Saswata Chatterjee

Saswata Chatterjee (born 19 December 1970) is an Indian actor of television and films based in Kolkata. Born to actor Subhendu Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee began his career with a Hindi serial directed by Saibal Mitra, based on Samaresh Majumdar's Kaalpurush. He gained popularity by portraying the character of Topshe in a Feluda-based television series directed by Sandip Ray. His acting in many Bengali films has been praised by the critics, including his portrayal of a Ritwik Ghatak-inspired character in the 2013 film Meghe Dhaka Tara. He enjoyed success at the national level in Sujoy Ghosh's 2012 blockbuster Hindi film, Kahaani, where he played Bob Biswas, an assassin.

Saswata Chatterjee
Born (1970-12-19) 19 December 1970 (age 50)[1]
Other namesApu[2]
OccupationActor
Years active1995 – present
Spouse(s)Mohua Chatterjee
Parent(s)

Personal lifeEdit

Saswata Chatterjee was born on 19 December 1970 to Subhendu Chatterjee, a noted Bengali actor.[3] He lives in Kolkata and is married to Mohua, a teacher. They have a daughter together.[2]

CareerEdit

Chatterjee started his career with a Hindi serial directed by Saibal Mitra, based on Samaresh Majumdar's Kaalpurush.[4] Later, he acted in a television series directed by Sandip Ray, where he portrayed the character of Topshe, a sidekick of Feluda, the sleuth. After this television debut, his acting skills were appreciated and he gained popularity.[5]

Chatterjee's acting in several Bengali films were critically appreciated. Some of his notable appearances include Tiyasha, C/O Sir, Proloy (2013), Jekhane Bhuter Bhoy, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Bhooter Bhabishyat, Abar Bomkesh (Chitrachor), Rang Milanti, Byomkesh Bakshi (Adim Ripu), The Bong Connection, Abar Aranye. He worked in the blockbuster Hindi film, Kahaani (2012) directed by Sujoy Ghosh starring Vidya Balan. In that film, he played the role of a cold-blooded killer named Bob Biswas.[6] His role as Bob became so popular that Chatterjee describes it as:

Bob Biswas has most definitely exceeded the popularity of Kahaani. Poor Saswata has lost his identity. He is addressed as Bob wherever he goes.

— Saswata Chaterjee on his role on Bob Biswas.[2]

The character went viral on Facebook and Twitter with thousands of followers. A graphic novel is in the making was also inspired from Bob's character.[7]

