|Residence||New Delhi, India|
|Alma mater||Calcutta University, West Bengal, India|
Avijit Dutt is an Indian filmmaker, actor, theater director and communications consultant. Living and working out of New Delhi. He has done his masters from Calcutta University in English Literature and began his career at an English Faculty in St. Paul's School, Darjeeling.
As a Theatre Director & Actor he has done over 75 plays in English, Hindi & Bengali. He has written 6 full length plays: - Bamboo Flower - Mahatma Mar Gaya - Bombay! Bosnia! - Breaking News - Noor Jahan- An Empress Reveals - Unspeakable - 9.45 ki Express ki Citee He has also dramatised 1084 ki Ma, with Shyamanand Jalan.
He launched the Childline with UNICEF & National Human Rights Commission.
Dutt, has played noted roles in Hollywood movies like Gandhi To Hitler, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love etc. In Bollywood he acted in Madras Cafe as a R&AW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer, in Jolly LLB2 as state police head and in No One Killed Jessica as a defense lawyer. He did The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Judi Dench.
He is, perhaps, the only actor to have two patents, including for a toilet. His organisation, Enable, of which Dutt is Chief Motivator and Director, has built toilets across north India, though not the one he had patented, the second patent is for a process of collecting, testing and documenting blood tests for rural areas. They have covered over 60000 beneficiaries across 68 villages in India.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1996||Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love||Vazir, The King's Prime Minister|
|1996||Fire (1996 film)||Julie's father|
|2004||Bow Barracks Forever||Melville|
|2004||Chai Pani Etc.||Mr. Bose|
|2006||The Bong Connection||Actor|
|2010||Peepli Live||Boss of English TV Channel|
|2011||No One Killed Jessica||BM Pandit|
|2011||Gandhi to Hitler||MK Gandhi|
|2015||The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Nimish|
|2016||Land of the Gods||Sunder|
|2017||Jolly LLB 2||VK Paul|
|2017||The Complaint||The Old Man|
|2019||Delhi Crime||Gururaj Dixit||Web television series|