Rajen Tarafdar

Rajen Tarafdar (7 June 1917 – 23 November 1987) was an Indian film director, actor, and screenwriter.[2][3] He was the recipient of two National Awards and two BFJA Awards.

Rajen Tarafdar
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Rajen Tarafdar in Akaler Shandhaney
Born7 June 1917[1]
Died23 November 1987 (1987-11-24) (aged 70)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm director, actor and writer

He graduated from the Government College of Art & Craft in Calcutta in 1940 with a degree in popular arts. He was initially a graphic designer in an advertising agency before devoting himself to cinema. His directorial debut was Antariksha (1957) which also marked the debut of actress Sandhya Roy.[4]

AwardsEdit

Award Year Category Film Result Ref.
National Award 1960 Best feature film in Bengali Ganga Won [5]
1975 Palanka Won [6]
BFJA Award 1976 Best Screenplay Sansar Simante Won [7]
1988 Best Director Nagpash Won [8]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Writer Screenplay Director Actor Ref.
1957 Antariksha Bengali Yes Yes Yes [9]
1960 Ganga Yes Yes [10]
1962 Agnisikha Yes [11]
1964 Jiban Kahini Yes [12]
1967 Akash Chhnoa Yes Yes Yes [13]
1975 Palanka Yes [14]
Sansar Simante Yes Tarun Majumdar [15]
1979 Ganadevata Yes [16]
1980 Akaler Shandhaney Mrinal Sen Yes [17]
1983 Arohan Hindi Shyam Benegal Yes [18]
1984 Khandhar Mrinal Sen Yes [19]
1986 Basundhara Bengali Sekhar Chatterjee Yes [20]
1987 Nagpash Yes [21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kironmoy Raha; Nandan (Organization : Calcutta, India) (1991). Bengali cinema. Nandan. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Rajen Tarafdar movies, filmography, biography and songs - Cinestaan.com". Cinestaan. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Rajen Tarafdar". gomolo.com. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Tale of a forgotten director". The Statesman. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  5. ^ "8th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  6. ^ "35th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  7. ^ "BFJA Awards (1976)". gomolo.com. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  8. ^ "BFJA Awards (1988)". gomolo.com. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Antariksha (1957) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Ganga (1959) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Agnisikha (1962)". gomolo.com. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Jiban Kahini (1964) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Akash Chhoan (1967) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Palanka (1975) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Sansar Simantey (1975) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Ganadevata (1979) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Akaler Sandhane (1980) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Arohan (1983) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Khandhar (1984) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Vasundhara (1986) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Nagpash (1987) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 10 August 2019.

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