Meghe Dhaka Tara was released in 2013, a film inspired by the life and works of Bengali film director Ritwik Ghatak and also depicts the socio-political environment of contemporary West Bengal during the Tebhaga and Naxalite movements. In this movie, he played the lead character as Nilkantha Bagchi.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Note
1996 Baksho Rahashya Topshe Bengali
1996 Gosaipur Sargaram (TV) Topshe Bengali
1996 Sheyal Debota Rahasya (TV) Topshe Bengali
1996 Bosepukure Khunkharapi (TV) Topshe Bengali
1996 Joto Kando Kathmandute (TV) Topshe Bengali
1997 Nayantara Bengali
1998 Atmaja Bengali
1999 Jahangirer Swarnamudra (TV) Topshe Bengali
1999 Ghurghutiyar Ghotona (TV) Topshe Bengali
1999 Golapi Mukto Rahashya (TV) Topshe Bengali
1999 Ambar Sen Antardhan Rahashya (TV) Topshe Bengali
1999 Tumi Ele Tai Bengali
1999 Khelaghar Bengali
2000 Ek Akasher Niche (TV) Akash Bengali
2000 Dr. Munshir Diary (TV) Topshe Bengali
2000 Shesh Thikana Bengali
2002 Aamar Bhuvan Nur Bengali
2003 Abar Aranye Saswata Banerjee Bengali
2004 Tin Ekke Tin Tinkori Bengali
2004 Aabar Asibo Phire Bengali
2005 Karkat Rashi (TV) Professor Bengali
2006 Teen Yaari Katha Anil Bengali
2006 Dosar Kaushik's younger brother Bengali
2007 Shudhu Tomar Jonyo Bengali
2007 The Bong Connection Bhai-Da English
2008 Chalo Let's Go Asim Bengali
2009 Cross Connection Swapnil Basu Bengali
2009 Brake Fail Bengali
2010 Byomkesh Bakshi (Adim Ripu) Ajit Bandyopadhyay Bengali
2011 Get2Gether Bengali
2011 Uro Chithi Manish Bengali
2011 Gosainbaganer Bhoot Bhelu Daktar Bengali
2011 Rang Milanti Deepjoy Mitra/Anupam Ghatak Bengali
2011 The Forlorn (Short Film) Dr. Sambit Chaterjee Bengali
2012 Goraay Gondogol Bengali
2012 Bhalobasha Off Route-e Bengali
2012 Nobel Chor Hari Bengali
2012 Kahaani Bob Biswas Hindi
2012 Abar Byomkesh (Chitrachor) Ajit Bandyopadhyay Bengali
2012 Bhooter Bhabishyat Hathkata Kartik Bengali
2012 Balukabela.com Advocate Subimal DattaGupta Bengali
2012 Jekhane Bhuter Bhoy Pratap Sarkar Bengali
2013 Aborto Bengali
2013 Meghe Dhaka Tara Nilkantha Bagchi Bengali
2013 Damadol Papu Bhai Bengali
2013 Namte Namte Rana Basu Bengali
2013 Aschorjo Prodip Anilabha Gupto / Anilda Bengali
2013 Goynar Baksho Chandan Bengali
2013 Proloy Animesh Dutta Bengali
2013 C/O Sir Jayabrata Ray Bengali
2013 Tiyasha Sudipto Bengali
2014 Bonku Babu Bonku Babu Bengali
2014 Baari Tar Bangla Roopchand Sen Bengali
2014 Chaar Sanjib Chatterjee & Mriganka Shekhar Mukherjee Bengali
2015 Ebar Shabor Shabor Dasgupta Bengali
2015 Natoker Moto - Like a Play Prasad Bengali
2015 89 The Serial Killer Bengali
2015 Icchemotir Golpo Nil Bengali
2015 Katmundu Aiyoswami Bengali
2015 Rajkahini Mr. Prafulla Sen Bengali
2015 Byomkesh Bakshi Ajit Bandyopadhyay Bengali
2015 Monchuri Kartik Bengali
2016 Praktan Special Appearance Bengali
2016 Hemanta Kalyan Sen Bengali
2016 Eagoler Chokh Shabor Dasgupta Bengali
2016 Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana Ajit Bandyopadhyay Bengali
2016 Monchora Manmatho / Raima's Brother Bengali
2016 Cholai Minister Bengali
2016 Bastav Kamal Rakshit Bengali
2016 Double Feluda Surajit Dasgupta, Dharanidhar Samaddar Bengali
2017 Black Coffee Tirthoraj Roy Bengali
2017 Mickey & Mimi Mimi's Father Bengali Short film on Addatimes[8]
2017 Byomkesh O Agnibaan Ajit Bandopadhyay Bengali
2017 Jagga Jasoos "Tutti Futti" aka "Badol Bagchi" / Jagga's Father Hindi
2017 Dhimaner Dinkaal Dhiman Dutta Bengali Web series on ALT Balaji
2018 Ray Bengali
2018 Dwikhondito Koushik Roy Bengali
2018 Aschhe Abar Shabor Shabor Dasgupta Bengali
2018 Hoichoi Unlimited Animesh Chakladar Bengali
2018 Good night city DCP Chatterjee Bengali
2019 Thai Curry - Bengali [9]
2019 Network Abhijit Ganguly Bengali
2019 Basu Poribar - Bengali
2019 Dwikhandito Bengali [10]
2020 Tokhon Kuasa Chilo Bengali
2020 The Parcel Souvik Bengali
2020 Tiki-Taka - Bengali/Hindi ZEE5 Release
2020 Sannyasi Deshonayok - Bengali Based on Gumnami Baba myth
2020 Dil Bechara Mr. Basu (Kizie's father) Hindi Hotstar Movie
2020 Chobiyal Bengali
2021 Habu Chandra Raja Gobu Chandra Montri Habuchandra Raja Bengali
2021 Pratidwandi  Bengali [11]
2021 Anusandhan  Bengali [12]

AwardsEdit

  • 2019 : Best Actor at Madrid International Film Festival for Shironam.[13]
  • 2014 : Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman - Best Comedian for Bhooter Bhabishyat
  • 2012 : Anandalok Award - Best Supporting Actor for Bhooter Bhabishyat[14]
  • 2011 : Tele Cine Awards - Best Supporting Actor for Byomkesh Bakshi[citation needed]
  • 2011 : Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012 - Best Supporting Actor for THE FORLORN'[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ TNN (19 December 2018). "Saswata Chatterjee is flooded with birthday wishes". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Bob Biswas gets even bigger". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Bengali actor Subhendu Chatterjee dead". Indo-Asian News Service. 5 July 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  4. ^ "A Director's Actor". The Telegraph. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ Trans World Features (22 January 2008). "The legend of Feluda". Retrieved 12 March 2009.
  6. ^ Bose, Adrija (27 March 2012). "Bob Biswas : I even scared my wife". Firstpost. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Kahaani's Bob Biswas a rage on FB, Twitter". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Addatimes – Watch Original Web Series & Bengali Short Film online". addatimes.com.
  9. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (23 February 2019). "Soham Chakraborty, Hiraan Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Saswata Chatterjee, Trina Saha, Bidya Sinha Mim and Rachel White... First look poster of #Bengali film #ThaiCurry... Directed by Ankit Aditya... 1 March 2019 release... Distribution by SSR Cinemas P Ltd. t.co/RYtmWcacfe" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Sen, Zinia (30 March 2019). "Dwikhondito Movie Review {1.0/5}: Critic Review of Dwikhondito by Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  11. ^ "'Pratidwandi' teaser out now, promises to deliver a dark thriller - Times of India". The Times of India. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  12. ^ Ruman Ganguly (2 September 2020). "Paayel and Saswata set to fly to London for Kamaleswar's film shoot". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  13. ^ "International recognition for Saswata". The Times of India. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  14. ^ "'Bhooter Bhabishyat' sweeps Anandalok Purashkar". News18. Saswata Mukherjee and Mumtaz Sircar also won the award for best supporting actors, male and female respectively. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  15. ^ "Award Winners of First IISFF 2012". Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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