Soumitra Chatterjee to Recieve Dada Saheb Phalke Awards for 2011
 
 

Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterejee will recieve the top honour in India cinema-Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2011.His name was proposed by a five member Jury.The 77 year old actor made his debut in 1959 in styajit Ray's APUR SANSAR and later acted in 14 of his films.The awards will be p[resented to the veteran actor during the 59th National Film Awards Function.

In the career spanning more then five decades,he has acted in more than 400 films including the films of Tapan Sinha,Mirnas Sen,Ajoy Kar Majumdar.Some of his notable films include APUR SANSAAR,DEVI,KHUDITO PASHANT,TEEN KANYA,ABHIJAN,CHARULATA,KAPURRUSH,AKASH KUSUM,ARANYER DIN RATRI,ASHANI SANKET,SONAR KELLA,JOI BABA FELUNATH,HIRAK RAJAR DESHE,GHARE BAIRE,GANASHATRU,SHAKHA PROSHAKA,PADAKSHEP,BALLYGUNGE COURT,ANGSHUMANER CHHOBI.

Shri Chatterjee has been winner of the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film PODOKSHEEP in 2007 and Special Jury Award for Best Actor for the film DEKHA IN 2000.He is also been conferred with Padma Bhushan in 2004.Mr. Soumitra Chatterjee's versatility is not confined only in the realm of cinema and theatre,he has more than a dozen books of poems to his credit.

 
 
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