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Dhritiman Chatterjee

Dhritiman Chatterjee (Bengali: ধৃতিমান চট্টোপাধ্যায়) is an Indian actor. He began his acting career in 1970 as the protagonist of Satyajit Ray's Pratidwandi (The Adversary). Most of his acting work has been in India's "parallel", or independent, cinema with filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Aparna Sen, among others. He has also worked in English films with well-known filmmakers such as Deepa Mehta and Jane Campion. He has received several acting awards in India and has been on the Jury of the Indian National film Awards. Chatterjee pursues a parallel career in advertising, social communications and documentary filmmaking. In 2019, he lent his voice for narration in If Not for You[1], a documentary about Kolkata's long lasting love affair with legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Never a part of mainstream "Bollywood", he's made an astonishingly small number of films. In recent years he's taken roles with filmmakers as diverse as Jane Campion and hugely successful Mumbai directors Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Mani Ratnam. Dhritiman is his screen name. He is otherwise known as Sundar Chatterjee and is quite active on the English stage in Chennai. Born on 30 May 1945, he was educated at Kolkata's St Xavier's Collegiate School and Presidency College, and the Delhi School of Economics. About his acting qualities, Satyajit Ray once remarked, "I do not know what definition of a star these filmmakers have been using, but mine goes something like this. A star is a person on the screen who continues to be expressive and interesting even after he or she has stopped doing anything. This definition does not exclude the rare and lucky breed that gets lakhs of rupees per film; and it includes everyone who keeps his calm before the camera, projects a personality and evokes empathy. This is a rare breed too but one has met it in our films. Dhritiman Chatterjee of Pratidwandi is such a star." - (Our Films Their Films) Dhritiman is currently the anchor of Pradhanmantri in Bengali on ABP Ananda from 14 December 2013.


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Born:
May 30, 1945 In Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India [now India]
Movie/TV Credits:
36
First Appeared:
In the movie Chehre
Latest Project:
Movie Feluda Returns 2020-12-24
Known For
Poster of Four Chapters
Poster of Guru
Poster of An Enemy of the People
Poster of 36 Chowringhee Lane
Filmography
Movie Chabiwala: The Keysmith 2022
Movie Chehre Rattan Shah 2022
Movie Feluda Returns Mahesh Chowdhuriy 2020-12-24
Movie Mission Mangal Unknown 2019-08-15
Movie Professor Shanku and the El Dorado Professor Shanku 2019-12-20
Movie Kavacha Unknown 2019-04-05
Movie Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Nandu Don 2018-06-01
Movie Jai Simha Unknown 2018-01-12
Movie Poorna Alexander 2017-03-31
Movie Chauranga Pandey 2016-01-08
Movie Pink Judge Satyajeet Dutt 2016-09-16
Movie Majnu Aditya's Grandfather 2016-09-23
Movie The Last Mural Bijan Bose 2016-12-14
Movie Let Her Cry Unknown 2016-05-12
Movie Shajarur Kanta Byomkesh Bakshi 2015-03-20
Movie Naxal Shiddhartha Chowdhury 2015-06-11
Movie Ek Phali Rodh Unknown 2014-12-05
Movie Three Obsessions Dr. Banerjee 2014-11-07
Movie Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi 2013-08-09
Movie Midnight's Children Mian Abdullah 2012-10-26
Movie Mayabazaar Unknown 2012-01-27
Movie Noukadubi Annodababu, Hemnalini's Father 2011-05-20
Movie Yavarum Nalam Mr.Thyagarajan / Mr.Kamdhar 2009-03-06
Movie 033 Unknown 2009-06-19
Movie Four Chapters Uncle 2008-11-21
Movie Guru Contractor Sahaab 2007-01-12
Movie 15 Park Avenue Unknown 2006-01-06
Movie Aaru Cable Operator 2005-12-09
Movie Black Paul McNally 2005-02-04
Movie The Stranger Prithwish Sen Gupta 1991-05-07
Movie An Enemy of the People Nishith Gupta 1990-01-19
Movie In Search of Famine Movie Director 1981-01-04
Movie 36 Chowringhee Lane Samaresh Moitra 1981-08-29
Movie Jadu Bansha Unknown 1974-04-01
Movie Padatik Unknown 1973-04-01
Movie Pratidwandi Siddhartha Chaudhuri 1970-10-27