Soham Chakraborty

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 in 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election from Borjora Constituency.

Soham Chakraborty
Born
Soham Chakraborty

(1984-03-04) 4 March 1984 (age 37)
Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Other namesMaster Bittu (during his childhood days)
Occupation
  • Actor-
  • Singer-
  • Politician-
  • Television producer-
Years active1987 child artist–present
Notable work
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s)Tanaya Chakraborty (m.2012)
Children2
Parent(s)Subrata Chakraborty (Father) Deepa Chakraborty (Mother)
FamilySreeparna Chakraborty (Sister) Sreesh Bhowmick (Nephew)
Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2 May 2021
Preceded byAmiya Kanti Bhattacharjee
ConstituencyChandipur, Purba Medinipur

Acting careerEdit

Soham Chakraborty made his Tollywood debut in 1988 with the popular Bengali film Choto Bou. Early in his career, Chakraborty was recognised as Master Bittu featured in several superhit films as a child artist including Mangal Deep in 1989, Nayan Moni in 1989, Jowar Bhata in 1990, the great Satyajit Ray directed film Shakha Proshakha in 1990, Bhagya Debata in 1997, starring Mithun Chakraborty and several other noted films. He was awarded with 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.[1] After completing his higher education in the field of B. Com. (Hons), he appeared in Chander Bari , directed by Tarun Majumdar (2007).[2] 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.[3][4] His another 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.[4] He went on to deliver back to back superhit films including Faande Poriya Boga Kaande Re (2011), Jibon Rong Berong (2011), Ley Halua Ley (2012), Jaaneman (2012), Bojhe Na Shey Bojhe Na (2012), Loveria (2013), Bangali Babu English Mem (2014), Amanush 2 (2015) and Black (2015 Bengali Film) . 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), JamaiBadal (2019) and Thai Curry (2019). His another blockbuster film Shudhu Tomari Jonya ( 2015), along with Dev, remains a highest-grosser and has been screened in Mumbai and New Delhi. In 2015, Chakraborty has been appointed as the Vice President of All India Trinamool Youth Congress.

TelevisionEdit

Soham also anchored in a reality show Twinkle Twinkle Dancing Star launched by makers of Chirodini...Tumi Je Amar, Prem Amar, Challenge and Amanush.[5] He was also the host of Parar Sera Bouthan, replacing Aneek Dhar, which aired on ETV Bangla.[6] 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 StarJalsha.

PoliticsEdit

Chakraborty joined All India Trinamool Congress in 2014. Chakraborty was appointed as the All India Trinamool Youth Congress state vice president.[7] Chakraborty contested in 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.[8][9]

