Biswajit Chatterjee

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Biswajit Chatterjee
Biswajit Deb Chatterjee - Kolkata 2014-02-09 8719.JPG
Born Biswajeet Ranjitkumar Chattejee
(1936-12-14) 14 December 1936 (age 80)
Kolkata, India
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer
Spouse(s) Ratna Chatterjee (divorced)
Ira Chatterjee (current)
Children Prosenjit Chatterjee
Pallavi Chatterjee
Prima Chatterjee

Biswajit (full name Biswajit Ranjitkumar Chatterjee, Hindi: बिस्वजित चॅटर्जी, Bengali: বিশ্বজিৎ চ্যাটার্জী) is a Bengali/Hindi actor. He was born in Calcutta, West Bengal and later went to Bombay to do Hindi films.

Early career[edit]

After films in Calcutta including Mayamrigo (1960) and Dui Bhai (1961), Biswajit relocated to Bombay. In 1962, he performed in the film Bees Saal Baad, which was followed by Kohraa, Bin Badal Barsat, Majboor, Kaise Kahoon and Paisa Ya Pyaar.

List of his filmography includes Mere Sanam (1965), Shehnai, Aasra(1964), Night in London, Yeh Raat Phir Naa Aaygi (1966), April Fool (1964), Kismat (1968),Do Kaliyan (1968), Ishq Par Zor Nahin and Sharaarat (1972). He was mostly paired with notable actresses such as Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehmaan, Mumtaz, Mala Sinha and Rajshree.

Biswajit appeared in Rekha's debut film Anjana Safar (1969) (later re-titled Do Shikaari). Though Anjana Safar was blocked by the censors and not released until 10 years later, a scene from the film which shows him kissing Rekha appeared on the pages of the Asian edition of Life magazine.[1] Rekha had complained that during filming of one of the romantic scenes, Biswajit unexpectedly smooched her for 5 minutes against her will, and the entire crew started cheering and whistling while she was in tears. [2]

In between acting in Bollywood movies, Biswajit has returned to Calcutta to act in Bengali films as well. Notable ones among them include Chowringhee (1968) and Garh Nasimpur with Uttam Kumar and " Kuheli " and much later, Srimaan Prithviraj (1973), "Jai Baba Taraknath "(1977) and Amar Geeti (1983).

Apart from being an actor, Biswajeet is also a singer and performs in concerts. In the 1970s, he cut a disc of two Bengali modern numbers [" Tomar chokher kajole..." and " Jay jay din..."], composed by Salil Choudhury.

Later career[edit]

In 1975, Biswajit produced and directed his own film, Kahte Hai Mujhko Raja. He also acted in the film with stars such as Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, and Rekha (reteaming with her after Anjana Safar). R.D. Burman did the music. Later he went back to acting.Making a film on netaji subash chandra bose life(will be in Hindi English and Bengali)and also still continuing with acting in a new untitled Hindi film(murder mystery) with his younger daughter actress Pryma Chatterji

Political career[edit]

In the 2014 general elections, Biswajit contested from the New Delhi as a Trinamool Congress candidate. He finished 7th, securing only 909 votes.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Biswajit has been married twice and has three children. He has a son and a daughter by his first wife Late Ratna Chatterjee. His son Prosenjit and elder daughter Pallavi are also actors in the Bengali Film Industry. He did a brief stint at Upper Dublin High School.

Filmography[edit]

Biswajit lives in Mumbai with his second wife Ira Chatterjee and their daughter actress Pryma Chatterji

  • Aa Dekhein Zara(guest role as dada ji of neil nitin mukesh)
  • Adorini(2004)
  • Kangsa - as Lord Krishna
  • Daak Harkaraa (1959)
  • Natun Fasal (1960)
  • Badhu (as the younger brother of Basanta Chaudhuri)
  • Maya Mriga (1960)
  • Kathin Maya (1961)
  • Dui Bhai (1961)
  • Nav Diganta (1962)
  • Sesh Paryanta
  • Dhoop Chhaya (1962)
  • Dada Thakur (1962)
  • Bees Saal Baad (1962)
  • Bin Badal Barsaat (1963)
  • Shehnai (1964)
  • Prabhater Rang (1964)
  • Majboor (1964)
  • Kohra (1964)
  • Kaise Kahoon (1964)
  • Godhuli Belaye (1964)
  • April Fool (1964)
  • Mere Sanam (1965)
  • Do Dil (1965)
  • Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi (1966)
  • Sagaai (1966)
  • Biwi Aur Makaan (1966)
  • Aasra (1966) .... Amar Kumar
  • Night in London (1967) .... Jivan
  • Nai Roshni (1967) .... Prakash
  • Jaal (1967)
  • Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan (1967)
  • Ghar Ka Chirag (1967)
  • Vaasna (1968)
  • Kismat (1968)
  • Do Kaliyaan (1968)
  • Chowringhee (1968)
  • Monihaar
  • Tamanna (1969)
  • Raahgir (1969)
  • Pyar Ka Sapna (1969)
  • Pardesi (1970)
  • Ishq Par Zor Nahin (1970)
  • Garh Nasimpur
  • Main Sunder Hoon (1971)
  • Raktakto Bangla (1972) Joint Production Movie Bangladesh-India.
  • Shararat (1972)
  • Chaitali (1972)
  • Kuheli (1971)
  • Sriman Prithviraj (1973)
  • Mehmaan (1973)
  • Ami Shirajer Begum (1973)
  • Raktatilak (1974)
  • Prantarekha (1974)
  • Do Aankhen (1974)
  • Phir Kab Milogi (1974)
  • Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja (1975)
  • Jai Bajrang Bali (1976)
  • Naami Chor (1977)
  • Baba Taraknath (1977)
  • Do Shikaari (1979)
  • Hum kadam (1980)
  • Amar Geeti (1983)
  • Anand Aur Anand (1984)
  • Saaheb (1985)
  • Krishna-Krishna (1986)
  • Allah Rakha (1986)
  • Belagaam (1988)
  • Zimmedaar (1990)
  • Jigarwala (1991)
  • Mehboob Mere Mehboob (1992)
  • Kichhhu Sanlap Kichhu Pralap (1989)
  • Inth Ka Jawab Patthar (2002)
  • Shondhey Namar Agey

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