Died August 11, 1977, Kolkata
|Name Jahor Roy|
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Parents Satu Roy
|Born 19 September 1919 (1919-09-19) Barishal, Bengal Presidency, British India (now in Bangladesh)|
Movies Sharey Chuattar, Goopy Gyne Bagha By, Parash Pathar, Bhanu Pelo Lottery, Chowringhee
Similar People Ritwik Ghatak, Utpal Dutt, Satyajit Ray, Dulal Dutta, Subrata Mitra
[Wikipedia] Jahor Roy
Jahar Roy (September 19, 1919 – August 11, 1977) was an Indian actor and comedian in Bengali cinema. He was known for his comedy films with Bhanu Bandyopadhyay.
Roy earned a substantial fan following even though he was a character actor. And all thanks to his roly-poly build, he was a frequent choice of directors who wanted to add comedy to serious movies. Roy's first major film roles were in Purbarag directed by Ardhendu Mukherjee, and in Anjangarh (1948) directed by Bimal Roy. Among his countless performances are Dhonny Meye, Chadmabeshi and Bhanu Goenda Jahor Assistant. He acted in a couple of films under the direction of Satyajit Ray. Although a small role, Roy portrayed the male servant of Tulsi Chakrabarti in Parash Pathar. There was a meatier role in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne where he played the role of a crooked war-mongering minister of an innocent and peace-loving king. He also performed the song Cho Cho Kya Sharam Ki Baat in Chhadmabeshi. At the end of his career, when he was ailing, he did a cameo in Ritwik Ghatak's autobiographical film Jukti Takko Aar Gappo.