Prosenjit Chatterjee

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Prosenjit Chatterjee
Chtterjee at CCL Launch.jpg
Prosenjit Chatterjee at the launch of Celebrity Cricket League - Season 4
Born (1962-09-30) 30 September 1962 (age 56)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Other names Bumba Da
Years active 1980 – Present
Notable work Amar Sangi
Chokher Bali
Jaatishwar
Praktan
Shankhachil
Mayurakshi
Spouse(s)
Children 2
Parent(s) Biswajit Chatterjee (father)
Ratna Chatterjee (mother)
Honours Banga Bibhushan (2018)
Website prosenjit.in

Prosenjit Chatterjee (born 30 September 1962) is an Indian film actor and producer who works predominantly in Bengali and Hindi cinema. The son of actor Biswajit Chatterjee, he is a well-known actor himself. He began his acting career as a child actor in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Chotto Jigyasa, for which he won the Bengal Film Journalists' Association – Most Outstanding Work of the Year Award. Following this he had appeared in some other films as a child actor. Prosenjit's first leading role came through Bimal Roy's Duti Pata, which couldn't take off his career.[1][2]

Prosenjit's breakthrough role came opposite Vijeta Pandit in Amar Sangi (1987), a highly successful romantic drama directed by Sujit Guha. He made his debut in Hindi cinema with David Dhawan directed Aandhiyan (1990). Apart from appearing in a series of masala films, he started doing middle-of-the-road cinema with Chokher Bali which starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her debut Bengali film and which met with critical and commercial success upon release.[3] He again came back in doing commercial films and in 2006, he again collaborated with Rituparno Ghosh for Dosar and received the Best Actor Award and National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for his performance in the film.[4]

In 2009, Prosenjit once again collaborated with Rituparno Ghosh for Shob Charitro Kalponik, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali. In 2010, Prosenjit got another breakthrough by portraying the lead character of Arun Chatterjee in debutant Srijit Mukherji's Autograph, for which he was nominated at MIAAC (Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council) film festival, under the Best Actor category. He portrayed the role of Lalon, a noted spiritual leader, poet and folk singer of Bengal in the 19th century in Goutam Ghose directorial Moner Manush and Anthony Firingee in the National Film Awards winning film, Jaatishwar. He went to earn further recognition and wider appeal for his roles in the romantic thriller Khawto, the drama Praktan, the thriller Traffic, the drama Shankhachil, the crime film Zulfiqar and have committed to star in the Hindi films 3 Dev, alongside Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen, Karan Singh Grover and Tabeer alongside Neeraj Kabi.[5]

Chatterjee produced the Rituparno Ghosh scripted the television series Gaaner Oparey, which launched the careers of brothers Arjun Chakraborty and Gaurav Chakraborty and Mimi Chakraborty as well.[6] In 2016, he debuted on the non-fiction category of television with a 97-episode mini-series, titled Mahanayak. Produced by Shree Venkatesh Films and directed by Birsa Dasgupta, the show starred Paoli Dam, Tanushree Chakraborty and Priyanka Sarkar in other pivotal roles and was based on the life of a superstar of 60's era — a life fraught with career highs and personal turbulences.[7][8]

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.[9] Prosenjit lives in Kolkata with his wife, actress Arpita Pal, and their son Trishanjit.

Chatterjee and Debashree Roy during their wedding rituals

He has had two previous marriages with Debashree Roy and Aparna Guhathakurta.[10][11][12][13] Prosenjit and Aparna have a daughter together, Prerona Chatterjee.[14] In 2015, Prosenjit bought a Cricket Team in Bengal Celebrity League named Purulia Panthers [15][16][17]

Film career[edit]

Chatterjee and Debashree Roy during a photoshoot

He made his debut as a hero Bimal Roy's 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 important films of his career. The song "Chirodini Tumi Je Amar" from Amar Sangi became a cult hit. 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 with the David Dhawan directed Aandhiyan where he played the role of Mumtaz's son. After working in commercial films, Chatterjee started debuted in Parallel Cinema with Rituparno Ghosh's Chokher Bali (film) and since then have appeared in numerous art films, including Dosar, Jaatishwar, Shankhachil, Shob Charitro Kalponik. Chatterjee returned to Hindi cinema by playing the role of lead protagonist in Mehul Kumar directed Meet Mere Man Ke (1991) alongside Ayesha Jhulka, Feroz Khan and Salma Agha. His other Bollywood films are Sone Ki Zanjeer, Veerta, Shanghai (2012 film) and more recently Traffic which received critical acclaim upon release.[18] One of the most important works of Prosenjit is as Arun Chatterjee in Srijit Mukherji's Autograph. His first ever produced film Bapi Bari Jaa[19][20] was released on 7 December 2012.[21][22]

Awards and honours[23][edit]

