Mantra is well known television personality and an Indian film, television and theatre actor. Before venturing into acting, Mantra was known as the RJ of popular Mumbai radio show on Red FM.
Mantra, born Puranjit Das Gupta, is the son of Chandra Das Gupta and Prabir Das Gupta. He adopted the name Mantra while working as a radio jockey in Radio Mirchi. He has worked in radio for over a decade and in a range of popular stations like Radio Mirchi, Red FM and Radio City among others.
After moving to Delhi in 2003, he started taking acting lessons and was a part of several acclaimed theatre productions. Mantra's first movie break was
. He then appeared in several movies like Game,
Hum Tum Shabana
and Bheja Fry.
His first television appearance was Lagegi. He has hosted shows like First Day First Show and G-Spot. He has participated in television shows like Comedy Circus and Jhalak Dikhla Ja. He has hosted
, India's Got Talent, and Tippani. Mantra also played the character of Doubting Dev in Mystery Hunters.
Mantra has hosted several award ceremonies, musical and entertainment events. He has appeared in TVC for several products like Style Spa Furnishings, Yummmies, Windows Phone and Valvoline Engine Oil. Mantra was awarded the promax award for his radio show Mumbai Local and has won RAPA Award for Best Radio Jockey two times.