Tapas Paul

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Tapas Paul
Native name তাপস পাল
Born Chandannagore er Maal
(1958-09-29) 29 September 1958 (age 59)
Chandannagar, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Member of parliament
Years active 1980-2013
Notable work Dadar Kirti
Bhalobasa Bhalobasa
Anurager Choyan
Amar Bandhan
Guru Dakshina
Uttara
Mondo Meyer Upakhyan
Political party All India Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s) Nandini Paul
Children Sohini Paul
Tapas Pal
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Krishnanagar
Assumed office
2009
Preceded by Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
MLA
In office
2001-2009
Preceded by Saugata Roy
Succeeded by Firhad Hakim
Constituency Alipore

Tapas Paul(known by the sobriquet 'Chandannagore er Maal') (born on 29 September 1958) is an Indian actor who is known for his work in Bengali cinema. He shot to fame and popularity with his debut film Dadar Kirti (1980), a romantic drama by Tarun Majumdar, and sustained his fame with films like Saheb (1981), Parabat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anurager Choyan (1986), Amar Bandhan (1986) to name few.

Paul made his Bollywood debut in Hiren Nag's Abodh (1984) opposite Madhuri Dixit.[1] He collaborated with Tarun Majumdar for the second time in his romantic flick Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985) where he was paired with Debashree Roy. The film achieved a roaring success and established his pairing with Roy as the most bankable one of the nineteen eighties. His other major hits with Roy include Arpan (1987), Surer Sathi (1988), Surer Akashe (1988), Nayanmani (1989), Chokher Aloy (1989), Shubha Kamana (1991), Mayabini (1992), Tobu Mone Rekho (1994). He collaborated with Buddhadev Dasgupta in Uttara (2000) and Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002).[2] He is a Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar having won in the 2014 Indian General Elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket.[3][4] He was arrested by C.B.I for alleged link to Rose Valley Chit Fund chitfund scam in December 2016.[5][6][7][8]

Education[edit]

Tapas Paul did his graduation in Bio-Science from Hooghly Mohsin College under University of Burdwan.[3][9]

Film career[edit]

Paul's first movie appearance was in 1980, in the film Dadar Kirti, directed by Tarun Majumder.[9] Paul collaborated with Tarun Majumdar for the second time in his romantic flick Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985) where he was paired with Debashree Roy. The film achieved a roaring success and established his pairing with Roy as the most bankable one of the nineteen eighties. His other major hits with Roy include Arpan (1987), Surer Sathi (1988), Surer Akashe (1988), Nayanmani (1989), Chokher Aloy (1989), Shubha Kamana (1991), Mayabini (1992), Tobu Mone Rekho (1994). He collaborated with Buddhadev Dasgupta in Uttara (2000) and Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002).

Controversy[edit]

On 31 December, Paul was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Ponzi firm Rose Valley Group.[10]

On 11 January 2017, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Babul Supriyo filed a complaint against Paul along with AITC MP Saugata Roy and MLA Mahua Moitra for falsely accusing him of being involved in the Rose Valley scam.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film Co-actors Year Director
Dadar Kirti Mahua Roychoudhury, Debashree Roy, Sandhya Roy 1980 Tarun Majumdar
Surer Bhubaney Indrani Dutta, Rupa Ganguly, Prosenjit Chatterjee 1992 Prabir Mitra
Maya Mamata Chumki Chowdhury 1993 Anjan Choudhury
Samapti Debashree Roy 1983 Bijoy Bos
Chhokher Aloy Debashree Roy 1989 Sachin Adhikari
Antaranga Satabdi Roy 1988 Dinen Gupta
Saheb Mahua Roychoudhury, Madhabi Mukherjee, Utpal Dutt 1981 Bijoy Basu
Parabat Priya Mahua Roychoudhury, Debashree Roy 1984 Dipranjan Bose
Deepar Prem 1984
Abodh(Hindi) Madhuri Dixit 1984 Hiren Nag
Baidurya Rahosya Moonmoon Sen 1985 Tapan Singha
Anurager Chowa Mahua Roychoudhury 1986 Johor Biswas
Pathbhola 1986 Tarun Majumdar
Bhalobasha Bhalobasha Debashree Roy 1986 Tarun Majumdar
Ashirbad Mahua Roychoudhury 1986 Biresh Chattopadhyay
Guru Dakshina Satabdi Roy 1987 Anjan Choudhury
Agaman Sandhya Roy, Debashree Roy 1988 Tarun Majumdar
Pratik Chiranjit, Soumitra Chatterjee, Raakhee 1988 Prabhat Roy
Apan Amar Apan Satabdi Roy 1990 Tarun Majumdar
Bolidan Raakhee 1990 Anil Ganguly
Parashmani Satabdi Roy, Sandhya Roy 1988 Tarun Majumdar
Surer Akashe Debashree Roy 1987 Biresh Chatterjee
Nilimay Neel Indrani Halder 1991 Biresh Chatterjee
Mayabini (1992) Debashree Roy 1992 Tushar Majumdar
Sangharsha Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ranjit Mallick, Chumki Chowdhury 1995 Haranath Chakraborty
Jamaibabu Shatabdi Roy, Subhendu Chatterjee 1996 Dulal Bhowmik
Uttara 2000 Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Rin Mukti Jisshu Sengupta, Mousumi Chatterjee 2000 Dinen Guptaj
Mondo Meyer Upakhyan Samata Das 2002 Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Mayer Anchal Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ranjit Mallick 2003 Anup Sengupta
Sudhu Bhalobasha Jisshu Sengupta, Rachana Banerjee, Samata Das 2005 Raj Mukherjee
Ghatak Jeet, Koel Mallick, Rajatava Dutta 2006
Shikar Koel Mallick, Amitabh Bhattacharjee, Rajesh Sharma 2006 Saran Dutta
I Love You Dev & Payel Sarkar 2007 Ravi Kinagi
8:08 Er Bongaon Local Swastika Mukherjee, Sonali Chowdhury, Anamika Saha 2012 Debaditya
Challenge 2 Dev, Pooja Bose 2012 Raja Chanda
Khiladi Ankush Hazra, Nusrat Jahan 2013 Ashok Pati

Awards[edit]

Political career[edit]

He is a member of All India Trinamool Congress. He was an MLA from Alipore for two terms (2001-2006 & 2006-2009). Currently, he is the MP of Krishnanagar since 2009.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Nandini Paul. At present she is a participant of Bigg Boss Bangla. They have a daughter named Sohini Paul, who is also an actor in Tollywood.[13]

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