Tota Roy Chowdhury

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Tota Roy Chowdhury
Born
Pushparag Roy Choudhury

Kolkata, India
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Sharmili Roy Choudhury
Websitewww.totaroychoudhury.com

Tota Roy Chowdhury is an Indian actor[1][2] and martial artist based in Kolkata. He predominantly works in Bengali and Hindi cinema.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

During his 2nd year in college, he made up his mind to join the Indian Army and was preparing for the CDS exams when fate intervened and he was asked by the prominent director Prabhat Roy to play a small role in his film. That one film brought other offers and soon he decided to become a professional actor. After starring in a few commercially successful films,he was spotted by the national award winning director Rituparno Ghosh and cast opposite Nandita Das in his film Shubho Mahurat. In spite of the presence of such veteran artistes, such as Raakhee, Sharmila Tagore and Nandita Das in the film, Tota made his mark.[3]

Breakthrough[edit]

Chowdhury was cast again opposite Aishwarya Rai in Rituparno's Tagore adaptation, Chokher Bali. It was his breakthrough performance, which was hailed by both the critics and the cinegoers. He won several awards, including the prestigious BFJA Award for the Best Actor. He did an extended cameo in the AR Murugadoss directed Kaththi which introduced him into Tamil film industry. He also starred in the Sujoy Ghosh directed short film Ahalya alongside Soumitra Chatterjee and Radhika Apte. He played the role of Arun in the film Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh; directed by Sujoy Ghosh opposite Vidya Balan,[4] which got him noticed by the Hindi film industry. His second Hindi film Indu Sarkar[5] was released in 2017.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Films Year Role Language Notes
Orange 2018 Kannada
Helicopter Eela 2018 Arun Raiturkar Hindi
Indu Sarkar 2017 Naveen Sarkar Hindi
Benche Thakar Gan 2016 Dr. Sinha Bengali
Kahaani 2 2016 Arun Hindi
Te3n 2016 Peter Hindi Cameo
Ahalya 2015 Policeman Indra Sen Bengali
Choukath: The Threshold 2015 Ronojoy Bengali
Biye Not Out 2014 Bengali
Kaththi 2014 Vivek Banarjee Tamil
Ek Phaali Rodh 2014 Pratim Bengali
Sunglass 2013 Sanjay Hindi / Bengali Bengali Version
Aborto 2013 Shyamal Sen Bengali
Villain 2013 Arnab Bengali
Tor Naam 2012 Lecturer of Physcics Bengali
Paglu 2 2012 Rudra Bengali
Tara 2010 Police Inspector Bengali
Bolo Na Tumi Aamar 2010 IPS Soumyadeep Bengali
Hitlist 2009 Bengali
Paran Jai Jaliya Re 2009 Sid / Anna's Brother Bengali
Angshumaner Chhobi 2009 Neel Bengali
Mon Amour: Shesher Kobita Revisited 2008 Jeet Bengali
90 Ghanta 2008 Bengali
Tintorettor Jishu 2008 Robin / Rajshekhar Niyogi Bengali
Golmaal 2008 Mainak Bengali
Aloy Phera 2007 Bengali
Kailashe Kelenkari 2007 Himself Bengali Cameo Appearance
Podokkhep 2006 Bengali
Dosar 2006 Kaushik's colleague Bengali
Abhinetree 2006 Bengali
Shunya E Buke 2005 Artist's Friend Bengali
Chokher Bali 2003 Behari Bengali
Shubho Mahurat 2003 Arindam Bengali
Dada Thakur 2001 Bengali
Sasurbari Zindabad 2000 College Student Bengali
Sudhu Ekbar Bolo 1999 Bengali
Ranokhetro 1998 Noni Roy Bengali
Lathi 1996 Bengali
Puja 1996 Bengali

Television[edit]

  • Taranath Tantrik based on the character created by Taradas Bandopadhyay[6][7]
  • Ekhaane Akaash Neel
  • Mukhosh Manush
  • Ei Norodeha

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I am looking at a pan-Indian presence: Bengali actor Tota Roy Choudhury". The Indian Express.
  2. ^ "Tota Roy Chaudhary on Indu Sarkar controversy: Little alarmed". The Indian Express.
  3. ^ Technologies, QSOL. "Tota Roy Choudhury | Official Website of Bengali Actor". www.totaroychoudhury.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  4. ^ "What is Tota Roy Chowdhury doing in Vidya Balan's Kahaani 2?". Hindustan Times.
  5. ^ "Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhury in Madhur Bhandarkar's next". The Indian Express.
  6. ^ "Tota makes a comeback after 15 years on telly". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "I am taking baby steps in Bollywood: Tota Roy Chowdhury". India Blooms.

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