Haradhan Bandopadhyay

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Haradhan Bandopadhyay
হারাধন বন্দোপাধ্যায়
Born (1926-11-06)6 November 1926
Kushtia, Bengal, British India
Died 5 January 2013(2013-01-05) (aged 86)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1948 - 2013

Haradhan Bandopadhyay (Bengali: হারাধন বন্দোপাধ্যায়) (6 November 1926 – 5 January 2013) was a Bengali Indian male actor of television and films. He made his debut in the 1948 Bengali film Devdut, directed by Atanu Bandopadhyay. He worked with some of the most prominent directors of Bengali cinema, like Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bandopadhyay started his schooling from Kushtia Municipal School in East Bengal, now Bangladesh. He passed matriculation in 1944. In 1946, he finished his IA exam from City College, Kolkata, an affiliate of the University of Calcutta. He worked in Gun & Shell factory. In 1946, he joined an insurance company, and he continued there till his retirement . He was even sent to jail for his involvement in the freedom struggle movement of India.[1][2]


He made his debut in director Atanu Bandopadhay’s film Devdut in 1948. He was a celebrated stage artiste who acted in hundreds of plays, working with famous names like Ahindra Choudhury, Chhabi Biswas and Utpal Dutt.[3]


Bandopadhyay died on 5 January 2013 at the age of 86. He was suffering from pneumonia and was admitted to hospital 15 days before his death. Bandopadhyay is survived by his wife and two sons.[2][4] After his death, Bengali film actors Paran Bandopadhyay and Soumitra Chatterjee said that his death was a great loss for the Bengali film industry. Another Bengali director, Srijit Mukherji, stated: "I'm devastated by his death... The embodiment of affection passes away."[1]

Selected filmography[edit]



  1. ^ a b c "Veteran actor Haradhan Bandhopadhyay passes away". Times of AP. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Bengali actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay no more". First Post. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay (25 July 2005). "Over 150 reel roles later, this actor gets real recognition". Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Veteran Bengali actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay passes away in Kolkata". IBNLive. an 05, 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

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