Ayan Banerjee was born on 9th February, 1956 in Kolkata. He passed Higher Secondary from Jodhpur Park Boys High School. He also did his B.Com. from City College. He works in a bank.
Young Ayan used to swim in Dhakuria Lake near his residence. There he was discovered by Director Tarun Majumder and made his debut in his film “Sriman Prithiraj”. This movie will remain as a major achievement in his career. After his first film, he withdrew himself from the film world and concentrated in studies. But later he made a powerful comeback in Tarun Majumder’s film “Dadar Kirti”(1980), Sister(1977), Nabarupa(1992), Kacher Prithivi (1993)and established him as an actor of high repute. For his exceptional performance in Sriman Prithiraj, he got a special award from B.F.J.A.