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Anirban Bhattacharya

Born/Date of Birth: 7 October 1986
Place of Birth: Midnapore, West Bengal, India
Occupation: Film and stage actor
Education: Rabindra Bharati University, Nirmal Hriday Ashram Catholic Church High School
Notable work: Eagoler Chokh, Arshinagar, Colkatay Columbus, Dhananjay, Debi Sarpamasta, Awdyo Shesh Rajani, Athoi, Ek Je Chhilo Raja, Gumnaami
Official Website: www.anirbanactor.com

Anirban Bhattacharya is an Indian Bengali stage and film actor. He played lead roles in many popular theatre productions. His first successful theatre production was Debi Sarpamasta, written by Manoj Mitra, directed by Debesh Chattopadhyay. His other notable works are Anthony Soudamini, Nagamandala (famous play by Girish Karnad), Jara Agun Lagay, Bisorjan, FM Mahanagar, Karu Basana, Awdyo Shesh Rajani, Athoi etc. In 2017, he got the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) as Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) for Awdyo Shesh Rajani. In 2015, he started his film career with the Zee Bangla telefim Kader Kuler Bou. He got fame for his character as Bishan Roy from the film Eagoler Chokh. For playing this role, he picked up the Filmfare Awards East for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2017. In 2019, He got his first Best Actor Award for the role of Nikhilesh Chowdhury from the movie Ghawre Bairey Aaj which was immensely praised by critics and audiences.

Calcutta Times has voted him as one of the top 10 Most Desirable Men in 2017.

Early life
Anirban was born on 7 October 1986 in Midnapore, West Bengal. He did his schooling from Nirmal Hriday Ashram Catholic Church High School in Midnapore. After that, in 2004 he moved to Kolkata to study Theatre from Rabindra Bharati University. He completed his Master's in drama and received the Young Artist Scholarship, 2009 from Cultural Ministry of the Government of India.

Theatre
He acted in various theater productions between 2005-2010 and in 2008 Bhattacharya acted in the workshop based theatre production Jhunki (The Risk), conducted by the renowned Mr. Steve Clorfiene, student of Yergi Grotowski. It was a collaboration of American Council and Rabindra Bharati University. He acted in 3 productions like Raja lear, Debi Sarpomosta and Chandragupta. After that he resigned from Minerva Repertoire in January 2013 and started his career as a professional freelance theatre actor.

Direction
In 2010, he has formed his own theatre group Sangharam Hatibagan.

Here is a list of plays that have been directed by him :-

• Guru
• Chowmatha
• Udorniti (A short play translated from the play Out At Sea by Slawomir Mrozek)
• Pontu Laha 2.0 (An adaptation of the play Mr Puntila and his Man Matti by Bertolt Brecht)

Filmography
Anirban started his career in Bengali language films in 2015 with Zee Bangla Cinema Originals' such as Kader Kuler Bou, Jodi Balo Hyan and Ebhabeo Phire Asa Jay. He hit the big screen in Aparna Sen's Arshinagar in a supporting role. In 2016, he appeared in Arindam Sil's Eagoler Chokh portraying a different character named "Bishan Roy" and has become the talk of the town eventually for his immense performance. He has also bagged the BFJA-Most Promising Actor Male award for essaying Bishan Roy in that film. He has also picked up the Filmfare Awards East for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the same role. Bhattacharya has also awarded with the Best debutant Actor award at International Bengali Film Award(IBFA). Recently, Anirban played a role of a radio jockey in Colkatay Columbus. He has awarded the "Ajeyo Samman 2017" by the newspaper Ebela for becoming the most praised actor in 2016 and also the new talk of the town.

Awards
♦ Nirad Baran Memorial Award
♦ BIG Bangla Rising Star award from BIG FM for the best theatre actor (Male) for the role of Edmund in the drama Raja Lear by Suman Mukhopadhyay.
♦ Syamal Sen Smriti Samman by theatre group Swapna Sandhani for his dual role in Devi Sarpamasta.
♦ Sudrak Samman for Best Actor for Devi Sarpamasta.
♦ Sundaram Samman
♦ Zee Bangla Gaurab Award for Best Actor for his dual role in Nagamandala in 2014
♦ WBFJA Awards for Best Promising Actor of The Year in 2017
♦ Filmfare Awards East for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Bishan Roy in Eagoler Chokh in 2017
♦ META Award for Excellence in theatre, Best Actor for playing Amiyo in Awdya Shesh Rajani in 2017
♦ Ajeyo Samman by Ebela newspaper in 2017
♦ Best Debutant Actor award at International Bengali Film Award (IBFA).
♦ Bharat Bangladesh Film Awards-(BBFA) for Best Playback Singer( Male) for the song Kichchu Chaini Ami from the movie Shahjahan Regency in 2019
♦ Telangana Bengali Film Festival(TBFF Aayna)- Best Actor Award for the movie Ghawre Bairey Aaj in 2019
♦ WBFJA Awards for Best Playback Singer( Male) for the song Kichchu Chaini Ami from the movie Shahjahan Regency in 2020
♦ WBFJA Awards for Best Actor in a Comic Role for the movie Bibaho Obhijaan in 2020

Television
Presently, Anirban has worked in a non fictional television comedy show Apur Sangsar, along with Saswata Chatterjee, which has started to air on Zee Bangla from 26 January. He has appeared in popular shows of Zee Bangla like Didi No.1 as guest and Dadagiri Unlimited Season 7 as celebrity contestant. The play Awdyo Shesh Rajni (Anirban as lead) was aired on Home Theatre of Colours Bangla. He hosted a crime show Hushiar Bangla on Colours Bangla.

Anirban has now starred in a limited television series Bhoomikanya (approximately 200 episodes), which is produced by Arindam Sil and has started to air on Star Jalsha. In this series, Anirban has played the role of the male lead "Ankush", who is a fearless and honest forest ranger.

Web series
Anirban now works on the web series Byomkesh, where he portrays the title character, detective Byomkesh Bakshi, written by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. This brand new web series airs on Hoichoi Originals (a web platform of Shree Venkatesh Films) from 14 October 2017. He has also played the lead role in Laboratory, which is a Hoichoi original film, based on Rabindranath Tagore's famous short story of the same name.

Playback
In 2018, for the first time Anirban has done a playback in his career. The versatile actor has lent his voice for the song "Kichchu Chaini Ami" from the movie Shahjahan Regency, which is directed by Srijit Mukherjee. He has delivered sheer magic in his playback debut and the song has gained immense popularity ever since it was released. The actor who is not a professional singer, was stunned and overwhelmed with the response.

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