Biography of Parambrata Chatterjee
Parambrata Chatterjee is an Indian actor and director in film and television. He debuted as a Bengali actor with the fim Hemanter Pakhi in 2003 which was also Vidya Balan’s debut film. He rose to fame with the film Kahaani opposite Vidya Balan.
He was born to film critic parents Satinath Chatterjee and Suneta Ghatak in Kolkata, West Bengal. He is the nephew of renowned Bengali author and activistMahasweta Devi and Grand Nephew of filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak.
He went to Dolna Day School and completed his schooling from Patha Bhavan, Kolkata. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Literature from Jadavpur University as well as a Master’s degree in Film and Production from Bristol University, Bristol, United Kingdom.
He has starred in a number of acclaimed Bengali films including Baishe Srabon, Chatushkone, Kaalbela, Bhooter Bhabisyat, Ek Bar Bolo Uttam kumar, Thana Theke Aschi, Proloy and has also been a part of Bollywood movies like Kahaani, Gang of Ghosts and Yaara Silly Silly. He even made a guest appearance in Bengali fim 10:10 and a Malyalam filmBalyakalasakhi. He also appeared in a TV serialAnkush in 2005. He has been the director of films like Jiyo Kaka and Hawa Bodolwhich earned him the role in a Hollywood film Sold directed by Jeffrey D. Brown in 2014.
Workshop Productions Pvt. Ltd
He turned into a producer on 30 May 2011 and started a production house ‘Workshop Productions Pvt. Ltd’ along with his colleague Rudranil Ghosh. ‘Jiyo Kaka’ was his debut directorial feature film starring Raima Sen and Rudranil Ghosh.
Awards and Achievements
He has been awarded with the Most Promising Actor Award by the Bengali Film journalists’ Association in 2006 and Retuporno Ghosh Memorial award by Zee Gourab for Hawa Bodol in 2014. He was also nominated for Zee Cine award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male and Screen Award for Best Actor for Kahaani in 2013.