Raj Chakraborty (born 21 February 1975) is an Indian film director, actor, producer and politician. He is one of the most commercially successful film-makers in Tollywood.[5] Before directing his debut film, he was busy in Bengali TV. Raj Chakraborty was associated with Zee Bangla's popular laughter show Mirakkel, hosted by Mir, and dance competition Dance Bangla Dance, judged by Mithun Chakraborty, during their initial days. He also directed Star Jalsha's laughter programme I Laugh You.[6][7][8] He has been a Member of Legislative Assembly of West Bengal from Barrackpore since 2021.

Raj Chakraborty
Chakraborty in 2022
Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2 May 2021
Preceded byShilbhadra Dutta
ConstituencyBarrackpur, North 24 Parganas
Born (1975-02-21) 21 February 1975 (age 48)[1]
EducationRishi Bankim Chandra Colleges, Naihati
Occupation(s)Film director, actor, producer
Years active2008–present
Notable work
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress
Shatabdi Mitra
(m. 2006⁠–⁠2011)
(m. 2018)

Filmography edit

As director edit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Producer Notes
2008 Chirodini Tumi Je Amar Shree Venkatesh Films Remake of Kaadhal (2004) (Tamil)
2009 Challenge Remake of Dil (2003) and Bunny (2005) Telugu
Prem Aamar Remake of 7G Rainbow Colony (2004) (Tamil)
2010 Le Chakka Srijan Arts Partially Adapted From Chennai 600028 (2007) (Tamil)
Dui Prithibi Shree Venkatesh Films Remake of Gamyam (2008) (Telugu)
2011 Shotru Eskay Movies Remake of Singam (2010) (Tamil)
2012 Bojhena Shey Bojhena Shree Venkatesh Films Remake of Engaeyum Eppothum (2011) (Tamil)
2013 Kanamachi Eskay Movies Remake of Ko (2011) (Tamil)
Proloy Shree Venkatesh Films
Raj Chakraborty Entertainment Productions
Inspired by a true story
2014 Borbaad Shree Venkatesh Films Remake of Polladhavan (2007) (Tamil)
Yoddha Remake of Magadheera (2009) (Telugu)
2015 Parbona Ami Chartey Tokey Shree Venkatesh Films
Surinder Films
Remake of Uyyala Jampala (2013) (Telugu)
Katmundu GreenTouch Entertainment Original
2016 Abhimaan Reliance Entertainment
Grassroot Entertainment
Walzen Media Works
Remake of Attarintiki Daredi (2013) (Telugu)
2017 Chaamp Dev Entertainment Ventures Original
Bolo Dugga Maiki SVF Entertainment Partially adapted from Oru Vadakkan Selfie (Malayalam)
2018 Adventures of Jojo[9] Original
2019 Shesh Theke Shuru Jeetz Filmworks Pvt. Ltd. Original
Parineeta Raj Chakraborty Entertainment Productions Original
2022 Habji Gabji[10] Original
Dharmajuddha[11] Partially Inspired by Syed Mustafa Siraj's Short story Bharotbarso .

As actor edit

Year Film Role
2008 Chirodini Tumi Je Amar Cameo
2009 Challenge Cameo
2012 Hemlock Society Setu Bhenkatraman
Challenge 2 Cameo
Bojhena Shey Bojhena
2015 Jamai 420 Himself
Parbona Ami Chartey Tokey Cameo
2017 Chaamp
Cockpit Shanu Ghosal
2018 Uma Cameo

As producer edit

Year Film Note
2013 Proloy
2018 Noor Jahaan Indo-Bangladesh joint venture film.
2019 Prem Amar 2 Indo-Bangladesh joint venture film.
2019 Parineeta
2022 Dharmajuddha
2022 Habji Gabji

Accolades edit

Award name Year Category Movie Result
Anandalok Awards 2008 Best Director Chirodini Tumi Je Amar Won
2009 Best Director Challenge Won
2010 Best Director Le Chakka Won
2011 Best Director Shotru Won
Tele Cine Awards 2012 Best Director Bojhena Shey Bojhena Won
BFJA Awards 2013 Best Promising Director Won
2020 Best Director Parineeta Won

Television edit

Raj Chakraborty produced the television serial Kanamachi, which was aired on Star Jalsha. For Zee Bangla, Raj Chakraborty Productions made the popular soap opera Raage Anuraage. He returned as director of his very own show I Laugh You, a show he had started in its first season. I Laugh You was a very popular laughter programme in the Indian regional television world, which was aired on Star Jalsha. Raj Chakraborty's association with another very popular Bengali entertainment channel Colors Bangla occurred with him producing the soap opera Kajallata for that channel.

As producer in television edit

Series edit

Telefilms As Producer edit

  • Dev I Love You
  • Nimki Phulki
  • Guti Mallar
  • Dum Dum Digha Digha(Sequel of Guti Mallar)
  • Guti Mallarer Athithi(Sequel of Guti Mallar and Dum Dum Digha Digha)
  • Nimki Phulki 2(Sequel of Nimki Phulki)-produced and directed by Abhimanyu Mukherjee

Political career edit

He has recently joined in Trinamool Congress in the hands of leader Mamata Banerjee.[12] Later on 5 March 2021, Trinamool Congress leaders announced Chakraborty to be contesting this 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly Elections from Barrackpore (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[13][14] He won on 2 May 2021.

References edit

  1. ^ "Raj Chakrabarty is not his real name!". Times Of India.
  2. ^ "Everything you want to know about Raj-Subhashree wedding". The Times of India. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "New mommy Subhashree Ganguly and baby Yuvaan's photo will melt your heart". Times Of India.
  4. ^ "Subhashree Ganguly-Raj Chakraborty blessed with a baby boy; Celebs wish the proud parents". Times Of India.
  5. ^ Nag, Kushali (26 December 2008). "A few good men". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. Archived from the original on 28 December 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Bengal regional TV revolution grips everyone". ibnlive.in.com. Archived from the original on 13 October 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2008.
  7. ^ "রাজ চক্রবর্তীর নাম করে প্রতারণা, থানায় গেলেন পরিচালক". Anandabazar.
  8. ^ "Corona scare hits Raj Chakraborty, Subhasree's luxury housing complex". Times Of India.
  9. ^ "Raj Chakraborty directed 'Adventures of Jojo' to air today". Times Of India.
  10. ^ "Raj Chakraborty's Next Directorial Habji Gabji Post Production To Begin From This Date; Read Details Inside". Spotboye.
  11. ^ "'Dharmajuddha' will be released in theatres first, confirms Raj Chakraborty". Times Of India.
  12. ^ "Cricketer Manoj Tiwary, 3 Bengali film stars join TMC ahead of Bengal polls". India Today. 24 February 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  13. ^ "TMC Candidates List: বাবা নেই তবে শুভশ্রী পাশে আছে, ব্যারাকপুরে অন্যের দখলদারিত্ব মানব না: রাজ". www.anandabazar.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  14. ^ "WB assembly election 2021: Raj Chakraborty reaction after being tmc candidate | কথা দিচ্ছি, বারাকপুর বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র জিতে দিদিকে উপহার দেব : Raj Chakraborty". zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 6 March 2021.

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