Basanta Chowdhury was a renowned actor who had been successful as a hero even before the era of Uttam Kumar. His acting skills and screen presence was highly praised by the movie lovers.
Basanta Chowdhury was born on 5th May, 1928 in Nagpur. In 1945, he completed his Matriculation Examination from D.N.H. School. Afterthat, he finished his graduation from Morris College in 1949. He was a renowned numismatic. And his collection of Kashmiri and Parsian shawls were enviable. The great Director Satyajit Ray admired those collection and used for his masterpieces.
His first film was Mahaprasthaner Pathe by director Kartik Chattopadhay in 1952. Some of his memorable films are, "Bhagaban Shri Krishna Chaitanya", "Jadu Bhatta"; "Andhare Alo"; "Deep Jele Jai"; "Anushtoop ...» read full biography