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Name  Kanu Banerjee
Role  Actor
Died  January 27, 1983

Movies  Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Panchali, Nilachaley Mahaprabhu, King - Queen - Knave
Similar People  Karuna Banerjee, Subir Banerjee, Uma Dasgupta, Subrata Mitra, Dulal Dutta

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Kanu Banerjee (Kanu Bandyopadhyay) (20 June 1905 – 27 January 1983) was an actor of Bengali Cinema and theatre. A theatre actor and director, he is best known for his portrayal of Harihar Ray, father of Apu, in Satyajit Ray's classic Pather Panchali (1955) and Aparajito (1956), part of the Apu Trilogy. He was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. He first appeared as an amateur artiste with Sisir Kumar Bhaduri in Biraj Bou (1934) as Netai at Naba Natyyamandir. In 1955, he also appeared as saint Ramakrishna in Prafulla Chakraborty’s biographical film Bhagaban Sri Sri Ramakrishna.

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Legacy

In 2012, his memoirs titled, Hariharer Panchali, based on his long interview published in Sharadiya (Durga puja) magazine Baro Maas in 1979 and other interviews was published by Sutradhar and released by Sandip Ray, son of Satyajit Ray, at Nandan theater in Kolkata. Previously, on 20 June 2012, on the occasion of his 108th birth anniversary, his statue was unveiled on Banamali Chatterjee Street in Tala neighbourhood of North Kolkata, where he used to stay.

Filmography

  • Durgesh Nandini (1927)
  • Rajgee (1937)
  • Desher Mati (1938)
  • Chanakya (1939)
  • Shap Mukti (1940)
  • Nandini (1941)
  • Mayer Pran (1941)
  • Epar Opar (1941)
  • Pashan Devata (1942)
  • Garmil (1942)
  • Sahadharmini (1943)
  • Jogajog (1943)
  • Sahar Thekey Durey (1943)
  • Pratikar (1944)
  • Bideshini (1944)
  • Nandita (1944)
  • Mane Na Mane (1945)
  • Kato Door (1945)
  • Bhabhi Kaal (1945)
  • Mandir (1946)
  • Swapna-o-Sadhana (1947)
  • Sadharan Meye (1948)
  • Purabi (1948)
  • Jayjatra (1948)
  • Kuasha (1949)
  • Abhijatya (1949)
  • Digbhranta (1950)
  • Mandanda (1950)
  • Pandit Mashai (1951)
  • Palli Samaj (1952)
  • Bindur Chheley (1952)
  • Natun Yahudi (1953)
  • Sadanander Mela (1954)
  • Mantra Shakti (1954)
  • Dukhir Imaan (1954)
  • Champadangar Bou (1954)
  • Upahar (1955)
  • Aparadhi (1955)
  • Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna (1955)
  • Pather Panchali (1955) — Harihar Ray
  • Saheb Bibi Golam (1956)
  • Nabajanma (1956)
  • Daner Maryada (1956)
  • Bhola Master (1956)
  • Aparajito (1956) — Harihar Ray
  • Kathin Maya (1961)
  • Banajyotsana (1969)
  • Alo Amar Alo (1971)
  • References

    Kanu Banerjee Wikipedia


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