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Utpal Dutta

Born:29 Mar 1929
Died:19 Aug 1993

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Utpal Dutt was born on March 29, 1929 in Barisal, Bengal [now in Bangladesh] and died on August 19, 1993 in Calcutta [now Kolkata]. Although it has been more than a decade since the legendary actor breathed his last, but his acting excellence is still alive in the minds of people through the plays and films in which he featured. He was an actor, director and writer par-excellence and was a radical figure in Bengali theatre and cinema for more than 40 years. Utpal Dutt was married to theatre and film character actress Shobha Sen. They have a daughter called Bishnupriya who is a professor at a top Indian university. He has four grand children Noel, Avanna, Sanjoy and Ronie.

Utpal first got an opportunity to act in the lead role of director Madhu Basu's film Michael Madhusudan ...By Divya» read full biography

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Utpal Dutt's first Hindi film was not Guddi but "Saat Hindusthani" directed by K. A Abbas. Many may not know, Amitabh Bachhan's first film was this film {made in 1969]. Utpal Dutt portrayed a Punjabi Sikh army person,while Amitabh was an untouchable. The film was based on Goa-Liberation. The seven Hindusthanis stand in a body iconising national integration and they held the common goal. The seven ethnic classes grouped together symbolize the Nation as a whole.By Dipen Guha

Utpal Dutt participated in English theatre when he was a student at St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. He came in association with Geoffrey Kendal's Shakespeareana Company and toured extensively from "47 to "53. He founded the Little Theatre Group and initially staged English plays. Later, he staged Bengali plays like "Kollol", "Angar"and "Tiner Talwar" without which the annals of Indian Theatre will remain incomplete. Besides, English Utpal Dutt was also at home in Germn, Spanish and Latin.By Dipen Guha

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  • one of my favorite actor of all time. none can even come close when it comes to the comedy. Utpal dutt actually created a brand of comedy on his own....By Sanjana Sharma

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