Rabi Ghosh

Robi Ghosh (Bengali: রবি ঘোষ) (24 November 1931 – 4 February 1997) was an Indian actor known for his work in Bengali cinema.[2] He is known for his comic appeal, though his versatile acting talent brought him success in various kinds of roles. He is probably one of the earliest character actors of Bengali cinema who focused mainly on method acting. Therefore, he was a regular member of Satyajit Ray films over the years. Till date, he is remembered for his comic roles in different movies. Robi Ghosh was a renowned actor in Bengali theatre and TV as well. He also played a character, Badridas, in the episode Amrit ki Maut in Byomkesh Bakshi (TV series), broadcast by Doordarshan.

Robi Ghosh
Robi Ghosh Dostidar[1]

(1931-11-24)24 November 1931
Died4 February 1997(1997-02-04) (aged 65)
OccupationActor, Film Director
Years active1959–1997
Spouse(s)Anubha Gupta (?–1972; her death)[1]
Baishakhi Devi (1982–his death)

Early lifeEdit

He was born on 24 November 1931 in Kolkata. His real name was Robi Ghosh Dastidar. His ancestry can be traced to East Bengal, now Bangladesh. In 1949 he completed his matriculation from the South Suburban Main School. After completing his intermediate in science, he joined the Asutosh College for graduation. He used to work in Bankshall Court from 1953 to 1959. He married actress Anubha Gupta. After her demise, he married Baishakhi Devi on 24 November 1982.


Robi Ghosh’s role in the play Angar was noticed by director Aurabinda Mukhopadhay. Robi made his debut in a small role in his film Ahoban in 1959. His breakthrough was in Tapan Sinha's Galpo Holeo Satti, and his role in Satyajit Ray’s Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1968) became a landmark in his career. Abhijan (1962), Aranyer Din Ratri (1970), Hirak Rajar Deshe (1980), Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (1991), and Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) are some of his memorable movies. He was also a noted theatre personality who was a student of Utpal Dutta’s Little Theatre Group. He traveled abroad extensively for his performances in Berlin (1969), Mauritius (1988), the USA and Europe (1995). He also directed the movie Nidhiram Sardar. In 1970, he participated in the Berlin Film Festival as the lead actor of Goopi Gyne Bagha Byne in the role of Bagha Byne, which was one of his most memorable roles.. He was the founder of the theatre group "Chalachal". In 1960 he was awarded the Ultorath Award for his outstanding performance in the play Angar. He died on 4 February 1997.


As actorEdit

As directorEdit

  • Sadhu Judhishthirer Karcha (1974) (as Ekalavya)
  • Nidhi Ram Sardar (1976)


  • Anandalok Award for Nayantara in 1998 (Special Jury Award)
  • Kalakar Awards[3]


  1. ^ a b Robi Ghosh. IMDb
  2. ^ "Rabi Ghosh movies, filmography, biography and songs - Cinestaan.com". Cinestaan. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.

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