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Debshankar Haldar[α] (or Debshankar Halder[β] or Debsankar Halder[γ]) is a Bengali theatre actor with a long career in Bengali theatre groups such as Nandikar, Rangapat, Natyaranga, Sudrak, Gandhar, Bratyajon, Sansriti and Blank Verse. Known for his versatility, he played the role of Debabrata Biswas in ‘Bratyajon’'s production ‘Ruddha Sangeet’, Swami Vivekananda in Lokkrishti's Biley and the historical theatrical figure Sisir Kumar Bhaduri in Indraranga's Nisshanga Samrat. Debshankar has also worked in films.[1][2]

Debshankar Haldar
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Born (1965-01-08) 8 January 1965 (age 54)
ResidenceBelgachia, Kolkata
NationalityIndian
OccupationBengali theatre actor

Early lifeEdit

Debshankar Haldar was born in Kolkata. His father Abhay Haldar was an actor of Bengali Jatra and his brother Amiya Haldar is an actor in the Bengali theatre group Bohurupee. He graduated from the Scottish Church College at the University of Calcutta.[3] He credits his father for his introduction to the theatre world. In 1986 Haldar joined a workshop organized by Nandikar with the intention of learning acting. The workshop was so engrossing that he decided not to look beyond theatre. Over the years he has been keenly involved with every aspect of theatre. One of the leading trainers of the group and closely associated with Nandikar's Children's Ensemble he has written and directed over 40 children's plays including the much acclaimed 'Bhalo Manush Noigo Mora'. His first directorial venture outside Nandikar is Story Teller's 'Topi'.[4]

In April 2010 Rangapat held a theatre festival to showcase the works of actor Debshankar Haldar.[1] a feat which no other stage actor from Bengal has achieved, not even the greats like Sisir Bhaduri, Sombhu Mitra or Utpal Dutta.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

FilmographyEdit

Audio Drama AlbumsEdit

PlaysEdit

  • Shesh Shakkhatkar (Nandikar)
  • Gotroheen (Nandikar)
  • Football(Nandikar)
  • Ei Sahar, Ei Samay (Nandikar)
  • Feriwalar Mrityu (Nandikar)
  • Nagar Kirtan (Nandikar)
  • Sojan Badier Ghat (Nandikar)
  • Jaha Chai (Nandikar)
  • Mephisto (Chetana)
  • Winkle Twinkle (Sansriti)
  • Iye(Sansriti)
  • Virus M (Gonokrishti)
  • Shajahan (Natyaranga)
  • Agantuk (Natyaranga)
  • Aurangzeb (Rangapat)
  • Aguner Barnamala (Drishyapat)
  • Furrut (Blank Verse)
  • Missed Call (Naye Natua)
  • Kachher Manush (Gandhar)
  • Ruddhasangeet (Bratyajon)
  • Madhabi (Nandikar)
  • Shuonpoka (Nat-Ranga)
  • 221 B Baker Street (Story teller)
  • Gora (Abhash)
  • Dahananto (Sudrak)
  • Topi (Story Teller)
  • Aamar Priyo Rabindranath (Nandikar)
  • Anto Aadi Anto( Nandikar )
  • Biley (Lokkrishti)
  • Oedipus (Drishyapat)
  • Jadidang (Nat-Ranga)
  • Virus M (Ganakrishti)
  • Rater Kutum (Nandikar)
  • Nachni (Nandikar)
  • Kallu Mama(Ushnik)
  • Nishhanga Samrat (Paikpara Indraranga)
  • Jharer Pakhi (Natyaranga)
  • Romcom (Lokkrishti)
  • Altaf Gomes (Sansriti)
  • Dharmashok (Rangapat)
  • Barnoporichoy (Dakshin Ruchirango)
  • Duto Din (Pancham Vaidik)
  • Boma (Bratyajan)
  • Sher Afganer Tiner Talowar (Natyaranga)
  • Phera (Shyambajar Mukhomukhi)
  • Eepsa (Ha Ja Bo Ro Lo)
  • Tomar Aami (Ganakrishti)
  • Ek Mancha, Ek Jiban (Purba Pashchim)
  • Sauda (Behala Bratyajon)
  • Saudagarer Nouka (Sansriti)
  • Bpajjanak (Ha Ja Ba Ra La)
  • Equations (Blank Verse)
  • Rani Kadambini (Nandikar)
  • Chaar Adhyay (Sandarbha)
  • Mulyo (Ballygung Bratyajon)
  • Othoijol (Purba Paschim)
  • Ek Nayoker Sesh Rat (Ha Ja Ba Ra La)

Television showsEdit

  • Happy Parents Day

AwardsEdit

The Bengali stage centenary Star Theatre award 2018

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b Bhattacharyya, Meghdeep (15 April 2010). "Nine plays by eight groups in rare tribute to actor - grand gesture for artiste in high noon of career". Telegraph Calcutta. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Nandikar". Bangamela 2012. Archived from the original on 20 May 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  3. ^ Debshankar Haldar takes centre stage at Scottish Church
  4. ^ "Debshankar Haldar on his acting, journey as an actor, Nandikar (Interview)". Calcuttaweb. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Alik Sukh pushed me out of my comfort zone: Debshankar Halder". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 July 2013.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Spelling according to Telegraph Calcutta.
  2. ^ Spelling according to Deccan Herald.
  3. ^ This spelling has been used in Nandikar's website Archived 10 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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