Paran Bandopadhyay

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Paran Bandopadhyay
Paran Bandopadhyay
Paran Bandopadhyay
Paran Bandopadhyay

(1940-10-18) 18 October 1940 (age 82)
Other namesParan Banerjee
OccupationRetired West Bengal Government employee, film and television actor

Paran Bandopadhyay[α] (alternate spelling Paran Bandyopadhyay[β] or Paran Banerjee[γ]) is an Indian Bengali film, television and stage actor based in Kolkata. He gained popularity with his works with notable Bengali film director Sandip Ray, the son of notable filmmaker and author Satyajit Ray.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Bandopadhyay has roots in Jessore, Bangladesh. His mother died when he was young and his father left home. After that, he was brought up by his paternal aunt in Dum Dum, Kolkata. He graduated from the City College at the University of Calcutta.[1] In his childhood, Bandopadhyay participated in one-act plays in their neighborhood. He has also acted in some plays of the Indian People’s Theatre Association. In 1962, he got a job under the Government of West Bengal in the Department of Public Works Roads.[2]

Cinema[edit | edit source]

Bandopadhyay took retirement from his Government job in 2000. At that time he was 60 years old. He was discovered by Sandip Ray in the late 90s and his first work was a TV short named Shadhon Babur Shondeho, based on a story by Satyajit Ray and which was a part of a TV film series named Satyajiter Gappo in 1998. The series was made for DD Bangla.

Between 2000 and 2010, Bandopadhyay has acted in more than 35 films.[2] Some of his notable films are Bombaiyer Bombete (2003), Chiradin Chirakal (2016) Tintorettor Jishu (2008), Gosainbaganer Bhoot (2011), Royal Bengal Rahashya (2011), Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy (2012), Badshahi Angti (2014), Cinemawala (2016) and Double Feluda (2016).

Theatre[edit | edit source]

In early life, Paran Bandopadhyay was the member of Indian People’s Theatre Association. Later he founded his own theatre group Shrutee Rangam. Shrutee Rangam has been marked by the acting and direction of Paran Bandopadhyay. Shrutee Rangam started operations in the year 1999.

Major Productions of Shrutee Rangam[edit | edit source]

  • Tumi Kar
  • Bishmul
  • Satya Fire Eso
  • Mithyebadi
  • Jedin Sedin
  • Tobe Kamon Hoto
  • Promila Piyaji

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

As Judge on Zee Bangla

Web Series[edit | edit source]

  • Holy Faak
  • Holy Faak Season 2

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Interview -
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Paran Bandopadhyay, 70". Harmony Magazine. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  3. Ghosh, Sankha (14 January 2019). "Rituparna Sengupta: 'Aha Re' focuses on the journey towards love instead of love itself". Times of India. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  4. Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (5 February 2019). "Rituparna Sengupta, Arifin Shuvoo, Paran Bandyopadhyay and Amrita Chattopadhyay... #Bengali film #AhaaRe to release on 22 Feb 2019... Directed by Ranjan Ghosh... Distribution by SSR Cinemas P Ltd... Poster:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. "Bhooter Bhobishyot review Comedy of no errors". Deccan Herald. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Spelling according to Times of India and Telegraph, Calcutta. We'll follow this spelling.
  2. Spelling according to Zee Bangla website
  3. Alternative of surname Bandopadhyay, see Banerjee

External links[edit | edit source]

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