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.
|Born||19 December 1970|
|Years active||1995 – present|
Chatterjee started his career with a Hindi serial directed by Saibal Mitra, based on Samaresh Majumdar's Kaalpurush. 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.
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. 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.
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.
|2021||Habuchandra Raja Gabuchandra Mantri||Habuchandra Raja||Bengali|
|2020||Dil Bechara||Mr. Basu (Kizie's father)||Hindi||Hotstar Movie|
|2020||Sannyasi Deshonayok||-||Bengali||Based on Gumnami Baba myth|
|2020||Tokhon Kuasa Chilo||Bengali|
|2018||Good night city||DCP Chatterjee||Bengali|
|Hoichoi Unlimited||Animesh Chakladar||Bengali|
|Aschhe Abar Shabor||Shabor Dasgupta||Bengali|
|2017||Dhimaner Dinkaal||Dhiman Dutta||Bengali||Web series on ALT Balaji|
|Jagga Jasoos||"Tutti Futti" aka "Badol Bagchi" / Jagga's Father||Hindi|
|Byomkesh O Agnibaan||Ajit Bandopadhyay||Bengali|
|Mickey & Mimi||Mimi's Father||Bengali||Short film on Addatimes|
|Black Coffee||Tirthoraj Roy||Bengali|
|2016||Double Feluda||Surajit Dasgupta, Dharanidhar Samaddar||Bengali|
|Monchora||Manmatho / Raima's Brother||Bengali|
|Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana||Ajit Bandyopadhyay||Bengali|
|Eagoler Chokh||Shabor Dasgupta||Bengali|
|Byomkesh Bakshi||Ajit Bandyopadhyay||Bengali|
|Rajkahini||Mr. Prafulla Sen||Bengali|
|89||The Serial Killer||Bengali|
|Natoker Moto - Like a Play||Prasad||Bengali|
|Ebar Shabor||Shabor Dasgupta||Bengali|
|2014||Chaar||Sanjib Chatterjee & Mriganka Shekhar Mukherjee||Bengali|
|2014||Baari Tar Bangla||Roopchand Sen||Bengali|
|2014||Bonku Babu||Bonku Babu||Bengali|
|2013||C/O Sir||Jayabrata Ray||Bengali|
|2013||Aschorjo Prodip||Anilabha Gupto / Anilda||Bengali|
|2013||Namte Namte||Rana Basu||Bengali|
|2013||Meghe Dhaka Tara||Nilkantha Bagchi||Bengali|
|2012||Jekhane Bhuter Bhoy||Pratap Sarkar||Bengali|
|2012||Balukabela.com||Advocate Subimal DattaGupta||Bengali|
|2012||Bhooter Bhabishyat||Hathkata Kartik||Bengali|
|2012||Abar Byomkesh (Chitrachor)||Ajit Bandyopadhyay||Bengali|
|2012||Bhalobasha Off Route-e||Bengali|
|2011||The Forlorn (Short Film)||Dr. Sambit Chaterjee||Bengali|
|2011||Rang Milanti||Deepjoy Mitra/Anupam Ghatak||Bengali|
|2011||Gosainbaganer Bhoot||Bhelu Daktar||Bengali|
|2010||Byomkesh Bakshi (Adim Ripu)||Ajit Bandyopadhyay||Bengali|
|2009||Cross Connection||Swapnil Basu||Bengali|
|2008||Chalo Let's Go||Asim||Bengali|
|2007||The Bong Connection||Bhai-Da||English|
|2007||Shudhu Tomar Jonyo||Bengali|
|2006||Dosar||Kaushik's younger brother||Bengali|
|Teen Yaari Katha||Anil||Bengali|
|2005||Karkat Rashi (TV)||Professor||Bengali|
|2004||Aabar Asibo Phire||Bengali|
|2004||Tin Ekke Tin||Tinkori||Bengali|
|2003||Abar Aranye||Saswata Banerjee||Bengali|
|2000||Dr. Munshir Diary (TV)||Topshe||Bengali|
|2000||Ek Akasher Niche (TV)||Akash||Bengali|
|1999||Tumi Ele Tai||Bengali|
|1999||Ambar Sen Antardhan Rahashya (TV)||Topshe||Bengali|
|1999||Golapi Mukto Rahashya (TV)||Topshe||Bengali|
|1999||Ghurghutiyar Ghotona (TV)||Topshe||Bengali|
|1999||Jahangirer Swarnamudra (TV)||Topshe||Bengali|
|1996||Joto Kando Kathmandute (TV)||Topshe||Bengali|
|1996||Bosepukure Khunkharapi (TV)||Topshe||Bengali|
|1996||Sheyal Debota Rahasya (TV)||Topshe||Bengali|
|1996||Gosaipur Sargaram (TV)||Topshe||Bengali|
- 2019 : Best Actor at Madrid International Film Festival for Shironam.
- 2014 : Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman - Best Comedian for Bhooter Bhabishyat
- 2012 : Anandalok Award - Best Supporting Actor for Bhooter Bhabishyat
- 2011 : Tele Cine Awards - Best Supporting Actor for Byomkesh Bakshi
- 2011 : Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012 - Best Supporting Actor for THE FORLORN'
- TNN (19 December 2018). "Saswata Chatterjee is flooded with birthday wishes". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
- "Bob Biswas gets even bigger". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "Bengali actor Subhendu Chatterjee dead". Indo-Asian News Service. 5 July 2007. Archived from the original on 15 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
- "A Director's Actor". The Telegraph. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- Trans World Features (22 January 2008). "The legend of Feluda". Retrieved 12 March 2009.
- Firstpost.Bollywood (27 March 2012). "Bob Biswas : I even scared my wife". Retrieved 5 April 2012.
- "Kahaani's Bob Biswas a rage on FB, Twitter". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "'Pratidwandi' teaser out now, promises to deliver a dark thriller - Times of India". The Times of India. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
- "Dwikhondito Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
- 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.
- "Addatimes – Watch Original Web Series & Bengali Short Film online". addatimes.com.
- "International recognition for Saswata". The Times of India. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
- "'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.
- "Award Winners of First IISFF 2012". Retrieved 6 January 2020.