Tulsi Chakraborty

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Tulsi Chakraborty
Tulsi chakrobarty 1.jpg
Tulsi Chakrabortyin the film Parash Pathar
Born 3 March 1899
Howrah, West Bengal
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1932–1961

Tulsi Chakraborty or Tulsi Chakrabarti (Bengali: তুলসী চক্রবর্তী; 3 March 1899 – 11 December 1961) was a virtuoso comic actor in Bengali cinema in 1940s and 1950s. His most notable role could be the lead role in Parash Pathar, directed by Satyajit Ray.

Childhood[edit]

Chakraborty was born on 3 March 1899 in the small village called Goari. His father, Ashutosh Chakraborty, was an employee of the Indian Railways and the family had to move around various places in undivided Bengal. So, young Tulsi had to spend a lot of time in Calcutta staying with his paternal uncle Prasad Chakraborty. Prasadbabu was a talented tabla and harmonium player who was an employee of the renowned Star Theatre the legendary Bengali commercial theatre stage and production company. It was through his uncle's contacts that Tulsi was able to watch the finest actors of the generation at work and this fostered his own ambitions to become a singer-actor. He was known for his realistic acting. He never used any make-up or extra arrangements. Usually he was clad in a white dhoti accompanied by a sacred thread on his shoulder.

Career[edit]

One of Chakraborti's notable performances was in Sharey Chuattor, which was the debut film of the popular pair of Bengali Cinema: Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar. In Parash Pathar directed by Satyajit Ray, he acted in the lead role. He unleashed yet another memorable role in a Uttam Kumar-Suchitra Sen starrer where Chakraborty played a sceptical inn owner. He also had a small role that of a village pandit in Pather Panchali. Satyajit Ray once said that had Mr. Chakraborty been born in the USA, he would have been awarded an Oscar for his acting.

Died on 11 December in the year of 1961.

Life[edit]

Chakraborti spent the latter part of his life in utmost poverty.[citation needed] His widow was also known to have lived in abject poverty as was revealed by a television programme.[citation needed] Due to his poverty he had to take a walk from Tollygunge studio to his home in Shibpur, Howrah.[citation needed]

Tulsi Chakraborty in a white dhoti accompanied by a sacred thread on his shoulder

Movie list[edit]

  • Maya Mriga (1960)
  • Suno Baranari (1960)
  • Gali Theke Rajpath (1959)
  • Joutuk (1958)
  • Parash Pathar (1958) - Paresh Chandra Dutta
  • Rajlakshmi O Srikanta (1958) - Ratan
  • Sonar Kathi (1958)
  • Chandranath (1957)
  • Harishchandra (1957)
  • Prithibi Amare Chaay (1957)
  • Chore (1956)
  • Shyamali (1956)
  • Aparadhi (1955)
  • Bhalobasa (1955)
  • Dujane (1955)
  • Godhuli (1955)
  • Nishiddha Phal (1955)
  • Shreebatsa Chinta (1955)
  • Upahar (1955) - Ghatak
  • Champadangar Bou (1954)
  • Jadubhatta (1954)
  • Jaydev (1954)
  • Bana Hansi (1953)
  • Nabin Yatra (1953)
  • Darpachurna (1952)
  • Meghmukti (1952)
  • Pandit Mashai (1951)
  • Mandanda (1950)
  • Rupkatha (1950)
  • Sheshbesh (1950)
  • Ashabari (1949)
  • Kavi (1949)
  • Manzoor (1949)
  • Anirban (1948)
  • Banchita (1948)
  • Purabi (1948)
  • Samapika (1948)
  • Mandir (1946)
  • Pratima (1946)
  • Dui Purush (1945)
  • Kalankini (1945)
  • Mane Na Mane (1945) - Nayeb
  • Hamrahi (1944)
  • Meri Bahen (1944) - Chaudhary
  • Devar (1943)
  • Garmil (1942) - Jamidar's uncle
  • Pashan Devata (1942)
  • Saugandh (1942)
  • Pratisruti (1941)
  • Uttarayan (1941) - Ramrup
  • Kamale Kamini (1940) - Bachal
  • Nimai Sanyasi (1940) - Adwaita
  • Bamanabatar (1939) - Kashyap
  • Janak Nandini (1939) - Janak
  • Nara Narayana (1939) - Jambaban
  • Bekar Nashan (1938) - Pitambar
  • Prabas Milan (1937) - Nanda
  • Kanthahaar (1935)
  • Dakshayajna (1934) - Brahma
  • Punarjanma (1932)

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