Parambrata Chatterjee

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Parambrata Chattopadhyay
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Parambrata Chattopadhyay
Born (1980-06-27) 27 June 1980 (age 38)
NationalityIndian
Alma materJadavpur University, Bristol University
OccupationActor, Director
Years active2002 – Present
Home townKolkata
Parent(s)Satinath Chatterjee (father)
Sunetra Ghatak Chattopadhyay (mother)
RelativesRitwik Ghatak
(Maternal Grandfather) Mahasweta Devi
(Aunt)

Parambrata Chattopadhyay (born 27 June 1980) is an Indian film actor, director, producer, and television personality.[1] He has a significant following in West Bengal, India. Parambrata started his career with Bengali television and films. He made his Hindi debut in Kahaani (2012), starring along with Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He also acted in Bhalo Theko (2003), which is Vidya Balan's debut film.[2] He has a very good knowledge of world music and has sung for few Bengali films like Chaya Manush and Samantaral.

Personal life[edit]

Parambrata was born in Kolkata, West Bengal to film critic parents. He is the son of Satinath Chatterjee and Sunetra Ghatak, the grandson of Ashish Chandra Ghatak and grand nephew of filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak[3] and renowned Bengali author and activist Mahasweta Devi is Parambrata's aunt.

Education[edit]

He went to Dolna Day School, Assembly of God Church School, and Patha Bhavan, Kolkata for schooling and Jadavpur University for Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English Literature. He also obtained a Master's in Film and TV Production from Bristol University, Bristol, United Kingdom.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

He has acted in many television series, tele-films, short films and films. His directorial debut feature film is Jiyo Kaka, starring Rituparna Sengupta and Rudranil Ghosh. His second directorial venture was Hawa Bodol. Seven months after the success of Kahaani, he was signed by Jeffrey D. Brown, who won an Academy Award for his debut short film in 1986, for his film Sold.[4][5]

Workshop Productions Pvt. Ltd.[edit]

On 30 May 2011 Parambrata became producer along with his acting colleague Rudranil Ghosh by launching their own production house, Workshop Productions Pvt. Ltd, in association with Dipak Raha of Sambandh Group.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Awards Category Nomination for Status
2006 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards Most Promising Actor Award Nishijapon Won
2012 Anandalok Puraskar Best Actor (Male) Hemlock Society Won
2013 Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) Kahaani Nominated
Screen Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2014 Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman Awards Rituparno Ghosh Memorial Award Hawa Bodol Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parambrata". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2008.
  2. ^ Nivas, Namita (23 March 2012). "I'm not thinking of future in Bollywood: Parambrata Chatterjee". The Indian Express.
  3. ^ Actor, Top (18 November 2005). "Direct action!". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ K Jha, Subhas (18 September 2012). "Parambrata headed for Hollywood". Times of India. Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  5. ^ Nag, Kushali (5 January 2008). "Three boys & a babe". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 12 November 2008.
  6. ^ Workshop

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
BFJA Awards
Preceded by
Silajit Majumder
for Mahulbanir Sereng
Most Promising Actor Award
for Nishi Japan

2006
Succeeded by
Rishi Kaushik
for Kranti