Joy Mukherjeewrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Satya Bandopadhay is mainly a theatre personality whose acting skills also got recognized in the films .
Satya Bandopadhay was born on 25th September, 1933 in Patna. He did his schooling from Lucknow Bengali school . After that, he finished his graduation from Ashutosh College which was followed by Masters in Chemistry from Science College, University of Calcutta. But he didn’t complete his studies. In his professional life other than acting , he used to work in the accounts section of Tele Communication department of Government of India.
His mentor Utpal Dutta gave him his first break in the film “ Megh” in 1961. But he was a regular theatre and stage artist much before that. In 1966, he even went to Germany with scholarship to conduct research works on theatre. His performance in the movie “Ekdin Protindin” earned him name and fame. He has learnt acting from Utpal Dutta. He is the one who introduced the great artist Robi Ghosh to Utpal Dutta. He participated in almost the plays of Little Theatre Group. He has also written scripts for plays and some essays on intricacies of theatre. Ulka(1957), Balika Bodhu (1967) , Sesh theke Shuru (1969), Kuheli (1971), Jana Aranya (1976 )Dadar Kirti (1980), Bouma (1986) are some of his memorable films. In 1976, he got B.F.J.A and West Bengal Cine Award for his performance in “Ekdin Protidin”. He was also awarded Sangeet Natyak Academy in 1996.