Pradip Mukherjee

Pradip Mukherjee (also known as Pradip Mukhopadhyay) is an Indian actor and dramatist who primarily acts in Bengali movies. Although not famous for acting in mainstream Bengali movies, Pradip Mukherjee has received critical acclaim for his acting in movies like Satyajit Ray's Jana Aranya, Buddhadeb Dasgupta's Dooratwa and Rituparno Ghosh's Utsab.

Pradip Mukherjee
Born (1946-08-11) 11 August 1946 (age 74)
OccupationActor, Dramatist
Years active1976 – present

Early lifeEdit

Pradip Mukherjee was born to middle-class parents Sammohan Mukhopadhyay and Bhakti Mukhopadhyay and grew up in Chorbagan area of Shimla in Kolkata. He completed his high school education from Hare School in 1965 and graduated from City College, Kolkata in 1970. He took up law and graduated from law school in 1973.[1]

Acting careerEdit

During his college days, Pradip Mukherjee took drama lessons and joined drama academies.[1] He acted in several plays at Tapan Theater in Kolkata. After graduating from law school, he worked full-time as a lawyer and acted in plays during weekends. In 1974, he met Satyajit Ray, who, impressed with his performance while he performed for Nakshatra Theater Group, cast him in his last movie of the Calcutta trilogy, Jana Aranya. The film received critical acclaim and won several awards including Karlovy Vary Prize in 1976.[2] He also earned Filmfare Awards East for Best Actor in 1976.

Later in his career, he acted in critically acclaimed films like Dooratwa (1981) and Utsab (2001).

Personal lifeEdit

Pradip Mukherjee married in 1977 and has a son and a daughter.

Besides acting, he works full-time as a tax consultant in Lake Town, Patipukur area of East Kolkata.



  • Robinson, Andrew (1989). Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye. I.B. Tauris. ISBN 1-86064-965-3. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


  1. ^ a b Kumar, S. "Pradip Mukhopadhyay Profile Family Life & Education - Actor Pradip Mukhopadhyay Career & Wiki". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ Robinson 1989, p. 366.