Saswata Chatterjee

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Saswata Chatterjee
Saswata Chatterjee

(1970-12-19) 19 December 1970 (age 48)[1]
Other namesJitu, Apu
OccupationIndian Actor
Years active1995 – present
Spouse(s)Mohua Chatterjee
Parent(s)Subhendu Chatterjee
Anjali Chatterjee

Saswata Chatterjee (শাশ্বত চ্যাটার্জী; also known as Apu) (born 19 December 1970) is an Indian actor of television and films based in Kolkata. Born to actor Subhendu Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee began his career with a Hindi serial directed by Saibal Mitra, based on Samaresh Majumdar's Kaalpurush. He gained popularity by portraying the character of Topshe in a Feluda-based television series directed by Sandip Ray. His acting in many Bengali films has been praised by the critics, including his portrayal of a Ritwik Ghatak-inspired character in the 2013 film Meghe Dhaka Tara. He enjoyed success at the national level in Sujoy Ghosh's 2012 blockbuster Hindi film, Kahaani, where he played an assassin.

Personal life[edit]

Saswata Chatterjee was born on 19 December 1970 to Subhendu Chatterjee, a noted Bengali actor.[2] Saswata Chatterjee lives in Kolkata and is married to Mohua, a teacher; the actor has one daughter.[3]


Chatterjee started his career with a Hindi serial directed by Saibal Mitra, based on Samaresh Majumdar's Kaalpurush.[4] Later, he acted in a television series directed by Sandip Ray, where he portrayed the character of Topshe, a sidekick of Feluda, the sleuth. After this television debut, his acting skills were appreciated and he gained popularity.[5]

Chatterjee's acting in several Bengali films were critically appreciated. Some of his notable appearances include Tiyasha, C/O Sir, Proloy (2013), Jekhane Bhuter Bhoy, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Bhooter Bhabishyat, Abar Bomkesh (Chitrachor), Rang Milanti, Byomkesh Bakshi (Adim Ripu), The Bong Connection, Abar Aranye. He worked in the blockbuster Hindi film, Kahaani (2012) directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starring Vidya Balan. In that film, he played the role of a cold-blooded killer named Bob Biswas. His role as Bob became so popular that Chatterjee describes it as

Bob Biswas has most definitely exceeded the popularity of Kahaani. Poor Saswata has lost his identity. He is addressed as Bob wherever he goes.

— Saswata Chaterjee on his role on Bob Biswas.[3]

The character went viral on Facebook and Twitter with thousands of followers. A graphic novel is in the making was also inspired from Bob's character.[6]

Meghe Dhaka Tara was released in 2013, a film inspired by the life and works of Bengali film director Ritwik Ghatak and also depicts the socio-political environment of contemporary West Bengal during the Tebhaga and Naxalite movements. In this movie, he played the lead character as Nilkantha Bagchi.


