wiki:Basanta Choudhury

Basanta Choudhury (b. 1928)

Aka Vasant Choudhury; Bengali actor born in Nagpur known for refined accent and romantic looks. Entered film at New Theatres with Mahaprasthaner Pathey. Played the title role in Debaki Bose’s Bhagwan Shri Krishna Chaitanya, and the mentally ill Tapash in Deep Jweley Jai. Was a romantic lead in the pre-Uttam Kumar era. Title role in Raja Rammohun, providing the definitive image of the 19th C. reformer. Shifted to character roles including villains (e.g. Baidurya Rahasya). Known best for his aristocratic rendition of characters, relying on his unique stage voice. In later films often played the villain. Known also as a radio star and stage actor with the best- known Jatra group, the Natya Company. Recent work mainly in Dinen Gupta and Tapan Sinha films; cameo appearance in Gautam Ghose’s Antarjali Jatra.

FILMOGRAPHY: 1952: Mahaprasthaner Pathey/Yatrik?; 1953: Nabin Yatra/Naya? Safar; Bhagwan Shri Krishna Chaitanya; 1954: Jadubhatta; Bokul/Bakul?; 1955: Aparadhi; Pather Sheshey; Bhalobasha; Du- Janay; Devimalini; 1956: Shubharatri; Shankar Narayan Bank; Chhaya Sangini; Govindadas; Rajpath; 1957: Shesh Parichaya; Madhu Malati; Andhare Alo; Basanta Bahar; Haar Jeet; Khela Bhangar Khela; 1958: Jogajog; 1959: Deep Jweley Jai; Shashi Babur Sansar; 1960: Khudha; Parakh; 1962: Sancharini; Agnisikha; Bodhu; Nabadiganta; 1963: Shreyasi; 1964: Kashtipathar; Anustup Chhanda; 1965: Alor Pipasa; Raja Rammohun; Abhoya-o-Srikanta; Eki Ange Eto Rup; Gulmohar; 1966: Sankha Bela; Susanta Sha; Uttar Purush; 1970: Diba Ratrir Kabya; Megh Kalo; 1971: Pratham Pratisruti; Sansar; Grahan; 1973: Pranta Rekha; 1974: Debi Choudhrani; Jadi Jantem; Sangini; 1975: Nishi Mrigaya; 1976: Sankhabish; 1977: Babu Moshai; 1978: Parichay; Mayuri; 1979: Chirantan; Jiban Je Rakam; 1980: Bhagya Chakra; 1981: Kalankini; 1982: Sonar Bangla; 1983: Indira; Deepar Prem; 1985: Baidurya Rahasya; Putulghar; 1987: Antarjali Jatra/Mahayatra?; 1988: Antaranga; Sankhachur; 1990: Raktorin; Ek Doctor Ki Maut; 1990: Sankranti; 1991: Raj Nartaki; 1992: Hirer Angti; Apon Ghar; Satya Mithya; 1993: Kacher Prithvi.

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