Rudraprasad Sengupta

Rudraprasad Sengupta (born 31 January 1935) is a Bengali Indian actor, director and cultural critic.

Rudraprasad Sengupta.
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Born (1935-01-31) 31 January 1935 (age 86)
OccupationTheatre personality
Spouse(s)Swatilekha Sengupta Keya Chakrabarty
ChildrenSohini Sengupta


Sengupta was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal, the son of Anant Sengupta and Usha Prabha Sengupta. He studied at the Scottish Church College of the University of Calcutta where he earned his B.A. and M.A degrees in English literature.[1][2] He was formerly a reader in English at the Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Calcutta, and a visiting lecturer in the Drama Department of Rabindra Bharati University.

In 1961 he joined the Kolkata-based theatre group Nandikar and in the early 1970s started to direct several plays for the group. In the late 1970s he became the leader of the group.[3] He had directed many plays including Football, Feriwalar Mrityu among others.[4]

He received several awards, including the highest national award from Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1980. He has also appeared in some Bengali art films, Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha, and Roland Joffé's City of Joy.

He is married to Swatilekha Sengupta, one of the leading actresses of Nandikar. His daughter Sohini Sengupta is one of the leading actresses in theatre and films.




  1. ^ from The Daily Star Archived 7 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008, p. 590.
  3. ^ A militant theatre activist — that is what I am - The Tribune (10 January 1999)
  4. ^ Telegraph, The. "'Our best is yet to come'". Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ IMDB link
  6. ^ Drama festival in Allahabad

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