Paran Bandopadhyay

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Paran Bandopadhyay
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Bandopadhyay in July 2010
Paran Bandopadhyay

(1940-10-18) 18 October 1940 (age 82)
Other namesParan Banerjee
Occupation(s)Retired West Bengal Government employee, film and television actor

Paran Bandopadhyay[α] (alternate spelling Paran Bandyopadhyay[β] or Paran Banerjee[γ]) is an Indian Bengali film, television and stage actor based in Kolkata. He has worked with Bengali film director Sandip Ray, the son of filmmaker and author Satyajit Ray.

Early life[edit]

Bandopadhyay has roots in Jessore, Bangladesh. His mother died when he was young and his father left home. After that, he was brought up by his paternal aunt in Dum Dum, Kolkata. He graduated from the City College at the University of Calcutta.[1] In his childhood, Bandopadhyay participated in one-act plays in their neighborhood. He has also acted in some plays of the Indian People’s Theatre Association. In 1962, he was hired by the Government of West Bengal in the Department of Public Works Roads.[2]


Bandopadhyay retired from his Government job in 2000.[citation needed] At that time he was 60 years old.[citation needed] He was discovered by Sandip Ray in the late 1990s and his first work was a TV short named Shadhon Babur Shondeho, based on a story by Satyajit Ray and which was a part of a TV film series named Satyajiter Gappo in 1998. The series was made for DD Bangla.[citation needed]

Between 2000 and 2010, Bandopadhyay acted in more than 35 films.[2] Some of his films are Bombaiyer Bombete (2003), Chiradin Chirakal (2016) Tintorettor Jishu (2008), Gosainbaganer Bhoot (2011), Royal Bengal Rahashya (2011), Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy (2012), Badshahi Angti (2014), Cinemawala (2016) and Double Feluda (2016).[citation needed]

Major productions of Shrutee Rangam[edit]

  • Tumi Kar
  • Bishmul
  • Satya Fire Eso
  • Mithyebadi
  • Jedin Sedin
  • Tobe Kamon Hoto
  • Promila Piyaji




Web series[edit]

  • Holy Faak
  • Holy Faak Season 2
  • Shob Choritro (2022)
  • Rudrabinar Abhisaap Season 2 (2022)

Awards and nominations[edit]



  1. ^ Interview -
  2. ^ a b "Paran Bandopadhyay, 70". Harmony Magazine. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Bhooter Bhobishyot review Comedy of no errors". Deccan Herald. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  4. ^ Ghosh, Sankha (14 January 2019). "Rituparna Sengupta: 'Aha Re' focuses on the journey towards love instead of love itself". Times of India. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  5. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (5 February 2019). "Rituparna Sengupta, Arifin Shuvoo, Paran Bandyopadhyay and Amrita Chattopadhyay... #Bengali film #AhaaRe to release on 22 Feb 2019... Directed by Ranjan Ghosh... Distribution by SSR Cinemas P Ltd... Poster:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  1. ^ Spelling according to Times of India and Telegraph, Calcutta. We'll follow this spelling.
  2. ^ Spelling according to Zee Bangla website
  3. ^ Alternative of surname Bandopadhyay, see Banerjee

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