Saswata Chatterjee is an actor of Bengali origin. He features in televisions and films. He began his venture in cinema industry with a serial, which was directed by Saibal Mitra in Hindi. It was based on the great Samaresh Majumdar's "Kaalpurush".
However, he gained popularity by playing "Topshe" directed by Sandip Ray. He got his break through a role in the film Kahaani directed by
Sujoy Ghosh in 2012 with his incredible performance. His anti-hero role in the film is by far the best character he has played till now being a simple looking scary contract killer 'Bob Biswas'.
The nation was raged due to his portrayal of the villain and many comparisons with 'Mogambo' and '
Gabbar Singh' were also drawn. Saswata even lost his own identity because everywhere people started addressing him as Bob Biswas rather than by his name.
As sweet in nature, as he is, Mr. Saswata had to prepare himself psychologically before the shooting to get those feels of being a criminal. Inspired by this success, an illustrative novel is under production. Another film namely, Meghe Dhaka Tara, which hit the floors in the year 2013, was applauded by the general movie goers and also critics.
In this film, the social and the political condition of West Bengal in those horrific days of Tebhaga and Naxalite agitation is pictured, and he plays the male protagonist 'Nilkantha Bagchi' which was a success statewide.
In the month of December, on 19th in 1970, Saswata saw the world as the son of a noted Bengali actor Subhendu Chatterjee in Kolkata. Right from his childhood, he was more interested in the cinema industry and used to practice acting standing before mirrors.
He is married to Mohua, who is a teacher in Kolkata. They have a daughter named Hiya. He has also received several awards. In 2014, he got the Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman for Bhooter Bhabishyat. 2012 saw him getting awarded with the Anandalok Award for the Best Supporting Actor for Bhooter Bhabishyat.
In 2011 in the Imphal International Short Film Festival he got the prestige to handle the trophy of the Best Supporting Actor for 'THE FORLORN'.
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Saswata Chatterjee (also known as Apu), born on 19 December 1970, Kolkata, is an Indian Television and Film Actor. He is the Son of Subhendu Chatterjee, a Bengali Actor. Saswata is married to Mohua, a Teacher, and has a daughter Hiya. He started his career with a serial, based on Samaresh Majumdar’s “Kaalpurush” and directed by Saibal Mitra. After his debut, he received a lot of appreciation and got another role in a daily soap directed by Sandip Ray.
Saswata also acted in several Bengali Films including Tiyasha, Meghe Dhaka Tara (based on a Novel written by Shaktipada Rajuguru with the same title), Rang Milanti, The Bong Connection (a movie based on Bengalis living in U.S.A and Kolkata), Abar Aranye, etc.
He also worked opposite
Vidya Balan in the blockbuster film Kahaani in 2012. His acting skills were highly appreciated, and his character went viral on social media. Chatterjee was awarded the Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman Award for Bhooter Bhabishyar, Anandalok Best Supporting Actor Award for Bhooter Bhabishyar and Best Supporting Actor - Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012, for the movie The Forlorn.