|Native name||তাপস পাল|
29 September 1958
Chandannagar, West Bengal, India
Member of parliament
Mondo Meyer Upakhyan
|Political party||All India Trinamool Congress|
|Member of the Indian Parliament |
Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Jyotirmoyee Sikdar|
|Preceded by||Saugata Roy|
|Succeeded by||Firhad Hakim|
Tapas Paul (born 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. 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). He is a Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar having won in the 2014 Indian General Elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket. He was arrested by C.B.I for alleged link to Rose Valley Chit Fund chitfund scam in December 2016, and was given bail after 13 months.
Paul's first movie appearance was in 1980, in the film Dadar Kirti, directed by Tarun Majumder. 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).
On 31 December, Paul was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Ponzi firm Rose Valley Group. He was released after serving a 13 thirteen months sentence.
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.
|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|
|Ajante||Moonmoon Sen||1984||Arbinda Mukherjee|
|Abishkar||Satabdi Roy||1990||Salil Dutta|
|Nishantey||Debashree Roy||1985||Narayan Chakraborty|
|Samapti||Debashree Roy||1983||Bijoy Bos|
|Tumi Je Aamar||Prosenjit Chatterjee, Satabdi Roy||1994||Inder Sen|
|Garmil||Debashree Roy, Indrani Dutta, Roopa Ganguly||1990||Dilip Roy|
|Anurag||Satabdi Roy||1990||Jawhar Biswas|
|Chhokher Aloy||Debashree Roy||1989||Sachin Adhikari|
|Rajar Meye Parul||Anju Ghosh||1993||Milan Chowdhury|
|Rudrabina||Ranjit Mallick||1987||Pinaki Mukherjee|
|Toofan||Chiranjit, Abhishek Chatterjee||1988||Biresh Chatterjee|
|Tumi Koto Sundar||Moonmoon Sen||1989||Manoj Ghosh|
|Antaranga||Satabdi Roy||1988||Dinen Gupta|
|Saheb||Mahua Roychoudhury, Madhabi Mukherjee, Utpal Dutt||1981||Bijoy Basu|
|Antarer Bhalobasa||Mandakini||1991||Bimal Roy|
|Asha||Chiranjit, Debashree Roy||1989||Anup Sengupta|
|Parabat Priya||Mahua Roychoudhury, Debashree Roy||1984||Dipranjan Bose|
|Abodh(Hindi)||Madhuri Dixit||1984||Hiren Nag|
|Baidurya Rahosya||Moonmoon Sen||1985||Tapan Singha|
|Anurager Chowa||Mahua Roychoudhury||1986||Johor Biswas|
|Mon Mayuree||Mousumy Chatterjee||1990||Biresh Chatterjee|
|Bhalobasha Bhalobasha||Debashree Roy||1986||Tarun Majumdar|
|Ashirbad||Mahua Roychoudhury||1986||Biresh Chattopadhyay|
|Guru Dakshina||Satabdi Roy||1987||Anjan Choudhury|
|Jar Je Priya||Aparna Sen||1987||Salil Dutta|
|Paap Punya||Chiranjit, Indrani Dutta||1987||Rajat Das|
|Agaman||Sandhya Roy, Debashree Roy||1988||Tarun Majumdar|
|Pratik||Chiranjit, Soumitra Chatterjee, Raakhee||1988||Prabhat Roy|
|Mangal Deep||Satabdi Roy, Ranjit Mallick||1989||Haranath Chakraborty|
|Angaar||Satabdi Roy||1989||Srinibas Chakraborty|
|Apan Amar Apan||Satabdi Roy||1990||Tarun Majumdar|
|Parashmani||Satabdi Roy, Sandhya Roy||1988||Tarun Majumdar|
|Surer Akashe||Debashree Roy||1987||Biresh Chatterjee|
|Mayabini (1992)||Debashree Roy||1992||Tushar Majumdar|
|Dan Protidan||Indrani Halder, Rachana Banerjee||1993||Sukhen Das|
|Atithi Shilpi||Ritu Das||1993||Kalidas Chakraborty|
|Amar Kahini||Ritu Das||1993||Indraneil Goswami|
|Nilimay Neel||Indrani Halder||1991||Biresh Chatterjee|
|Maan Maryada||Satabdi Roy||1991||Sukhen Das|
|Debar||Indrani Halder||1991||Amal Roy Ghatak|
|Duranta Prem||Rachana Banerjee||1993||Prabhat Roy|
|Boumoni||Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee||1994||Partha Pratim Chowdhury|
|Sangharsha||Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ranjit Mallick, Chumki Chowdhury||1995||Haranath Chakraborty|
|Lady Doctor||Laboni Sarkar, Abhishek Chatterjee||1995||Bimal Dey|
|Pratidhwani||Moonmoon Sen, Abhishek Chatterjee, Satabdi Roy||1995||Anup Sengupta|
|Pati Param Guru||Indrani Dutta||1991||Biresh Chatterjee|
|Antartama||Indrani Halder, Ranjit Mallick||1995||Dinbondhu Ghosh|
|Jamaibabu||Shatabdi Roy, Subhendu Chatterjee||1996||Dulal Bhowmik|
|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|
|Ullas (film)||Biplab Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee||2012||Ishwar Chakraborty|
|Khiladi||Ankush Hazra, Nusrat Jahan||2013||Ashok Pati|
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