Santu Mukherjee (also known as Santu Mukhopadhyay) (17 January 1951 – 11 March 2020) was an Indian film actor who worked in Bengali cinema. He was the father of actress Swastika Mukherjee. His younger brother, Sumanta Mukherjee, is also an actor.
17 January 1951
|Died||11 March 2020(aged 69)|
|Other names||Santu Mukhopadhyay|
|Children||Swastika 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..
|1975||Sansar Simante||Tarun Majumdar|
|Chander Kachhakachhi||Tarun Majumdar, Sachin Mukherjee, Dilip Mukherjee|
|1977||Shesh Raksha||Shankar Bhattacharya|
|Jaal Sanyasi||Salil Sen|
|Maan Abhiman||Sukhen Das|
|1980||Shesh Bichar||Bimal Roy Jr.|
|Byapika Biday||Archan Chakraborty|
|Boro Bhai||Sushil Mukhopadhyay|
|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.|
|Sansarer Itikatha||Aravind Mukherjee|
|Muktir Din||Jayanta Purkayastha|
|Abhinoy Noy||Bhola/Bikram||Archan Chakraborty|
|Bhalobasa Bhalobasa||Tarun Majumdar|
|Baikunther Will||Sushil Mukhopadhyay|
|Prem Bandhan||Rathish Dey Sarkar|
|1988||Surer Sathi||Tapan Saha|
|1993||Iswar Parameswar||Bablu Samaddar|
|Garam Bhat||Dilip Roy|
|1995||Sujan Sakhi||Swapan Saha|
|1998||Raja Rani Badsha||Haranath Chakraborty|
|Putra Badhu||Pallab Ghosh|
|Manush Manusher Janya||Niranjan Dey|
|1999||Tumi Ele Tai||Prabhat Roy|
|2001||Suorani Duorani||Ladli Mukherjee|
|Shesh Bichar||Sukhen Das|
|2003||Hemanter Pakhi||Urmi Chakraborty|
|Arjun Aamar Naam||Prabir Nandi|
|Samudra Sakshi||Dulal Dey|
|Dwitio Paksha||Ananya Chatterjee|
|2008||Partner||Dasu Bhattacharya||Shankar Ray|
|Bajimaat||Subhra's father||Haranath Chakraborty|
|Keno Kichhu Kotha Bolo Na||Banjara Old Man||Swapan Saha|
|Brake Fail||Nikhilesh||Kaushik Ganguly|
|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|
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. 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".
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.
- "Santu Mukhopadhyay details". Gomolo. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- "Santu Mukhopadhyay filmography". Gomolo. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- "মারা গেলেন অভিনেতা সন্তু মুখোপাধ্যায়". www.khaboronline.com. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- "Santu Mukhopadhyay". Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- Viewable on YouTube: on YouTube; (accessed 11 March 2020)