Jatin Bora

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Jatin Bora
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Jatin on the muhurat of Jahnu Barua's film Baandhon on 11 December 2011 at Jonakee Complex, Guwahati
Born (1970-04-25) 25 April 1970 (age 52)
Nagaon, Assam, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Public Figure, Politician
Years active1989 - present
Spouse(s)Navanita Sharma
Children2 (Astha Bora, Drishan Bora)
Parents
  • Gakul Chandra Bora (father)
  • Premalota Bora (mother)
Websitejatinbora.in

Jatin Bora (born 25 April 1970) is an Indian film actor and director who has appeared in Assamese language films since 1989. He is also an actor and director in some mobile theatre groups of Assam, including Aabahan, Hengool, Ashirbaad, Bhagyadevi, Kohinoor, Itihas and Surjya.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Bora was born to Sri Gakul Chandra Bora and Premolata Bora, in Kacholukhowa village, Nagaon, Assam.[1] He did his primary schooling in Marikalang Prathamik Vidyalaya. As a child he used to take part in Navajyoti Sangha Maina Parijat, a weekly children's cultural meet, near his village. He was taught the nuances of Bhaona, the traditional Assamese drama, as a child.

He completed his schooling at Dawson Higher Secondary and Multi Purpose School and began his college education from the Nagaon GNDG Commerce College, later graduating from Nowgong College.

His first stage performance was Lakshminath Bezbaroa’s Mukti when he was a student of class V.

Bora is a diploma holder in Fine Arts from the Kallol Art School in Nagaon. He learned music from childhood, and is a ‘Visharad’ in tabla. He was trained in Assamese classical Sattriya dance by Rabin Chandra Das of Nagaon, and performed in Bhaonas during his childhood. In these Sattriya ekankika naats and the locally organised "Raas" festivals, he was often selected to play the role of Krishna.

Career[edit | edit source]

Films[edit | edit source]

Although he had a minor role in Kolahal, his first professional film, Jatin Bora officially debuted in Uttarkaal (1989) (opposite Moloya Goswami). The movie was successful, and Jatin became a star of the Assamese cinema.

After Uttarkal, Bora acted in several plays for Doordarshan. He featured in the teleserials like Biju Phukan’s Deuta, Chandra Talukdar’s Namgharia, Birina Paator Anguthee, Jones Mahalia's Pratighat, Surangor Majere, and Ghat-Pratighat. In 1993 he had a role in the film I Killed Him Sir.

He was commercially successful in Munin Barua's romantic drama film Hiya Diya Niya (2000), opposite debutante Luna Lahkar. The best known songs of the movie were "Nohole porichoy" and "Mitha Mitha Aji Xopunote" by Zubeen Garg.

In 2000 he also appeared in a negative role in Zubeen Garg directed film "Tumi Mur Mathu Mur".

After that he appeared in back to back many films of Munin Barua, like Nayak, Kanyadaan, Daag, Bidhata etc. 2001 romance film Nayak (with co-stars Zerifa Wahid and Ravi Sarma) was one of the biggest hits in his career. In Kanyadaan, he acted along with Mridula Baruah and Chetana Das. He also had performances in the films like, Agnisakhi, Kadambari, Suren Suror Putek etc.

In 2003, he appeared in Munin Barua's highly acclaimed film Bidhata, which was said to be an Assamese adaptation of the Bollywood movie Anand.

He began his directorial career in 2006 with a film called Adhinayak. This film was extensively shot in Barapani, Cherrapunji and in and around Guwahati.

Later in 2019 he directed and acted as the lead in the movie Ratnakar (film) which proved to be a milestone in Assamese movie industry as it became the highest grossing Assamese film.

Mobile theatre[edit | edit source]

He joined Hengool Theatre in 1994. In the following year he got an offer from Abahon Theatre, then for the 1995-96 season. He continues to be actively involved in Assamese moving theatre industry. He acted in their plays written for Abahon. In 1997, Dr Bhabedranath Saikia cast him for his first and only Hindi film Kaal Sandhya.[2]

In 2000s and 2010s , he was associated with Ashirbad Theatre (2004-05/2010-11), Kohinoor Theatre (2007-08/2008-09/2009-10), Theatre Bhagyadevi(2006-07/2011-12/2012-13) , Itihas theatre (2013-14), Brindaban Theatre (2014-15) , Rajtilak Theatre (2015-16).

