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at the set of porichoy
30 September 1962 |
|Spouse(s)||Debashree Roy (1992–1995, divorced)
Aparna Guhathakurta (1997–2002, divorced)
Arpita Pal (2002–current)
|Parent(s)||Biswajit Chatterjee (father)
Ratna Chatterjee (mother)
Ira Chatterjee (Step-Mother)
|Relatives||Pallavi Chatterjee (Sister)
Shambhavi Chatterjee (Step-Sister)
|Awards||Best Actor 2007 Dosar|
Prosenjit Chatterjee (প্রসেনজিৎ চট্টোপাধ্যায়) (also Prosenjeet Chatterjee or Prosenjit Chattopadhyay Prosenjit Chôṭṭopaddhae; born 30 September 1962), professionally known as Proshenjit, is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Bengali and Hindi cinema. His fans affectionately call him Bumba Da. In rural Bengal he is addressed as Poshenjit. His rural fan base led him to do many films which had rustic storylines, films intellectuals shied away from. But his popularity was undeniable. Since 2003 with Rituparno Ghosh's Chokher Bali (co-starring Aishwarya Rai) he has acted in numerous films that won critical acclaim. In 2007 he received the National Award Silver Lotus for his performance in Dosar. He had acted in over 279 films as of October 2009. He is the Chief Mentor at International Institute of Photography in Kolkata to guide young talents.
Prosenjit has been the leading star of Tollywood commercial cinema for the past three decades.
Prosenjit is the only son of Biswajit Chatterjee, the actor from Tollygunge who carved a niche in Hindi cinema in the 1960s, Prosenjit made his debut when he was just four years old in his father's Chhotto Jigyasa (The Tiny Question). The film was a big hit and little Bumba’s fresh and natural performance warmed hearts in full theatres in 1969. It was back to school after that. His parents divorced; at age of sixteen, Prosenjit was left with the responsibility of his family consisting of his mother and little sister Pallavi Chatterjee, now an actress in her own right. Recently he hosted a family reality show in zee bangla 'Banglar Sera Paribar'. He also produced a Bengali serial as a producer with his wife Arpita which is telecasted in zee bangla. The name of the serial is 'kanakanjali'.
However, due to his father's role in his parents' separation, he and his sister Pallavi have little or no contact, at least officially, with him.
Prosenjit also got a request from Shoojit to play the role of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in Jaffna.
He attended Calcutta Airport English High School (H.S.) up to class 10. He attended St. Xavier's Collegiate School and St. Xavier's College, Calcutta. Prosenjit lives in Kolkata with his wife, actress Arpita Pal, and their son Trishanjit. He has had two previous marriages with Debashree Roy and Aparna Guhathakurta.
He made his debut as hero in Duti Pata (1983), a teenage romance along the lines of Bobby.
Amar Sangi (1987) opposite Vijayeta Pandit, Apon Amaar Apon (1990) directed by Tarun Majumdar and Buddhadev Dasgupta’s Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala (2007) are three films of his career. The song "Chirodini Tumi Je Amar" from Amar Sangi.
Prosenjit made an attempt to make it in Bollywood in 1990 when played the role of Mumtaz's son in her film Aandhiyan. It was directed by David Dhawan. The story revolves around aspirations where his ordinary wife would be a disturbing factor. The son (played by Prosenjit) grows up to take revenge and finally unites his parents. Prosenjit played the hero in the Mehul Kumar directed Meet Mere Man Ke (1991) alongside Ayesha Jhulka, Feroz Khan and Salma Agha. His other Bollywood films are Sone Ki Lanka and Veerta. After 21 years he made a comeback to Bollywood in Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai.His next upcoming Bollywood film Traffic.
Awards and honours
Selected filmography (1964–1974)
|1964||Pratinidhi||as a child actor|
|1968||Chhotto Jigyasa||as a child actor|
|1974||Raktatilak||as a child actor|
|2015||Traffic (2014 film)||Divya Dutta, Manoj Bajpayee, Parambrata Chatterjee||Rajesh Pillai|
|2015||Porichoi||Ferdous Ahmed, Indrani Chakraborty,||Rupali|
|2015||Ringtone||Vidya Balan||Sujoy Ghosh|
|2015||Sankhachil||Kusum Sikder||Goutam Ghosh|
|2016||Pahachuray Atonko (Kakababu 2)||Srijit Mukherji|
|2015||Untitled||Paoli dam,Raima Sen||komoleswhar Mukherjee|
|2016||Tong Ling||Raj Chakraborty|
|2016||Prakton||Rituparna Sengupta||sibhoprosad Mukherjee|
As an anchor
|2013||Banglar Sera Paribar||Zee Bangla|
|2014||Tumi Je Aamar||Zee Bangla|
Most successful films
- Mishawr Rahasya
- Bikram Singha : The Lion Is Back
- Baishe Srabon
- Moner Manush
- Sob Charitra Kalponik
- Raju Uncle
- Nayak - the Real Hero
- Badsha The King
- Surya (film)
- Agni (2004 film)
- Kartavya (2003 film)
- Chokher Bali (film)
- Sabuj Saathi
- Sasurbari Zindabad
- Baba Keno Chakar
- Bakul Priya
- Biyer Phool
- Unishe April
- Bhai Amar Bhai
- Mon Mane Na (1992 film)
- Amar Sangi
- Profile at Calcuttaweb.com
- Prosenjit Chatterjee at the Internet Movie Database
- Personal Website: prosenjit.in
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