Birthday wishes to Soumitra Chatterjee, India’s one of the most revered actors, who turned 84 today.
Soumitra Chatterjee is one of Bengal’s most famous and versatile actors. Best-known for his roles in Satyajit Ray’s legendary films, Chatterjee made his debut in 1959 with the classic Apur Sansar.
Besides Ray, his work with filmmakers Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha also earned him critical acclaim.
Apart from acting in films, he regularly performs on stage and is also a poet and has rendered his voice for audio stories.
His journey in films for over five decades have seen him bestowed with several awards. Most notably the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which he won in 2012.
He is also a Padma awardee, received the Padma Bhushan in 2004. Other awards include two National Film Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and a Filmfare East award. He has also received numerous international honours, including Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest award for arts given by the French government.