Soham Chakraborty (born 4 March 1984), is an Indian actor, producer, television personality and politician. He has appeared in more than 100 Bengali films, as child artist (Master Bittu) and as male lead. He earned numerous accolades, including Uttam Kumar Awards, BFJA Awards and Star Jalsha Entertainment Awards. Chakraborty has a significant following in West Bengal, Assam and other adjacent states in India and Bangladesh. He is a member of All India Trinamool Congress. He contested 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election from Borjora Constituency. He won the General election 2021 from Chandipur constituency by a margin of 14000 votes. He was sworn in as Member of Legislative Assembly on 2 May 2021.

Soham Chakraborty
Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2 May 2021
Preceded byAmiya Kanti Bhattacharjee
ConstituencyChandipur, Purba Medinipur
Born (1984-03-04) 4 March 1984 (age 40)
Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Other namesMaster Bittu (during his childhood days)
  • Actor-
  • Singer-
  • Politician-
  • Television producer-
Years active2008-present
Notable work
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress
Tanaya Chakraborty
(m. 2012)
Parent(s)Subrata Chakraborty, Deepa Chakraborty
RelativesSreeparna Chakraborty (sister), Sreesh Bhowmick (nephew)

Acting career edit

Soham Chakraborty made his Tollywood debut in 1988 as a child artist with the popular Bengali film Choto Bou. Early in his career, Chakraborty was recognised as Master Bittu[1] and featured in several films as a child artist including Mangaldeep in 1989, Nayan Moni in 1989, Jowar Bhata in 1990, Satyajit Ray directed Shakha Proshakha in 1990, Bhagya Debata in 1997, starring Mithun Chakraborty and several other noted films. He was awarded Uttam Kumar Awards twice as Child Artist of the year for his performance in Jowar Bhata (1991) and Shakha Proshakha (1990). He has appeared in several television series and has played supporting roles in films in the late 1990s and early 2000s.[2] After completing his higher education in the field of B.Com. (Hons.), he appeared in Chander Bari , directed by Tarun Majumdar (2007).[3] Chakraborty, has described the difficult phase and struggling days in his acting career to appear in the big budget films. He was then launched with the film Bajimaat (2008), as male lead. He then rose to prominence after starring in 2009 film Prem Aamar directed by Raj Chakraborty and produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, which turned out a blockbuster and recorded highest grosser in Bengali film's history. After Prem Aamar his previously shot films Rahasya, Jeena, and Soldier were released and were commercially average.[4][5] His other blockbuster film Amanush was released in 2010. The film was directed by Rajib Biswas. Chakraborty played the role of Vinod, an orphan who has suffered a lot of physical and mental torture in his childhood.[5] He went on to films such as Faande Poriya Boga Kaande Re (2011), Jibon Rong Berong (2011), Le Halua Le (2012), Jaaneman (2012), Bojhena Shey Bojhena (2012), Loveria (2013), Bangali Babu English Mem (2014), Amanush 2 (2015) and Black. The series of comedies and family dramas that followed, earned Chakraborty widespread adulation from audiences, particularly among teenagers. Such films are Jamai 420 ( 2015), Katmundu (2015), Jio Pagla (2017) and Honeymoon (2018), Jamai Badal (2019) and Thai Curry (2019). His other blockbuster film Shudhu Tomari Jonyo ( 2015), along with Dev, remains a highest-grosser and has been screened in Mumbai and New Delhi. In 2015, Chakraborty was appointed the Vice President of All India Trinamool Youth Congress.

Television edit

Soham also anchored a reality show Twinkle Twinkle Dancing Star launched by makers of Chirodini...Tumi Je Amar, Prem Amar, Challenge and Amanush.[6] He was also the host of Parar Sera Bouthan, replacing Aneek Dhar, which aired on ETV Bangla.[7] The show was then hosted by Aparajita Adhya. Soham has also appeared as a guest on television serial Bojhena Se Bojhena. Chakraborty, in 2019-20 along with Mithun Chakraborty and Srabanti Chatterjee judged the dance reality show Dance Dance Junior by Star Jalsha.