In 2016-17 and 2017-18, he joined Theatre Surjya.

Awards[edit | edit source]

Bora won the Jyotirupa Joint Media Award for Excellence in Film Television & Music (for Hiya Diya Niya, Nayak, Bidhata, Maa tumi Ananya, Suren Suror Putek), Natasurya Phani Sarma Award (a government of Assam award for Juwe Pura Xun), NE TV people's choice for Kadambari and Maa tumi Ananya, Prag Cine award for Kadambari, Moonlight media award for Hiya Diya Niya, Nayak, Kanyadaan and Bidhata.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Director
1989 Uttarkal Abdul Majid[3]
1995 I killed him, Sir Pradip Gogoi
1997 Kaal Sandhya Bhabendra Nath Saikia
2000 Hiya Diya Niya Munin Barua
2000 Ahankar Pradip Hazarika
2000 Tumi Mur Mathu Mur Zubeen Garg
2001 Sesh Upahar Gopal Borthakur
2001 Daag Munin Barua
2001 Anya Ek Jatra Manju Bora
2001 Ei Morom Tumar Babe Taufique Rahman
2001 Nayak Munin Barua
2001 Koina Mur Dhuniya Suman Haripriya
2002 Prem Aru Prem Sambhu Gupta
2002 Jibon Nodir Duti Paar Munna Ahmed
2002 Tyag Narayan Seal
2002 Premgeet Ashish Saikia
2002 Priya O Priya Anjan Kalita
2002 Kanyadaan Munin Barua
2002 Mitha Mitha Logonot Achyut Kumar Bhagawati
Sushanta Majindar Baruah
2003 Agnisakhi Jadumani Dutta
2003 Priya Milon Munna Ahmed
2003 Bidhata Munin Barua
2003 Jumon Sumon Mohibul Haque
2003 Ujonir Dujoni Gabhoru Chandra Mudoi
2003 Eyei Junak Bihin Jivan Munna Ahmed
2003 Hepaah Shankar Borua
2004 Maa Tumi Ananya Munna Ahmed
2004 Hridoy Kapowa Gaan Jayanta Nath
2004 Barood Munin Barua
2004 Juwe Pura Xon[4]
2004 Rong Munin Barua
2004 Dinabandhu Munin Barua
2004 Kadambari Bani Das
2003 Borolar Sansar (Not Released)
2005 Senai Mur Dhuliya Chandra Mudoi
2005 Suren Suror Putek Chandra Mudoi
2006 Aghari Aatma Munna Ahmed
2006 Adhinayak Jatin Bora
2006 Dewta Dia Bidai Ramesh Modi
2009 Dhunia Tirutabur Prodyut Kumar Deka
2011 Raamdhenu Munin Barua
2011 Janmoni Rajesh Bhuyan
2012 Baandhon Jahnu Barua
2014 Hiya Diba Kak Rajiv Bora
2014 Jilmil Jonak Sibanan Boruah
2016 Doordarshan Eti Jantra Rajesh Bhuyan
2016 Bahniman Biswajeet Bora
2018 Nijanor Gaan Munna Ahmed
2019 Ratnakar [5] Jatin Bora
2020 Chiyahir Rong[6] Prodyut Kumar Deka

Personal life[edit | edit source]

On 25 October 2002, Bora married Navanita Sharma, a singer (trained under Sudesh Wadkar, Mumbai) and actress from Nagaon. They have a son and a daughter, Drishan and Aastha. Template:Authority Control

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Profile, biography and filmography of Jatin Bora the Famous Actor of Assam". Assamspider.com. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  2. "Jatin Bora, Jatin Borah - Assamese film movie cinema actor assam borah". Onlinesivasagar.com. Archived from the original on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. "Welcome to". Rupaliparda.com. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. "Assamese film promises to draw people to theatres". The Times of India. TNN. 24 July 2013. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  5. "Veil off Ratnakar, Jatin's dream project". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  6. "The Fourth Pillar". Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2020.

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