wiki:Krishna Chandra Dey

Krishna Chandra Dey (1893-1962)

Music director and actor born in Calcutta, mostly credited as K.C. Dey. Blind from age of

  1. Taking advantage of e.g. the 19th C.

playwright Girish Ghosh’s use of blind and mad characters as a kind of chorus, following a convention in Bengali Jatra theatre, Dey often played an itinerant blind singer in [[New Theatres]] films (e.g. Chandidas, Bidyapati?, Devdas?). He was trained in classical music but considered mainly a master of the keertan form. Major stage reputation with Sisir Bhaduri, with whom he first appeared in 1924 in Basanta Leela (role of Basant-doot or the Herald of Spring) and Seeta (as Baitalik). Partner in Rungmahal Theatre with actor Rabindra Mohan Roy (1931-41) where he scored several plays such as Bhaduri’s Shri Shri Vishnupriya (1932). Early films include A.R. Kardar’s productions at East India Film. Worked in several Hindi films in Bombay as actor and music composer. Hit solos in Devdas, Bidyapati and Dhoop Chhaon rank as all- time favourites. Nephew is playback singer Manna Dey.

FILMOGRAPHY (* act only/ also act): 1932: Chandidas*; 1933: Nala Damayanti*; Puran Bhakt*; Sabitri*; Abe Hayat; 1934: Kismet Ki Kasauti; Seeta; Chandragupta; Shaher Ka Jadoo; Grihalakshmi*; 1935: Inquilab*; Devdas*; Dhoop Chhaon/ Bhagya Chakra*; Bijoya*; Biraha; Bidrohi; Bidyasundar; Prafulla; 1936: Sonar Sansar/ Sunehra Sansar; Paraparey; Maya*; Pujarin*; Grihadah/Manzil?*; 1937: Ambikapathy; Bidyapati/Vidyapati?*; Milap; Ranga Bou; 1938: Desher Mati/ Dharti Mata*; 1939: Sapurey/Sapera?*; Sharmistha; Chanakya; 1940: Alochhaya/ Aandhi; 1942: Mera Gaon; Tamanna; Meenakshi*; Nari*; 1943: Andhera*; Mohabbat*; Badalti Duniya; 1944: Suno Sunata Hoon; Insaan*; 1945: Devadasi; 1946: Insaaf*; Shravan Kumar*; Door Chalein; 1948: Anirban*; 1953: Raakhi; 1957: Madhu Malati*; Ektara*.

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