Biswajit Chatterjee

Biswajit Chatterjee (born 14 December 1936), known mononymously as Biswajit, is an Indian actor, producer, director, singer and politician known for his work in Hindi and Bengali cinema.[1][2]

Biswajit Chatterjee
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Born (1936-12-14) 14 December 1936 (age 83)}[1]
OccupationActor, Director, Producer, Singer
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Ratna Chatterjee (divorced)
Ira Chatterjee
Children3, including

Early careerEdit

After films in Calcutta including Mayamrigo (1960) and Dui Bhai (1961), Biswajit relocated to Bombay. In 1962, he performed in the film Bees Saal Baad, which was followed by Kohraa, Bin Badal Barsat, Majboor, Kaise Kahoon and Paisa Ya Pyaar.

His filmography includes Mere Sanam (1965), Shehnai, Aasra (1964), Night in London, Yeh Raat Phir Naa Aaygi (1966), April Fool (1964), Kismat (1968), Do Kaliyan (1968), Ishq Par Zor Nahin and Sharaarat (1972). He was usually paired with notable actresses such as Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman, Mumtaz, Mala Sinha and Rajshree.

Biswajit appeared in Rekha's debut film Anjana Safar (1969) (later re-titled Do Shikaari). Though Anjana Safar was blocked by the censors and not released until 10 years later, a scene from the film which shows him kissing Rekha appeared on the pages of the Asian edition of Life magazine.[3] Rekha had complained that during filming of one of the romantic scenes, Biswajit unexpectedly smooched her for 5 minutes against her will, and the entire crew started cheering and whistling while she was in tears.[4]

Between acting in Bollywood movies, Biswajit has returned to Calcutta to act in Bengali films as well. Among them are Chowringhee (1968) and Garh Nasimpur with Uttam Kumar and Kuheli and much later, Srimaan Prithviraj (1973), Jai Baba Taraknath (1977) and Amar Geeti (1983).

Apart from acting, Biswajeet also sings and performs in concerts. In the 1970s, he cut a disc of two Bengali modern numbers Tomar Chokher Kajole and Jay Jay Din, both composed by Salil Choudhury.

Later careerEdit

In 1975, Biswajit produced and directed his own film, Kahte Hai Mujhko Raja. The film besides him starred Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, and Rekha. He had done one film Anjana Safar with Rekha previously. R.D. Burman composed the music. Later, he went back to acting. He will make a film on Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's life (in Hindi, English and Bengali) and will act in a new untitled Hindi film (murder mystery) with his younger daughter actress Prima Chatterjee.[5] He has also acted in a Hindi Stage Play, Ulta Seedha, produced directed written by wife Ira Chatterjee. In the play, he acted with his daughter Prima.

Political careerEdit

In the 2014 general elections, Biswajit contested from New Delhi as an All India Trinamool Congress candidate. He finished 7th, securing only 909 votes.[6][7]

In 2019, he joined Bharatiya Janata Party.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Biswajit has a son and a daughter by his first wife, the late Ratna Chatterjee. His son Prosenjit and elder daughter Pallavi Chatterjee are also actors in the Bengali Film Industry. Biswajit lives in Mumbai with his second wife, Ira Chatterjee who is producer, director, writer of stage plays and is owner of Dream Theatre. Their daughter, Prima Chatterjee is a film actress, theatre actress and a dance performer.

FilmographyEdit

SongsEdit

He is also famous for his love songs picturised on him. The songs were mostly sung by playback singers Mohd Rafi and Hemant Kumar.