Year Film Role Language Note
2019 Network Abhijit Ganguly Bengali
Thai Curry Bengali [7]
2018 Good night city DCP Chatterjee Bengali
Hoichoi Unlimited Aniket Chattopadhyay Bengali
Aschhe Abar Shabor Shabor Dasgupta Bengali
Dwikhondito Koushik Roy Bengali
Ray Bengali
2017 Dhimaner Dinkaal Dhiman Dutta Bengali Web series on ALT Balaji
Jagga Jasoos "Tutti Futti" aka "Biplab Bagchi" / Jagga's Father Hindi
Mickey & Mimi [8] Mimi's Father Bengali Short film on Addatimes [8]
Black Coffee Tirthoraj Roy Bengali
2016 Double Feluda Surajit Dasgupta / Dharanidhar Samaddar Bengali
Bastav Kamal Rakshit Bengali
Cholai Minister Bengali
Monchora Manmatho / Raima's Brother Bengali
Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana Ajit Bandyopadhyay Bengali
Eagoler Chokh Shabor Dasgupta Bengali
Hemanta Kalyan Sen Bengali
Praktan Special Appearance Bengali
2015 Monchuri Kartik Bengali
Byomkesh Bakshi Ajit Bandyopadhyay Bengali
Rajkahini Mr. Prafulla Sen Bengali
Katmundu Aiyoswami Bengali
Icchemotir Golpo Nil Bengali
89 The Serial Killer Bengali
Natoker Moto - Like a Play Prasad Bengali
Ebar Shabor Shabor Dasgupta Bengali
2014 Chaar Sanjib Chatterjee & The Singer Bengali
2014 Baari Tar Bangla Roopchand Sen Bengali
2014 Bonku Babu Bonku Babu Bengali
2013 Tiyasha Sudipto Bengali
2013 C/O Sir Jayabrata Ray Bengali
2013 Proloy Animesh Dutta Bengali
2013 Goynar Baksho Chandan Bengali
2013 Aschorjo Prodip Anilabha Gupto / Anilda Bengali
2013 Namte Namte Rana Basu Bengali
2013 Damadol Papu Bhai Bengali
2013 Meghe Dhaka Tara Nilkantha Bagchi Bengali
2013 Aborto Bengali
2012 Jekhane Bhuter Bhoy Pratap Sarkar Bengali
2012 Advocate Subimal DattaGupta Bengali
2012 Bhooter Bhabishyat Hathkata Kartik Bengali
2012 Abar Byomkesh (Chitrachor) Ajit Bandyopadhyay Bengali
2012 Kahaani Bob Biswas Hindi
2012 Nobel Chor Hari Bengali
2012 Bhalobasha Off Route-e Bengali
2012 Goraay Gondogol Bengali
2011 The Forlorn (Short Film) Dr. Sambit Chaterjee Bengali [9]
2011 Rang Milanti Deepjoy Mitra/Anupam Ghatak Bengali
2011 Gosainbaganer Bhoot Bhelu Daktar Bengali
2011 Uro Chithi Manish Bengali
2011 Get2Gether Bengali
2010 Byomkesh Bakshi (Adim Ripu) Ajit Bandyopadhyay Bengali
2009 Brake Fail Bengali
2009 Cross Connection Swapnil Basu Bengali
2008 Chalo Let's Go Asim Bengali
2007 The Bong Connection Bhai-Da English
2007 Shudhu Tomar Jonyo Bengali
2006 Dosar Kaushik's younger brother Bengali
Teen Yaari Katha Anil Bengali
2005 Karkat Rashi (TV) Professor Bengali
2004 Aabar Asibo Phire Bengali
2004 Tin Ekke Tin Tinkori Bengali
2003 Abar Aranye Saswata Banerjee Bengali
2002 Aamar Bhuvan Nur Bengali
2000 Shesh Thikana Bengali
2000 Dr. Munshir Diary (TV) Topshe Bengali
1999 Khelaghar Bengali
1999 Tumi Ele Tai Bengali
1999 Ambar Sen Antardhan Rahashya (TV) Topshe Bengali
1999 Golapi Mukto Rahashya (TV) Topshe Bengali
1999 Ghurghutiyar Ghotona (TV) Topshe Bengali
1999 Jahangirer Swarnamudra (TV) Topshe Bengali
1998 Atmaja Bengali
1997 Nayantara Bengali
1996 Joto Kando Kathmandute (TV) Topshe Bengali
1996 Bosepukure Khunkharapi (TV) Topshe Bengali
1996 Sheyal Debota Rahasya (TV) Topshe Bengali
1996 Gosaipur Sargaram (TV) Topshe Bengali
1996 Baksho Rahashya Topshe Bengali



  1. ^ Firstpost.Bollywood (27 March 2012). "Bob Biswas : I even scared my wife". Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  2. ^ IANS (5 July 2007). "Bengali actor Subhendu Chatterjee dead". Retrieved 12 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Bob Biswas gets even bigger". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  4. ^ The Telegraph (9 June 2011). "A Director's Actor". Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ Trans World Features (22 January 2008). "The legend of Feluda". Retrieved 12 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Kahaani's Bob Biswas a rage on FB, Twitter". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  7. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (23 February 2019). "Soham Chakraborty, Hiraan Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Saswata Chatterjee, Trina Saha, Bidya Sinha Mim and Rachel White... First look poster of #Bengali film #ThaiCurry... Directed by Ankit Aditya... 1 March 2019 release... Distribution by SSR Cinemas P Ltd." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ a b "Saswata Chatterjee as PAPA(Father) in Short Film Mickey & Mimi ;A true Love for his daughter"
  9. ^ "The Forlorn" – via
  10. ^ "First IISFF 2012 - Awards at First IISFF 2012".

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