Paran Bandopadhyay

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Paran Bandopadhyay
Paran Bandopadhyay
Paran Bandopadhyay
Born (1940-10-18) 18 October 1940 (age 76)
Jessore, Bangladesh
Nationality Indian
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 film, television and stage actor based in Kolkata.[1] He has been a regular judge of Zee Bangla's reality show Mirakkel.

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.[2] 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.[3]


Bandopadhyay took retirement from his Government job in 2000. At that time he was 60 years old. Between 2000 and 2010, Bandopadhyay has acted in more than 35 films,[3] such as Bhooter Bhabishyat, Cinemawala, Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy and The Japanese Wife.



Awards and nominations[edit]



  1. ^ "Paran Bandopadhyay profile". Bengali Movies. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Interview -
  3. ^ a b "Paran Bandopadhyay, 70". Retrieved 1 July 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Bhooter Bhobishyot review Comedy of no errors". Deccan Herald. Jun 17, 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 


  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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