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Biography of Soumitra Chatterjee

Biography of Soumitra Chatterjee

Soumitra Chatterjee, His Early Life:

Soumitra Chatterjee who devoted himself in the form of artiste had become a renowned creative entity to us. One of the legendary stars in the galaxy of film industry, Soumitra Chatterjee was born on 19th January, 1935 at Krishnanagar in the district of Nadia. He had a family with patronizing the acting tradition. The famous theatre personality Mrityunjay Sil was his friend who had a key influence on Soumitra Chatterjee to become an actor. He completed his graduation from the City College and M.A from the University of Calcutta. 

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Acting Career:

The acting skills of Sisir Bhaduri influenced him so much that he decided to choose acting as his ultimate destination. He started his professional career as an announcer in the All India Radio.  But the legendary director Satyajit Ray's "Apur Sansar" defined his path for the future to come. It may be justified to say that Soumitra Chatterjee got the proper shape as an actor in the hands of Satyajit Ray. He always considered himself fortunate enough to show his acting skills in fourteen films like - Debi, Charulata, Araner Din Ratri, Ghare Baire, Shakha Proshakha, Ganashatru and many more under the direction of Satyajit Ray. The famous detective series Feluda was scripted only for him to make him immortal. Not only in Satyajit Ray, he was also spontaneous and effortless in Mrinal Sen's Akash Kusum, Moha Prithibi ; Tapan Sinha's Jhinder Bandi, Wheel Chair, Kshudhita Pashan ; Tarun Majumdar's Aloo, Sanser Srimante, Ganadevata etc. 

Versatile Soumitra Chatterjee:

This iconic multi-talented artist was also known for his poetry, recitations and stage-acting. He had successfully published twelve books under his name. Often he said that Rabindranath stayed in his heart and Jibanananda was his eternal quest. 

Awards and Honours:

Soumitra Chatterjee was the recipient of many prestigious honours and awards. In 1998, he was awarded with the Sangeet Natak Academy Award. In 2004, he was bestowed with the prestigious Padma Bhushan. In 2012, he was awarded with India's highest award in cinema Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Though he said, "I don't work for awards. They don't inspire my creativity. When I work I try to be honest in my craft."


On 15th November, 2020 this bright star left from this earth for ever leaving his wife Deepa Chatterjee, a son and a daughter. 

We can say in the words of kabi Srijato -

"Matitei theko, sobchaye ucchu tara."

(Stay on the earth, the highest star)

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