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Unveiling the Versatile Persona of Prosenjit Chatterjee: Actor, Producer, and UNICEF Advocate


Prosenjit Chatterjee is a renowned Indian actor and producer in the Bengali film industry, with over 270 films in close to five decades of work. He made his acting debut as a child artist in the 1968 film Chotto Jigyasa, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Chatterjee’s breakthrough role as a lead actor came in the 1987 Bengali film Amar Sangi, and he made his Bollywood debut in 1990 with the film Aandhiyan.

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From a child actor to a versatile leading star, Prosenjit’s remarkable growth in cinema has been awe-inspiring. With each role, he pushes boundaries, delves into diverse genres, and captivates audiences with his impeccable acting prowess. An icon who continues to redefine himself on the silver screen.

Born on September 30, 1962, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Chatterjee started his career in professional theatre and radio plays. He got his first lead role in the movie Duti Pata at the age of 16. He has since worked in 300+ Bengali movies over the past 30 years. 

In 1994, Chatterjee launched the ZEE Bangla channel on behalf of Zee Network, making it the first Bengali satellite channel at the time. He is also the Managing Director of his own company, Ideas, Creations & Productions Pvt Ltd. 

Prosenjit Chatterjee was a passionate drummer. You’d be surprised that at age 12, he became an integral part of a boy band Toofan Melody. Years later, he still likes to listen to music in his free time. He revealed that he generally prefers soothing Bengali music but doesn’t mind other genres as well. 

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From intense dramas to light-hearted comedies, from historical epics to contemporary tales, he effortlessly embraces a myriad of roles, captivating audiences with his sheer range, Prosenjit Chatterjee embodies the essence of characters, leaving an indelible mark on the canvas of Indian cinema.

Apart from acting, Chatterjee is the UNICEF advocate for child survival in West Bengal. He has won numerous awards for his performances as an actor, including the National Film Award and Filmfare Awards. 

Chatterjee is known for experimenting with his looks in every film and dislikes terms like “Megastar,” “Superstar,” and “saviour” being associated with his name. He visited Cannes and walked the red carpet for the screening of the film Chokher Bali. 


Prosenjit Chatterjee, popularly known as “Bumba Da,” is an acclaimed Indian actor with a career spanning over three decades. He holds the record for the most Best Actor awards in the history of the prestigious Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards.

Chatterjee is diet conscious and a founder member and Ex-General Secretary of the West Bengal Motion Pictures Artiste Forum. He has been married to Arpita Chatterjee since 2002, and they have one child. He was previously married to Aparna Guha Thakurta and Debashree Roy. 

In 2004, Chatterjee had a record of 22 film releases in a year, with an average yearly release of 18-19. Despite his success, Chatterjee remains humble and dedicated to his craft, always striving to give his best performance.

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Experience the thrill of white water river rafting in the picturesque town of Kalimpong, as the roaring rapids of the Teesta River challenge your courage and skills. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery and exhilarating adventure, this is an experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories of the beauty and excitement of the Himalayas.

The actor shares his pictures with the family on his recent trip to Kalimpong in 2022. Kalimpong, a bustling bazaar town nestled in the rolling foothills of the Himalayas, has become a popular tourist destination for its temperate climate and proximity to other exciting locations in the region.  

This vibrant town is famous for its flower market, featuring a wide array of orchids that are a sight to behold. Additionally, Kalimpong boasts several Buddhist monasteries, including the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang, home to rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, as well as churches and an exceptional private library for studying Tibetan and Himalayan language and culture. For the adventurous traveler, Kalimpong offers exciting trekking and river-rafting in the river Teesta. Don’t miss out on Kalimpong’s traditional handicrafts! Although not many visitors explore this hidden gem, there is plenty to keep you occupied for a couple of days.