Joy Mukherjeewrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Santu Mukherjee,one of the finest actors of Bengali Cinema who fond a place in everybody’s heart. Santu Mukherjee was born on 17th January , 1951 in Kolkata. He had first joined Mitra Institution for his primary education but later passed his Higher Secondary Examination from Padmapukur Institution. After this, his indomitable passion for acting and theatres forced him to leave his studies. He has taken dance lessons from Gopal Bhattacharya and participated in many dance performances. He even has learnt singing from Gitobitan.
He approached famous director Tapan Sinha with the help of a middleman named Raghu Bandopadhay for a ‘role’. In 1975, Tapan Sinha gave him his first break in his movie “Raja” which launched him in this industry very well. But his call for acting in theatre somewhere surpassed that of films. He took a break from movies for sometime but later again make a bold comeback in the movies. He is still very adorable as a yatra and theatre personality for all. He has even worked for several television serials. In 1979, he got married and his daughter Swastika Mukherjee is a renowned Bengali actress. His younger brother Sumanta Mukherjee is also a well known actor.