Jisshu Sengupta is an artist who is known for his versatile performance in Bengal Film and Television sectors. Originally named as Biswaroop Sengupta, he is fondly called as Jisshu by his friends and family. His father Ujjwal Sengupta too belonged to Bengali film industry whereas Jisshu's mother Mukta Sengupta is from wedding planning industry.
On personal front Jisshu is married to Nilanjana Sharma, since 2004. She is daughter of another veteran Bengali Actress, Anjana Bhowmick.
Jisshu's fame began in cricket, then strongly routed in Bengali television and film industry. He played for sub-junior level cricket representing Bengal. However, he always wanted to enter silver or movie screen. He got his first break with a television mega serial by name Mahaprabhu. This is a turning point in Jisshu's acting career. He played lead role in this serial as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
In terms of big screen, Jisshu worked with few finest directors in the Industry. He worked with Shyam Benegal
, Rituparno Ghosh
, Gautam Ghose and many more. In his recent movies his well matured performance as Byomkesh Bakshi
, is much applauded. He also played a villain role in Arshinagar and proved that he well suits negative shades as well. His performances are always known for stepping up from the earlier ones. His director Anjan Dutt
mentioned in an interview that Jisshu is one of those very few actors in the industry who try and elevate themselves by few more notches, every time they play a new character.
Piku (2015) is one of those films which brought Jisshu closer to larger section of audience. He had gained immense popularity in Bollywood too, with this movie.
Recently he played cricket for team Bengal Tigers in T20 match in the Indian Celebrity Cricket League. He led the team as captain and made a crucial half century while playing in opposite to Kerala Strikers.