Nabadwip Halder was born in1911 in Sonapalashta village, Burdwan. His nickname was Nabu. He had only completed his primary education . In his early days of life, he was an employee of Calcutta Electric Supply. He had taken jobs in different companies like Indian Motor Cycle Works, Angers Engineering Company, Cossipore Power House. His son Montu and Daughter Lakhsmi are also theatre and yatra artist.
In 1931 he made his debut in motionless film of director Devaki Kumar Base’s “ Panchoshar”. In 1936 , he only gave him his first break in a motion picture “Sonar Sansar” . His amazing voice and comic roles has given him enormous popularity as a comedian among his contemporaries. Sandhabelar Roopkatha (1950), Manik Jor (1952), Dui Bechara (!960) has earned him more fame and name. He had also opened his own school where he used to teach comic roles which was quite unique in his time.