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Kopil Bora in the inauguration of clothes bank, Guwahati
|Occupation||Actor, anchor, voice artist|
|Years active||2002 - present|
Kopil Bora (Assamese: কপিল বৰা) is an Assamese actor, anchor and All India Radio voice artist. He debuted in Bidyut Chakravarty's 2002 Assamese film Gun Gun Gane Gane and known for his performance in Mon (2002), Ahir Bhairab (2008), Jetuka Pator Dore (2011) and Dwaar (2013).
Kopil Bora was born on 30 March. He went to high school at Don Bosco High School, Guwahati and later attended college at Cotton College, Guwahati. He currently lives in Hengerabari area of Guwahati with his brother, Kumaril Bora and his parents.
Kopil has acted in a host of Assamese films. He debuted in Bidyut Chakravarty's Gun Gun Gane Gane, released in 2002. Later in the same year his another film Bani Das' Mon got released. His other film credit includes Bidhata (2003), Kadambari, Ahir Bhairav (2008), Jeevan Baator Logori (2009), Jetuka Pator Dore (2011), Dwaar (2013), Raag: The Rhythm of Love (2014) etc. Critics praised his acting in 2013 film Dwaar. In that film he portrayed a mentally unstable character older to his actual age, named Dwijen Bhattacharya.
Stage and television
Kopil Bora has acted in many plays. One of the notable ones is Narakor Gopan Kakhyat with Zerifa Wahid, staged in Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati. It was an adaptation of the French play "In Camera" by Jean-Paul Sartre. In another play with Zerifa Wahid, Pancharatna, staged in Rabindra Bhawan, he played a bold theme of gay boy troubled by his alternate sexuality. He was also associate director of a play called Agnibristi where he plays the lead role too, under Zerifa Wahid production, staged in Rabindra Bhawan. It was an adaptation of Girish Karnad's play The Fire and the Rain.
In television, Kopil acted in an eight-episode Hindi mini-series titled Manushi (with seven stories by Sahitya Akademi award winner Sneha Devi), directed by Sanjib Hazarika for Doordarshan. His other television credit includes Niyoror Phool on News Live. He also hosted a spelling contest for children on Rang.
He debuted in Assam's roaming theatre with Ashirbad Theatre. He also acted in Rajmahal Theatre. The list of plays includes "Surongor Xekhot", a drama which was aired in the All India Radio in the 1980s, "Surjyo" and "Bhai".
Kapil had compered for Axom Idol - a Musical Talent search programme hosted in NE TV, Sur-Taal-Loy another Musical talent programme impressively anchored by Kapil Bora in association with Barsha Rani Bishaya and Surajit Malakar Guwahati - and various News years eve celebrations hosted in DD NE and participated in the cultural extravaganza in the closing function of the 33rd National games, held at Guwahati.
Kapil Bora and Nishita Goswami, co-hosted the 3rd Darpan Mrs India North East title, the highly coveted beauty pageant for the married women in the North East, during a glittering function at the Pragjyotika ITA Centre auditorium for performing Arts.
In 2010, Kapil Bora provided the background narration for a 21-minute documentary film, Friends of Kaziranga, which pays tribute to the forest guards of the Kaziranga National Park.
Bora also inaugurated a clothes bank at a function held at Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati. The bank, which redistributes discarded clothes to the poor and needy, was launched by a city-based NGO, Xavier’s Foundation, with the support of North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi), which is a financial and development institution formed under the DoNER ministry.
Kapil Bora is the brand ambassador of CEC - an educational trust based in Guwahati. He has also done modelling for different assignments.
|2002||Gun Gun Gane Gane||Bidyut Chakravarty|
|2004||Bukuwe Bisare||Dipankar Kashyap|
|2008||Ahir Bhairav||Siva Prasad Thakur|
|2009||Jeevan Baator Logori||Timothy Das Hanche|
|2012||Jetuka Pator Dore||Jadumoni Dutta|
|2014||Raag: The Rhythm of Love (2014)||Rajni Basumatary|
Music videos and television
- Jan Oi Joubon Doi
- Moromjaan (2007)
- Ure Pakhi Meli
- Ajanite Tumak
- Moromi Priya
- Rato Rani (Nepali)
- Nargis (On the Assamese Muslim culture, by Biju Phukan)
- Tora (produced by Nayan Nirban)
- Rongpuror Nasonir Bihu
- Niyoror Phool (Assamese serial)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kapil Bora.|
- "Actor Kopil Bora talks to Creativica about his journey and experiences". Creativica. May 1, 2014.
- "Kapil Bora". Rupaliparda.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
- Sarmah, Chandan. "Dwaar: The voyage of a turbulent mind". Seven Sisters Post. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013.
- "Dwaar opens door for Assamese films’ new voyage". Seven Sisters Post. 3 January 2012. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013.
- "Cultural news related to Assam in 2007". Assam in 2007. 23 January 2008.
- "The journey of mobile theatre begins". The Sentinel. 23 August 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011.
- "Friends of Kaziranga- a film on unsung heroes of the park". DNA. 4 March 2010.
- "Clothes bank set up to help the needy". The Telegraph. 3 December 2008.
- "Jeevan Baator Lagori - new Assamese film launched". Assam Times. 24 February 2009.
- "New Assamese film - Raag, the Rhythm of Love". Creativica. 6 February 2014.