Asit Sen (actor)

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Asit Sen
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Born(1917-05-13)13 May 1917
Died18 September 1993(1993-09-18) (aged 76)
NationalityIndian
Other namesAsit Kumar Sen
OccupationActor, Film director
Years active1949–1993
Notable work
Bees Saal Baad

Asit Sen (13 May 1917[1] – 18 September 1993[2]) was an Indian film director turned famous comedian in the Hindi film industry. He directed 2 films and starred in over 200 films between 1953 and 1993 until his death. As an actor/comedian, he often portrayed a character with authority, such as a police inspector or landlord, but with comic effect, mostly as a slow-speaking person. His acting career was particularly prolific in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. He had a very thin voice, in striking contrast to his huge physical frame and spoke his dialogues at a slow pace.

Sen started his career, assisting director-producer Bimal Roy in Kolkata, however, the Kolkata-based film industry was now on the decline, thus Roy shifted base to Bombay (now Mumbai) along with Roy's team in 1950, which included Sen, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Nabendu Ghosh, Kamal Bose and later Salil Chaudhury. Along with doing small roles in films he directed two films for his mentor's production house, Parivar (1956) and Apradhi Kaun (1957), before choosing acting as his full time career, playing comic roles with almost every known name in the industry.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Hindi[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1949 Chhota Bhai
1955 Amanat Ganesh
1956 Parivar The Director
1957 Apradhi Kaun The Director
1958 Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi as dead man
1959 Sujata Pandit Bhawani Shankar Sharma
1960 Parakh Bhanju Babu
1961 Kabuliwala Bhola
Chhaya Dharad
Junglee Doctor
1962 Bees Saal Baad Gopichand Jasoos
Baat Ek Raat Ki Ramu
1963 Bandini Shambu
1964 Benazir
Chandi Ki Deewar
1965 Mere Sanam Gopi Chand Police Inspector
Chand Aur Suraj Dindayal Choudhury
Bhoot Bungla Dhamu (Servant)
1967 Naunihal School-teacher
Nai Roshni Moti
Jaal Rita's Uncle
Chandan Ka Palna Sevaram Seth
Upkar Lakhpati
1968 Brahmachari Moti
Do Dooni Char Sevak Double role
1969 Do Raaste Alopee Prasad
Yakeen Bhola (Servant)
Aradhana Tikaram (Servant)
Pyar Ka Mausam Kunvar Saheb
Tamanna Raja Ram
Beti vaid
1970 Purab Aur Paschim Servant
Chetna
Pagla Kahin Ka
Abhinetri Narayan
1971 Upaasna
Majhli Didi Babunath (prosecuting lawyer)
Buddha Mil Gaya Jhunjhunwala
Mera Gaon Mera Desh Motumal (drunk)
Anand Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee's Amitabh Bachchan patient
Door Ka Raahi Bholu Kaka
Bikhre Moti
Chahat
Mere Apne Biloki Prashad

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1972 Amar Prem Chander
Bombay To Goa Dhaba Owner
Annadata Motu Bhandari
Anuraag D'Souza
Bandhe Haath Sethji (Roopkala Theatre Owner)
Do Chor Bhagwan Dass
Dushman Harishankar Chaurasiya (Head Constable)
1973 Charitra
Chor Machaye Shor
Chowkidar Munim
Dharma Seth Garib Dass
1974 Imtihan Professor
Anjaan Raahen
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan Kaka (villager who transformed "Poonam" into a village girl)
Charitraheen
Chhote Sarkar
1975 Amanush Pujari Bilingual in Bengali
Chaitali Remake of the 1971 Bengali film of the same name
Zorro Daroga-Soldier
1976 Balika Badhu Udasu
Bajrang Bali Khumbkaran
Ginny Aur Johnny Bhoosamal (Police Constable)
Bairaag
1977 Anand Ashram Girdhari Bilingual in Bengali
Anurodh (Music Station Manager)
Bandie
1978 Ghar Chatterjee
Devata (1978 film) Doctor Shambhunath
1979 Jurmana Dr Kabir
Chhath Maiya Ki Mahima
Bombay By Nite
1980 Judaai Constable Dinanath Tiwari
Ram Balram Inspector EK Mukherjee
Aanchal (Government Official)
1981 Barsaat Ki Ek Raat Police inspector

Bengali[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1975 Amanush Pujari
1977 Anand Ashram Girdhari
1981 Anushandhan Police Inspector Bengali version of Barsaat ki Ek Raat

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