Ritwick Chakraborty is an actor who is known for his roles not only in movies but also theatre. He started his journey in the Bengali theatre at a very young age. As the years passed, he developed a passion for acting. Below, we will discuss the success story of the actor Ritwick Chakraborty as told by an acting academy in Kolkata.

The Success Story of Ritwick Chakraborty

Ritwick Chakraborty grew up in a middle-class household where everyone had the same old nine-to-five job. However, he went on an unconventional path and quit his job to pursue acting as his career.

In his school days, he started becoming acquainted with theatre. His father loved watching movies which created an environment where Chakraborty got exposed to several films. From then onwards, he started to recognize what was good acting.

After completing his education, he began working as a medical salesman while appearing in some plays on the side. Some of his friends in the theatre enrolled in a state-run school called Roopkala Kendro. They cast him in a few student films.

Once he got into television, he quit his medical job and took up scriptwriting. He was responsible for headlining numerous television films that were well-appreciated and directed by popular and upcoming filmmakers such as Anjan Dutt and Pradipta Bhattacharya.

Playing diverse roles

The career of Ritwick Chakraborty could have sped up, but it took some time as his first film, Ratul O Rini, got stalled, says a modeling institute in Kolkata. It was a film based on the crime genre that focused on three marginal characters in society. Chakraborty plays one of the leading roles in the film.

He made his debut as the lead in the Bengali remake of Arya, a Telegu block blaster that starred Allu Arjun. The film Pagol Premi did not make its mark, but Chakraborty, in an interview, affectionately recalls the film as an “experience”.

Ritwick Chakraborty gained an audience with his remarkable role as “Shekhar” in the 2008 film, Chalo, Let’s Go. In the movie, he played the role of a musician who is a gambling addict and shares a conflicted relationship with his father.

His frequent collaborator was Pradipta Bhattacharya for whom he played ten roles in the former’s short films. Bhattacharya shared his thoughts on the actor in an interview where he praised the observant power of Chakraborty and remarked how he picks up elements from films he watches, the books he reads, and the people he meets.

Chakraborty also played a remarkable role in Shabdo, for which he won the Filmfare award for “The Best Actor.” His film, Parineeta, also was loved dearly by his audience.

Ritwick Chakraborty is an example for the upcoming actors because his diverse roles inspire newcomers to experiment with different genres. In addition, his non-methodical and observant approach also teaches actors to bravely try out new, unconventional techniques when it comes to acting.