FilmographyEdit

  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Role

Note|

2021 Pratighat   Rajiv Kumar Biswas TBA
Rajneetir Alindey   Raja Chanda TBA
Aghatan   Premendu Bikash Chaki TBA
Dharmajuddho   Raj Chakraborty TBA
Ei Ami Renu Saumen Sur TBA [10]
Miss Call Rabi Kinagi Remake of Krishna Leela
2020 Harano Prapti Raja Chanda Mainak The story is original and penned by Padmanabha Dasgupta Released on OTT Platform ZEE5 in September 2020
Hullor Abhimanyu Mukherjee TBA
2019 Sotoroi September Neel
Bhootchakra Pvt. Ltd. Haranath Chakraborty Amit Loosely based on the Telugu movie Anando Brahma
Googly Abhimanyu Mukherjee
Thai Curry Ankit Aditya Ayan [11]
Jamai Badal Rabi Kinagi Krish Remake of Punjabi movie Carry On Jatta
2018 Ami Sudhu Tor Holam Subrata Halder Chiranjib
Bagh Bandi Khela Sujit Mondal Hirok
Tui Sudhu Amar Joydip Mukherjee, Anonno Mamun Aditya Bangladesh–India Joint venture
Piya Re Abhimanyu Mukherjee Ravi Remake of Kannada movie Krishnan Love Story[12]
Rongberonger Korhi Ranjan Ghosh Ramchandra Murmu
Honeymoon Premendu Bikash Chaki Gitin Based on Samaresh Majumder's novel Chutir Fande[13]
2017 Jio Pagla Rabi Kinagi Raj Shankar Dhol/Gouri Core story based on the play Joy Maa Kali Boarding
Remake of Biwi Aur MakanMarathi as Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi, Kannada as Olu Saar Bari Olu Hindi as Paying Guests
Dekh Kemon Lage Rahul Roy
Amar Aponjon Raja Chanda Joydip Mukherjee Remake of Autograph
2016 Gangster Birsha Dasgupta Vishnu (Cameo)
2015 Black Raja Chanda Bullet / Biltu
Shudhu Tomari Jonyo Birsha Dasgupta Siraz Chowdhury Remake of Raja Rani
Katmundu Raj Chakraborty Sunny
Jamai 420 Rabi Kinagi Shaan
Amanush 2 Rajiv Kumar Biswas Md.Salim/Raghu/Ashok Remake of Naan
2014 Golpo Holeo Shotti Birsha Dasgupta Rudra Remake of Pizza
Bangali Babu English Mem Ravi Kinagi Madhushudan/Madhu/Honey Remake of Jatt & Juliet
2013 Loveria Raja Chanda Aditya Remake of Bumper Offer
2012 Bojhena Shey Bojhena Raj Chakraborty Noor Islam Remake of Engaeyum Eppothum
Jaaneman Raja Chanda Debaditrya/Deva Remake of Paiyaa
Le Halua Le Raja Chanda Rahul Remake of Poochakkoru Mookkuthi and its Hindi version Hungama
2011 Jibon Rong Berong Abhishek
Faande Poriya Boga Kaande Re Raju Remake of Maryada Ramanna
2010 Atanka / Aatangko Babli Special Appearance
Kichu Paowa Kichu Chaowa Uday
Hangover Special Appearance
Amanush Vinod Remake of Kaadhal Kondein
Soldier Subhash Chandra
Jeena The Endless Love Siddhartha Basu
Rahasya The Bhoutik
2009 Prem Aamar Ravi Remake of 7G Rainbow Colony
2008 Bajimaat Suvra Roy/Suvra
2007 Chander Bari
2001 Ek Tukro Chand Shontu Sequel of Kakababu Here Gelen?
1998 Chowdhury Paribar
1997 Mayar Badhon Kushal Child Actor
1996 Lathi Master Bittu
1995 Bhagya Debata
1992 Surer Bhubane
1991 Nawab
1990 Debota
Garmil Shuvoo
Shakha Proshakha Dingo
1989 Nayan Moni Sachin Adhikari
1989 Mangaldeep Raja
1987 Choto Bou Master Bittu

WebseriesEdit

Year Title Character Co-Star Channel
2021 Dujone  [14] Amar[15] Srabanti Chatterjee Hoichoi

AccoladesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nag, Kushali (27 May 2008). "Spotlight". The Telegraph, Calcutta. Calcutta. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Janeman pair Koel & Soham romance in serene Switzerland". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 9 May 2012. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  3. ^ "I have become choosey: Soham Chakraborty". The Times of India. 20 January 2010. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b Nag, Kushali (27 April 2010). "Why soham plays a geek in friday release Amanush". The Telegraph. Kolkota. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Soham to make TV debut?". The Times of India. 23 April 2010. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Soham to anchor T.V. show?". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 12 August 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Trinamool Youth Congress to protest against fuel price hike". DNA India. 16 May 2015. Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Trinamool's actor candidate Sohom worth over Rs. 2 crore". Business Standard. 25 March 2016. Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  9. ^ "8 Ministers, TMC's Madan Mitra Among Heavyweight Losers in Bengal". News18. 20 May 2016. Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Soham happy to resume shooting for 'Ei Ami Renu' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "'Krishna' n Love Story Trailer - 1". www.youtube.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  13. ^ Sen, Debolina (25 February 2018). "Honeymoon Movie Review". The Times Of India. Archived from the original on 14 September 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  14. ^ "প্রথমবার ওয়েব সিরিজে জুটি বাঁধছেন সোহম-শ্রাবন্তী, দর্শকদের উপহার দেবেন থ্রিলার লাভস্টোরি". Sangbad Pratidin.
  15. ^ "Srabanti Chatterjee, Soham Chakraborty to make OTT debut with Hoichoi series Dujone". Cinestaan.

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