Tapen Chatterjee was born on September the 3rd, 1937 at Kolkata Bengal Presidency, British India. He completed his engineering and settled in Rajasthan with a good job. Later Tapen moved to Kolkata and joined hands with Sandesh, the Bengali Magazine Company which was then handled by Satyajit Ray. After joining Sandesh, he started his career as an advertisement manager for the children's magazine. The editor of the magazine Sandesh, helped him get into the Film industry. His first film was Mahanagar during the year 1963 which was directed by Satyajit Ray, who had also written the screenplay.

Mahanagar was a Bengali drama made in 1963. It is the story of a housewife and about her traditional family values,and also how managed to get a job as a saleswoman. The heroine of the movie was Jaya Bachchan. This was her first movie on her way to becoming a leading actress in the Bollywood industries. The talkie was honored at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival with the Best Director award. In the year 1964, the cinema obtained the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 36th Academy Awards and was also awarded the Best Feature Film during the National Film Awards in the year 1963. Chatterjee’s next film was Nanigopaler Biye during the year 1967.

After this movie, in 1969, Chatterjee appeared as a singer for the film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. He sang the song Aaha Ki Aananda Aakshe Batashe, an all time favorite among the Bengali’s. It was based on the story of couples, which was a fantasy adventure as well as a comedy. Tapen Chatterjee appeared as a hero in this movie. The movie received a positive response from the critics and was awarded the prestigious Best Feature Film as well as the Best Directed Film at the 16th National Film Awards. It was also acclaimed internationally, having won the Best Director,Best Film as well as the Silver Cross Awards.

The film was nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival but unfortunately, it did not win. Tapen Chatterjee passed away on 24th May 2010 at Kolkata, West Bengal, India. His last film was in the year 1991,in Goopy Bagha Phire Elo,where he played the role of the king of the luxurious kingdom Sandy. It won several awards from BSK, namely the Best Indian Film, the Best Direction Film, the Best Choreography, Best Lyrics, Best Music, Best Playback Singing and Best Editing and was undoubtedly the most outstanding work done that year by Tapen Chatterjee.

Aaran Chaudhary Hindi Actor

Aaran Chaudhary

Aaran Chaudhary is a model and an actor by profession in the Indian film industry who works mainly in Bollywood. He is the winner of the “Mr. India Manhunt International” of 2010 as well as “Mr. Gladrags Manhunt” that occurred later in the same year. He is known for several Hindi films including Ek Tha Tiger, Valiyavan, Singh Id Bling, and Roar. In “Ek Tha Tiger,” he worked with the director Kabir Khan and the producer Aditya Chopra. This film gave him the opportunity to work with one of the top Bollywood stars, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif who were in the lead roles. Other stars in the film were Ranvir Shorey and Girish Karnad. It received mixed reviews from its audience. In the 2014 film titled “Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans,” he worked under the direction of Kamal Sadanah and the production of Abis Rizvi. He also got the opportunity to work with many other celebrities such as Abhinav Shukla, HimarshaVenkatsamy, Aasim Tiger, Subrat Dutta, Nota Fatehi, Ali Quli Mirza, Aadil Chahal, Varinder Singh Ghuman, Pranay Dixit, and Pulkit Jawahar. He played the role of a Sufi in this movie. It fell under the genre of a thriller with lots of action that released in the Indian cinemas on 31 October 2014 and received average reviews from the audience and critics. Then in “Singh Is Bling,” he played a very small role. He worked with the famous director Prabhu Deva and the producers Akshay Kumar, Ashvini Yardi, and JayantilalGada. The actors in the lead roles were Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta, and Kay Kay Menon. It is a Bollywood drama that released on 2 October 2015 under the banner of the production company named Grazing Goat Pictures Pvt. Ltd and received mixed reviews from its audience. In the film “Valiyavan,” he worked under the direction of M. Saravanan and the production of K. Sampath. He worked with the stars Jai and Andrea Jeremiah who were in the lead roles, and Azhagam Perumal. He played the role of a character named Ashwin Ranjith whereas Jai was seen as Vinod, Andrea Jeremiah as Subiksha, Azhagam Perumal as Raghuram (Vinod’s father), Anupama Kumar as Selvi (Vinod’s mother), and Bala Saravanan as Mani. It was an action film in the Tamil language that released into the theatres of India on 27 March 2015. It received a good response from its audience and critics. Overall, his career journey has been a good one.

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