Born: January 19,1935 Krishnanagar, India
Biography: Soumitra Chatterjee is an India actor (both stage and films) as well as a poet. He started his acting career from the stage before making his film debut in the year 1959 with Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar (English: The World of Apu). This was the beginning of long-standing relation and association with the reputed director and they went on to work in 14 movies later. Some of these movies include Abhijan (The Expedition, 1962), Charulata (The Lonely Wife, 1964), Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest, 1969); Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder, 1973); Sonar Kella (The Fortress, 1974), Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God, 1978), Ghare-Baire (The Home and The World, 1984) and Ganashatru (Enemy of the People, 1989). Some of his other notable movies include Akash Kusum (Up in the Clouds, 1965), Kshudista Pashan (Hungry Stones, 1960), Jhinder Bandi (1961), Swaralipi (1961), Saat Pake Bandha (1963), Parineeta (1969), Sansar Simante (1975) and Ganadevata (1978). Chatterjee is a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.