Tapen Chatterjee

Tapen Chatterjee (3 September 1937 – 24 May 2010) was a Bengali actor from India who played several roles in Satyajit Ray's films, notably as Goopy Gyne in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1968), and its sequels Heerak Rajar Deshe (1980) and Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (1991). Chatterjee died on 24 May 2010 at the age of 72. He was suffering from pulmonary ailments.

Tapen Chatterjee
Tapen Chatterjee as Goopy in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne
Born(1937-09-03)3 September 1937
Died24 May 2010(2010-05-24) (aged 72)[1]
Known forGoopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969)
Heerak Rajar Deshe (1980)
Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (1991)


As a qualified engineer, Chatterjee had a job in Rajasthan, following which he came back to Kolkata and joined Sandesh, the Bengali magazine revived by Satyajit Ray. He started his career in the advertisement department of the children's magazine Sandesh. Ray cast him in a cameo in Mahanagar and then famously as the singer Goopy Gyne in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. The song Aaha Ki Aananda Aakshe Batashe filmed on him Goopy and Rabi Ghosh as Bagha Byne still stirs the memory of the Bengali film lovers.


Year Title Role Notes
1963 Mahanagar
1969 Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne Goopy Gyne
1970 Rupasi Handa, Balaram's brother [2]
1971 Dhanyee Meye Sabitri's brother
1973 Shriman Prithviraj School Sentry
1973 Nanigopaler Biye Dilip
1974 Sangini
1974 Bikele Bhorer Phul
1974 Thagini
1977 Bhola Moira
1977 Hate Raila Tin
1979 Ganadevata Tara Napit
1980 Aanchal Produced
1980 Heerak Rajar Deshe Goopy Gayen
1991 Goopy Bagha Phire Elo Goopy
1996 Rabibar
1997 Sriman Bhootnath
2009 Narak Guljar (final film role)


  1. ^ Harris M. Lentz III (8 June 2011). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2010. McFarland. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-0-7864-8649-6.
  2. ^ http://www.gomolo.com/rupasi-movie-cast-crew/[permanent dead link]

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