Politics edit

Chakraborty joined All India Trinamool Congress in 2014. Chakraborty was appointed the All India Trinamool Youth Congress state vice president.[8] Chakraborty contested 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election from Barjora (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Chakraborty was defeated by Sujit Chakraborty of CPI-M by a margin of 616 votes.[9][10]

Filmography edit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Note
2024 Shastri TBA Upcoming
Amar Prem Tumi TBA Post- production; Indo- Bangladesh joint production[11][12]
2023 Pradhan Bibek Extended Appearance
Nikhonj - The Search Begins Zee5 Release
Angshuman MBA Angshuman Zee5 Release
LSD: Laal Suitcase Ta Dekhechen?
Jai Kali Kalkattawali Anish Zee5 Release
2022 Hirokgorer Hire Zee5 Release
Boudi Canteen Bablu
Haar Mana Haar Zee5 Release
Paka Dekha Joydeep
Dharmajuddha Jabbar
Kolkatar Harry
2021 Lockdown
Pratighath Zee5 Release
Ei Ami Renu Baren [13]
Miss Call Krishna
2020 Harano Prapti Mainak Zee5 Release
2019 Sotoroi September Neel
Bhootchakra Pvt. Ltd. Amit
Thai Curry Ayan [14]
Jamai Badal Krish
2018 Ami Sudhu Tor Holam Chiranjib
Bagh Bandi Khela Hirok
Tui Sudhu Amar Aditya Indo- Bangladesh joint production
Piya Re Ravi [15]
Rongberonger Korhi Ramchandra Murmu
Honeymoon Gitin [16]
2017 Jio Pagla Raj Shankar Dhol / Gouri
Dekh Kemon Lage Rahul Roy
Amar Aponjon Joydip Mukherjee
2016 Gangster Vishnu Extended Appearance
2015 Black Bullet / Biltu Indo- Bangladesh joint production
Shudhu Tomari Jonyo Siraz Chowdhury Extended Appearance
Katmundu Sunny
Jamai 420 Shaan
Amanush 2 Md.Salim / Raghu / Ashok
2014 Golpo Holeo Shotti Rudra
Bangali Babu English Mem Madhushudan / Madhu / Honey
2013 Loveria Aditya
2012 Bojhena Shey Bojhena Noor Islam
Jaaneman Debaditrya / Deva
Le Halua Le Rahul
2011 Jibon Rong Berong
Faande Poriya Boga Kaande Re Raju
2010 Atanka / Aatangko
Amanush Vinod
Jeena The Endless Love
Rahasya The Bhoutik
2009 Prem Aamar Rabi
2008 Bajimaat Shuvro Debut film

Web series edit

Year Title OTT Character Co-Artist Notes
2021 Dujone[17] Hoichoi Amar[18] Srabanti Chatterjee

Accolades edit

In 2022 Chakraborty was awarded Mahanayak by the chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee.[19]

Year Award Category Film Result
2010 Star Jalsha Entertainment Awards Best Actor Prem Amar Won
2011 Star Jalsha Entertainment Awards Best Actor Amanush Won
Tele Cine Awards Best Actor Amanush Won
Zee Bangla Gourab Somman Awards Best Actor Amanush Nominated

References edit

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  17. ^ "প্রথমবার ওয়েব সিরিজে জুটি বাঁধছেন সোহম-শ্রাবন্তী, দর্শকদের উপহার দেবেন থ্রিলার লাভস্টোরি". Sangbad Pratidin.
  18. ^ "Srabanti Chatterjee, Soham Chakraborty to make OTT debut with Hoichoi series Dujone". Cinestaan. Archived from the original on 10 November 2020.
  19. ^ "'মহানায়ক' সোহম, 'মহানায়িকা' নুসরত জাহান, 'দিদি'কে ধন্যবাদ ২ তারকার". Indian Express Bangla (in Bengali). Retrieved 31 July 2022.

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