  • Aa gale lag ja mere sapne mere apne
  • Aankhon me qayaamat ke kaajal, honthon pe gazab kii laali hai
  • Aao huzur tumko, sitaron me le chaluun
  • Aap se maine meri jaan mohabbat ki hai
  • Ae janeman, ae janeman, le gya dil ko wo tera bholapan
  • Akela hoon main humsafar dhundhta hoon
  • April fool bnaya, to unko gussa aaya
  • Bahosh-o-hwaas me diwana
  • Bam bam bam lahiri lehar lehar nadiya gehri
  • Bequarar karke hamen yun na jaaiye
  • Dhani chunari pahen, saj ke ban k dulhan
  • Dil ne pyar kiya hai ek bewafa se
  • Diwana keh ke logon ne
  • Ek baar zaraa phir kah do, mujhe sharmaake tum diwana
  • Haan ji haan ji haan ji are haan ji baba
  • Hamdam mere, maan bhi jao
  • Hamne to dil ko aapke kadmon pe rakh diya
  • Hue hain tumpe aashiq ham, bhala maano buraa maano
  • Huzurevala, jo ho ijaazat, to ham ye saare, jahaan se kah den
  • Jaaiye aap kahan jaayenge, ye nazar laut ke fir aayegi
  • Jab jaag uthe araman, to kaise neend aaye
  • Kahin deep jale, kahin dil
  • Kahin karti hogi, vo mera, intazar
  • Kajara muhabbat vala, ankhiyon me aisaa dala
  • Kal rat sapne me aaye the tum, mere mehboob, mere mehboob
  • Kanto me phansa aanchal, julfo me phansa ye dil
  • Keh do keh do, jahan se keh do
  • Laakhon hain yahan dilvale, aur pyaar nahin milta
  • Main shayad tumhare liye ajnabi hoon
  • Mera pyar wo hai ki mar ke bhi tumko
  • Meri muhabbat, pak muhabbat
  • Mil le, mil le, mil le, mujhe choo nhi waise hi mil le
  • Mizaj e garami, dua hai aapki
  • Na jhatko julf se pani, ye moti phut jayenge
  • Na ye jamin thi, na aasman tha
  • Najar na lag jaye kisi ki rahon me
  • Panchhi re wo panchhi, ud ja re wo panchhi
  • Phir miloge kabhi is baat kaa vada karlo
  • Pukarta chala hun main
  • Qamar patli, najar bijali
  • Roka kai baar maine dil ki umang ko
  • Rokna hai agar, rok lije magar, chand chhupane se phle chli jaungi
  • Sadiyon purani apni kahani
  • Sapane suhaane ladakapan ke
  • Sara mora kajra chhuraya tune
  • Sun ye bhar-e-husn mujhe tumse pyar hai
  • Tere chehre se hate aankh to duniya dekhun
  • Tere jaisa kaun hai, tere jaisa koi nahi
  • Tujhe pyar krte hain krte rhenge
  • Tukade hain mere dil ke, ai yaar tere aansu
  • Tumhara chahne wala, khuda ki duniya me
  • Tumhaari nazar kyon khafa ho gai
  • Tumhen jo bhi dekh lega, kisi ka na ho sakega
  • Ye hai reshami, zulfon ka andhera na ghabaraiye
  • Yehi woh jagah hai, yehi woh fizayen
  • Ye meri jindagi, tu nahi ajanbi
  • Ye nayan dare dare, ye jaam bhare bhare, zara pine do
  • Ye parwaton ke dayre, ye sham ka dhuan
  • Ye samaa ye rut ye nazaare dil mera machalane laga
  • Zara nazaron se kah do ji nishana chhut na jaaye
  • Zindagi kitani khubasurat hai, aiye apaki zarurat hai

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b अनुप्रिया वर्मा (23 December 2018). "Happy Birthday Biswajit: ऐसा क्या हुआ था कि विश्वजीत के बेडरूम में ही तीन दिन तक पड़े रहे थे धर्मेंद्र". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  2. ^ Ruman Ganguly (3 January 2018). "To me, Soumitra jethu is no less than a father: Prosenjit - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  3. ^ Screen Weekly, "The hero who was made up to look like a girl", India FM, 23 January 2007.
  4. ^ "Smooch, Sindoor and Suicide: Rekha biography gives shocking details on the star's life". www.indiatoday.in. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  5. ^ PTI (1 February 2015). "People will know real side of Netaji through my film: Biswajit". Zee News. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  6. ^ http://eciresults.nic.in/ConstituencywiseU054.htm?ac=4
  7. ^ a b IANS (19 February 2019). "Veteran Indian actor joins BJP, praises Modi". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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