Bhattacharya in 1984 (Boulder, Colorado)
|Died||1993 (aged 71–72)
Abhi Bhattacharya (1921–1993) was an Indian actor of Hindi and Bengali cinema, who is most remembered for his roles in films in 1950s and the 1960s, such as Yatrik (1952), Jagriti (1954), Anuradha (1960) and Subarnarekha (1965). In his illustrious career he worked with noted directors like Ritwik Ghatak, Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy and Satyen Bose.
He made his film debut in 1947, with Bombay Talkies film, Naukadubi based on a novel by Rabindranath Tagore, and directed by Nitin Bose. Later in life, around 1971, he turned to spirituality, through his association with Dadaji (whose name as a householder was Shri Amiya Roy Chowdhury). He wrote a book, narrating his realisations from experiences with Dadaji, titled Destiny with Dadaji. Late in his career he acted in many mythological films. He played a negative role in Memsaab starring Vinod Khanna and Yogita Bali and in 'Ishq par Zor Nahin' starring Biswajeet, Sadhna and Dharmendra. He played the role of Lord Vishnu in many films like Tulsi Vivah, Vishnu Puran, Hari Darshan and Kisaan aur Bhagwan and as Krishna in 'Mahabharat'.
- Naukadubi (1947)
- Yatrik (1952)
- Biraj Bahu (1954)
- Jagriti (1954)
- Sailaab (1956) Apradhi Kaun
- Anuradha (1960)
- Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960)
- Shola Aur Shabnam (1961)
- Subarnarekha (1965)
- Mahabharat (1965)
- Naunihal (1967)
- Netaji Subash Chandra Bose - Directed by Late Satyen Bose Year 1967
- Jab Yaad Kisi Ki Aati Hai (1969)
- Aradhana (1969)
- Seema (1971)
- Amar Prem (1971)
- Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)
- Imtihan (1974)
- Amanush (1975)
- Do Anjaane (1976)
- Dost (1974)
- Bhagat Dhanna Jatt Punjabi
- Dhuan (1981)
- Khooni Darinda (1987) Jagatguru Sankaracharya,Jailor
- Hari Darshan ( 1987 ) Lord Vishnu in various avtars
- Naukadubi at the Internet Movie Database
- "Dadaji - Free spiritual books. Abhi Bhattacharya". dadaji.info.
- Abhi Bhattacharya Archived 2 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Upperstall.com.
- "Abhi Bhattacharya". NYTimes.com Movies & TV. The New York Times (All Movie Guide and Baseline).
- Awards Internet Movie Database .
- Abhi Bhattacharya at the Internet Movie Database
- Abhi Bhattacharya Filmography at Chakpak[permanent dead link]
- Abhi Bhattacharya Filmography
- Destiny with Dadaji, his written book on spiritual journey with Dadaji Amiya Roy Choudhary (PDF
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