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Who is Prosenjit Chatterjee? Tap to read details about him

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Prosenjit Chatterjee

Prosenjit Chatterjee (born September 30, 1962) is indeed an Indian actor and producer best known for his work in Bengali and Hindi films. Biswajit Chatterjee, a Bollywood actor, is his father. He debuted as a young actor in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Chotto Jigyasa, over which he received the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association – Most Outstanding Work of the Year Award. Having followed that, he worked as a kid actor in additional movies. Duti Pata, directed by Bimal Roy, gave him his first starring role.

Amar Sangi (1987), a tremendously popular love drama directed by Sujit Guha, gave Prosenjit his breakout role alongside Vijeta Pandit. He made his Hindi film debut in Aandhiyan, helmed by David Dhawan (1990). He began making middle-of-the-road cinema with Chokher Bali, which featured Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her maiden Bengali movie and was critically and commercially successful upon release. He returned to commercial filmmaking in 2006, collaborating with Rituparno Ghosh on Dosar, for which he won the Best Actor Award as well as the National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for his work.

Prosenjit worked with Ghosh again in 2009 for Shob Charitro Kalponik, that won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali and featured Bipasha Basu in her Bengali debut. In 2010, Prosenjit had another breakthrough as Arun Chatterjee in rookie Srijit Mukherji’s Autograph, about which he received a nomination for Best Actor at the MIAAC (Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council) film festival. In Goutam Ghose’s Moner Manush and Anthony Firingee’s National Film Awards-winning movie, Jaatishwar, he played Lalon, a prominent spiritual leader, poet, and folk singer of Bengal in the 19th century. He went on to feature in the romantic thriller Khawto, the drama Praktan, the thriller Traffic, the drama Shankhachil, as well as the crime picture Zulfiqar, and has committed to appear inside the Hindi flicks 3 Dev with Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen, Karan Singh Grover, and Tabeer with Neeraj Kabi.

Chatterjee created Gaaner Oparey, a television series written by Ghosh that established the careers of brothers Arjun and Gaurav Chakraborty, as well as Mimi Chakraborty.

With a 97-episode mini-series named Mahanayak, he made his non-fiction television debut in 2016. The programme, which was produced by Shree Venkatesh Films as well as directed by Birsa Dasgupta and starring Paoli Dam, Tanushree Chakraborty, and Priyanka Sarkar among others, was based on the life of a 1960s superstar, a life filled with career highs and personal turbulences.

Prosenjit, his wife, actress Arpita Pal, and their son Trishanjit reside in Kolkata.

He’s been married twice before, to Debashree Roy and Aparna Guhathakurta. Prerona Chatterjee, Prosenjit and Aparna’s kid, is theirs.

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