Debshankar Haldar

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Debshankar Haldar
Born 8 January 1965
Nationality Indian
Occupation Bengali theatre actor

Debshankar Haldar[α] (or Debshankar Halder[β] or Debsankar Halder[γ]) is a Bengali theatre actor. He has been working for a long time in different Bengali theatre groups like Nandikar, Rangapat, Sudrak, Gandhar to name a few. An actor par excellence, known for his versatility, he played the role of Debabrata Biswas in ‘Bratyajon’'s production ‘Ruddha Sangeet’. Appeared as Swami Vivekananda in Lokkrishti's 'Biley and as the yesteryear theatre doyen Sisir Kumar Bhaduri in Indraranga's "Nisshanga Samrat'. Debshankar has worked in quite a number films too.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Debshankar was born on 8 January 1965. His father Abhay Haldar was a famous actor of Bengali Jatra and his brother Amiya Haldar is an actor of Bengali theatre group Bohurupee. Debshankar believes, he was acquainted with this world of acting, because of his father. In 1986 Haldar joined a workshop organized by Nandikar with the intention of learning acting.The workshop was so engrossing that he decided not to look beyond theatre.Over the years he has been keenly involved with every aspect of theatre. One of the leading trainers of the group and closely associated with Nandikar's Children's Ensemble he has written and directed over 40 children's plays including the much acclaimed "Bhalo Manush Noigo Mora'. His first directorial venture outside Nandikar is Story Teller's Topi.[3]

In April 2010 Rangapat held a theatre festival to showcase the works of actor Debshankar Haldar.[1] a feat which no other stage actor from Bengal has achieved,not even the greats like Sisir Bhaduri, Sombhu Mitra or Utpal Dutta.

Career[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Plays[edit]

  • Shesh Shakkhatkar (Nandikar)
  • Gotroheen (Nandikar)
  • Football(Nandikar)
  • Ei Sahar, Ei Samay (Nandikar)
  • Feriwalar Mrityu (Nandikar)
  • Nagar Kirtan (Nandikar)
  • Sojan Badier Ghat (Nandikar)
  • Jaha Chai (Nandikar)
  • Mephisto (Chetana)
  • Winkle Twinkle (Sansriti)
  • Iye(Sansriti)
  • Virus M (Gonokrishti)
  • Shajahan (Nataranga)
  • Agantuk (Nataranga)
  • Aurangzeb (Rangapat)
  • Aguner Barnamala (Drishyapat)
  • Furut (Blank Verse)
  • Missed Call (Naye Natua)
  • Kachher Manush (Gandhar)
  • Ruddhasangeet (Bratyajon)
  • Madhabi (Nandikar)
  • Shuonpoka (Nat-Ranga)
  • 221 B Baker Street (Story teller)
  • Gora (Abhash)
  • Dahananto (Sudrak)
  • Topi (Story Teller)
  • Aamar Priyo Rabindranath (Nandikar)
  • Anto Aadi Anto( Nandikar )
  • Biley (Lokkrishti)
  • Oedipus (Drishyapat)
  • Jadidang (Nat-Ranga)
  • Virus M (Ganakrishti)
  • Rater Kutum (Nandikar)
  • Nachni (Nandikar)
  • Kallu Mama(Ushnik)
  • Nishhanga Samrat (Paikpara Indraranga)
  • Jharer Pakhi (Natyaranga)
  • Romcom (Lokkrishti)
  • Altaf Gomes (Sansriti)
Dharmashok (Rangapat)

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bhattacharyya, Meghdeep (15 April 2010). "Nine plays by eight groups in rare tribute to actor - grand gesture for artiste in high noon of career". Telegraph Calcutta (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nandikar". Bangamela 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Debshankar Haldar on his acting, journey as an actor, Nandikar (Interview)". Calcuttaweb. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Spelling according to Telegraph Calcutta.
  2. ^ Spelling according to Deccan Herald.
  3. ^ This spelling has been used in Nandikar's website.

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