Samit Bhanja Actor

Samit Bhanja (or Bhuiyan) (Bengali: শমিত ভঞ্জ) (2 January 1944 – 24 July 2003) was born in Jamshedpur. He got his first break in Balai Sen’s 1965 film Surer Agun and is remembered as the male lead, Navin, of the successful Hindi film Guddi, opposite Jaya Bhaduri. In addition to acting in film, he acted in theatre and jatras, and was associated with the Rupkar group theatre. He died in 24 July 2003 in Kolkata.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 2nd, 1944
Nationality
India
Date of death
July 24th, 2003 at age of 59
Place of death
Kolkata, India
Cause of death
Colorectal cancer

Movie performances

1. In the Forest... Again (2003)

Drama
played Harinath Dutta
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123.0
Ramesh Gandhi
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Sumita Bhattacharya
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Abar Aranye is an award-winning Indian Bengali feature film directed by Goutom Ghosh.

Awards

2003 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2003 National Film Award for Best Screenplay
2003 National Film Award for Best Direction

Top cast

Amrita Chatterjee
Aparna Chatterjee
Asim Chatterjee
Sanjay Bannerjee
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Neelanjana Ghose
Bengali
India

2. Amrita Kumbher Sandhane (1982)

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Dilip Roy

Amrita Kumbher Sandhane is a 1982 Bengali film directed by Dilip Roy. It is based on a story by “Kalkut”, pseudonym of Samaresh Basu. Music is by Sudhin Dasgupta and stars Shubhendu Chatterjee, Aparna Sen, Bhanu Bandhopadhyay, Samit Bhanja, Ruma Guha Thakurta amongst others. The film documents one of the largest Indian religious fairs, the Kumbh Mela, which is held at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. The action is seen through the eyes of Shubhendu Chatterjee who has come to the Mela not out of any religious sentiment but to see and understand people and seek the reason why “….multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such incredible journeys and endure the resultant miseries without repining.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bengali
India

3. Kabita (1977)

Family
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Bharat Shamsher

Kabita is a 1977 Bengali-language Indian feature film directed by Bharat Shamsher starring Mala Sinha in the lead role. The film is a remake of the Tamil classic film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai where Kamal Hassan had a supporting role as a neighbor. He played the same role in the Bengali remake, thus his only foray into Bengali film industry. He also acted in the Telugu remake Anthuleni Katha with Jayaprada, playing a different role as her boss and suitor. He also did a guest role in another remake, the Kannada film Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu with his real-life niece Suhasini playing the lead role. The only remake he didn't appear in is the Hindi film Jeevan Dhaara starring Rekha.

Awards

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bengali
India

4. Mrigayaa (1976)

played Rebel
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119.0
Rajeshwara Rao
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Mrigayaa is a 1976 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Mrinal Sen and produced by Rajeswar Rao Kosaraju, which was the debut of Mithun Chakraborty which also won him the prestigious National Film Award for Best Actor.The film also won the Swarna Kamal award for the Best Picture and the Best Director's award for Mrinal Sen.

Awards

1977 BFJA Awards for Best Actor
1977 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie
1976 National Film Award for Best Actor
1976 National Film Award for Best Feature Film

Top cast

Ghinua's Wife
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Hindi
India

5. Guddi (1971)

Drama, Comedy, Family
played Navin
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188.0
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N.C. Sippy
D.N. Mukherjee
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Guddi is a 1971 Hindi comedy-drama film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and written by Gulzar. It starred Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Utpal Dutt. It is Jaya Bachchan's career-making film in which she plays a schoolgirl obsessed with the actor Dharmendra, who plays himself. She earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress, the only nomination for the film. Utpal Dutt also has a starring role. Many popular Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Om Prakash and Pran gave guest appearances as themselves. The film became a "big city hit" and did "above average" business everywhere else. It was later remade in Tamil as Cinema Paithiyam starring Jayachitra and Kamal Haasan.

Awards

Top cast

Kundan
Guddi's father
Kader Bhai
Prof. Gupta
Bhabhi
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jaywant Pathare
Hindi
India

6. Days and Nights in the Forest (1970)

Drama
played Hari
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115.0
Asim Dutta
,
Nepal Dutta
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Aranyer Din Ratri is an Indian Bengali adventure drama film released in 1970 and directed by Satyajit Ray. It is based upon the Bengali novel of the same name by Sunil Gangopadhyay. It was one of the earliest films to employ the literary technique of the carnivalesque. The film was nominated for the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 20th Berlin International Film Festival.

Awards

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Shekhar
Sadashiv Tripathi
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Purnendu Bose
Bengali, English
India

7. The Fiancee (1969)

played Girin
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Ajoy Kar
Ajoy Kar
Salil Sen
,
Partha Pratim Chowdhury
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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1914 novel Parineeta was adapted into a 1969 film by Ajoy Kar. The English title for the film is The Fiancee.

Awards

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Bhubaneswari
Mamima
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bishu Chakraborty
Bengali
India

8. Apanjan (1968)

played Chheno
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135.0
R. K. Kapur
,
R. N. Malhotra
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T. M. Shah
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Apanjan is a 1968 Bengali film directed by Tapan Sinha. Set against the backdrop of the political violence that rocked India, and West Bengal in particular, in the late 1960s, it tells the story of an aged widow in a village who goes to Calcutta to stay with relatives, but faces only exploitation. She moves to a slum, and finds her "own people" in a group of educated, unemployed youth, who are caught up inexorably in the prevalent violence. The film was a commercial success, and also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali, as well as several BFJA Awards. In 1971, it was re-made in Hindi as Mere Apne, directed by Gulzar.

Awards

1968 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali

Top cast

Anandamoyee
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bimal Mukherjee
Bengali
India

9. Hatey Bazarey (1967)

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133.0
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Hatey Bazarey or Hate Bazare is a 1967 award winning art film by noted Bengali director Tapan Sinha and produced Asim Dutta, the story revolves around the conflict of good and evil. The film starred by Ashok Kumar, Vyjayanthimala in her first Bengali venture, Ajitesh Bandopadhyay in the lead with Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Samit Bhanja, Rudraprasad Sengupta, Gita Dey as the ensemble cast of the film. The film was produced by Priya Entertainment Production Limited owned by Asim Dutta.

Awards

1967 National Film Award for Best Feature Film

Top cast

Dr. Anadi Mukherjee
Chhipli
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dinen Gupta
Bengali, Hindi
India

Wikipedia

Check Samit Bhanja on wikipedia.

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