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Soumitra Chatterjee: Legend of Indian films Biography

Soumitra Chattopadhyay was the first Indian film personality, who awarded Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest award for artists. Soumitra



Soumitra Chattopadhyay was the first Indian film personality, who awarded "Ordre des Arts et des Lettres," France's highest award for artists. Soumitra was the winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

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Soumitra Chatterjee, Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner

Soumitra Chatterjee: Legend of Indian films Biography

Soumitra Chatterjee or Soumitra Chattopadhyay was a legendary Bengali and Indian film actor born on January 19, 1935. He was best known for his works with Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray, the most prominent face of Ray's films, together they worked in 14 films.

Soumitra Chattopadhyay was the first Indian film personality, who awarded "Ordre des Arts et des Lettres," France's highest award for artists. Soumitra was the winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

In 2012, he received India's highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, given by the government of India for his for lifetime achievement. Till 2016, he acted more than 210 films in his career.

Apur Sansar, released in 1959 was his debut film. Later he worked several notable films including Abhijan (1962), Charulata (1964), Aranyer Din Ratri (1969), Ashani Sanket (1973), Sonar Kella (1974) Joi Baba Felunath (1978), Hirak Rajar Deshe(1980), Ghare Baire (1984), Shakha Proshakha (1990) Ganashatru (1989).

Meanwhile, Soumitra Chatterjee also worked with other noted directors of Bengali cinema, with Mrinal Sen in Akash Kusum (1965), Tapan Sinha in Kshudhita Pashan(1960), Jhinder Bandi (1961), Atonko(1984), Asit Sen in Swaralipi (1961), Ajoy Kar in Otol Joler Ahoban(1962), Saat Pake Bandha (1963), Parineeta (1969), Tarun Mazumdar in Sansar Simante (1975), Ganadevata (1978), Poth o Prasad, Agomon(1988).

He was also the winner of two National Film Awards, and he received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1998, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama.

He was named by IBN LIVE as "The men who changed the face of the Indian Cinema" in 2014. Also he was awarded the introductory Filmfare Awards East for Best Male Actor (Critics) for his role in Rupkatha Noy, and won 7 Filmfare Awards. In 2006 he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film Podokkhep. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2004.

The legendary actor of Indian film has passed away on November 15, 2020.

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