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Parambrata Chattopadhyay

Actor, director

Parambrata Chattopadhyay 

(born 27 June 1980) is an Indian film actor, director, producer, and television personality. He has a significant following in West Bengal, India. Parambrata started his career with Bengali television and films. He made his Hindi debut in Kahaani (2012), starring with Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He also acted in Bhalo Theko (2003), which is Vidya Balan’s debut film. He has a very good knowledge of world music and has sung for a few Bengali films like Chaya Manush (2014) and Samantaral (2017).

Personal life

Parambrata was born in Kolkata, West Bengal to parents who worked as film critics. He is the son of Satinath Chatterjee and Sunetra Ghatak, the grandson of Ashish Chandra Ghatak and grandnephew of filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak and renowned Bengali author and activist Mahasweta Devi is Parambrata’s aunt. He is left-wing and used to call his late mother ‘Comrade’. He admitted to previously being in a relationship with actress Swastika Mukherjee,  and his current girlfriend is Ike Schouten.

Education

He went to Dolna Day School, Assembly of God Church School, and Patha Bhavan, Kolkata for schooling and Jadavpur University for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Literature. He also obtained a Master’s in Film and TV Production from University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

Career

Chatterjee has acted in many television series, tele-films, short films and films. His directorial debut feature film is Jiyo Kaka, starring Rituparna Sengupta and Rudranil Ghosh. His second directorial venture was Hawa Bodol. Seven months after the success of Kahaani, he was signed by Jeffrey D. Brown, who won an Academy Award for his debut short film in 1986, for his film Sold.

On 30 May 2011, he became a producer along with colleague, Rudranil Ghosh, by launching their own production house, Workshop Productions Pvt. Ltd, in association with Dipak Raha of Sambandh Group.

Filmography
Main article: Parambrata Chatterjee filmography

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