Saturday, February 6, 2021

Biography of Soumitra Chatterjee

Soumitra Chatterjee

Since the beginning, Indian Film Industry has witnessed many legendary actors and actresses who made great contributions to the world of cinema and left indelible mark in the hearts of millions of cine-lovers. Soumitra Chatterjee is one of them. He was a versatile genius – an incredibly talented actor, a poet, a writer, a playwright and a renowned theatre director. Born on January 19, 1935, in erstwhile Calcutta, British India, Soumitra Chatterjee did his schooling from Howrah Zilla School. Later he did his masters in Bengali from the University of Calcutta. He started his career in Bengali film industry in the year 1959 and remained active till 2020. He is best remembered for his performances in films like The Apu Trilogy, Jai Baba Felunath, Sonar Kella, Hirak Rajar Deshe and many more. Soumitra Chatterjee received multiple awards and honours such as Padma Bhusan in 2004, Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2012, Knight of Legion d’ honneur in 2018 by the French government, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award-South in 1994. Indeed, he was an icon who enriched Bengal’s culture and Indian cinema. On November 15, 2020, this great artist left for his heavenly abode only to live forever on the pages of history.

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