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Subrat Dutta

Subrat Dutta is an actor who appears in Indian films. He is best known for his role in Bollywood films like Talaash, Tango Charlie, Zameen, The Shaukeens, Rakhcharitra, Bhootnath Returns and Bengali films Chaturanga[1] (Four Chapters), Bibar and Jor.

Subrat Dutta
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Subrat Dutta in 2018
Born16th November, 1975
Alma materNational School of Drama
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Spouse(s)Rabijita Gogoi


Early Life and EducationEdit

Subrat Dutta was born in Bankura district of West Bengal. Eldest of three brothers, he completed his schooling from Bankura Christian Collegiate School and bachelor’s degree from Bankura Sammilani College with major in Zoology.

Hailing from a non-filmy background Subrat Dutta had no planning to join films and he was preparing for his MBA, when suddenly an advertisement about a theatre workshop caught his attention. The 40 day long workshop organised by National School of Drama in Berhampore, West Bengal made him change his mind and he decided to join the school. After completing his master’s degree from National School of Drama he received a scholarship from Charles Wallace Trust, New Delhi and joined Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

He started his acting career as a theatre artist for NSD Repertory Company[2] and played lead role in 35 plays before joining films.

Subrat Dutta has learnt dance from PranatI Sengupta and continued to take part in Tagore Dance Drama. He tried to learn Kathak but left after few months. He has also worked in amateur “Jatra”.

Acting careerEdit

He made silver screen debut with Hindi film Karvaan[3] by Pankaj Butalia as the main protagonist in 1999. His first Bengali film was Uttara by Buddhadev Dasgupta where he played a small role of a Hindu militant.

In the beginning of his career he has worked for many television series too. His work was noticed in Bengali teleseries Shudhu Tomari Jonyo.[4] He has worked in few episodes of the series “Tehreer…Munshi Premchand Ki”[5] by Gulzar, based on stories of Munsi Premchand directed .  He was also featured in few episodes of the thriller series Kagaar on Sahara One. Later he returned to television once with Yash Raj Films series Powder in 2010. After making his debut in both Bollywood and Bengali film, he went on to work in both the industries together. Bollywood films like 88 Antop Hill (2003), Zammen (2003) and Bengali film Swapner Feriwala (2002) were some of his early works.

Subrat Dutta’s claim to fame came with his portrayal of a common man Biresh in Bengali film Bibar directed by Subrata Sen, based on Samaresh Basu’s novel with the same name in the year 2006. He won Best Actor at the Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema His next Bengali ventures Jor (2008) and Chaturanga (2008) were completely different from Bibar, that proved his prowess as an actor. He played the main villain Indrajit in Swapan Saha’s commercial film Jor, remake of the super hit Telugu film Okkadu, whereas Suman Mukhopadhay’s period drama Chaturanga was based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel. He later also starred in the Hindi remake of Okkadu, Tevar (2015) in a different role, allowing Manoj Bajpayee to play the main villain.

In 2009 he was awarded Best Actor at Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt for his portrayal of the main protagonist Madholal in the film Madholal Keep Walking[6] by Jai Tank.[7] The film received positive reviews from critics and Subrat Dutta’s character was highly praised that gave him lead roles in many commercial and independent films in later years.

His next venture was Ram Gopal Varma’s magnum opus, Rakhcharitra part I and &II (2010), where he was noticed for playing the character of AK in Hindi & Telugu simultaneously. In the same year he appeared in Bengali films Achin Pakhi[8] and Antim Shash Sundar[9] opposite Indrani Haldar. He next worked in Talaash(2012), Bengali project Koyekti Meyer Golpo[10] (2012), and some independent Hindi films like Oass (2012), Kaphal[11] (2012) and Baromas[12] (2013), before bagging the role of engineer ghost in super hit film Bhootnath Returns (2014). He next appeared as the main villain Bheera in Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014) based on tiger poaching in Sundarbans and film director Basu in Akshay Kumar starrer Bollywood film TheShaukeens (2014). In both the films his role received critical acclaim. He also appeared in films like Bumper Draw (2015), Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein (2015) and played lead role as ATS Chief in  Sameer (2017) and Gandhian Divakar in Humne Gandhi Ko Mar Diya (2018). His next release was multilimgual III Smoking Barrels[13] where he played the character of a Bangladeshi refugee[14] earned him immense applause from pan Indian audience and critics. His character Mukhtar[15][16] turns the victim of illegal Elephant poaching where his every move and actions got praised by the critics.

Subrat Dutta was part of Bengali popular series Byomkesh also. He played a noticeable role in Har Har Byomkesh in 2015. Later he played Ajit for Byomkesh[17] series of popular Bengali online channel Hoichoi.[18] He has played the lead character in the emotional drama Bhairavi[19] which was released exclusively on in 2016. Apart from Bollywood and Bengali films he has also appeared in Marathi film Lalbaugchi Rani (2016), Bhojpuri films Tujhse Laagi Lagan, Pistol Ego Prem Kahani and American production English language film Behind the Trees.[20]

Subrat Dutta has acted in more than 45 films. Most of his films like Uttara, Kaphal: The Wild Berries,[21] Chaturanga, Bibar, Madholal Keep Walking[6] were shown in prestigious National & International Festivals & also won couple of prestigious National and International awards. He has often been referred 'chameleon' as he changed his appearance for every film and experimented with his look for each character he played. 

Aasma[22] by Sudipto Sen[23], T for Tajmahal by Kireet Khurana, Bengali film Sitara opposite Raima Sen and Brishti tomake Dilam opposite Jaya Ahsan are some of his upcoming films.