Awards won by Prosenjit Chatterjee
Award name Year Category Movie Result
BFJA Award 1969 Bengal Film Journalists' Association – Most Outstanding Work of the Year Award Chotto Jigyasa Won
Kalakar Awards 1993 Best Upcoming Director Purushottom Won[24]
BFJA Award 1999 Best Actor Tumi Ele Tai Won
Anandalok Awards 1999 Best Actor Ranokhetro[25] Won
Kalakar Awards 1999 Best Actor Ranokhetro Won[24]
BFJA Award 2000 Best Actor Ashray Won
Kalakar Awards 2001 Best Actor Sasurbari Zindabad Won[24]
BFJA Award 2001 Best Actor Utsav Won
BFJA Award 2003 Best Actor Chokher Bali Won
Sangeet Cine Award 2003 Best Actor Chokher Bali Won
Kalakar Awards 2005 Best Actor Surya (film) Won[24]
BFJA Award 2006 Best Actor Dosar Won
Anandalok Awards 2006 Best Actor Dosar Won
National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) 2007 Best Actor Dosar[26] Won
Kalakar Awards 2008 Best Actor Bandhu (2007 film) Won[27] [24]
Star Jalsha Entertainment Award 2010 Best Actor Houseful Won
ABP Ananda 2011 Sera Bangali[28] Won
Big Bangla Movie awards 2011 Best Actor Autograph (2010 film) Won
Zee Banglar Gourab Awards 2011 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
Zee Banglar Gourab Awards 2012 2012 Best Actor Critic's Choice Baishe Srabon Won
International Bangla Film Critic Award (IBFCA) 2012 Best Actor Baishe Srabon 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
Zee Bangla Sonar Songsar 2014 Best Anchor Tumi Je Aamar Won
Filmfare Awards East 2014 Special Award Won
24 Ghanta 2015 Ananya Samman Won
Zee Cine Awards 2016 Best Actor Lorai: Play to Live Won
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali 2016 Best Bengali Film Shankhachil Won
Zee Cine Awards 2017 Best Actor Shankhachil Won
BFJA Award 2017 Best Actor Khawto Won
Filmfare Awards East 2017 Best Actor Shankhachil[29] Won
Mohanayak Somman 2017 Best Actor Zulfiqar Won
Zee Cine Awards 2018 Best Actor Yeti Obhijaan Won
BFJA Award 2018 Best Actor Mayurakshi Won[30]
Mohanayak Somman 2018 Best Actor Mayurakshi Won
Filmfare Awards East 2018 Best Actor Mayurakshi Won[31]
Banga Bibhushan by Government of West Bengal 2018 Won
Tele Cine Awards 2018 Best Actor Mayurakshi Won

Filmography[edit]

Television presenter[edit]

Year Show Telecasting Channel
2013 Banglar Sera Paribar Zee Bangla
2014 Tumi Je Aamar [32][33] Zee Bangla
2016 Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Star Jalsha
2018 Shubho Drishti Star Jalsha
2018 Ke Hobe Banglar Kotipoti Colors Bangla

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My Fundays". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 16 Feb 2011.
  2. ^ "54 fun facts about Prosenjit Chatterjee as he turns 54". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 30 Sep 2016.
  3. ^ "'Chokher Bali' is a hit | Chokher Bali (2003) | Latest Movie News". Bollywood Hungama. 2003-10-11. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  4. ^ "Prosenjit Chatterjee: Still evergreen". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 11 Oct 2016.
  5. ^ "Prosenjit, Raima to star in bolly flick 3 Dev". the Times of India. Retrieved 24 Sep 2014.
  6. ^ "Rituparno and Prosenjit kiss and makeup". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "My character in Mahanayak bears traces of Uttam: Prosenjit". Business Standard. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  8. ^ "First look of 'Mahanayak'". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 15 Jan 2016.
  9. ^ "prosenjit chatterjee". Calcuttaweb. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  10. ^ "আনন্দবাজার – আনন্দ plus – কমেলশ্বেরর মহাভারত ভীষ্ম প্রসেনিজৎ". Anandabazar. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  11. ^ "আনন্দবাজার – আনন্দ plus – বিপরীতমুখী". Anandabazar. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
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  13. ^ "Prosenjit as Bhupen Hazarika in biopic by Kalpana Lajmi – TOI Mobile – The Times of India Mobile Site". TOI. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  14. ^ Prosenjit The Fighter | Published by The Telegraph
  15. ^ "Bengal Celebrity League to start December 26". Business Standard. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Tollywood all set to kick off Bengal Celebrity League". The Economic Times. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  17. ^ "Tolly stars launch BCL logo, team jerseys". The Economic Times. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Divya will be seen as the wife of a superstar-played by Prosenjit Chatterjee inTraffic". Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  19. ^ "The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) – Entertainment – Producer Prosenjit celebrates his television outing. more applause for Goutam Ghose's Moner Manush". Telegraphs. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  20. ^ "Kolkata applauds Bapi Bari Jaa's first look – TOI Mobile – The Times of India Mobile Site". Times of India. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  21. ^ "Prosenjit Chatterjee Indian Actor Biography". Dailytech24.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  22. ^ "Prosenjit Chatterjee Full Biography And Filmography". Cine Jalsha. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  23. ^ http://www.prosenjit.in/awards
  24. ^ a b c d e "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  25. ^ "Ranakshetra (1998) Awards | Award Winners Of Ranakshetra bengali Movie". gomolo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  26. ^ "PUBLIC SCREENING OF INDIA PANORAMA 2013 FILMS IN NEW DELHI 10th −18th February, 2014". Dff.nic.in. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  27. ^ "Rituparna Sengupta receives best actress award at 2008 Kalakar Awards". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  28. ^ http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110722/jsp/entertainment/story_14270632.jsp
  29. ^ "Prosenjit gets best actor award in Jio Filmfare Awards East". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 26 Feb 2017.
  30. ^ http://allaboutbanglacinema.org/news/winners-wbfja-awards-2018/
  31. ^ https://www.filmfare.com/awards/filmfare-awards-east-2018/winners
  32. ^ "Tumi Je Amar: Zee Bangla Show- Watch Tumi Je Amar TV Serial Episodes and Videos Online at zeebangla.com". zee bangla. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  33. ^ "Bengali Wedding Reality Show Tumi Je Amar on Zee Bangla with Prasenjit Chatterjee Starts Today". sholoanabangaliana. Retrieved 2014-04-08.

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