teenager, he could no longer be a child actor and offers began to dry up. His last film as a child actor was Sagar Sangame (1959). Then, he didn’t get another film for almost 38 years. In between, he kept himself busy with theater and TV serials.

Feluda series[edit]

It was only in 1998 that he got the dream role of Jatayu. His first film as Jatayu was Bombaiyer Bombete (2003) and he also acted as Jatayu in Kailashey Kelenkari (2007), Tintorettor Jishu (2007) and Gorosthaney Sabdhan (2010). He was legendary in his performance and managed to capture in essence the spirit of the character so well that even Sandip Ray, the director, found him perfect as a replacement. He had completed dubbing for the Feluda film Royal Bengal Rahasya the day before he died. Initially, it was difficult to replace the legendary actor, Santosh Dutta as Jatayu, but he became popular with time.

Filmography[edit]

  • Macho Mustanaa (2012)
  • Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)
  • Aalo Chhaya (2012)
  • Royal Bengal Rahasya (2011)
  • Tenida (2011)
  • Gorosthaney Sabdhan (2010)
  • Bela Sheshe (2009)
  • Mallick Bari (2009)
  • Swartha (2009)
  • Tintorettor Jishu (2008)
  • Abelay Garam Bhaat (2008)
  • Kailashey Kelenkari (2007)
  • Bombaiyer Bombete (2003)
  • Sagar Sangame (1959)
  • Swapnapuri (1959)
  • Thakur Haridas (1959)
  • Purir Mandir (1958)
  • Sree Sree Maa (1958)
  • Harishchandra (1957)
  • Janmatithi (1957)
  • Khela Bhangar Khela (1957)
  • Omkarer Joyjatra (1957)
  • Mamlar Phal (1956)
  • Putrabadhu (1956)
  • Bir Hambir (1955)
  • Dui Bon (1955)
  • Jharer Pare (1955)
  • Prashna (1955)
  • Rani Rashmoni (1955)
  • Srikrishna Sudama (1955)
  • Agnipariksha (1954)
  • Bakul (1954)
  • Ladies Seat (1954)
  • Nababidhan (1954)
  • Prafulla (1954)
  • Dhruba (1953)
  • Sitar Patal Prabesh (1953)
  • Aandhi (1952)
  • Bindur Chhele (1952)
  • Bishwamitra (1952)
  • Nildarpan (1952)
  • Pallisamaj (1952)
  • Prahlad (1952)
  • Sahasa (1952)
  • Bhakta Raghunath (1951)
  • Kulhara (1951)
  • Pratyabartan (1951)
  • Maryada (1950)

Feluda Series Telefilms[edit]

  • Jahangirer Swarnamudra (1998)
  • Ambar Sen Antordhan Rahashya (1998)
  • Golapi Mukta Rahashaya (1998)
  • Dr. Munshir Diary (2000)

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