Sabyasachi Chakrabarty

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Sabyasachi Chakrabarty
Native name সব্যসাচী চক্রবর্তী
Born (1956-09-08) 8 September 1956 (age 58)
Calcutta (now Kolkata), India
Nationality Indian
Other names Benu
Ethnicity Bengali
Citizenship Indian
Alma mater Andrew's High (H.S.) School;
Hansraj College, University of Delhi
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Employer Bollywood
Notable work Feluda series
Religion Hinduism
Spouse(s) Mithu Chakrabarty
Children Gaurav and Arjun[1]
Parent(s) Jagadish Chandra Chakrabarty (father)
Monica Chakrabarty (mother)
Awards Kalakar Awards, Anandalok Awards
Signature
Sabyasachi Chakrabarty signature.jpg

Sabyasachi Chakrabarty (Bengali: সব্যসাচী চক্রবর্তী, born 8 September 1956) is an Indian actor of TV, films and theater.[2] He is one of the most talented and prolific actors of West Bengal.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

His parents, Jagadish Chandra Chakrabarty and Monica Chakrabarty, used to lovingly call him "Benu."[3]

In 1975, he passed Higher Secondary Examination from Andrew's High (H.S.) School, Kolkata. He earned a degree in B.Sc from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. He cleared his AMI examination from Delhi in 1978.[3] Apart from acting, his love for nature and forests is well known. He takes ardent interest in wild life photography.

Sabyasachi got married in 1986 to Mithu Chakrabarty, who is also a popular face in the Bengali entertainment industry. He has two sons, Gaurav and Arjun, both of whom are talented upcoming actors.[3]

Career[edit]

Sabyasachi's first mainstream work was a lead role in the 1987 TV series Tero Parbon for Kolkata Doordarshan channel. Tero Parbon was critically acclaimed with a memorable soundtrack in which his role as the character Gora was well-received and made him fairly popular in his early days of acting.

He made his movie debut in Tapan Sinha’s Antardhan in 1992.[3] He continued to work in several television series and shows (mostly in Bengali).[3] He has directed many TV shows and some shows for children. His role as Feluda in Jotokando Kathmandutei, Baksho Rahashya, Bombaiyer Bombete, Kailashey Kelenkari, Tintorettor Jishu and Gorosthaney Sabdhan have reinstated the nostalgia surrounding Satyajit Ray’s Feluda series. His roles in Antardhan, Sweth Pathorer Thala, Mahulbanir Sereng, Parineeta (Hindi), Nishijapon Raj Kumar Santoshi's cop drama Khakee and Mira Nair's The Namesake amongst others have earned him wide recognition. He got involved with Charbak theatre group in 1983.[3] He has worked in a number of Hindi movies and TV shows as well.

Honours and awards[edit]

In 2002 Chakrabarty was awarded the Best Director award for Ek Je Aachhe Kanya and in 2004 he was awarded Best Actor for his performance in Bombaiyer Bombete by Anandalok Awards.

In 1996 he received the Best Actor award for his performance in Kakababu Here Gelen and, again, in 2005 he was awarded Best Actor for his role in Mahulbanir Sereng, by Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards (BFJA). Sabyasachi Chakrabarty was the recipient of the Best Actor award in a Supporting Role by the BFJA in 1995, 2000 and 2003.

He has received many other awards including the 2nd International Indo-Bangladesh Kala Music Award (IIBKMA). As an actor, Chakrabarty receives plenty of recognition from institutions.

He is a recipient of Kalakar Awards.[4]

Feluda portrayal[edit]

The first Feluda film shot abroad was Tintorettor Jishu where director Sandip Ray cast Sabyasachi as Feluda. He again delivered a much expected strong and praiseworthy performance.

Soumitra Chatterjee originally played Feluda in Satyajit Ray's Feluda series. Both Soumitra and Sabyasachi played the Feluda character with great success. Sandip Ray's Feluda movies recently have been casting Saheb Bhattacharya as Topshe, originally played by Saswata Chatterjee and then by Parambrata Chatterjee and Bibhu Bhattacharya as Jatayu, originally played by Santosh Dutta in Satyajit Ray's Feluda series.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabyasachi Chakrabarty". Bhalobasa.In. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sabyasachi Chakrabarty". New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Making things happen :) (2011-12-15). "Sabyasachi Chakrabarty Latest Movies Videos Images Photos Wallpapers Songs Biography Trivia On Gomolo.com". Gomolo.in. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

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