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|Other names||Paran Banerjee|
|Occupation||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 gained popularity with his works with notable Bengali film director Sandip Ray, the son of notable filmmaker and author Satyajit Ray.
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. 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 got a job under the West Bengal government in the Department of PW Roads.
Bandopadhyay took retirement from his Government job in 2000. At that time he was 60 years old. He was discovered by Sandip Ray in late 90's 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.
Between 2000 and 2010, Bandopadhyay has acted in more than 35 films. Some of his notable 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).
In early life Paran Bandopadhyay was the member of Indian People’s Theatre Association. Later he founded his own theatre group Shrutee Rangam. Shrutee Rangam has been marked by the acting and direction of Paran Bandopadhyay. Shrutee Rangam started its functioning in the year 1999.
Major Production of Shrutee Rangam
- Tumi Kar
- Satya Fire Eso
- Jedin Sedin
- Tobe Kamon Hoto
- Ahaa Re (2019)
- Jotilpurer Goppo (Upcoming)
- Bhobishyoter Bhoot (2019)
- Posto (2017)
- Chiradin Chirakal (2016)
- Nabajiban Bima Company (upcoming)
- Double Feluda (2016)
- Cinemawala (2016)
- It's Basanta (2016)
- Monchora (2016)
- Peace Haven (2016)
- Arshinagar (2015)
- Open Tee Bioscope (2015)
- Badshahi Angti (2014)
- Chaar (2014)
- Chhayamoy (2013)
- Goynar Baksho (2013)
- Proloy (2013)
- Kidnapper (2013)
- Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy (2012)
- Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)
- Nobel Chor (2012)
- Chalo Patol Tuli (2011)
- Bindas Prem (2011)
- Royal Bengal Rahashya (2011)
- Gosainbaganer Bhoot (2011)
- The Japanese Wife (2010)
- Shono Mon Boli Tomay (2010)
- Tintorettor Jishu (2008)
- Hochheta Ki (2008)
- Bombaiyer Bombete (2003)
- Arjun Aamar Naam (2003)
- Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002)
- Dekha (2001)
- Shadhon Babur Shondeho (Satyajiter Gappo) (1998) on DD Bangla
- Bateshworer Abodan-Satyajiter Priyo Galpo (2000) on ETV Bangla
- Proloy Asche (2011) on Sananda TV
- Boyei Gelo (2013–14) as Bhobhotash Basak on Zee Bangla.
- Byomkesh (2014–15) as Anukul Babu on Colors Bangla.
Awards and nominations
- 2014 - Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) – Bengali for Proloy
- 2017 - Won for Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor-Male for Cinemawala
- Interview - nilkantho.in
- "Paran Bandopadhyay, 70". Harmony Magazine. Archived from the original on 21 Feb 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
- 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.
- 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: t.co/waGmdy4wU5" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Bhooter Bhobishyot review Comedy of no errors". Deccan Herald. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
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