Prabir Roy

Prabir Roy[1] (Bengali: প্রবীর রায়; born 31 August 1948) is a Bengali producer, director, actor and a former Sheriff of Kolkata. He made his debut as a feature film maker with the film Kaal Madhumas.[2][3][4][5]

Prabir Roy
Prabir Roy
Prabir Roy
Born (1948-08-31) 31 August 1948 (age 73)
NationalityIndian
Other namesBapu
CitizenshipIndian
OccupationProducer, Director and Actor
Spouse(s)Somasree Roy
ChildrenPiyali Roy Singh and Neil Roy
AwardsPramathesh Barua Award and Uttam Kumar Award

Early lifeEdit

Roy is a commerce graduate from the University of Calcutta. He was a national level swimmer in his younger days. Grew up in a posh locality in South Kolkata. He has the distinction of introducing colour T.V. coverage in India in Feb-March, 1982 during the 1st Nehru Gold Cup. This was held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in February 1982. The programme was covered with 5 on-line camera operation, long before Doordarshan started the same during the Delhi Asian Games in November 1982. This was inaugurated by Late Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi. He also produced "Ravishankar-A Legend of Glory". This programme represented Doordarshan in International T.V. Network Festival which was held in Miami, U.S.A. in September, 1984. It was Pt. Ravishankar’s first Indian TV appearance.[6]

Production and directionEdit

T.V serials and feature filmsEdit

  • Ravishankar-A Legend of Glory (3 episodes) - directed by Prabir Roy
  • Soviet Circus (4 episodes) - directed by Prabir Roy
  • Bichitra Tadanta (13 episodes) - directed by Inder Sen
  • Grihadaha (13 episodes) - directed by Inder Sen
  • Anya Galpo (DDK Commissioned) (4 episodes) - directed by Prabir Roy
  • Bahiri (11 episodes) - directed by Bratati Chowdhury
  • Harano Sur (DDK Commissioned) (4 episodes) - directed by Prabir Roy
  • Sabdo Jabdo (6 episodes) - directed by Debraj Roy
  • Ananda Bahar (12 episodes) - directed by Prabir Roy
  • Panch Dashaker Romantic Juti (13 episodes) - directed by Bijon Chatterjee
  • Nirjan Dupurer Premer Gaan (13 episodes) - directed by Bijon Chatterjee
  • Jatak Kanya (13 episodes) - directed by Amal Sur
  • Nrityer Tale Tale (53 episodes) - directed by Bratati Chowdhury
  • Manik (586 episodes) - directed by Saibal Banerjee
  • Kaal Madhumas (feature film) produced by K.N Sharma [7][8][9]
  • Jete Nahi Dibo (feature film) – produced by Royz Media and Entertainment[10]

Adfilms and commercialsEdit

  • Calcutta Chemical
  • Chesmi Glycerine Soap
  • Bijoli Grill Nice Cream
  • Bijoli Grill Ice Cream Soda
  • Peerless Bazar
  • Plus Phenyle
  • Everest Phenyle

Corporate, telefilm and documentaryEdit

  • Kitply
  • Rabindranath O Tripura
  • Samsan Chapa - Directed by Bratati Chowdhury & Prabir Roy (For Etv-Bangla)
  • Mahamaya- Directed by Prabir Roy (For Aakash Bangla)
  • Tyag- Directed by Rana Bannerjee (For Aakash Bangla)

ActingEdit

  • Ajker Nayak [11]
  • Ek Din Surja
  • Rabibar [12]
  • Nayan Shyama [13]
  • IF
  • Ajkal Porshur Golpo [14]
  • Notun Surja
  • Janmabhoomi (T.V Serial)
  • Samparka [15](T.V Serial)
  • Abhinetri (T.V Serial)
  • Harano Sur (T.V Serial)
  • Bichitra Tadanta (T.V Serial)
  • Sabdo Jabdo (T.V Serial)

Awards and recognitionEdit

  • Pramathesh Barua Award
  • Uttam Kumar Award
  • Bijitra Tadanta was judged the best TV Serial in Eastern India in 1987
  • Grihadaha was judged the best TV Serial in Eastern India in 1988
  • Prabir Roy, the lead actor in film Nayan Shyama, went to British Film Institute (BFI) [16]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Internet Movie Database for Prabir Roy|IMDB".
  2. ^ "Sampark e Notun Dik Kaal Madhumas - Bengali Daily Pratidin Publication". Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Filmi Get together - Times of India Publication". Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Kaal Madhumas unveiled - Washington Bangla Radio".
  5. ^ "Kaal Madhumas,a different subject - Business Standard".
  6. ^ "Scripting a Tale of Romance - Bengal Post Publication". Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Fun time with Kaal Madhumas Team - Times of India Publication". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Issues like woman abuse handled by Directors - CNN IBN Live coverage". Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Kaal Madhumas Press Meet a Glitzy Affair - Gomolo".
  10. ^ "'Jete Nahi Dibo' The documentary-feature on Uttam Kumar". The Times of India. 14 August 2018.
  11. ^ "IMDB Page for Ajker Nayak".
  12. ^ "IMDB Page for Rabibar".
  13. ^ "British Film Institute Page for Nayan Shyama". Archived from the original on 23 April 2013.
  14. ^ "IMDB Page for Aaj Kaal Porshur Golpo".
  15. ^ "IMDB Page for Samparka".
  16. ^ "Film Nayan Shyama goes to British Film Institute|BFI". Archived from the original on 23 April 2013.