Jisshu Sengupta

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Jisshu Sengupta
Jishu Sengupta.jpg
Born Jisshu Sengupta
(1977-03-15) 15 March 1977 (age 40)
Kolkata, India
Years active 1999 – present
Spouse(s) Nilanjana Sharma
Children Sara,
Zara

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),[1] 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.


Personal life[edit]

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.[2][3]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that are in production Denotes films that are in production
Year Film Role Notes Ref(s)
2017 Posto Films that are in production TBA Filming [4]
2017 The Bongs Again [5]
2016 Zulfiqar Kashinath Kundu Won Star Jalsha Awards for Best Negative Role
Nominated Filmfare Awards East 2017 For Best Supporting Actor
[6]
2016 Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana Byomkesh Bakshi Nominated for Filmfare Awards East 2017 Best Actor Male – Bengali [7]
2016 Kelor Kirti Joy [8]
2015 Arshinagar Tayyab Khan [9]
2015 Aranyadeb Aranya [10]
2015 Byomkesh Bakshi (2015 film) Byomkesh Bakshi [11][12]
2015 Rajkahini Kabir [13]
2015 Room No. 203
2015 Nirbaak Rahul [14]
2015 Piku Syed Afroz [15]
2014 Ek Phaali Rodh Joy [16]
2014 Sesh Bole Kichu Nei Andy [17]
2014 Mardaani Shivaji Roy [18]
2014 Jaatishwar Rohit Mehta [19]
2013 Golemale Pirit Koro Na Gobindo [20]
2012 Barfi! Ranjit Sengupta Special Appearance [21]
2012 Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish Partho [22]
2011 Takhan Teish Dr. Tamodeep [23]
2011 Noukadubi Rameshchandra Chowdhury [24]
2010 Arekti Premer Golpo Uday/ Tushar [25]
2010 Abohoman
2010 Kachhe Achho Tumi
2010 Khono Bidai Bolo Na
2009 Ghor Shongsar
2009 Neel Akasher Chadni
2008 Kakatua
2008 The Last Lear Goutam
2008 Bangal Ghoti Phataphati
2008 Shob Charitro Kalponik
2008 90 Ghanta
2008 Bor Asbe Ekhuni
2008 Golmaal
2008 Janatar Aadalat
2008 Janmadata
2008 Love Koel Mallick
2008 Premer Kahini
2007 Chakra
2007 Kalishankar
2007 Mahaguru
2007 Rudra The Fire
2007 Shapmochon
2006 Amra
2006 Bhumiputra
2006 Hungama
2006 Pita
2006 Swarthopar
2006 Tapasya
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Sisir Bose Debut in Hindi Cinema
2005 Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai
2005 Debi
2005 Mayer Raja
2005 Sangram
2005 Shudhu Bhalobasa
2005 Swapno
2004 Anyay Atyachar
2004 Gerakal
2004 Premi
2004 Raja Babu
2004 Sajani
2004 Samudra Sakshi
2003 Abar Aranye
2003 Biswasghatak
2003 Guru
2003 Memsaheb
2003 Sneher Protidan
2002 Chhelebela
2002 Debdas Chunnilal
2002 Ektu Chhoa
2002 Kurukshetra
2002 Manush Amanush
2002 Moner Majhe Tumi Debut in Bangla cinema
2001 Bidhatar Khela
2000 Rin Mukti
2000 Shesh Thikana
1999 Priyojon

Directions[edit]

Jisshu has also directed television serials like Aparajita and Tomay Amay Mile.

He also directed a reality show named Shonge Srijit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of the box: Of bad reviews and good collections in Tollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 Oct 2016. 
  2. ^ "Starry night out". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. 2004-07-11. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  3. ^ Dasgupta, Priyanka (2004-03-08). "Jishu, Nelanjana to tie the kno". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Shiboprasad and Nandita's next Bengali film 11 Nov 2016on parenting". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 Nov 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Bongs Again Cast and Crew". Now Running. 
  6. ^ "Meet the Zulfiqar men". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 Oct 2016. 
  7. ^ "Uttam Kumar was suave, Jisshu as Byomkesh is more human". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dev, Jisshu to star in Raja Chanda's next film". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017. 
  9. ^ "Jishu Sengupta as Dev's prime rival in Arshinagar". The Times of India. 
  10. ^ "Superhero flick Aranyadeb to star Mir, Jisshu". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017. 
  11. ^ "Jisshu as Byomkesh?". The Times of India. 
  12. ^ "Happy that audience has accepted me as new byomkesh:Jisshu Sengupta". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 Nov 2015. 
  13. ^ "Film on partition leaves actors emotionally distraught". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017. 
  14. ^ "Kissing off screen is easy. But on screen, Sushmita helped me: Jisshu Sengupta". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 Jan 2017. 
  15. ^ "Wait and watch for Jisshu Sengupta in Piku, says Shoojit Sircar". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 Apr 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ek Phali Rodh/Haunting and Rich". The Indian Express. 
  17. ^ [timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/movie-reviews/shesh-boley-kichu-nei/movie-review/37512540.cms "Shesh Boley Kichu Nei Movie Review"] Check |url= value (help). The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "Actor Jisshu Sengupta's journey from Bengal to Bollywood". The Indian Express. Retrieved 19 Sep 2014. 
  19. ^ "Jisshu: actor who is a hero". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 9 Jan 2014. 
  20. ^ "Golemale Pirit Koro Na cat and crew". Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  21. ^ "MOUTHFUL OF BARFI!". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 15 Sep 2012. 
  22. ^ "Look Who's Dancing". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 13 Jan 2011. 
  23. ^ "An actor, not a hero". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 20 Jan 2011. 
  24. ^ Pratim D. Gupta (21 May 2011). "The floating hearts". www.telegraphindia.com. The Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  25. ^ "'It's just another love story'". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 

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