Joy Mukherjeewrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Nirmal Kumar is a actor of great repute in the Bengali Film Industry by his sheer talent and acting excellence. Nirmal Kumar was born on 14th December, 1928 in Kolkata. His parents Indushekhar Chakraborty and Priyotama Devi used to call him by the name “Saju” . Although he got admitted to Chakraberia South School for his early education, but he completed his Matric from Maldah. In 1949, he completed his B.Com from Ashutosh College. In his early life, he used to work in High Court. He was even passionate about writing poems and stories.
He was actively involved with GanaNatya Sanastha and later joined Bohurupi. He had even established “Anandam” theatre group and worked for it. He got married to actress Madhabi Chakraborty. He was introduced to director Madhu Basu by his actor friend Sabitabrata Dutta . Thus , in 1953 , he got his first break in the film “Sesher Kobita”. His phenomenal acting skills got instantly recognized and got immense popularity right after this movie. But Nirmal Kumar’s name will always remain associated with the movie “Kamal Lata” as he put his solid footing in the Bengali Film industry with this film.This became a landmark in his career. Apart from all this, his films like “Chalachal”(1956), “Lal Pathor” (1964) , “Raja” (1975), “Antanko” (1986) were also noteworthy. He received the coveted B.F.J.A award for his role in “Kamal Lata”.