Prosenjit Chatterjee

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Prosenjit Chatterjee
Chtterjee at CCL Launch.jpg
Cahtterjee at Launch of Celebrity Cricket League - Season 4
Born (1962-09-30) 30 September 1962 (age 53)
Kolkata, India
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Debashree Roy (1992–1995, divorced)
Aparna Guhathakurta (1997–2002, divorced)
Arpita Chatterjee (2002–current)
Children Trishanjit Chatterjee
Parent(s) Biswajit Chatterjee (father)
Ratna Chatterjee (mother)
Ira Chatterjee (Step-Mother)
Relatives Pallavi Chatterjee (Sister)
Shambhavi Chatterjee (Step-Sister)

Prosenjit Chatterjee (প্রসেনজিৎ চট্টোপাধ্যায়) (also Prosenjeet Chatterjee or Prosenjit Chattopadhyay Prosenjit Chôṭṭopaddhae; born 30 September 1962), professionally known as Proshenjit and Bumba Da, is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Bengali and Hindi cinema. His fans affectionately call him Bumba Da.[1] In rural Bengal he is addressed as Poshenjit/Posenjit. His rural fan base led him to perform in many films which had rustic settings, films that intellectuals initially shied away from, despite his popularity. 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.[2] 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4][5][6][7] in 2015 Prosenjit Chatterjee owned a Cricket Team in Bengal Celebrity League Named Purulia Panthers [8][9][10]

Film career[edit]

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.

Satabdi Roy has acted with him in more than 50 films. He has done 35 films with Rachana Banerjee, 50 with Rituparna Sengupta, around 16 with Indrani Haldar and four with his wife Arpita Pal.

Prosenjit debuted 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.[11]

One of the works of Prosenjit is as Arun Chatterjee in Srijit Mukerji's Autograph. His first ever produced film Bapi Bari Jaa[12][13] was released on 7 December 2012.[14][15]

Awards and honours[16][edit]

Awards won by Prosenjit Chatterjee
Award name Year Category Movie Result
BFJA Award 1999 Best Actor Tumi Ele Tai Won
Anandalok Awards 1999 Best Actor Ranokhetro[17] Won
BFJA Award 2000 Best Actor Ashray Won
BFJA Award 2001 Best Actor Utsav Won
BFJA Award 2003 Best Actor Chokher Bali Won
Sangeet Cine Award 2003 Best Actor Chokher Bali Won
BFJA Award 2006 Best Actor Dosar Won
National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) 2007 Best Actor Dosar[18] Won
Kalakar Awards 2010 Best Actor Surya (film) Won
Star Jalsha Entertainment Award 2010 Housefull (film) Won
ABP Ananda 2011 Sera Bangali[19] Won
Big Bangla movie awards 2011 Best Actor Autograph (2010 film) Won
Zee Gaurav award for Best Actor 2011 Best Actor Autograph (2010 film) Won
Anandalok Awards 2011 Best Actor Moner Manush Won
Swarna Samman from Senco Gold 2011 Immense contribution to the Bengali film industry Won
Stardust Awards 2013 Best Supporting Actor Shanghai (2012 film) Won
Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2013 Surochitrak Prosenjit Won
Mohanayak Somman by Government of West Bengal 2013 Mohanayak Somman Won
Filmfare Awards East 2014 Best Actor Mishawr Rawhoshyo Nominated
Filmfare Awards East 2014 Special Award Won
Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman 2014 Best Actor Mishawr Rawhoshyo Nominated
24 Ghanta 2015 Ananya Samman Won


Television presenter[edit]

Year Show Telecasting Channel
2013 Banglar Sera Paribar Zee Bangla
2014 Tumi Je Aamar[20][21] Zee Bangla
2016 Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Star Jalsha


  1. ^ Sengupta, Reshmi (30 September 2008). "Older, wiser, busier!". Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  2. ^ "The official site of Prosenjit Chatterjee – Home Please scroll down". 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  3. ^ "prosenjit chatterjee". Calcuttaweb. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  4. ^ "আনন্দবাজার – আনন্দ plus – কমেলশ্বেরর মহাভারত ভীষ্ম প্রসেনিজৎ". Anandabazar. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  5. ^ "আনন্দবাজার – আনন্দ plus – বিপরীতমুখী". Anandabazar. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  6. ^ "আনন্দবাজার – আনন্দ plus – বারো বছর বাদে". Anandabazar. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  7. ^ "Prosenjit as Bhupen Hazarika in biopic by Kalpana Lajmi – TOI Mobile – The Times of India Mobile Site". TOI. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  8. ^ "Bengal Celebrity League to start December 26". Business Standard. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tollywood all set to kick off Bengal Celebrity League". The Economic Times. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Tolly stars launch BCL logo, team jerseys". The Economic Times. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Divya will be seen as the wife of a superstar-played by Prosenjit Chatterjee inTraffic". Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  12. ^ "The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) – Entertainment – Producer Prosenjit celebrates his television outing. more applause for Goutam Ghose's Moner Manush". Telegraphs. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  13. ^ "Kolkata applauds Bapi Bari Jaa's first look – TOI Mobile – The Times of India Mobile Site". Times of India. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  14. ^ "Prosenjit Chatterjee Indian Actor Biography". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  15. ^ "Prosenjit Chatterjee Full Biography And Filmography". Cine Jalsha. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
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  17. ^ "Ranakshetra (1998) Awards | Award Winners Of Ranakshetra bengali Movie". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  18. ^ "PUBLIC SCREENING OF INDIA PANORAMA 2013 FILMS IN NEW DELHI 10th −18th February, 2014". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
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  20. ^ "Tumi Je Amar: Zee Bangla Show- Watch Tumi Je Amar TV Serial Episodes and Videos Online at". zee bangla. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  21. ^ "Bengali Wedding Reality Show Tumi Je Amar on Zee Bangla with Prasenjit Chatterjee Starts Today". sholoanabangaliana. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 

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