Abhishek Banerjee (actor)

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Abhishek Banerjee
NationalityIndian
Occupationactor, casting director, screenwriter

Abhishek Banerjee is an Indian actor, casting director and screenwriter.

Biography[edit]

Banerjee received his higher education from Delhi.[1] 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 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.[2] He worked as casting director in Bajatey Raho and Mickey Virus in 2013.[2][4] He also acted in Bombay Talkies in 2013.[5]

Banerjee acted in Fuddu Boys and Agli Baar in 2015.[2] These films were short films. He also worked as casting director in Umrika and Gabbar Is Back in 2015.[2][6] He worked as casting director in Dear Dad, Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, Rock On 2 and You Are My Sunday in 2016.[2][7] 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.[8][9] In 2018 he worked as screenwriter of Pari.[10] He worked as casting director of Brij Mohan Amar Rahe in 2018.[11] He acted in Stree in 2018.[12] For this film he was nominated for Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role in 2019.[13] In 2019 he worked as casting director of Kalank.[2] In 2019 he also acted in Arjun Patiala, Dream Girl and Bala.[14][15][16]

Besides films he also acted in web series like TVF Pitchers in 2015, Mirzapur in 2018 and Typewriter in 2019 where he played a key role as 'Fakeer' .[1][17] He runs "Casting Bay" along with his friend Anmol Ahuja where they cast actors in advertisements, films as well as web series.[18][19][20] It was established in 2017.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Casting director and writer[edit]

Year Film Casting Director Writer
2010 Knock Out Yes
2011 No One Killed Jessica Yes
2011 The Dirty Picture Yes
2013 Bajatey Raho Yes
2013 Mickey Virus Yes
2015 Gabbar Is Back Yes
2016 Dear Dad Yes
2016 Do Lafzon Ki Kahani Yes
2016 Rock On 2 Yes
2016 You Are My Sunday Yes
2017 Ok Jaanu Yes
2017 Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Yes
2017 Secret Superstar Yes
2017 Ajji Yes
2018 Pari Yes
2018 Brij Mohan Amar Rahe Yes
2019 Kalank Yes

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
2015 TVF Pitchers Bhati Web series
2015 Agli Baar Mahinder Short film
2017 Phillauri Soma
2017 Ajji Vilasrao Dhavle
2018 Stree Jana
2018 Mirzapur Subodh Web series
2019 Arjun Patiala Director Special appearance
2019 Typewriter Fakeer Web series
2019 Dream Girl Mahinder Rajput
2019 Bala Ramu
2019 Made In China Officer
Dostana 2[21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2019 Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Stree 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 i "ABHISHEK BANERJEE FILMOGRAPHY". Cinestaan. 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. ^ "Bajatey Raho Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Bombay Talkies Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Sundance Film Review: 'Umrika'". Variety. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  7. ^ "'You Are My Sunday' ('Tu Hai Mera Sunday'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Phillauri Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Movie Review: Ajji". Reuters. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Pari Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Brij Mohan Amar Rahe Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  12. ^ "'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.
  13. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2019". Zee Cine Awards. 31 March 2019. Zee Cinema. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Arjun Patiala Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Abhishek Banerjee, a social media sensation". The Telegraph. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Bala' trailer makes way for hilarious memes on social media". The Times of India. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Mirzapur banks on bold acts and a breathless pace to keep us hooked". The Telegraph. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  18. ^ "'We look at how much an actor can surprise us'". The Hindu. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  19. ^ "The rigours of casting in Bollywood, as told by casting directors". The Wall. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  20. ^ "Casting Bay Owners On The Most Common Mistake Aspiring Actors Make". Film Companion. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Abhishek Banerjee Joins Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor, Lakshya in Dostana 2". News18. Retrieved 5 December 2019.