Subrat Dutta also known as Subrata or Subroto Dutta is an actor known for his roles in many Hindi and Bengali films. Born in the district of Bankura in the state of West Bengal, Subrat was struck by a passion for theatre and film at a very young age but never expected to end up acting in films. After higher secondary education, Subrat spent most of his time watching movies.
He watched almost 30 movies in a single month. Eventually, young Subrat had found his way to the folk drama of West Bengal, known as Jatra. His desire to enter the field of cinema carried him to a 40-day workshop at the National School of Drama, popularly known as NSD situated in
. His journey to mould the actor in him did not end there.
Subrat moved to London seeking training from the Central School of Speech and Drama after achieving a scholarship. Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s ‘
’ was Subrat Dutta’s first film and was also in Bengali. ‘Swapner Feriwala' directed by Subrat Sen was one of Subrat’s most impactful roles in Bengali cinema. He has played villainous and comedic roles in various films both Hindi and Bengali.
He made his debut appearance in Bollywood with Rohit Shetty’s ‘Zameen’ in 2003. He played notable roles in Bollywood such as ‘Director Basu’ in the 2014 film, ‘
’, the villainous ‘Kakdi’ in ‘Tevar (2015)’ and as ‘Shashi Bhai’ in ‘
starrer, which got released in 2012. 2009 released ‘Madholal Keep Walking’ directed by Jai Tank got nominated and won Subrat Dutta the Best Actor award at Cairo International Film Festival.
Samaresh Basu’s famous novel Calcutta Unabashed was adapted into ‘Bibar’ the 2006 released movie starring Subrat Dutta. His role in Bibar got him yet another Best Actor award at the Osian Cinefan Festival held at New Delhi in 2006. Subrat Dutta is not only a successful actor but also is a talented painter and a trained dancer in Kathak and Rabindra Nritya.