15 March 1977
|Years active||1999 – present|
Jisshu Sengupta, popularly known as Jisshu, is an Indian film actor and television presenter, who works predominantly in Bengali and Hindi language films. Sengupta was born in Kolkata; he studied at the Julien Day School, where he was fully engrossed in playing cricket. He pursued a degree in economics from Heramba Chandra College, following which he started to work in an advertising agency.
Jisshu made his debut in the showbiz through a television serial , Mahaprabhu, as the lead character, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The role in the show became a breakthrough role for the debutant. Subsequently, he made his debut in Bengali cinema through Priyogon, which couldn't take off his career. He then appeared in a spate of critically and commercially unsuccessful projects. A turning point came in his career, when he collaborated with Rituparno Ghosh for the latter's Abohoman, which earned him critical acclaim. His subsequent collaborations with Ghose for films, which include Noukadubi, Shob Charitro Kalponik bought him higher degree of critical and commercial success. Sengupta's collaborations with other arthouse directors for films such as Jaatishwar also enabled him to become one of the most sought out actors in Bengali cinema.
Jisshu continued to garner wider attention and further critical acclaim for his independent leading role came late through Byomkesh Bakshi (2015 film) (2015) and its sequel Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana (2016). His performance in the latter earned him a Filmfare Awards East 2017 for Best Actor nomination. His biggest commercial success came with the action drama film Zulfiqar (film) (2016), as he continued to draw praise for his performances in Sesh Bole Kichu Nei (2014), Jaatishwar (2014) and Arshinagar (2015)
Apart from films, Jisshu is actively involved in anchoring reality shows and award shows, including Filmfare Awards East 2017. In 2011, he made a comeback on television in non-fiction category through Aparajito (TV series), which he produced for Star Jalsha.
He is the son of Ujjwal Sengupta, also an actor in Bengali films. His mother, Mukta Sengupta, was a homemaker and a wedding planner. Jisshu has an elder sister, Satarupa (Rai) Sengupta, who was previously married (now divorced) to Anindya Bose, the lead singer for the Bengali band Sahar. Jisshu's wife Nilanjana Sharma, whom he married in 2004, is the elder daughter of Anjana Bhowmick, another Bengali film actress in the Bengali film industry; her debut Bengali film was Swapner Feriwala (2002), directed by Subrata Sen.
|Denotes films that are in production|
|2017||The Bongs Again|||
|2016||Zulfiqar||Kashinath Kundu||Won Star Jalsha Awards for Best Negative Role
Nominated Filmfare Awards East 2017 For Best Supporting Actor
|2016||Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana||Byomkesh Bakshi||Nominated for Filmfare Awards East 2017 Best Actor Male – Bengali|||
|2015||Byomkesh Bakshi (2015 film)||Byomkesh Bakshi|||
|2015||Room No. 203|
|2014||Ek Phaali Rodh||Joy|||
|2014||Sesh Bole Kichu Nei||Andy|||
|2013||Golemale Pirit Koro Na||Gobindo|||
|2012||Barfi!||Ranjit Sengupta||Special Appearance|||
|2012||Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish||Partho|||
|2011||Takhan Teish||Dr. Tamodeep|||
|2010||Arekti Premer Golpo||Uday/ Tushar|||
|2010||Kachhe Achho Tumi|
|2010||Khono Bidai Bolo Na|
|2009||Neel Akasher Chadni|
|2008||The Last Lear||Goutam|
|2008||Bangal Ghoti Phataphati|
|2008||Shob Charitro Kalponik|
|2008||Bor Asbe Ekhuni|
|2007||Rudra The Fire|
|2005||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero||Sisir Bose||Debut in Hindi Cinema|
|2005||Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai|
|2002||Moner Majhe Tumi||Debut in Bangla cinema|
He also directed a reality show named Shonge Srijit.
- "Out of the box: Of bad reviews and good collections in Tollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 Oct 2016.
- "Starry night out". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. 2004-07-11. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- Dasgupta, Priyanka (2004-03-08). "Jishu, Nelanjana to tie the kno". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- "Shiboprasad and Nandita's next Bengali film 11 Nov 2016on parenting". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 Nov 2016.
- "The Bongs Again Cast and Crew". Now Running.
- "Meet the Zulfiqar men". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 Oct 2016.
- "Uttam Kumar was suave, Jisshu as Byomkesh is more human". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017.
- "Dev, Jisshu to star in Raja Chanda's next film". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017.
- "Jishu Sengupta as Dev's prime rival in Arshinagar". The Times of India.
- "Superhero flick Aranyadeb to star Mir, Jisshu". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017.
- "Jisshu as Byomkesh?". The Times of India.
- "Happy that audience has accepted me as new byomkesh:Jisshu Sengupta". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 Nov 2015.
- "Film on partition leaves actors emotionally distraught". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017.
- "Kissing off screen is easy. But on screen, Sushmita helped me: Jisshu Sengupta". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017.
- "Wait and watch for Jisshu Sengupta in Piku, says Shoojit Sircar". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 Apr 2015.
- "Ek Phali Rodh/Haunting and Rich". The Indian Express.
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- "Actor Jisshu Sengupta's journey from Bengal to Bollywood". The Indian Express. Retrieved 19 Sep 2014.
- "Jisshu: actor who is a hero". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 9 Jan 2014.
- "Golemale Pirit Koro Na cat and crew". Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- "MOUTHFUL OF BARFI!". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 15 Sep 2012.
- "Look Who's Dancing". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 13 Jan 2011.
- "An actor, not a hero". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 20 Jan 2011.
- Pratim D. Gupta (21 May 2011). "The floating hearts". www.telegraphindia.com. The Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
- "'It's just another love story'". The Telegraph (Calcutta).
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