Joy Mukherjeewrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Biswajit Chatterjee is one of the most successful actors of Bengali Cinema who also got huge acknowledgement in Bollywood.
Biswajit was born on 14th December, 1936 in Kolkata. He completed his graduation from Kolkata. Biswajit married twice and has three children. His son Prosenjit is a superstar in Bengal and daughter Pallavi is also an actress. Presently, Biswajit lives in Mumbai with his second life Ira Chatterjee and daughter Prema Chatterjee.
Director Swaroj De had offered Biswajit a role to work in his movie “ Dak Harkara”.He did this movie without the consent of his family .He has worked in several Bengali films like Natun Fasal (1961), Monihar (1968), Ami Shirajer begum (1974) , Chowringee ( 1971), Baba Taraknath (1977), Bhola Moira (1978). Apart from this, he has also tried his luck in Bollywood and has given power packed performances in many well known movies like Mere Sanam (1965), Shehnai (1964), April Fool (1964), Do Kaliyaa (1968), Do Shikari and Anjana Safar. He became the heartthrob of the nation at that time and was a big hit with the audience along with other stalwarts of the time such as Uttam Kumar of Bengal and Shammi Kapoor of Bombay. During the shooting of Do Shikari in Africa , he took life risk to shoot scenes with wild elephants. Not only known as an actor, he was an equally good singer and gave his voice for many films. He has even tried his hands as a director and producer. He has performed in Radio programmes, theatres and in television apart from mainstream films.