Avijit Dutt

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Avijit Dutt
ResidenceNew Delhi, India
NationalityIndia
Alma materCalcutta University, West Bengal, India
OccupationActor,
Years active1972–present

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.[1]

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.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Film yet to release Denotes films that have not yet been released
Films
Year Film Role Notes
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
2005 Amu (film) Neel
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
2013 Madras Cafe Swarup
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Nimish
2015 Piku Bodo Mesho
2016 Land of the Gods Sunder
2017 Jolly LLB 2 VK Paul
2017 Kashmir Father
2017 The Complaint The Old Man
2018 2.0 Dr. Sam
2019 Delhi Crime Gururaj Dixit Web television series

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