Raj Chakraborty

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Raj Chakraborty
Born Raj Chakraborty
(1974-02-21) February 21, 1974 (age 40)
Halisahar, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
Residence Kolkata, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Bengali
Education Graduate from (Rishi Bankim Chandra Colleges, Naihati)
Occupation Director
Producer
Years active 2008-Present
Known for

Prem Amar

Chirodini Tumi Je Amar
Bojhena Shey Bojhena and Challenge
Religion Hinduism

Raj Chakraborty (Bengali: রাজ চক্রবর্তী born 1975) is an Indian film director and actor based in Tollywood. A person from middle-class family background, he was born in Halisahar, West Bengal. He graduated from Rishi Bankim Chandra Colleges, Naihati. He is one of the most successful filmmakers in Tollywood. All the eight films he has directed, have received "Blockbuster" status at the box-office. He is also currently the most profitable director in Tollywood.[1] Before directing his debut film, he was busy in Bengali TV, Zee Bangla's famous laughter show Mirakkel and the dance program Dance Bangla Dance judged by Mithun Chakraborty and hosted by Tathoi and Aritra. Mirakkel was hosted by Mir. Now[when?] he is busy in directing Star Jalsha's laughter program I Laugh You,[2] assisting mega serial-maker Arindam Dey. He went solo with the telefilm Noder Chaand after assisting Dey for a couple of years. He has made 18 telefilms since. Raj’s biggest small screen venture was the hit comedy show Mirakkel on Zee Bangla. He is also called Remake King of Tollywood

Biography[edit]

Chakraborty was born 21 February 1975 in Halisahar, a small town in West Bengal. He belonged to a lower middle-class family of five. His father, Shree Krishnashankar Chakraborty, worked at RBC College in Halisahar.

After completing his bachelor's degree in arts in RBC College, Halisahsar, Chakraborty began his career as an actor in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. When he found himself unable to get parts, he changed his plans and decided to become a director. He was recruited as an assistant director by director Arindam Dey in 2000. After six years of association, he directed a telefilm of his own, titled Nawder Chaand. This was successful, and he followed it with a series of telefilms, talk shows, and non-fiction reality shows with large viewerships.

In 2008, he released his first feature film, Chirodini Tumi Je Amar, starring newcomers Rahul and Priyanka, with music composed by Jeet Ganguly. The film's songs proved popular, particularly among young people. The film received a mixed response from the critics, but had a long run at the theatres, becoming one of the highest grossing films of Tollywood to date. Jeet Ganguly won a Best Music award for this film.

This was the first in a series of successful features. Chakraborty then decided to go into production. He began by producing for television, and planned to shift gradually to film with his new production house, Raj Chakraborty Productions.

Filmography[edit]

Release date Title CBFC
rating
Composer Producer Cast Original film
2008 August 15 Chirodini Tumi Je Amar U Jeet Ganguly Shree Venkatesh Films Rahul Banerjee
Priyanka Sarkar
Rudranil Ghosh
Kaadhal (2004) (Tamil)
2009 March 20 Challenge U Dev
Subhashree Ganguly
Bunny (2005) (Telugu)
October 9 Prem Aamar U Soham Chakraborty
Payal Sarkar
7G Rainbow Colony (2004) (Tamil)
2010 June 10 Le Chakka Indradeep Dasgupta Srijan Arts Dev
Payal Sarkar
Chennai 600028 (2007) (Tamil)
October 14 Dui Prithibi Jeet Ganguly
Samidh-Rishi
Shree Venkatesh Films Jeet
Dev
Koel Mallick
Barkha Bisht Sengupta
Gamyam (2008) (Telugu)
2011 June 3 Shotru Indradeep Dasgupta Eskay Movies Jeet
Nusrat Jahan
Singam (2010) (Tamil)
2012 December 28 Bojhena Shey Bojhena U Arindom Chatterjee
Indradeep Dasgupta
Shree Venkatesh Films Soham Chakraborty
Mimi Chakraborty
Abir Chatterjee
Payel Sarkar
Engaeyum Eppothum (2011) (Tamil)
2013 March 15 Kanamachi U/A Indradeep Dasgupta
Rishi Chanda
Eskay Movies Ankush Hazra
Srabanti Chatterjee
Abir Chatterjee
Sayani Ghosh
Ko (2011) (Tamil)
August 9 Proloy A Indradeep Dasgupta Shree Venkatesh Films

Raj Chakraborty Productions

Parambrata Chatterjee
Mimi Chakraborty
Rudranil Ghosh
Saswata Chatterjee
not a remake
2014 Borbaad Arindom Chatterjee Shree Venkatesh Films Bonny Sengupta
Ritika Sen
Yoddha-The Warrior Shree Venkatesh Films Dev
Mimi Chakraborty
Magadheera (2009) (Telugu)
December 25 Mafia Jeet Ganguli and Pritam Shree Venkatesh Films, Jalsha Movies Production, Grassroot Entertainment,Surinder Films and Raj Chakraborty Productions Dev
Jeet
Koel Mallick
Subhasree Ganguly and Indraneil Sengupta
not a remake but inspired from Dhoom Series

|- 2015

Awards won by Raj Chakraborty
Award name Year Category Movie Result
Anandalok Awards 2008 Best Director Chirodini Tumi Je Amar Won
2009 Best Director Challenge Won
2010 Best Director Le Chakka Won
2011 Best Director Shotru Won
Telecine Awards 2012 Best Director Bojhena Shey Bojhena Won
BFJ Awards 2013 Best Upcoming Director Bojhena Shey Bojhena Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nag, Kushali (2008-12-26). "A few good men". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Bengal regional TV revolution grips everyone". ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 

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