|Years active 1945–1983|
Name Bhanu Bandopadhyay
|Full Name Samyamoy Bandyopadhyay|
Born August 26, 1920 (age 62) (1920-08-26) Munshiganj, Bangladesh
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Singer
Spouse Nilima Mukhopadhyay (m. 1946–1983)
Children Basabi Ghatak Bandyopadhyay, Gautam Banerjee, Pinaki Bandyopadhyay
Parents Jitendranath Bandyopadhyay, Suniti Bandyopadhyay
Movies Bhanu Pelo Lottery, Sharey Chuattar, Bhranti Bilas, Galpa Holeo Satyi, Stree
Similar People Tapan Sinha, Shyamal Mitra, Sukhen Das, Nitin Bose, Raichand Boral
Died 4 March 1983 (aged 62) Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Bhanu Bandyopadhyay (born as Samyamoy Bandyopadhyay; 26 August 1920 – 4 March 1983) was a Bengali Indian actor, known for his work in Bengali cinema. He acted in over 300 movies, in numerous plays and performed frequently on the radio.
- Miss priyangbada bengali movie a hilarious comedy by bhanu
- Bhanu Pelo Lottery | ভানু পেলো লটারী | Super Hit Comedy | Bhanu Bandopadhyay | Jahar Roy
- Early life
- Personal life
- Death and legacy
Miss priyangbada bengali movie a hilarious comedy by bhanu
Bhanu Pelo Lottery | ভানু পেলো লটারী | Super Hit Comedy | Bhanu Bandopadhyay | Jahar Roy
Bandyopadhyay was born on 26 August 1920 at Bikrampur, Dhaka Division. He studied at Pogose School and St. Gregory's High School followed by Jagannath College& Dacca University for B.A. He then moved to Calcutta in the 1940s. In his initial years Bandyopadhyay worked at the Iron & Steel Control Board.
Bandyopadhyay started his acting career as a stand-up comedian in Dhaka. He performed at office parties and then moved on to larger venues. In 1943, he released his first major comic gramophone record Dhakar Gadoane. Its success prompted him to release a new record every year during Durga Puja. Bandyopadhyay's breakthrough film role was in Nirmal Dey's Basu Parivar (1952) where he played a Bangal businessman. The next year his role as Kedar in Share Chuattar made him rise to fame. His quote in the film Mashima, malpoa khamu. (Aunty, I want to eat malpoa) became a popular catchphrase. He went on to act in over 300 movies like Bhrantibilash and Pasher Bari. In most of his films he played comedic roles in which he exaggerated Bengali accents and mannerisms for comic effect. He teamed up with his best friend comedian Jahor Roy for many films like Bhanu Pelo Lottery and the humorous detective story Bhanu Goenda Johar Assistant. Typically, in the pair's films Bandyopadhyay would take the role of the Bangal and Roy would be the comical Ghoti character (although in real life, both were Bangals). Although chiefly known as a comedian, Bandyopadhyay played serious roles in the film Galpa Holeo Satyi. He also played the lead roles in Jomaloyer Jibonto Manus, Personal Assistant, Miss Priyambada and Ashite Asio na. Later in his career Bandyopadhyay founded his own Jatra group called Mukto Mancha. He produced, directed and acted in his own productions, traveling around the country with the troupe.
Bandyopadhyay was married to Nilima Mukhopadhyay, a playback singer. They had three children - Basabi Ghatak (née Bandyopadhyay), Gautam and Pinaki. Earlier the family stayed in Jubilee Park, Tollygunge. Later shifted to 42A, Charu Avenue, Rabindra Sarobar in 1960.
Death and legacy
Bandyopadhyay died of a heart-related illness on 4 March 1983. On 26 August 2011 his film Nirdharito Shilpir Onupasthitite (1959) was released on DVD. His son, Gautam Bandyopadhyay, has confirmed the release which coincided with his father's 91st birth anniversary.