Alok Chatterjee

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Alok Chatterjee
Born
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
NationalityIndian
Alma materNational School of Drama
OccupationTheatre Actor & Stage Director
Years active1987–present
Known forDeath of a Salesman (stage play)

Alok Chatterjee is an Indian theatre actor and director known for his theatre productions like Death of a Salesman and Nat Samrat.[1][2][3] He has been teaching at NSD and Pune based FTII. He also taught acting in the institute of Anupam Kher, Actor Prepress in Mumbai.[4] At present, Chatterjee, in Madhya Pradesh Natya Vidyalaya, is known for his vast range of acting (teaching) with deep literary understanding.[5] He is a gold medalist from the National School of Drama, Delhi for best acting.[6] Chatterjee does theatre in his hometown of Bhopal.[7]

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Alok Chatterjee was born in Madhya Pradesh, to a Hindu family. He earned a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1987.[8][3] Actor Irfan Khan and he was batchmate in National School of Drama (NSD).[3] When he was in Mumbai alcohol and some other chaos pushed them into oblivion. "It's hard to walk home In the words of Chatterjee who worshiped both times, Mahakal (Shiva), "It was the effect of fifty-seven years ago." (वह साढ़े साती का असर था)"[5]

in an interview Manoj Bajpayee said about him: "I used to admire Alok Chatterjee a lot during my theatre days. He was Irrfan's classmate. I have learnt a lot from him and look up to him, but every person has his own destiny. He never ventured into Bollywood and at times, I feel bad about that since he is so talented."

Manoj Bajpayee[7]

Plays[edit | edit source]

Play Author Actor Director Notes
A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare Yes [9]
Death of a salesman Arthur Miller Yes Yes [10]
Nat Samrat Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar Yes Jayant Deshmukh [2]
Sakuntala ki anghuthi Surendra Verma Yes
Swami Vivekanand Yes Yes [6]
Ankahe Afsane Yes [11]

Notable students[edit | edit source]

Manav Kaul [12][13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "नटसम्राट: दो दीवाने घर को आए". aajtak.intoday.in (in Hindi). Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "When prominent theatre artists came together to stage their plays in Agra – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "As a student of NSD, my life was based around Mandi House, says Rohitash Gaud – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  4. "Amateur theatre artistes get tips from NSD experts – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "नटसम्राट: दो दीवाने घर को आए". aajtak.intoday.in (in Hindi). Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "People watch a play on Swami Vivekanand at Antarang in Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "World Theatre Day: Theatre actors who deserve a Bollywood break". mid-day. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  8. NSD. "NSD graduates" (PDF). www.nsd.gov.in. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  9. Bajeli, Diwan Singh (18 July 2013). "Its play time..." The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  10. "Bhopal: Drama festival at Shaheed Bhavan from today | Free Press Journal". www.freepressjournal.in. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  11. "'Namak Ka Daroga', 'Ankahe Afsane' mark Premchand birthday | Free Press Journal". www.freepressjournal.in. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  12. Bhatia, Uday (4 March 2016). "Manav Kaul: The devil and the details". livemint.com/. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  13. "टीकम जोशीः सब्र के साथ संवारे किरदार". aajtak.intoday.in (in Hindi).