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 (Four Chapters), Bibar and Jor.
Subrat Dutta in 2018
|Born||16th November, 1975|
|Alma mater||National School of Drama|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
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 and played lead role in 35 plays before joining films.
He made silver screen debut with Hindi film Karvaan 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. He has worked in few episodes of the series “Tehreer…Munshi Premchand Ki” 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 by Jai Tank. 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 and Antim Shash Sundar opposite Indrani Haldar. He next worked in Talaash(2012), Bengali project Koyekti Meyer Golpo (2012), and some independent Hindi films like Oass (2012), Kaphal (2012) and Baromas (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 where he played the character of a Bangladeshi refugee earned him immense applause from pan Indian audience and critics. His character Mukhtar 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 series of popular Bengali online channel Hoichoi. He has played the lead character in the emotional drama Bhairavi which was released exclusively on Muvizz.com 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.
Subrat Dutta has acted in more than 45 films. Most of his films like Uttara, Kaphal: The Wild Berries, Chaturanga, Bibar, Madholal Keep Walking 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.
Subrat Dutta is a Yoga expert 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.
|2000||Uttara||Bengali||As Hindu militant||Buddhadev Dasgupta|
|2002||Swapner Feriwala||Bengali||Shome||Subrata Sen|
|2003||88 Antop Hill||Hindi||Prashant||Kushan Nandy|
|Sala Bandar!||Hindi Short film||Gulshan||Roop Singh Sood|
|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|
|Tomar Jonyo||Bengali||Rahul Roy||Nilanjan Banerjee|
|2009||Thanks Maa||Hindi||Irfan Kamal|
|Madholal Keep Walking||Hindi||Madholal Dubey||Jai Tank|
|2010||Achin Pakhi||Bengali||Achin||Anjan Das|
|Antim Swash Sundar||Bengali||Prem Sengupta||Kris Alin|
|Rakhtaharitra||Hindi||AK||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Rakhtacharitra 2||Hindi||AK||Ram Gopal Varma|
|2012||Koyekti Meyer Golpo||Bengali||Ashesh||Subrata Sen|
|Oass||Hindi||Jhukki||Abhinav Shiv Tiwari|
|Taalash||Hindi||Shashi Nayak||Reema Kagti|
|2013||Meridian Lines||Hindi||Romeo||Venod Mitra|
|Kaphal: Wild Berries||Hindi||Kailash||Batul Mukhtiar|
|Baromas||Hindi||Eknath Tanpure||Dhiraj Meshram|
|Target Kolkata||Bengali||Surjo||Kartick Singh|
|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|
|Bumper Draw||Hindi||Villium||Irshad Khan|
|Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein||Hindi||Sohail||Manish Srivastav|
|Har Har Byomkesh||Bengali||Narmadashankar||Arindam Sil|
|2016||Lalbaugchi Rani||Marathi||Drunk guy||Laxman Utekar|
|2017||Sameer||Hindi||Desai, ATS Chief||Dakxin Bajrange|
|2018||Humne Gandhi Ko Mar Diya||Hindi||Divakar||Naeem A Siddiqui|
|W||Hindi Short Film||unknown||Sushant Panda|
|III Smoking Barrels||Multilingual||Mukhtar||Sanjib Dey|
|Upcoming||T for Tajmahal||Hindi||Bansi||Kireet Khurana|
|Sitara ||Bengali||Manab Sarkar||Ashish Roy|
|Lucknow Times||Hindi||Kallol Ghosh||Sudipto Sen|
|Brishti Tomake Dilam||Bengali||Arnab Paul|
|He Man||Hindi||Jack||Puneet Issar|
|Dhuusar||Bengali||Prashanta Guha||Snehashish Mondal, Soumi Saha|
|Behind the Trees||English||Navin||Vikram Jayakumar|
|2002-2003||Shudhu Tomari Jonyo||Shankar Dada
|2002-2003||Tehreer…Munsi Premchand Ki||Namak Ka Daroga
Sawa Sher Gehu
|2002||Kagaar||Operation Rameswaram||Sahara One|
|2010||Powder||As Zonal Inspector Bose||SONY Entertainment Television|
|2018||Selection Day||Season 1: Broker||Netflix|
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Season 2: Rokter Dag and Roktomukhi Nila as Ajit
Season 3: Sajarur Kanta as Ajit
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