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. 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. He has been a Member of Legislative Assembly of West Bengal from Barrackpore since 2021.
|Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
2 May 2021
|Preceded by||Shilbhadra Dutta|
|Constituency||Barrackpur, North 24 Parganas|
|Born||21 February 1975|
|Education||Rishi Bankim Chandra Colleges, Naihati|
|Occupation(s)||Film director, actor, producer|
|Political party||All India Trinamool Congress|
As director edit
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|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
|Remake of Uyyala Jampala (2013) (Telugu)|
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||Original|
|2019||Shesh Theke Shuru||Jeetz Filmworks Pvt. Ltd.||Original|
|Parineeta||Raj Chakraborty Entertainment Productions||Original|
|Dharmajuddha||Partially Inspired by Syed Mustafa Siraj's Short story Bharotbarso .|
As actor edit
|2008||Chirodini Tumi Je Amar||Cameo|
|2012||Hemlock Society||Setu Bhenkatraman|
|Bojhena Shey Bojhena|
|Parbona Ami Chartey Tokey||Cameo|
As producer edit
|2018||Noor Jahaan||Indo-Bangladesh joint venture film.|
|2019||Prem Amar 2||Indo-Bangladesh joint venture film.|
|Anandalok Awards||2008||Best Director||Chirodini Tumi Je Amar||Won|
|2010||Best Director||Le Chakka||Won|
|Tele Cine Awards||2012||Best Director||Bojhena Shey Bojhena||Won|
|BFJA Awards||2013||Best Promising Director||Won|
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
- Proloy Asche (Directed for Sananda TV produced by ABP)
- Nayika (Directed for Sananda TV produced by ABP)
- Josh (On Sananda TV produced by ABP)
- Kanamachi (On Star Jalsha)
- Raage Anuraage (On Zee Bangla)
- Kajallata (On Colors Bangla)
- Bedini Moluar Kotha
- Falna (On Star Jalsha)
- Sangeet er Mahajuddha (On Colors Bangla) (Also Director)
- Godhuli Alap (On Star Jalsha)
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. 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). He won on 2 May 2021.
- "Raj Chakrabarty is not his real name!". Times Of India.
- "Everything you want to know about Raj-Subhashree wedding". The Times of India. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
- "New mommy Subhashree Ganguly and baby Yuvaan's photo will melt your heart". Times Of India.
- "Subhashree Ganguly-Raj Chakraborty blessed with a baby boy; Celebs wish the proud parents". Times Of India.
- 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.
- "Bengal regional TV revolution grips everyone". ibnlive.in.com. Archived from the original on 13 October 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2008.
- "রাজ চক্রবর্তীর নাম করে প্রতারণা, থানায় গেলেন পরিচালক". Anandabazar.
- "Corona scare hits Raj Chakraborty, Subhasree's luxury housing complex". Times Of India.
- "Raj Chakraborty directed 'Adventures of Jojo' to air today". Times Of India.
- "Raj Chakraborty's Next Directorial Habji Gabji Post Production To Begin From This Date; Read Details Inside". Spotboye.
- "'Dharmajuddha' will be released in theatres first, confirms Raj Chakraborty". Times Of India.
- "Cricketer Manoj Tiwary, 3 Bengali film stars join TMC ahead of Bengal polls". India Today. 24 February 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
- "TMC Candidates List: বাবা নেই তবে শুভশ্রী পাশে আছে, ব্যারাকপুরে অন্যের দখলদারিত্ব মানব না: রাজ". www.anandabazar.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 6 March 2021.
- "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.