Kenny Basumatary

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Kenny Deori Basumatary

কেনি দেউৰী বসুমতাৰী
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Kenny Deori Basumatary, writer of Chocolate Guitar Momos On the launch of his book.
Born (1980-04-09) 9 April 1980 (age 38)
OccupationActor, Film director, Novelist
Awardsnominated for best Assamese film in the inaugural Filmfare awards for the Eastern region.

Kenny Deori Basumatary(Bodo: केनी बसुमतारी, Assamese: কেনী দেউৰী বসুমতাৰী) is an indigenous Assamese actor and Film director in Assamese Cinema.[1] He is best known for Directing the Assamese martial arts comedy film Local Kung Fu[2][3][4] he also starred in the movie. It was nominated for best Assamese film in the inaugural Filmfare awards for the Eastern region.The budget for this film was Rs.95,000.[5]

Early life[edit]

Kenny dropped out of college while pursuing Computer Engineering in IIT Delhi. After that, he worked as a newsreader for an Assamese News channel.[5]

Film career[edit]

In 2009, Kenny moved to Mumbai to attend film scripting workshop, in which his martial arts based script did not make it to top six. He then went on to act in commercials, TV serials and small roles in Shanghai, Phata Poster Nikla Hero and Mary Kom. Besides acting, he wrote a book, Chocolate Guitar Momos, published in 2011.[5]

He moved back to Guwahati and with the help of family, directed Local Kung Fu in a budget of nearly 1500 US Dollars.[5]





  1. ^ "Kenny Basumatary on his directorial debut ' Local kungfu' and the obstacles that regional cinema has to overcome". The Moviean.
  2. ^ Sharma, Sanjukta. "Kenny Basumatary - Everybody loves kung fu fighting". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  3. ^ "A cut above the local". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  4. ^ "There's Kung Fu in the air". 28 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2016 – via The Hindu.
  5. ^ a b c d "How to Make a Movie in Rs 95,000 - OPEN Magazine". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b Ghosh, Devarsi. "'We are breaking a lot of stuff this time': Kenny Basumatary on 'Suspended Inspector Boro'". Retrieved 2018-11-23.