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Soumitra Chatterjee, Actor
Introduced by Ray in Apur Sansar, the final film of the Apu Trilogy, Soumitra Chatterjee played the title role of Apu. At that time, Soumitra Chatterjee was a radio announcer and had only played a small role in a Bengali stage production.

He played a variety of roles in Ray’s later films (a total of 15 films) and became the most sought after actor in Bengali cinema. He was associated with Ray for a period of over three decades. He is to the cinema of Ray what Toshiro Mifune is to cinema of Akira Kurosawa.

Select Filmography
  • 1959 - Apur Sansar *(The World of Apu)
  • 1960 - Devi *(The Goddess), Khuidhito Pashan
  • 1961 - Teen Kanya *(Three Daughters) Samapti episode, Tinkonya, Swarlipi, Jhinder Bandi, Punsacha Swangbora
  • 1962 - Abhijan *(The Expedition), Atal Jwaler Ahobhan, Aagun, Benarasi
  • 1963 - Saat Paakey Bandha, Seshprahar, Barnali
  • 1964 - Charulata *(The Lonely Wife), Kinu Gowalar Gali, Pratinidhi
  • 1965 - Kapurush - O - Mahapurush *(The Coward & The Holy Man), Akash Kusum, Ektukui Basa, Bakso Badol, Eki Angey Eto Rup
  • 1966 - Manihar, Kach Kata Hirey, Joradighir Chaudhiri
    Paribaar
  • 1967 - Ajana Shapath, Hothat Dekha, Mahasweta, Prastar Sakhshar
  • 1968 - Parisodh, Baghini
  • 1969 - Tin Bhubaner Paarey, Parinita, Chena Achena
  • 1970 - Aranyer Din Ratri *(Days and Nights in the Forest), Pratham Kadam Phool, Oprichito
  • 1971 - Malyadaan, Aparna, Sansar
  • 1972 - Stree, Jiban Saikatey
  • 1973 - Asani Sanket *(Distant Thunder), Agnibhramar, Basanta Bilaap, Epaar Opaar
  • 1974 - Sonar Kella *(The Fortress), Jodi Jantem
  • 1975 - Nishi Mrigaya, Sansar Simantey
  • 1976 - Dotta
  • 1977 - Babumosai, Mantramugdha
  • 1978 - Joi Baba Felunath *(The Elephant God), Pranay Pasha, Nodi Theke Sagorey
  • 1979 - Debdas, Job Charnocker Bibi, Ganodebota, Naukadubi
  • 1980 - Hirak Rajar Deshe *(Kingdom of Diamonds), Darpachurna, Pankhiraaj
  • 1981 - Pratisodh, Nyay Anyay, Father
  • 1983 - Agradani, Indira
  • 1984 - Ghare-Baire *(Home and the World), Amargeeti
  • 1985 - Boikunther Will
  • 1986 - Koni, Atanko
  • 1987 - Sukumar Ray *(Documentary)
  • 1989 - Ganashatru *(Enemy of the People),
  • 1990 - Shakha Prashakha *(Branches of the Tree)
  • 1994 - Uttaran
* Films directed by Satyajit Ray
Links
apursan1
Apur Sansar, 1959 ©Teknica

Charulata
Charulata, 1964 ©Teknica

Ghare Baire
Ghare Baire, 1984
©Nemai Ghosh

Soumitra
On the sets of Ganashatru ©Denis Darzacq
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