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21 February 1975
Halisahar, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
|Education||Graduate from (Rishi Bankim Chandra Colleges, Naihati)|
Prem AmarChirodini Tumi Je Amar
Bojhena Shey Bojhena and Challenge
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. 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, 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
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.
|Anandalok Awards||2008||Best Director||Chirodini Tumi Je Amar||Won|
|2010||Best Director||Le Chakka||Won|
|Tele Cine Awards||2012||Best Director||Bojhena Shey Bojhena||Won|