George Baker (Indian actor)
|Member of Parliament|
for Anglo-Indian reserved seats
|Assumed office |
23 July 2015
|Born||28 October 1946|
Tezpur, Assam, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Residence||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Alma mater||La Martiniere Lucknow|
|Known for||Cinema of West Bengal, Cinema of Assam, Bharatiya Janata Party|
George Baker (born 28 October 1946), is an Indian actor and politician. He has been a prolific actor in Assamese & Bengali movies since the late 1970s. He is one of the two Members of Parliament appointed by the president under Article 331 (Anglo-Indian) of the Indian Constitution. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2014 and contested and lost the Lok Sabha elections from the Howrah constituency during the Indian general election, 2014.
Early life and education
Baker was born in Tezpur, Assam, on 28 October 1945 in a Greek family. His initial education was in Lucknow at La Martiniere College. He was a National level junior in Boxing and Swimming during this period. He later joined the Assam Engineering College but had to leave midway since his father died. He completed a two-year course in Permanent Way Engineering and joined the Northeast Frontier Railway zone in the Engineering Department. He served here for two years and then quit to start his own business.
Acting career (Early 1970s – present)
Baker made his first foray into Assamese cinema in 1974. He played the protagonist in the Assamese film Chameli Memsaab . This film went on to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Assamese at the 23rd National Film Awards. He played the role of Berkeley, a British planter who falls for a native girl, Chameli, (played by Binita Borgohain) and is later accused for her murder. Baker later played the same role in the Bengali version of the same movie.
Political career (2014)
On 24 June 2017, he was attacked by a mob, allegedly of Trinamool Congress members, and then hospitalised.
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- Bharatiya Janata Party
- Cinema of Assam
- Cinema of West Bengal
- Jatra (theatre)
- Northeast Frontier Railway zone
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- Feeds, IANS (24 June 2017). "BJP MP George Baker allegedly attacked by Trinamool".