Tapas Paul

Tapas Paul (29 September 1958 – 18 February 2020) was an Indian actor and politician.[7] One of the most celebrated actors of Bengali cinema, Paul is best known for his on-screen romantic collaboration with Mahua Roychoudhury and Debashree Roy.[8][9] He received a Filmfare Award. He was a Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar having won in the 2014 Indian General Elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket.[10][11]

Tapas Paul
তাপস পাল
Tapas Paul.jpg
Tapas Paul in 2019
Born(1958-09-19)19 September 1958
Died18 February 2020(2020-02-18) (aged 61)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, politician
Years active1980–2013[2]
Notable work
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s)
Nandini Paul
(
m. 1985)
[4]
ChildrenSohini Paul
AwardsFilmfare Award[5]
Member of Parliament
In office
2009–2019
Preceded byJyotirmoyee Sikdar
Succeeded byMahua Moitra
ConstituencyKrishnanagar[6]
MLA of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
In office
2001-2009
Preceded bySaugata Roy
Succeeded byFirhad Hakim
ConstituencyAlipore

He shot to fame and popularity with his debut film Dadar Kirti (1980), a romantic drama by Tarun Majumdar, and sustained his fame with films like Saheb (1981)[12], Parabat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anurager Choyan (1986), Amar Bandhan (1986), Guru Dakshina (1987) to name few. He was awarded the Filmfare Award for his role in Saheb (1981).[13] He made his Bollywood debut in Hiren Nag's Abodh (1984) opposite Madhuri Dixit.[14] He collaborated with Tarun Majumdar for the second time in his romantic flick Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985) where he was paired with Debashree Roy. The film achieved a roaring success and established his pairing with Roy as the most bankable one of the nineteen eighties. His other major hits with Roy include Arpan (1987), Surer Sathi (1988), Surer Akashe (1988), Nayanmani (1989), Chokher Aloy (1989), Shubha Kamana (1991), Mayabini (1992), Tobu Mone Rekho (1994). He collaborated with Buddhadeb Dasgupta in Uttara (2000) and Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002).[15] He was arrested by C.B.I for alleged link to Rose Valley chit fund scam in December 2016,[16][17][18][19] and was given bail after 13 months.[20] He died on Tuesday, the 18th of February 2020, at 3:35 AM IST, as he was suffering from cardiological disorders, which lastly led to a sudden cardiac arrest.[21]

EducationEdit

Tapas Paul graduated with a bio-medical degree from Hooghly Mohsin College under University of Burdwan.[10][22]

Film careerEdit

Paul's first movie appearance was in 1980, in the film Dadar Kirti, directed by Tarun Majumder.[22] He was seated in a train compartment, when he caught attention of Shrinibas Chakraborty, the assistant director of Dadar Kirti (1980). He was then taken to Tarun Majumdar who was at that time looking for a new face for the role Kedar. The film became a huge success at box office.[8] For his role as a naive Kedar, Paul received immense love and appreciation from his audience.[23] Paul collaborated with Tarun Majumdar for the second time in his romantic flick Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985) where he was paired with Debashree Roy.[8] The film achieved a roaring success and established his pairing with Roy as the most bankable one of the 1980s.[8] His other major hits with Roy include Arpan (1987),[24] Surer Sathi (1988), Surer Akashe (1988), Nayanmani (1989), Chokher Aloy (1989), Shubha Kamana (1991), Mayabini (1992), Tobu Mone Rekho (1994).[25] He collaborated with Buddhadeb Dasgupta in Uttara (2000) and Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002).

ControversyEdit

On 31 December 2016, Paul was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Ponzi firm Rose Valley Group.[26] He was released after serving a thirteen months sentence. Because of this his health got deteriorated which led to his untimely death.[20]

On 11 January 2017, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Babul Supriyo filed a complaint against Paul along with AITC MP Saugata Roy and MLA Mahua Moitra for falsely accusing him of being involved in the Rose Valley scam.[27]

