Abir Chatterjee
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Abir Chatterjee Biography

Actor
Abir Chatterjee
Abir Chatterjee Biography
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Career Started In 2009
Number of Films 34
Education MBA
Birth Place Kolkata
Native Place Salt Lake, Kolkata
Height (in Cms) 187.96 cms
Height (in Feet Inches) 6 feet 1 inches
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Mother Tongue Bengali
Lives In Tollygunj, Kolkata
Date Of Birth Nov 18, 1980
Age 38 years

Introduction

Abir Chatterjee is an Indian actor mostly known for his contribution to Bengali film industry. He started his career with Bengali television. Abir made his debut in Bengali cinema in 2009 with Cross Connection. 2014 saw him as a solo leading hero in the critically acclaimed film Hrid Majharey. He went on to top the list of Calcutta Times Most Desirable Men in the same year. He has acted in several critically acclaimed and box-office hit movies like Meghe Dhaka Tara, Aborto, Bojhena Se Bojhena, Bishorjon and many more. He is the only person to play both Byomkesh Bakshi and Feluda, two favorite Bengali sleuths, however, his performance as Byomkesh Bakshi in Arindam Sil's movies have given him recognition.

  • Abir Chatterjee Early Life

    Abir Chatterjee was born on 18th November 1980 in a middle-class family of Kolkata. Abir is the son of Phalguni and Rumki Chatterjee, familiar television and theater personalities. Abir studied at Laban Hrad Vidyapith, Salt Lake where he was a popular student. Later, he passed his 12th board from Jaipuria College and pursued graduation in Goenka College, Kolkata. Although his parents were actors by profession, Abir didn't want to be an actor in his childhood. He passed MBA and joined a private firm when he started to take acting seriously.

  • Abir Chatterjee Family

    Abir Chatterjee Family
    Father
    Phalguni Chatterjee
    Mother
    Rumki Chatterjee

    Abir Chatterjee is the son of Phalguni and Rumki Chatterjee, familiar television and theater personalities. Abir also has a sister. He got married to Nandini Chatterjee and has a daughter with her.

     

  • Abir Chatterjee Career

    Abir Chatterjee started his acting career on the small screen. He first appeared on Banhisikha, a Bengali TV series where he played the prime antagonist of the daily soap and shared the screen with Indrani Halder.  he went on to star in several TV shows and telefilms like Credit Card, Hotath Megh, My Sweet Valentine, Ballavpurer Rupkatha, Samay,  Shasuri Zindabad, Khuje Berai Kacher Manush, and Proloy Asche.

    Abir got his first break on the big screen in Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha directorial Cross Connection. Also starring Ritwick Chakraborty, Payel Sarka, and Rimjhim, the rom-com did well at the box-office. At that time, Anjan Dutt was in search of a fresh face for playing Satyanweshi Byomkesh Bakshi in his film. Abir was roped in to play the famous Bengali sleuth. Audience accepted him as Byomkesh in the first film as soon as the movie released in 2010. Abir did Prem By Chance in the same year where he played the male lead opposite Koel.

    Abir as Byomkesh Bakshi Abir as Byomkesh Bakshi Abir as Byomkesh Bakshi Abir as Byomkesh Bakshi
    Abir as Byomkesh

    Next year, he appeared in Srijit Mukherjee's Baishe Shrabon and Anjan Dutt's Ranjana Ami Ar Asbona. Both were commercially successful and the later bagged National Award for the best film. 2012 saw five releases among which Abar Byomkesh, the second movie of Byomkesh series and Raj Chakraborty's Bojhena Se Bojhena made a mark at the BO. This year, Abir appeared on Sujoy Ghosh's Bollywood thriller Kahaani where he played Vidya Balan's husband. He also played pivotal roles in Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy under Sandip Ray's direction and Mainak Bhowmik's Bedroom.

    In 2013, he worked under Arindam Sil for the first time. Sil's Aborto didn't get success at the box-office but gained positive reviews. Abir's performance in Raj Chakraborty's political thriller Kanamachi got praised. In Kamaleswar Mukherjee's Meghe Dhaka Tara, Abir played a brief but significant role and grabbed attention alongside a brilliant Saswata Chatterjee. In the same year, he appeared opposite Swastika Mukherjee in Asbo Arekdin. 

    By 2014, Abir Chatterjee has become a popular face of Tollywood. Gradually he was becoming the blue-eyed boy of urban filmmakers. In 2014, he played Abhi in The Royal Bengal Tiger, a person who suffers from split personality disorder. In Ranjan Ghosh's Hrid Majharey, a film inspired by William Shakespeare's Othello Abir first time got recognized as a solo hero outside a franchise film. Here he played the male lead opposite Raima Sen. This year, he played Byomkesh Bakshi under Anjan Dutt's direction for the last time to become Feluda in Sandip Ray's Feluda reboot. Dutt's Byomkesh Phire Elo and Ray's Badshahi Angti released on the same day and both became box-office garners at the same time. He was also an integral part of Abhijit-Sudeshna's Jodi Love Dile Naa Praane and Sandip Ray's Chaar. 

    In 2015, Abir starred Ebar Shabor, Jomer Raja Dilo Bor, Katmundu, Rajkahini, and Abby Sen. In Abby Sen he played the titular character, who did time travel. Arindam Sil's Har Har Byomkesh released at the end of 2015 where Abir again appeared as Byomkesh Bakshi but this time under a different director and banner. It was a whole new series with a different set of actors. Interestingly, Anjan Dutt's Byomkesh Bakshi with Jisshu Sengupta as the lead also released this year and became a box-office hit. 

    2016 was a significant year for Abir Chatterjee. Monchora, which released in the beginning of the year, despite good script and performance failed at the box-office. Bastu Shaap marked the beginning of Kaushik Ganguly and Abir Chatterjee's pair. The movie also did decent business. Thammar Boyfriend and Byomkesh Pawrbo released in the same year. The later became a box-office success.

    Shob Bhooturey Byomkesh Pawrbo Bishorjon Bastu Shaap Hrid Majharey Har Har Byomkesh
    Abir Chatterjee Movies

    Kaushik Ganguly's Bishorjon became one of the most important films in Abir's career. Released in April 2017, the film won National Award for the best Bengali film and became a huge success at the BO. His other two releases Chhaya O Chhobi and Shob Bhooturey didn't do expected business. 

  • Abir Chatterjee Awards

    Abir Chatterjee has not only earned critical acclaim for his performances but also been a recipient of a few popular awards.

    Year Award Film Category
    2016 IBFA, NABC 2016 Bastu Shaap Best Actor Popular Choice award

     

  • Abir Chatterjee Television

    Abir Chatterjee started his acting career on the small screen. He first appeared on Banhisikha, a Bengali TV series where he played the prime antagonist of the daily soap and shared the screen with Indrani Halder.  he went on to star in several TV shows and telefilms like Credit Card, Hotath Megh, My Sweet Valentine, Ballavpurer Rupkatha, Samay,  Shasuri Zindabad, Khuje Berai Kacher Manush, and Proloy Asche.

  • Abir Chatterjee Education

    Abir Chatterjee passed his first board from Laban Hrad Vidyapith,  Salt Lake under West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. He passed his 12th board from Jaipuria College and pursued graduation in Goenka College, Kolkata. Later he did MBA,

  • Abir Chatterjee Endorsements

    Abir Chatterjee endorses Chaya Prakashani and P.C Chandra Jewelers. 

  • Abir Chatterjee Social Profiles