Star of the week BISWAJIT


Name: Biswajit Ranjitkumar Chatterjee
DOB: 14 December, 1936
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Bengal, Calcutta, India
Occupation: Actor, director, producer and singer


Biswajit has received multiple accolades including Star Screen Life Time Achievement Award in 2007.

Interesting facts:

• After doing films in Calcutta, Biswajit relocated to Bombay. In 1962, he performed in the film Bees Saal Baad, which was followed by Kohraa, Bin Badal Barsat, Majboor, Kaise Kahoon and Paisa Ya Pyaar.

• His filmography includes hits like April Fool, Shehnai and Aasra (1964), Mere Sanam (1965), Yeh Raat Phir Naa Aaygi (1966), Night in London (1967), Kismat and Do Kaliyan (1968), Ishq Par Zor Nahin and Sharaarat (1972). Between acting in Bollywood movies, Biswajit returned to Calcutta to act in Bengali films as well.

• He was mostly paired with notable actresses such as Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman, Mumtaz, Mala Sinha and Rajshree.

• Biswajit appeared in Rekha's debut film Anjana Safar (1969) (later re-titled Do Shikaari). Though Anjana Safar was blocked by the censors and not released until 10 years later due to it having a few objectionable scenes. 

• Apart from being an actor, Biswajit is also a singer and performs in concerts. In the 1970s, he cut a disc of two Bengali modern numbers, composed by Salil Choudhury.

• In 1975, Biswajit produced and directed his own film, Kahte Hai Mujhko Raja. He also acted in the film with stars such as Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, and Rekha. 

• In the 2014 general elections, Biswajit contested from New Delhi as a Congress candidate. He finished 7th, securing only 909 votes.

• He is said to be making a film on Subash Chandra Bose's life (in Hindi, English and Bengali), and acting in a new untitled Hindi film with his younger daughter actress Pryma Chatterji.