Purnendu Bhattacharya Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Purnendu Bhattacharya is an Indian actor, health coach, and theatre artist. He got recognition for his performance in the Hindi film titled ‘Thapad’ (2020).

Wiki/Biography

Purnendu Bhattacharya was born in 1965.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Salt and pepper

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Purnendu Bhattacharya

Family

Parents 

Purnendu Bhattacharya’s father was a theatre artist who acted as well as directed theatre plays. He passed away when Purnendu was very young. Purnendu Bhattacharya’s mother is a homemaker.

Purnendu Bhattacharya's mother

Purnendu Bhattacharya’s mother

Wife & Children

Purnendu Bhattacharya got married to health coach Runa Bhattacharya in 1990. The couple was blessed with 2 sons named Rishabh Bhattacharya and Imon Bhattacharya. Rishabh Bhattacharya is a doctor and Imon Bhattacharya is a lawyer.

Purnendu Bhattacharya (second from right) with his family

Purnendu Bhattacharya (second from right) with his family

Career

Film

In 2011, Purnendu Bhattacharya made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi crime drama film titled ‘No One Killed Jessica’ in which he played the character of Nigam.

Purnendu Bhattacharya in a still from his debut Bollywood film titled 'No One Killed Jessica' (2011)

Purnendu Bhattacharya in a still from his debut Bollywood film titled ‘No One Killed Jessica’ (2011)

In 2014, Purnendu was cast in the Hindi drama film titled ‘Children of War’ also known as ‘The Bastard Child’ which was based on the 1971 Bangladesh genocide and the Bangladesh Liberation War. He played the character of Abbu in the film.

Purnendu Bhattacharya (right) in a still from the Hindi film titled 'Children of War' (2014

Purnendu Bhattacharya (right) in a still from the Hindi film titled ‘Children of War’ (2014

In 2017, he was cast in the Hindi comedy film titled ‘Fukrey Returns’ in which he played the character of Brijmohan, the Delhi Chief Minister.

The poster of the Hindi film titled 'Fukrey Returns' (2017)

The poster of the Hindi film titled ‘Fukrey Returns’ (2017)

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In 2019, Purnendu was cast in the Hindi action thriller film titled ‘Romeo Akbar Walter’ in which he played the character of General Jahangir Alam who was the Chief of Army Staff.

Purnendu Bhattacharya in a still from the Hindi film titled 'Romeo Akbar Walter' (2019)

Purnendu Bhattacharya in a still from the Hindi film titled ‘Romeo Akbar Walter’ (2019)

In 2020, he was cast in the Hindi drama film titled ‘Thappad’ in which he played the character of Thapar.

The poster of the Hindi film titled 'Thappad' (2020)

The poster of the Hindi film titled ‘Thappad’ (2020)

In 2021, Purnendu was cast in the Hindi romantic comedy film titled ‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’ in which he played the character of Mani. The film was released on Netflix.

Purnendu Bhattacharya (second from right) in a still from the Hindi film titled 'Meenakshi Sundareshwar' (2021)

Purnendu Bhattacharya (second from right) in a still from the Hindi film titled ‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’ (2021)

In 2023, Purnendu Bhattacharya was cast in the Hindi heist thriller film titled ‘Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga’ in which he played the character of a Pilot.

Purnendu Bhattacharya (right) in a still from the Hindi film titled 'Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga' (2023)

Purnendu Bhattacharya (right) in a still from the Hindi film titled ‘Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga’ (2023)

Web Series

In 2018, Purnendu Bhattacharya was cast in the Hindi coming-of-age romantic drama web series titled ‘Flames’ in which he played the character of Mr Bakshi, Rajat’s father. The series was produced by The Viral Fever (TVF) and was released on Amazon Prime Video.

In 2019, he was cast in the Hindi drama web series titled ‘M.O.M. – Mission Over Mars’ in which he played the character of Mayank. The series was released on platforms like ALTBalaji and ZEE5.

The poster of the Hindi film titled 'M.O.M.- Mission Over Mars' (2019)

The poster of the Hindi film titled ‘M.O.M.- Mission Over Mars’ (2019)

In 2022, Purnendu was cast in the Hindi cricket-based web series titled ‘Sixer’ in which he played the character of KK Shukla. The series was released on Amazon miniTV.

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Purnendu Bhattacharya (right) in a still from the Hindi web series titled 'Sixer' (2022)

Purnendu Bhattacharya (right) in a still from the Hindi web series titled ‘Sixer’ (2022)

In the same year, Purnendu Bhattacharya was cast in the Hindi medical drama web series titled ‘Dr. Arora’ in which he played the character of Pawan. The series was released on Sony LIV.

The poster of the web series titled 'Dr Arora' (2022)

The poster of the web series titled ‘Dr Arora’ (2022)

In 2022, Purnendu was cast in season 2 of the Hindi crime drama web series titled ‘Bhaukaal’ in which he played the character of DIG Gupta. The series was released on MX Player.

Purnendu Bhattacharya in a still from the web series titled 'Bhaukaal' season 2 (2022)

Purnendu Bhattacharya in a still from the web series titled ‘Bhaukaal’ season 2 (2022)

Favourites

Facts/Trivia

  • When Purnendu Bhattacharya was around 4-5 years of age, his father used to conduct rehearsals of theatre plays at his home and Purnendu used to watch all the artists and surprisingly learn all their dialogues. That’s how his interest in acting grew.
  • Purnendu didn’t want to pursue theatre acting at his father’s expense and at the age of 18, he started giving tuitions to young children. He used to earn 50 rupees at that time and after saving money for some time, he started doing theatre acting.
  • Purnendu has always been a Bengali theatre artist and has never tried his hand in Hindi theatre.
  • In 2008, he weighed 92.5 kg and with a lot of hard work, he lost 13 kg within 3 months.
  • In 2010, he started working as a freelance health coach.
    Purnendu Bhattacharya's Instagram post about his fitness programs

    Purnendu Bhattacharya’s Instagram post about his fitness programs

  • He made his Bollywood debut at the age of 46 years.
  • When he was offered to be part of the Hindi film titled ‘No One Killed Jessica’ (2011), he initially rejected the part as he was not interested in doing films and only wanted to stick to theatre. After some time he agreed to it and his interest in films grew.
  • Being a theatre director, he used to solely manage all the departments and the decentralization of work and responsibilities in the film field is what impressed Purnendu Bhattacharya and made him interested in the same as it was much relaxed.
  • Purnendu Bhattacharya performs comedy skits for the YouTube fictional channel named ‘Alright!.’
    Purnendu Bhattacharya in a YouTube video of the fictional channel named 'Alright!'

    Purnendu Bhattacharya in a YouTube video of the fictional channel named ‘Alright!’

  • He used to do a corporate job while doing movies in his initial Bollywood days.
  • Purnendu loves dogs and often shares photos and videos of his pet dog on social media.
    Purnendu Bhattacharya and his wife with their pet dog Ginger

    Purnendu Bhattacharya and his wife with their pet dog Ginger

  • He loves going to the gym and makes sure he never misses a day of exercise.
    Purnendu Bhattacharya during his workout session

    Purnendu Bhattacharya during his workout session

  • In 2020, Purnendu Bhattacharya won the FOI Online Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast for a Hindi film titled ‘Thapad.’ 
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