Gaurav Chakrabarty is a television and movie actor with origins from West Bengal. People remember him for his work in the TV serials,
He was born on the 6th of March, 1987, in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. He was interested in a film career since his college days and thus did his college education in the same field. He studied at the St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata. His subjects of specialization were videography and mass communication. To aid his acting job further, he studied at the renowned Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), which is in Pune. He learned video editing here.
He got involved in stage dramas from an extremely small age and was part of a group named ‘Charbak’. He was primarily involved with backstage activities, but he landed some stage roles too. For example, he engaged with the character of Topshe in Apsara Theatre-er Mania, a stage show which derived from Nobel Laureate Satyajit Ray’s book. His father himself was the director of the play and even an actor in it. He also got the opportunity to star in one of Sangbit Samaddar’s earliest plays called ‘Isolation’, while he was a student at St. Xavier’s.
After he returned with an FTII certificate, he secured a supporting role in ‘Baghnokh’, a film which got telecasted on the TV channel, ETV Bangla. Soon, he landed a role in the TV serial which got made as a tribute to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Gaaner Oparey. He was not the lead actor, but he received a lot of attention because of it. He played the character of the name of Prodipto Lahiri.
Soon, he was featured in his first big screen movie titled Rang Milanti, which was a romantic comedy.
, who has worked with Gaurav as the director of ‘Baghnokh’, worked with him in Rang Milanti too. He secured the award for Best Male Debut for this motion picture. He went on to do more Bengali films like Kaushik Ganguly’s ‘Laptop’, Aashbo Aar Ekdin, and ‘Chhayamoy’. He was also a part of Rupkatha Noy, a motion picture by director Atanu Ghosh.
Another highlight of his career was playing detective Byomkesh Bakshi in the television crime drama Byomkesh Bakshi. He worked with
once again with this series.
One of his latest ventures was ‘Advitiya’, a TV program. He won the Sobcheye Priyo Khalnayak award for this venture. His most recent work is with the 2015 film, ‘Fakebook’. He also appeared in the TV quiz show, Dadagiri Unlimited, in 2015 itself.
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Bengal is said to be the home for few of the sharpest minded efficient people who leave no stone unturned to gain admiration for their skilled talent. Gaurav Chakrabarty is an Indian actor, he has acted in Bengali films and television shows. He is best known for his role of Prodipto Lahiri in the Bengali serial Gaaner Oparey that aired on Star Jalsha in 2010. He is also supremely remembered for the serial Byomkesh where he played the protagonist.
He belongs from a family who has had long term bondage with the rich mesmerizing Bengali cultural arena, beginning from Jocchon Dastidar and Chandra Dastidar who are his paternal great aunt and uncle, Bijon Bhatta, his paternal great aunt and his parents
and Mithu Chakrabarty.
He made his first appearance on the big screen in Kaushik Ganguly’s Rang Milanti in 2011 which was highly complimented. Gaurav was an ardent participant in the theatre of the group Charbah. Not only did he lend a hand in the backstage as an audio technician in the play Rong, Doodh Kheyeche Meow, and Cholo Potol Tuli but also acted as Topshe in the play Apsara – theatre-er-mamla on Sabyajit Ray’s thriller under the direction of his father who graced the screen as Feluda. Gaurav was also enveloped to play the role in a documentary of HIV Aids, Isolation by teenage filmmaker Sangbit Sammadar. Gaaner oparey which was his highway to the limelight was conceived by Star Jalsha as a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore.
He also featured in the starry cast for Kaushik’s movie Laptop. This movie was chosen for screening at the Indian Panorama Section of the 24th International Film Festival of India in Goa. It also bagged a screening at the Dubai International Film Festival. He has also been a part of Abhijit Dasgupta’s Aashbo Aar Ek Din which has some costly names associated with it like
and Swastika Mukherjee.
Apart from all his contributions to the filmy world he has kept his theatre work alive with flowing excellence. He won the Best Male Debut for Rang Milanti and was nominated for Promising Face of the Year award. He also won Shobcheye Priyo Kholnayak for Adwitya. Seeing the plight of his preferred career span, one can assume that he has achieved quite a lot in the competitive era.
The Chakrabortys’ Family Tree (Infographic Family Tree)