Joy Mukherjeewrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Sishir Kr Bhaduri was one of the most famous actor and director in the Bengali film industry, was born on 2nd October 1809 in Howrah. His father’s name was Haridas Bhaduri. Sishir Kr Bhaduri passed his Entrance exam from Bangabashi School in 1905, after this he completed his graduation from Scottish Church college in 1909 and finally did his MA in English in the year 1914.
On Magin Company’s invitation Sishir Kr Bhaduri made his first debut film under his own direction called ‘Mohini’ which was released in 1922. His first talkie film was ‘Palli Samaj’ directed by himself in 1932.
In 1930 Sishir Kr. Bhaduri staged his first ever play called ‘Sita’ in America. In this play he performed as a lead actor. In 1959, he refused the Padmabhusan Award because he wanted to establish a theatre instead of this award. Basically Sishir Kr Bhaduri was a versatile artist. In 1934, he had directed his play for the children called ‘Phooler Ayina’, he also trained many artists who have turned famous in this industry. Sishir Kr Bhaduri had married twice. His first marriage spoilt after his wife committed suicide, he had a son of his first marriage. He again tied his knots with actress Kankabati Shaw. Actor Biswanath Bhaduri was his younger brother.
Over all, Sishir Kr Bhaduri’s contribution towards Bengali Cinema is remarkable.