Prasenjit Chatterjee is well known as Bumba Da in the Film Industry. He has always mesmerized his audience with amazing movies and created a long-lasting impression with his unique style.

Prosenjit Chatterjee is an Indian actor and producer best known for his work in the Bengali film industry. He made his acting debut as a child actor in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Chotto Jigyasa” in 1968 and has since appeared in over 270 films throughout a nearly three-decade career. “Duti Pata,” directed by Bimal Roy, gave him his first leading role. Prosenjit’s first breakthrough part was in the Bengali film “Amar Sangi” in 1987, a highly successful romantic drama directed by Sujit Guha. He made his debut in Bollywood in 1990 with David Dhawan’s “Aandhiyan.”

With multiple awards in the best actor category, the star is one of the most honored artists. He’s also one of the few Bengali actors who have worked in various genres, including action, comedy, romance, and drama, says the acting institute in Kolkata.


In an interview, the actor recalls that he was born with a golden spoon as he was the son of the most famous actor, Biswajit Chatterjee. But the first setback in his life came when his grandfather passed away. And after a few years, his father detached himself from them and settled with his own family.

An acting academy in Kolkata says that he had his part in the struggle to get established as a top actor in this industry, where his mother was his biggest support. Though his mother couldn’t see him becoming the name he is now but saw him climbing the ladder of success.

Due to his divorced marital status, he had many ups and downs in his acting career. Then he married Arpita(wife), which brought stability to his life. He signed the film “Sabuj Sathi” that gave him back his almost lost stardom.


According to an acting institute in Kolkata, Prasenjit Chatterjee mesmerized the audience for his superb acting in typical mainstream films like “Amar Sangi” and art films like “Dosar.” His breakthrough film “Amar Sangi” set a box office record by running for 75 weeks. The maestro didn’t only break one record. He used to sign 25 films every year back in the 1990s. Prasenjit Chatterjee has a record of 22 movies released in a single year.

His film “Chokher Bali,” directed by Rituporno Ghosh which starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan which was her first Bengali film was a critical and economic success upon its release.

In 2006, he returned to commercial filmmaking with “Dosar,” a collaboration with Rituparno Ghosh, for which he received the Best Actor Award and the National Film Award.

Prasenjit Chatterjee is a passionate actor as well. To play Lalon Fakir in Gautam Ghose’s film “Moner Manush,” he isolated himself in a room, ate vegetarian food, and slept on the floor. Inspite of the fact that he has quitted smoking, he still dedicatedly played his role as a chain smoker in “Khawto” and “Mahanayak” (tele-series).

Prasenjit Chatterjee has won several awards and attended numerous international film festivals due to his successful filmography. He also attended the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, where the Prasenjit Chatterjee starrer “Chokher Bali,” directed by Rituparno Ghosh, was nominated. He also won the Filmfare Awards Bangla for Best Actor in a Bangla Film for his accurate depiction of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Srijit Mukherjee’s film “Gumnaami.”

He always believes that, regardless of what the media say, the fate of actors is ultimately decided by the people who watch movies. Prasenjit Chatterjee has carved out a unique legacy and cultural niche for himself, which can be felt in every corner of Kolkata, says SETC, the acting academy at Kolkata.