Abhishek Banerjee (actor)

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Abhishek Banerjee
Born (1978-05-05) 5 May 1978 (age 42)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, casting director

Abhishek Banerjee is an Indian actor and casting director, best known for his role as Jaana in 2018 horror-comedy Stree.

Early life and education[edit]

Banerjee received his higher education from Delhi.[1] He graduated from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and was a member of Kirori Mal's dramatics society. Before graduating from Kirori Mal college, he completed his school from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Andrews Ganj in Delhi. His birthplace is Kharagpur, West Bengal and his parents live here now.

Career[edit]

He began his acting career with Delhi theatre. His first film appearance was in Rang De Basanti, as one of the students auditioning for a documentary role.[1] He moved to Mumbai from Delhi in 2008. He worked in Knock Out as casting director in 2010.[2] He also acted in Soul of Sand in 2010.[1]

In 2011, he worked as casting director in The Dirty Picture and No One Killed Jessica.[2][3] He also acted in No One Killed Jessica in 2011.[4] He worked as casting director in Bajatey Raho and Mickey Virus in 2013.[2][5] He also acted in Bombay Talkies in 2013.[6]

Banerjee acted in short films Fuddu Boys and Agli Baar in 2015.[2] He also worked as casting director in Umrika and Gabbar Is Back in 2015.[2][7] He worked as casting director in Dear Dad, Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, Rock On 2 and You Are My Sunday in 2016.[2][8] He worked as casting director in Ok Jaanu, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Secret Superstar and Ajji in 2017.[2] In this year he acted in Phillauri and Ajji.[9][10] [11]He worked as casting director of Brij Mohan Amar Rahe in 2018.[12] He acted in Stree in 2018.[13] For this film he was nominated for Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role in 2019.[14] In 2019 he worked as casting director of Kalank.[2] In 2019 he also acted in Arjun Patiala, Dream Girl and Bala.[15][16][17]

Besides films he also acted in web series like TVF Pitchers in 2015, Mirzapur in 2018,[18] and Typewriter in 2019 where he played a key role as 'Fakeer' .[1][19] He runs "Casting Bay" along with his friend Anmol Ahuja where they cast actors in advertisements, films as well as web series.[20][21][22] It was established in 2017.[1] He played the role of Jin Liang in "Kaali 2 (2020)", in the ZEE5 web series in 2020. He played the role of lead antagonist and dreaded serial killer Vishal Tyagi (Hathoda Tyagi) in the Amazon Prime web series Paatal Lok.[4] He was also the casting director for the web series.[23]

Filmography[edit]

As casting director[edit]

Year Film
2010 Knock Out
2011 No One Killed Jessica
2011 The Dirty Picture
2013 Bajatey Raho
2013 Mickey Virus
2015 Gabbar Is Back
2016 Dear Dad
2016 Do Lafzon Ki Kahani
2016 Rock On 2
2016 Tu Hai Mera Sunday
2017 Ok Jaanu
2017 Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
2017 Secret Superstar
2017 Ajji
2018 Brij Mohan Amar Rahe
2019 Kalank
2020 Paatal Lok[23]

As Actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2006 Rang De Basanti A student auditioning for a documentary role Debut film
2010 Soul of Sand Daya
2011 No One Killed Jessica Pickpocket
2013 Bombay Talkies Man sitting at Bhurji Stand
2015 Fuddu Boys Lambu Short film
TVF Pitchers Bhati Web series
Agli Baar Mahinder Short film
2016-2017 Humorously Yours (Season 1)[24] Bhushi Web series
2017 Phillauri Soma
Ajji Vilasrao Dhavle
2018 Stree Jaana
Mirzapur Subodh aka Compounder Web series
2019 Arjun Patiala Director Special appearance
Typewriter Fakeer Web series
Dream Girl Mahinder Rajput
Bala Ajju
Made In China Officer
Humorously Yours (Season 2) Bhushi Web series
2020 Second Hand Prakasham Short story
Paatal Lok[23] Vishal "Hathoda" Tyagi Web Series
Kaali 2 Jin Liang Web Series
Bhonsle Rajendra
PariWar TBA Web series on Hotstar
Dostana 2[25] TBA
Aankh Micholi TBA
Helmet TBA
Mirzapur Season 2 Subodh Web series
PariWar- Pyaar Ke Aagey War Kanta Prasad Tripathi aka Munna
Unpaused Manish
2021 Rashmi Rocket[26] TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2019 Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Stree Nominated
2020 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Supporting Actor (Male) (Drama Series) Paatal Lok Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Abhishek Banerjee casting a spell with his acting skills now". The New Indian Express. 18 July 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "ABHISHEK BANERJEE FILMOGRAPHY". Cinestaan. Archived from the original on 12 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Abhishek Banerjee: Casting direction should be compulsory for actors". The Times of India. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Meet Abhishek Banerjee: In front of and behind the camera". Hindustan Times. 9 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Bajatey Raho Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Bombay Talkies Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Sundance Film Review: 'Umrika'". Variety. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  8. ^ "'You Are My Sunday' ('Tu Hai Mera Sunday'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Phillauri Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Movie Review: Ajji". Reuters. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Pari Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Brij Mohan Amar Rahe Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  13. ^ "'Stree' Review: Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao's spooky horror-comedy provides thrills and laughs in equal measure". Daily News and Analysis. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2019". Zee Cine Awards. 31 March 2019. Zee Cinema. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Arjun Patiala Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Abhishek Banerjee, a social media sensation". The Telegraph. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Bala' trailer makes way for hilarious memes on social media". The Times of India. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  18. ^ Khan, Atif (17 January 2020). "Bollywood actor and casting director Abhishek Banerjee on how Rajinikanth inspired him" – via www.thehindu.com.
  19. ^ "Mirzapur banks on bold acts and a breathless pace to keep us hooked". The Telegraph. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  20. ^ "'We look at how much an actor can surprise us'". The Hindu. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  21. ^ "The rigours of casting in Bollywood, as told by casting directors". The Wall. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Casting Bay Owners On The Most Common Mistake Aspiring Actors Make". Film Companion. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  23. ^ a b c "Abhishek Banerjee on wearing the dual hats of actor and casting director and being 'Hathoda' Tyagi in Paatal Lok". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  24. ^ GHOSH, SUKTARA (27 December 2016). "Review: TVF Has Another Winner With 'Humorously Yours'". www.thequint.com. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  25. ^ "Abhishek Banerjee Joins Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor, Lakshya in Dostana 2". News18. IANS. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  26. ^ "Abhishek Banerjee bags a new role in Taapsee Pannu starrer Rashmi Rocket". Bollywood Hungama. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.