Malay Chakraborty is an Indian actor and also a playback singer. Malay was born in a family which consisted of famous musicians and singers. Due to taking birth in a musical household, he also decided to become a singer and pursue it as a means of earning money. Since childhood, Malay started taking training in Hindustani classical music. According to his grandfather, Hindustani Classical music was essential to understand the bits and pieces of acting. Hindustani classical music consists of the understanding of bhavas and ragas which helps one learn the various emotions and facial expressions needed to become an actor.
Malay hence underwent rigorous training in classical music which helped him shape his career as an actor. Malay initially started working as a playback singer, and when his reputation grew as a singer, he stepped into the world of acting. Malay’s breakthrough chance came with the film, ‘Mujrim’, which released in the year 1989. Malay played a small part in this film which revolved around the story of Yashoda, a widow. Yashoda was the mother of two kids - one of them is Shankar, who had to spend a few years in jail because of breaking some laws.
After that, Malay also did a small role in the movie,
Aashik Aawara, which starred
Saif Ali Khan and
Mamta Kulkarni in the prominent roles. This film focused on the lives of Jimmy and Jyoti who are in love with each other but Jyoti’s dad, Kedarnath, is the killer of Jimmy’s father. This film received good response from the audience. Malay then bagged a role in Umesh Mehra’s film, ‘Qila’, which hit the theaters in 1998. Malay portrayed the part of Kundan in this film, which focused on Amarnath’s struggle and quest to find the killers of his brother, Jagannath Singh. This movie had a rating of 5.9 on IMDb.
Malay went ahead to work in the film, ‘International Khiladi’, in the year 1999. Although he essayed a small part of Malaya Chakravorthy in the film, he managed to bag many film projects. International Khiladi revolved around the tale of an international gangster who is faced with the charges of murder and rape, but the truth is actually something else which gets unraveled over the course of the film. After that, Malay also worked in the movies including Ek Rishtaa - The Bond of Love and Dhoondte Reh Jaoge. Malay has mostly played the roles of an evil-doer in the movies.
Malay got the opportunity to work with famous celebrities like
Amitabh Bachchan, and
Mithun Chakraborty. But he is still fond of music and actively participates in stage shows. Malay is immensely famous because of the way he sings ghazals. Apart from Bollywood movies, he also worked in Bengali and Gujarati movies. He also appeared in a philosophical film, ‘Myoho’, in the year 2012.