|Born||6 August 1896|
|Died||4 November 1974|
|Occupation||Actor, theatre personality|
|Years active||1921 - 1974|
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
Ahindra Choudhury was an Indian film actor, director, theatre personality and the co-founder of Photo Play Syndicate, a Kolkata-based art organization for bioscope shows. A winner of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1958, 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.
Ahindra Choudhury was born on 6 August 1896 in Chakraberia, Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. His early education was at Sishu Vidyalaya in Chakraberia and at London Missionary, Kolkata from where completed his studies in 1911. 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.
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. Years later, he appeared in one more film, Shravan Sandhya, in 1974. He acted in 89 films, wrote screenplay for his maiden venture, Soul of a Slave and directed two films.
Choudhury received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1958. The Government of India honoured him with the civilian award of Padma Shri in 1963. He was a recipient of DLitt (Honoris Causa) from the Rabindra Bharati University and was a guest Lecturer at the University of Kolkata. He died on 4 November 1974, at the age of 80.
As an actor
|1||1923||Soul of a Slave||Hemchandra Mukherjee|
|2||1924||Mishar Rani||Jyotish Bannerjee|
|4||1927||Durgesh Nandini||Priyanath N. Ganguly|
|5||1928||Shasti Ki Shanti||Jyotish Bannerjee|
|7||1931||Rishir Prem||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|
|14||1934||Roop Lekha||P. C. Barua|
|17||1935||Balidan (Hindi)||Prafulla Roy|
|18||1936||Dalit Kusum (Hindi)||M. L. Tandon|
|19||1936||Sonar Sansar||Debaki Bose|
|22||1936||Krishna Sudama||Phani Burma|
|23||1937||Prabas Milan||Phani Burma|
|24||1937||Talkie of Talkies||Sisir Kumar Bhaduri|
|26||1937||Samaj Patan (Hindi)||Prafulla Roy|
|27||1938||Devi Phullara||Tincory Chakrabarty|
|29||1939||Jakher Dhan||Haricharan Bhanja|
|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|
|37||1940||Kamale Kamini||Phani Burma, Nirmal Goswami|
|39||1941||Uttarayan||P. C. Barua|
|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|
|47||1942||Avayer Biye||Sushil Majumdar|
|51||1944||Matir Ghar||Haricharan Bhanja|
|53||1944||Sandhi (Hindi)||Apurva Mitra|
|54||1945||Ban Phool (Hindi)||Niren Lahiri|
|56||1945||Dui Purush||Subodh Mitra|
|57||1945||Mane Na Mane||Sailajanand Mukherji|
|59||1946||Suleh||Apurba Kumar Mitra|
|60||1946||Prem Ki Duniya||Jyotish Bannerjee|
|61||1946||Pather Saathi||Naresh Mitra|
|63||1946||Suleh (Hindi)||Apura Mitra|
|64||1947||Burmar Pathey||Hiranmoy Sen|
|67||1948||Bicharak||Deb Narayan Gupta|
|68||1948||Sir Sankarnath||Debaki Bose|
|69||1948||Kalo Ghorah||Jyotish Bannerjee|
|71||1948||Ghumiye Achhe Gram||Sailajanand Mukherji|
|72||1949||Dasiputra||Deb Narayan Gupta|
|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  |
|81||1952||Vidyasagar||Kali Prasad Ghosh|
|82||1954||Mantra Shakti||Chitta Bose|
|84||1955||Kankabatir Ghat||Chitta Bose|
|87||1956||Chirakumar Sabha||Debaki Bose|
|88||1957||Neelachaley Mahaprabhu||Kartick Chattopadhyay|
|89||1974||Shravan Sandhya||Bireshwar Basu|
As a Director
- Krishna Sakha (1927)
- Vipranarayana (1937)
As a story writer
- Soul of a Slave (1923)
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