9 February 2018Pari
After establishing himself in the Bengali film industry, Parambrata stepped into Bollywood with the critically acclaimed Kahaani and went on to act in the film, Gang of Ghosts. Born to Satinath Chatterjee and Sunetra Ghatak who are film critics, Parambrata Chatterjee is the grandson of revered filmmaker Ritwick Ghatak and the nephew of Mahasweta Devi, the author and activist. He is a director and actor, born and brought up in Kolkata. He went to Dolna Day School and then Patha Bhawan for schooling and Jadavpur University for higher studies in English literature. Then he went to Bristol University, UK to acquire a Master’s in Film and TV Production. His directorial debut, the comedy Jiyo Kaka (2011), was well received by the audience. Hawa Bodol (2013) and Lorai : Play to Live (2015) are his other directorial releases. He has acted in numerous Bengali films such as Bhalo Theko (2003), Shubhodrishti (2005), Nishijapon (2005), The Bong Connection (2006), Kailashey Kelenkari (2007), Tintorettor Jishu (2008), Brake Fail (2009), Kaalbela (2009), Thana Theke Aschi (2010), Baishe Srabon (2011), Hemlock Society (2012), Proloy (2013), Apur Panchaali (2014), Mahabharat (2015), among others. His acting debut in Bollywood was Kahaani (2012), in which he played the role of Satyoki “Rana” Sinha. This helped him establish himself in the Hindi film industry where he went to appear in a role in the film, Gang of Ghosts (2014) and his latest project includes Yaara Silly Silly (2015). Parambrata won the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association – Most Promising Actor Award (2006). He has also been nominated for the Star Guild Award for Best Male Debut (2013) and Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2013) for his performance in Kahaani. In 2011, he along with his acting associate Rudranil Ghosh opened a production house called ‘Workshop Productions Pvt. Ltd.’ in association with Sambandh Group. He was in a relationship with actress Swastika Mukherjee, but they separated after a couple of years.