Saswata Chatterjee is an Indian film and television actor. He has mostly worked in Bengali films.
Saswata Chatterjee was born on Saturday, 19 December 1970 (age 49 years; as in 2019), in Kolkata. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
He was born in a Bengali family.
Parents & Siblings
His father, Subhendu Chatterjee, was a renowned Bengali actor. His mother’s name is Anjali Chatterjee. He has one brother who is settled in the USA. His grandfather’s name is Shailendra Chattopadhay and grandmother’s name is Manimala Devi.
Relationships, Wife & Children
He is married to Mohua Chatterjee who is working as a teacher in Kolkata, and the couple is blessed with a daughter, Hiya Chatterjee.
Before making his debut in films, he worked with Charbak, Jochhon Dastidar’s theatre group for almost six years. He then joined his father’s theatre group, Biswarupa. He started his career as an actor in a Hindi TV serial directed by Saibal Mitra, which is based on Samaresh Majumdar’s Kaalpurush. He played the character of Topshe in a television series directed by Sandip Ray.
He has acted in many Bengali films including ‘Aamar Bhuvan’ (2002), ‘Abar Aranye’ (2003), ‘Aabar Asibo Phire’ (2004), ‘Teen Yaari Katha’ (2006), ‘Rang Milanti’ (2011), ‘Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana’ (2016), ‘Basu Poribar’ (2019), ‘Sannyasi Deshonayok’ (2020), and ‘Habuchandra Raja Gabuchandra Mantri’ (2020).
He got immense popularity with the Sujoy Ghosh’s 2012 Hindi film, ‘Kahaani’ in which he played the role of a killer ‘Bob Biswas.’
He played the role of “Tutti Futti” aka “Biplab Bagchi” in the Bollywood film, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ (2017).
In 2017, he appeared in a short film, ‘Mickey & Mimi.’ In the same year, he acted in the ALT Balaji’s Bengali web-series, ‘Dhimaner Dinkaal.’
He was roped in the 2020 Hindi film, ‘Dil Bechara’ starring Late Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi.
Awards & Honours
2011: Tele Cine Awards – Best Supporting Actor for Byomkesh Bakshi
2011: Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012 – Best Supporting Actor for The Forlorn
2014: Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman – Best Comedian for Bhooter Bhabishyat
2012: Anandalok Award – Best Supporting Actor for Bhooter Bhabishyat
- He is also known as Saswata, Apuda, and Apu.
- While he was in college, he used to play cricket and football.
- In an interview, when he was asked if he was similar to the character he played in the Bollywood film, ‘Kahaani’ (2012), he said
Although Bob’s life is completely about cellphones, I don’t even own one. I have never owned one. They are such distraction. Acting is my job. That has to be learnt.”
- His hobbies include reading books watching movies.