Kopil Bora

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Kopil Bora
Clothes Bank.jpg
Kopil Bora in the inauguration of clothes bank, Guwahati
Born 30 March
Assam, India
Nationality Indian
Other names "Kiku"
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).

Early life[edit]

Kopil Bora[1] 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.[2]

Career[edit]

Feature films[edit]

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.[3] In that film he portrayed a mentally unstable character older to his actual age, named Dwijen Bhattacharya.[4]

Stage and television[edit]

Kopil Bora (second from left) in a drama with his co-stars Zerifa, Ravi Sarma and Mayuri

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.[5] 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.

Mobile theatre[edit]

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".[6]

Other interests[edit]

Compering and social causes[edit]

Kopil Bora records his voice for the Axomiya language version of TeachAIDS at Auditek Digital Recording Studio in Guwahati, Assam

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.[5]

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.[7]

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.[8]

Endorsements[edit]

Kapil Bora is the brand ambassador of CEC - an educational trust based in Guwahati. He has also done modelling for different assignments.

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Film Director
2002 Gun Gun Gane Gane Bidyut Chakravarty
2002 Mon Bani Das
2003 Bidhata Munin Barua
2004 Bukuwe Bisare Dipankar Kashyap
2008 Kadambari Bani Das
2008 Ahir Bhairav Siva Prasad Thakur
2009 Jeevan Baator Logori[9] Timothy Das Hanche
2012 Jetuka Pator Dore Jadumoni Dutta
2013 Dwaar Bidyut Chakravarty
2014 Ajeyo Jahnu Barua
2014 Raag: The Rhythm of Love[10] (2014) Rajni Basumatary
2016 Kothanodi Bhaskar Hazarika

Music videos and television[edit]

  1. Jan Oi Joubon Doi
  2. Moromjaan (2007)
  3. Ure Pakhi Meli
  4. Ajanite Tumak
  5. Moromi Priya
  6. Rato Rani (Nepali)
  7. Nargis (On the Assamese Muslim culture, by Biju Phukan)
  8. Tora (produced by Nayan Nirban)
  9. Rongpuror Nasonir Bihu
  10. Niyoror Phool (Assamese serial)

Video Links:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4Li1xKT3wzgIwA8y36CZA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actor Kopil Bora talks to Creativica about his journey and experiences". Creativica. May 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kapil Bora". Rupaliparda.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Sarmah, Chandan. "Dwaar: The voyage of a turbulent mind". Seven Sisters Post. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dwaar opens door for Assamese films’ new voyage". Seven Sisters Post. 3 January 2012. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Cultural news related to Assam in 2007". Assam in 2007. 23 January 2008.
  6. ^ "The journey of mobile theatre begins". The Sentinel. 23 August 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Friends of Kaziranga- a film on unsung heroes of the park". DNA. 4 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Clothes bank set up to help the needy". The Telegraph. 3 December 2008. 
  9. ^ "Jeevan Baator Lagori - new Assamese film launched". Assam Times. 24 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "New Assamese film - Raag, the Rhythm of Love". Creativica. 6 February 2014. 

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