Anil Chatterjee (Chattopadhyay) Bengali: অনিল চ্যাটার্জী (চট্টোপাধ্যায়) (25 October 1929 - 17 March 1996) was a Bengali actor in the Bengali cinema during the early fifties through to the late eighties and was mostly remembered as a character actor. He acted in about 45 movies, both as a character actor and in leading roles within the limited opportunities he received during his time. He was born in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
He completed his secondary education in Delhi and came to Kolkata to get admitted to St. Xavier's College, Calcutta. Here, Utpal Dutt, who was an alumnus of the institution, noticed him. Soon he joined Dutt's theatre troupe and started to act as an amateur in some Shakespearean dramas produced and directed by Dutt. These early performances on stage left behind a deep impression on Anil and his later acting reflected a theatrical quality that was exploited in his films—many of which are now considered as classics.Though a junior,he became a good friend of Uttam Kumar.
He had been a favourite of renowned film-makers of Bengal such as Ritwik Ghatak, Satyajit Ray,and Tapan Sinha.Though he could be seen in a small role in the classic Ajantrik,it was inMeghe
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