Political careerEdit

He was a member of All India Trinamool Congress. He was an MLA from Alipore for two terms (2001–2006 & 2006–2009). He was the MP of Krishnanagar since 2009 to 2018. In one of his political campaign at Chowmaha village near Krishnanagar because of his provocative speeches he was condemned by many people of West Bengal.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to Nandini Paul. She was a participant of Bigg Boss Bangla of season 2. They had a daughter named Sohini Paul, who is also an actor in Tollywood.[28]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Director Co-actors Note Ref.
1980 Dadar Kirti Tarun Majumdar Mahua Roychoudhury, Debashree Roy, Sandhya Roy
1985 Baidurya Rahasya Tapan Sinha Moonmoon Sen
1992 Surer Bhubaney Prabir Mitra Indrani Dutta, Roopa Ganguly, Prosenjit Chatterjee
1993 Maya Mamata Anjan Choudhury Chumki Chowdhury
1990 Abishkar Salil Dutta Satabdi Roy
1984 Ajante Arbinda Mukherjee Moonmoon Sen
1985 Nishantey Narayan Chakraborty Debashree Roy
1983 Samapti Bijoy Bos Debashree Roy
1990 Rajnartaki Narayan Chakraborty Sudha Chandran
1994 Tumi Je Aamar Inder Sen Prosenjit Chatterjee, Satabdi Roy
1990 Garmil Dilip Roy Debashree Roy, Roopa Ganguly
1990 Anurag Jawhar Biswas Satabdi Roy
1989 Chhokher Aloy Sachin Adhikari Debashree Roy
1992 Bahadur Abhijit Sen
1985 Nishantey Narayan Chakraborty Debashree Roy
1993 Rajar Meye Parul Milan Chowdhury Anju Ghosh
1987 Rudrabina Pinaki Mukherjee Ranjit Mallick
1988 Toofan Biresh Chatterjee Chiranjit, Abhishek Chatterjee, Roopa Ganguly
1989 Tumi Koto Sundar Manoj Ghosh Moonmoon Sen
1988 Antaranga Dinen Gupta Satabdi Roy
1995 Antartama Indrani Halder
1981 Saheb Bijoy Basu Mahua Roychoudhury, Madhabi Mukherjee, Utpal Dutt
1991 Antarer Bhalobasa Bimal Roy Mandakini
1989 Asha Anup Sengupta Chiranjit, Debashree Roy
1984 Parabat Priya Dipranjan Bose Mahua Roychoudhury, Debashree Roy
1984 Deepar Prem
1984 Abodh(Hindi) Hiren Nag Madhuri Dixit
1985 Baidurya Rahosya Tapan Singha Moonmoon Sen
1986 Anurager Chowa Johor Biswas Mahua Roychoudhury
1986 Pathbhola Tarun Majumdar
1990 Anuraag Jawhar Biswas Satabdi Roy
1990 Mon Mayuree Biresh Chatterjee Mousumy Chatterjee
1986 Bhalobasha Bhalobasha Tarun Majumdar Debashree Roy
1986 Ashirbad Biresh Chattopadhyay Mahua Roychoudhury
1987 Guru Dakshina Anjan Choudhury Satabdi Roy
1987 Jar Je Priya Salil Dutta Aparna Sen
1987 Paap Punya Rajat Das Chiranjit, Indrani Dutta
1988 Agaman Tarun Majumdar Sandhya Roy, Debashree Roy
1988 Pratik Prabhat Roy Chiranjit, Soumitra Chatterjee, Raakhee, Roopa Ganguly
1989 Mangal Deep Haranath Chakraborty Satabdi Roy, Ranjit Mallick
1989 Angaar Srinibas Chakraborty Satabdi Roy
1990 Apan Amar Apan Tarun Majumdar Satabdi Roy
1990 Bolidan Anil Ganguly Raakhee
1988 Parashmani Tarun Majumdar Satabdi Roy, Sandhya Roy
1987 Surer Akashe Biresh Chatterjee Debashree Roy
1992 Mayabini (1992) Tushar Majumdar Debashree Roy
1993 Dan Protidan Sukhen Das Indrani Halder, Rachana Banerjee
1993 Atithi Shilpi Kalidas Chakraborty Ritu Das
1993 Amar Kahini Indraneil Goswami Ritu Das
1991 Nilimay Neel Biresh Chatterjee Indrani Halder
1991 Maan Maryada Sukhen Das Satabdi Roy
1991 Debar Amal Roy Ghatak Indrani Halder
1993 Duranta Prem Prabhat Roy Rachana Banerjee
1994 Boumoni Partha Pratim Chowdhury Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee
1995 Sangharsha Haranath Chakraborty Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ranjit Mallick, Chumki Chowdhury
1995 Lady Doctor Bimal Dey Laboni Sarkar, Abhishek Chatterjee
1995 Pratidhwani Anup Sengupta Moonmoon Sen, Abhishek Chatterjee, Satabdi Roy
1991 Pati Param Guru Biresh Chatterjee Indrani Dutta
1995 Antartama Dinbondhu Ghosh Indrani Halder, Ranjit Mallick
1995 Mejo Bou Bablu Samaddar Ranjit Mallick, Chumki Chowdhury
1996 Jamaibabu Dulal Bhowmik Shatabdi Roy, Subhendu Chatterjee
2000 Uttara Buddhadeb Dasgupta
1999 Sundar Bou Sujit Guha Debashree Roy
2000 Rin Mukti Dinen Guptaj Jisshu Sengupta, Mousumi Chatterjee
2002 Mondo Meyer Upakhyan Buddhadeb Dasgupta Samata Das
2003 Mayer Anchal Anup Sengupta Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ranjit Mallick
2005 Sudhu Bhalobasha Raj Mukherjee Jisshu Sengupta, Rachana Banerjee, Samata Das
2006 Ghatak Jeet, Koel Mallick, Rajatava Dutta
2006 Hero Swapan Saha Jeet, Koel Mallick
2006 Shikar Saran Dutta Koel Mallick, Amitabh Bhattacharjee, Rajesh Sharma
2007 I Love You Ravi Kinagi Dev & Payel Sarkar
2008 Mon Maane Na Sujit Guha Dev & Koyel Mullick
2010 Shedin Dekha Hoyechilo Dev, Srabanti Chatterjee
2012 8:08 Er Bongaon Local Debaditya Swastika Mukherjee, Sonali Chowdhury, Anamika Saha
2012 Challenge 2 Raja Chanda Dev, Pooja Bose
2012 Ullas (film) Ishwar Chakraborty Biplab Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
2013 Khoka 420 Rajiv Kumar Biswas Dev, Subhashree Ganguly, Nusrat Jahan, Angelo Mathews It was Paul's 5th and Last film with Dev
2013 Swabhoomi
2013 Khiladi Ashok Pati Ankush Hazra, Nusrat Jahan
2020 Du Taka Debaditya Bengali short film produced by Satabdi Roy [29]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  30. ^ "-:: Bharat Nirman Awards ::-". www.bharatnirmanawards.com. Retrieved 28 February 2020.

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