Chandan Roy Sanyal

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Chandan Roy Sanyal
Chandan Roy Sanyal, Sudhanshu Pandey at Esha Deol's sangeet ceremony 07.jpg
Chandan Roy Sanyal (left) in 2012
Born (1980-01-30) 30 January 1980 (age 42)
EducationZakir Husain College
OccupationActor, Model
Years active2006–present

Chandan Roy Sanyal (born 30 January 1980) is an Indian actor who is known for his work in the Hindi and Bengali language films of India.[1] After graduating with a degree in mathematics, he made his acting debut in the 2006 film Rang de Basanti, in a minor role. He then received critical acclaim for his supporting roles in the 2009 action film Kaminey[2] and in his Bengali debut, the 2010 film Mahanagar@Kolkata. Sanyal then went on to receive recognition for his performances in the 2012 Bengali drama film Aparajita Tumi and as an insomniac artist in the 2013 romantic drama Prague.[3]

Early life[edit]

Born and brought up in Delhi, Sanyal hails from a Bengali family.[4] Chandan studied at Raisina Bengali School and then Zakir Husain College, where he received an honors degree in Mathematics.[5]


Sanyal made his debut as Batukeshwar Dutt in 2006's Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra film Rang De Basanti[1] but his big break came with Vishal Bhardwaj's 2009 movie Kaminey where he got a lot of appreciation from the critics as well as audience.[citation needed]

Chandan also did an excellent job in the latest 2012 film "Aparajita Tumi". He has been signed on as one of the two leads in the film Kaanchi.[6]



Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Rang De Basanti Batukeshwar Dutt Hindi [1]
2007 Viva Sunita! Hindi Short film
2009 Kaminey Mikhail Hindi Nominated—Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance - Male
2010 Mahanagar@Kolkata Rohit Bengali
2011 F.A.L.T.U Vishnu Vardhan Hindi
2011 Tell Me O Kkhuda Kuki Hindi [7]
2012 Aparajita Tumi Ranojoy Bengali
2012 Love You To Death Atul Sinha Hindi [8]
2012 Staying Alive Altaf Ali Hindi [9]
2012 Midnight's Children Joseph D'Costa English [10]
2013 Ganesh Talkies Arjun Bengali
2013 D-Day Iqbal Seth's Nephew Hindi
2013 Prague Chandan Hindi
2014 Kaanchi... Ratan Lal Bagula Hindi
2014 Mango Sylvie Hindi Post-production
2015 Jazbaa Niyaaz Sheikh Hindi
2015 Bangistan Tamim Hussain Hindi
2017 Mirza Juuliet Rajan Hindi
2017 Tope (film) Goja Bengali
2017 Chef Najrul Hindi
2017 Jab Harry Met Sejal Ghyassuddin Mohammed Qureshi Hindi
2019 The Sholay Girl Asim Hindi Released on ZEE5
2019 Jabariya Jodi Guddu Hindi
2020 Rawkto Rawhoshyo Shammo Bengali A film by Soukarya Ghosal
2021 Sanak Saju Hindi

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Language Network Notes
2019 Parchhayee Somesh Hindi ZEE5
2019 Bhram Police Inspector Hindi ZEE5
2020 Aashram Swami Bhupendra Singh (Bhuppa Swami) Hindi MX Player
2020 Forbidden Love Hindi ZEE5 [11]
2021 Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu Mastaan Hindi ZEE5 [12]
2021 Ray Hindi Netflix [13]


  1. ^ a b c "Discovery Of Chandan Roy Sanyal". Calcutta Tube. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  2. ^ "Kaminey Review". NDTV Movies. 14 August 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Prague Review". DNA India. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  4. ^ Chandan Roy Sanyal - Chakpak
  5. ^ "New Kid on the Block: Chandan Roy Sanyal". Star Box Office. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Discovery Of Chandan Roy Sanyal". The Times of India. 2 July 2013. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  7. ^ "KAMINEY star Chandan Roy Sanyal is back - Trade News". 16 February 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  8. ^ "In the Right Spirit : Glossary, News - India Today". 19 March 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Staying Alive movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Chandan Roy Sanyal signed for Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children". 16 February 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  11. ^ "Chandan Roy Sanyal interview: 'If people see me, they won't see the scene'". Archived from the original on 3 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Main Hero Boll Raha Hu: All You Need To Know About Parth Samthaan's OTT Debut - ZEE5 News". ZEE5. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  13. ^ "'Ray' trailer: Netflix anthology is a tribute to the master filmmaker". The Hindu. 9 June 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 June 2021.

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