Santu Mukherjee

Santu Mukherjee (also known as Santu Mukhopadhyay) (17 January 1951 – 11 March 2020) was an Indian film actor who worked in Bengali cinema.[1][2] He was the father of actress Swastika Mukherjee. His younger brother, Sumanta Mukherjee, is also an actor.

Santu Mukherjee
Born
Santu Mukherjee

(1951-01-17)17 January 1951
Died11 March 2020(2020-03-11) (aged 69)
NationalityIndian
Other namesSantu Mukhopadhyay
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Gopa Mukherjee
ChildrenSwastika and Ajopa

Early life and biographyEdit

Mukherjee was born on 17 January 1951 in Kolkata. He attended the Mitra Institution at Bhowanipore at a primary level and later, joined the Padmapukur Institution at Sarat Bose Road, from where he passed his Higher Secondary Examination. He soon dropped out from studies and took dance lessons from Gopal Bhattacharya. He also learned Rabindra Sangeet.

He went to renowned director Tapan Sinha, seeking a role in Bengali films. In 1975, Sinha launched him as an actor in the film Raja. Subsequent to his cinematic breakthrough, he working in theater and films. His last film was Sanjhbati.

Mukherjee died on 11th March 2020 from cardiac arrest at his South Kolkata residence; he had been suffering from cancer for a long time.[3].

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Director
1975 Sansar Simante Tarun Majumdar
Raja Tapan Sinha
1976 Harmonium Tapan Sinha
Chander Kachhakachhi Tarun Majumdar, Sachin Mukherjee, Dilip Mukherjee
1977 Shesh Raksha Shankar Bhattacharya
Pratishruti Pinaki Mukherjee
Pratima Palash Bandyopadhyay
Nayan Sukhen Das
Asadharan Bimal Salil Sen
Jaal Sanyasi Salil Sen
1978 Tusi Guru Bagchi
Striker Archan Chakraborty
Maan Abhiman Sukhen Das
Jatayu Uttarsuri
1979 Parichoy Nirmal Mitra
Pampa Pradip Bhattacharya
Ganadevata Tarun Majumdar
Chirantan Guru Bagchi
Banabasar Sushil Mukhopadhyay
Devdas Dilip Roy
1980 Shesh Bichar Bimal Roy Jr.
Parabesh Kalpataru
Byapika Biday Archan Chakraborty
Boro Bhai Sushil Mukhopadhyay
Bichar Ajit Gangopadhyay
Pankhiraj Piyush Bose
1981 Swami Stree Guru Bagchi
Nyay Anyay Sukhen Das
Maa Bipattarin Chandi Amar Bhattacharya
Khana Baraha Mihir (Baraha's Son) Bijoy Bose
Kalankini Kankabati Raghubir Uttam Kumar
1982 Uttar Meleni Uday Bhattacharya
Pratiksha Bimal Roy Jr.
Prafulla Sujoy Dutta
Malancha Purnendu Patri
Faisala Raja
Bodhan Amal Dutta
1983 Utsarga Tapan Saha
Sansarer Itikatha Aravind Mukherjee
Muktir Din Jayanta Purkayastha
Jabanbondi Pranab Bandyopadhyay
Abhinoy Noy Bhola/Bikram Archan Chakraborty
1984 Uncle Surajit Chowdhury
Shilalipi Palash Bandyopadhyay
Lalita Tapan Chowdhury
Dadamoni Sujit Guha
1985 Tagari Ajit Gangopadhyay
Bhalobasa Bhalobasa Tarun Majumdar
Baikunther Will Sushil Mukhopadhyay
1986 Urbashi Salil Dutta
Prem Bandhan Rathish Dey Sarkar
1987 Bidrohi Anjan Choudhury
1988 Surer Sathi Tapan Saha
Punarmilan Jayanta Bose
Parashmoni Tarun Majumdar
1989 Bandhabi Shankar Bhattacharya
1993 Iswar Parameswar Bablu Samaddar
Garam Bhat Dilip Roy
1994 Sandhyatara Prabhat Roy
1995 Sujan Sakhi Swapan Saha
1997 Samadhan Narayan Ghosh
1998 Raja Rani Badsha Haranath Chakraborty
Putra Badhu Pallab Ghosh
Manush Manusher Janya Niranjan Dey
1999 Tumi Ele Tai Prabhat Roy
Niyoti Bablu Samaddar
Khelaghar Prabhat Roy
2000 Parichay Bidesh Sarkar
2001 Suorani Duorani Ladli Mukherjee
Shesh Bichar Sukhen Das
2003 Hemanter Pakhi Urmi Chakraborty
Arjun Aamar Naam Prabir Nandi
2004 Waarish Kaushik Ganguly
Samudra Sakshi Dulal Dey
Dwitio Paksha Ananya Chatterjee
2005 Agnipath Sujit Guha
2007 Banobhumi Swapan Ghoshal
2008 Partner Dasu Bhattacharya Shankar Ray
Bajimaat Subhra's father Haranath Chakraborty
2009 Kaalbela Goutam Ghose
Dhakee Satabdi Roy
Keno Kichhu Kotha Bolo Na Banjara Old Man Swapan Saha
Brake Fail Nikhilesh Kaushik Ganguly
saptosur Shankar Ray
2010 Besh Korechhi Prem Korechhi Narayan Roy
Ganyer Meye Sovona Amit Chakraborty
Target: The Final Mission Shubhankar's father Raja Chanda
2011 Aamio Nebo Challenge Mastar Mosai
2012 Jaal Rai's father Amit Samanta
E Sudhu Aamar Gaan Rani's father Shankar Ray
2013 Sweet Heart Animesh (Mimi's father) Prodip Saha
2015 Family Album (Swastika's father) Mainak Bhaumik

TelevisionEdit

Santu's acting reached its pinnacle when he started acting in the Television serial shows. Some of the popular shows were:

Santu Mukherjee as SingerEdit

Santu recorded several songs[4]. In the Bengali movie "Parabot Priya" Santu Mukherjee sang a duet song (Rabindra Sangeet) along with co-artist Arundhati Hom Choudhury: "Amar hridoy tomar apon hater dole".[5]

In the album "Ei akashe amar Mukti aloy aloy" he sang the title song along with his daughter Swastika. His rendition "Tumi daak diyechho kon sokale" was mesmerizing.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Santu Mukhopadhyay details". Gomolo. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Santu Mukhopadhyay filmography". Gomolo. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  3. ^ "মারা গেলেন অভিনেতা সন্তু মুখোপাধ্যায়". www.khaboronline.com. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Santu Mukhopadhyay". Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  5. ^ Viewable on YouTube: "আমার হৃদয় " on YouTube; (accessed 11 March 2020)

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