Subrat Dutta appears in TV and web commercials regularly. Some of his notable commercials are Parle G,[24] Wonder Cement,[25] Aircel IP[26]L Commercial, OLX.[27] and Google Paise.[28]

Personal lifeEdit

Subrat Dutta is a Yoga expert[29] and practitioner. He is married to theatre director Rabijita Gogoi who he met in National School of Drama. After long year of courtship they got married in 29 August 2006. Together they have a daughter named Aatreyi born on 8 June 2010.



Year Film Language Character Director
1999 Karvaan[3] Hindi Gautam Punkaj Butalia
2000 Uttara Bengali As Hindu militant Buddhadev Dasgupta
2001 Lajja Hindi Cameo Rajkumar Santoshi
2002 Swapner Feriwala Bengali Shome Subrata Sen
Dharini Hindi Sushant Mishra
2003 88 Antop Hill Hindi Prashant Kushan Nandy
Sala Bandar![31] Hindi Short film Gulshan Roop Singh Sood[32]
Zameen Hindi Major Puri Rohit Shetty
2005 Tango Charlie Hindi As revolutionary leader Mani Shankar
Mangal Pandey: The Rising Hindi Mangal’s friend Ketan Mehta
2006 Bibar Bengali Biresh Subrata Sen
2008 Jor Bengali Indrajit Swapan Saha
Shaurya Hindi Samar Khan[33]
Tomar Jonyo Bengali Rahul Roy Nilanjan Banerjee
Chaturanga Bengali Sachish Suman Mukhopadhyay
10:10 Bengali Apratim Arin Paul[34]
2009 Thanks Maa Hindi Irfan Kamal
Madholal Keep Walking[6] Hindi Madholal Dubey Jai Tank[7]
2010 Achin Pakhi[8] Bengali Achin Anjan Das
Antim Swash Sundar[9] Bengali Prem Sengupta Kris Alin[35]
Rakhtaharitra Hindi AK Ram Gopal Varma
Rakhtacharitra 2 Hindi AK Ram Gopal Varma
2012 Koyekti Meyer Golpo[10] Bengali Ashesh Subrata Sen
Oass Hindi Jhukki Abhinav Shiv Tiwari[36]
Taalash Hindi Shashi Nayak Reema Kagti
Lattoo[37] Bengali Aarjo Ashish Roy[37]
2013 Meridian Lines[38] Hindi Romeo Venod Mitra[39]
Kaphal: Wild Berries[11] Hindi Kailash Batul Mukhtiar[40]
Baromas[12] Hindi Eknath Tanpure Dhiraj Meshram[41]
Target Kolkata[42] Bengali Surjo Kartick Singh[42]
2014 Bhootnath Returns Hindi Engineer Ghost Nitesh Tiwari
ROAR: Tigers of the Sundarbans Hindi Bheera Kamal Sadnah
The Shaukeens Hindi Ranjit Basu Abhishek Sharma
2015 Tevar Hindi Kaakdi Amit Ravindernath Sharma
Pakaram[43] Bengali Dipak Shankar Debnath[44]
Bumper Draw Hindi Villium Irshad Khan
Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein Hindi Sohail Manish Srivastav[45]
Har Har Byomkesh Bengali Narmadashankar Arindam Sil
2016 Lalbaugchi Rani Marathi Drunk guy Laxman Utekar[46]
Bhairavi[19] Hindi Suhail Tatari[47]
2017 Sameer Hindi Desai, ATS Chief Dakxin Bajrange[48]
2018 Humne Gandhi Ko Mar Diya Hindi Divakar Naeem A Siddiqui
W[49] Hindi Short Film unknown Sushant Panda[49]
III Smoking Barrels[13] Multilingual Mukhtar Sanjib Dey[50]

Upcoming Films

Year Film Language Character Director
Upcoming T for Tajmahal Hindi Bansi Kireet Khurana
Sitara [51] Bengali Manab Sarkar Ashish Roy
Lucknow Times[52] Hindi Kallol Ghosh Sudipto Sen[23]
Brishti Tomake Dilam Bengali Arnab Paul
Aasma[22] Hindi Intekab Sudipto Sen[23]
Dotara[53] Bengali Debdutta Amitabha Dasgupta[53]
He Man Hindi Jack Puneet Issar
Dhuusar[54] Bengali Prashanta Guha Snehashish Mondal, Soumi Saha
Behind the Trees[55] English Navin Vikram Jayakumar[56]


Year Series Episodes/Character Channel
2002-2003 Shudhu Tomari Jonyo[4] Shankar Dada

Onyo Rong[4]

Etv Bangla
2002-2003 Tehreer…Munsi Premchand Ki[5] Namak Ka Daroga[5]

Sawa Sher Gehu[57]

DD National[58]
2002 Kagaar Operation Rameswaram Sahara One
2010 Powder As Zonal Inspector Bose SONY Entertainment Television

Web Series

He has played the character of a broker in Netflix Original Series Selection Day. He has also appeared as Ajit in Hoichoi TV’s popular show Byomkesh[17] for three seasons from 2017-2018.

Year Series Character Web channel
2018 Selection Day Season 1: Broker Netflix
2017-2018 Byomkesh[17] Season 1: Satyanweshi and Pather Kanta as Ajit/Makorshar Rosh and Arthamanartham as Ajit

Season 2: Rokter Dag and Roktomukhi Nila as Ajit

Season 3: Sajarur Kanta as Ajit




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