Ahindra Choudhury

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Ahindra Choudhury
Born6 August 1896
Chakraberia, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died4 November 1974
OccupationActor, theatre personality
Years active1921 - 1974
AwardsPadma Shri
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Ahindra Choudhury was an Indian film actor, director, theatre personality[1][2] and the co-founder of Photo Play Syndicate,[3] a Kolkata-based art organization for bioscope shows.[4] A winner of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1958,[5] Choudhury was honoured by the Government of India in 1963 with the award of Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award, for his services to the nation.[6]

Biography[edit]

Ahindra Choudhury was born on 6 August 1896[7] in Chakraberia, Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1] His early education was at Sishu Vidyalaya in Chakraberia and at London Missionary, Kolkata from where completed his studies in 1911.[1] His entry into films started with the bioscope show company, Photo Play Synidicate, he founded together with Prafulla Ghosh in 1921. Two years later, he wrote the screenplay for the motionless feature film, Soul of a Slave directed by Hemchandra Mukherjee and was the lead actor.[1]

His foray into movie world was in 1931 with Hrishir Prem, a Jyotish Bandopadhay film. He retired from acting with Shahjahan, a drama staged on 11 September 1957 at Minerva Theatre, Kolkata.[1] Years later, he appeared in one more film, Shravan Sandhya, in 1974.[8] He acted in 89 films,[9] wrote screenplay for his maiden venture, Soul of a Slave and directed two films.[10]

Choudhury received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1958.[5] The Government of India honoured him with the civilian award of Padma Shri in 1963.[6] He was a recipient of DLitt (Honoris Causa) from the Rabindra Bharati University and was a guest Lecturer at the University of Kolkata.[1] He died on 4 November 1974, at the age of 80.[11]

Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

# Year Title Director
1 1923 Soul of a Slave Hemchandra Mukherjee
2 1924 Mishar Rani Jyotish Bannerjee
3 1924 Premanjali Jyotish Bannerjee
4 1927 Durgesh Nandini Priyanath N. Ganguly
5 1928 Shasti Ki Shanti Jyotish Bannerjee
6 1930 Rajsingha Jyotish Bannerjee
7 1931 Rishir Prem Jyotish Bannerjee
8 1932 Vishnumaya Jyotish Bannerjee
9 1932 Krishnakanter Will Jyotish Bannerjee
10 1932 Prahlad (Hindi) Kanjibhai Rathod
11 1933 Seeta Sisir Kumar Bhaduri
12 1934 Chand Saudagar Prafulla Roy
13 1934 Mahua Hiren Bose
14 1934 Roop Lekha P. C. Barua
15 1934 Dakshayajna Jyotish Bannerjee
16 1935 Bidrohi Dhirendranath Ganguly
17 1935 Balidan (Hindi) Prafulla Roy
18 1936 Dalit Kusum (Hindi) M. L. Tandon
19 1936 Sonar Sansar Debaki Bose
20 1936 Sarala Premankur Atorthy
21 1936 Rajani Jyotish Bannerjee
22 1936 Krishna Sudama Phani Burma
23 1937 Prabas Milan Phani Burma
24 1937 Talkie of Talkies Sisir Kumar Bhaduri
25 1937 Indira Tarit Bose
26 1937 Samaj Patan (Hindi) Prafulla Roy
27 1938 Devi Phullara Tincory Chakrabarty
28 1938 Abhinaya Modhu Bose
29 1939 Jakher Dhan Haricharan Bhanja
30 1939 Bamanabatar Haricharan Bhanja
31 1939 Rikta Sushil Majumdar
32 1939 Nara Narayana Jyotish Bannerjee
33 1939 Janak Nandini Phani Burma
34 1939 Chanakya Sisir Kumar Bhaduri
35 1940 Doctor Phani Majumdar, Subodh Mitra
36 1940 Suktara Niranjan Pal
37 1940 Kamale Kamini Phani Burma, Nirmal Goswami
38 1941 Avatar Premankur Atorthy
39 1941 Uttarayan P. C. Barua
40 1941 Nandini Sailajanand Mukherji
41 1941 Karnarjun Jyotish Bannerjee, Satish Dasgupta
42 1941 Epar Opar Chitta Bose, Sukumar Dasgupta
43 1941 Doctor (Hindi) Subhod Mittes
44 1942 Jiban Sangini Gunamoy Bannerjee
45 1942 Meenakshi Modhu Bose
46 1942 Jawab P.C. Barua
47 1942 Avayer Biye Sushil Majumdar
48 1943 Jogajog Sushil Majumdar
49 1943 Dwanda Hemen Gupta
50 1943 Devar Jyotish Bannerjee
51 1944 Matir Ghar Haricharan Bhanja
52 1944 Nandita Sukumar Dasgupta
53 1944 Sandhi (Hindi) Apurva Mitra
54 1945 Ban Phool (Hindi) Niren Lahiri
55 1945 Bondita Hemanta Gupta
56 1945 Dui Purush Subodh Mitra
57 1945 Mane Na Mane Sailajanand Mukherji
58 1945 Kalankini Jyotish Bannerjee
59 1946 Suleh Apurba Kumar Mitra
60 1946 Prem Ki Duniya Jyotish Bannerjee
61 1946 Pather Saathi Naresh Mitra
62 1946 Mandir Naresh Mitra
63 1946 Suleh (Hindi) Apura Mitra
64 1947 Burmar Pathey Hiranmoy Sen
65 1947 Alakananda Ratan Chatterjee
66 1947 Abhijog Sushil Majumdar
67 1948 Bicharak Deb Narayan Gupta
68 1948 Sir Sankarnath Debaki Bose
69 1948 Kalo Ghorah Jyotish Bannerjee
70 1948 Jayjatra Niren Lahiri
71 1948 Ghumiye Achhe Gram Sailajanand Mukherji
72 1949 Dasiputra Deb Narayan Gupta
73 1949 Abhijatya Sukumar Dasgupta
74 1949 Niruddesh Niren Lahiri
75 1949 Bandhur Path Chitta Bose
76 1949 Nirdosh Abla (Hindi)
77 1950 Pattharar Kahini Deb Narayan Gupta
78 1950 Vidyasagar Kali Prasad Ghosh
79 1950 Michael Madhusudhan Modhu Bose
80 1951 Datta Saumyen Mukhopadhyay [12] [13]
81 1952 Vidyasagar Kali Prasad Ghosh
82 1954 Mantra Shakti Chitta Bose
83 1955 Debatra Haridas Bhattacharya
84 1955 Kankabatir Ghat Chitta Bose
85 1956 Shyamali Ajoy Kar
86 1956 Paradhin Modhu Bose
87 1956 Chirakumar Sabha Debaki Bose
88 1957 Neelachaley Mahaprabhu Kartick Chattopadhyay
89 1974 Shravan Sandhya Bireshwar Basu

As a Director[edit]

  • Krishna Sakha (1927)
  • Vipranarayana (1937)

As a story writer[edit]

  • Soul of a Slave (1923)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Go Molo Biography". Go Molo Biography. 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  2. ^ "I Baburao". I Baburao. 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Westminster research" (PDF). Westminster research. 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. ^ "The Indian Stage Vol. IV". Internet Archive. 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Sangeet Natak Akademi award". Sangeet Natak Akademi. 2015. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Enter 10 Buzz". Enter 10 Buzz. 2015. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
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  9. ^ "KYF Profile". Know Your Films. 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  10. ^ "IMDB Filmography". IMDB. 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  11. ^ "IMDB Profile". IMDB Profile. 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  12. ^ YouTube
  13. ^ Moviebuff

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