Anirban Bhattacharya

Anirban Bhattacharya

Anirban Bhattacharya

Anirban Bhattacharya
Born7 October 1986 (age 31)
Midnapore, West Bengal, India[1]
OccupationFilm and stage actor
Years active2010-present
Known forBishan roy from Eagoler Chokh[2][3]
Notable workArshinagar, Colkatay Columbus, Dhananjay, Debi Sarpamasta,[4] Awdyo Shesh Rajani, Athoi[5]

Anirban Bhattacharya (Bengali: অনির্বাণ ভট্টাচার্য) is an Indian (Bengali) stage and film actor. He played lead roles in many popular theatre productions. His first successful theatre was Debi Sarpamasta, written by Manoj Mitra, directed by Debesh Chattopadhyay. His other notable works are Anthony Soudamini, Nagamandala (famous play by Girish Karnad), Jara agun Lagay, Bisorjan, FM Mahanagar, Karu Basana, Awdyo Shesh Rajani, Athoi etc. In 2017, he got the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) as Best Actor in a Leading Role(Male) for Awdyo Shash Rajani.[6] In 2015, he started his film career with the Zee Bangla telefim Kader Kuler Bou. He got fame for his character as Bishan Roy from the film Eagoler Chokh.[7] For playing this role he picked up the Filmfare Awards East for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2017.

Calcutta Times has voted him as one of the top 10 'Most desirable men' in 2017.[8]


Early life

Anirban was born on 7 October 1986 in Midnapore, West Bengal. He did his schooling from Nirmal Hriday Ashram Catholic Church High School in Midnapore. After that, in 2004 he moved to Kolkata to study Theatre from Rabindra Bharati University. He completed his Master's in drama and received the Young Artist Scholarship, 2009 from Cultural Ministry of the Government of India.[9]


He acted in various theater productions between 2005-2010 and in 2008 Bhattacharya acted in the workshop based theatre production ‘Jhunki’ (The Risk) conducted by renowned Mr. Steve Clorfiene, student of Yergi Grotowski. It was a collaboration of American Council and Rabindra Bharati University.[9] He acted in 3 productions like Raja lear, Debi Sarpomosta and Chandragupta. After that he resigned from Minerva Repertoire in January 2013 and started his career as a professional freelance theatre actor.[10]

2005Bijalibala-r MuktiAdrija DasguptaNarrator
2007Tumi Dak Diyechho Kon ShokaleAdrija DasguptaMultiple Characters
2007Dure Baje (Based on Pracheta Gupta’s short story)Adrija DasguptaNarrator
2008ShilpiAdrija DasguptaMadan Tanti
2009Amar Atmahatya Kalin JabanbandiAdrija DasguptaMultiple Characters
2010Raja Lear (Shakespeare’s King Lear)Suman MukhopadhyayEdmund
2011Debi Sarpamasta (Manoj Mitra)Debesh ChattopadhyayNarrator and Raja Lokendra Pratap
2012ChandraguptaKaushik ChattopadhyayRaja Nanda
2013Tin KanyaAbanti ChakrabortyAndrei
2013Anthony SoudaminiSoumitra MitraAnthony
2013Nagamandala (By Girish Karnad)[11]Abanti ChakrabortyNaga & Apanna
2013Tin Poishar PalaTathagata ChoudhuryMohin Dakat
2014Jara Agun Lagay[12]Suman MukhopadhyayGotlip Beiddermann
2014Bisarjan (Ravindranath Tagore’s Play)Suman MukhopadhyayRaja Gobinda Manikya
2014Troy (Based on Illiad by Homer)Abanti ChakrabortyHector
2014ChhayabajiChandan SenChhaya (Shadow)
2015Icchher Oli GoliAbanti ChakrabortyStanley Kowalski
2015FM MahanagarArindam MukherjeeAbhra
2015Karu Basana (Based on a novel by Jibananda Das)Arpita Ghosh,Debesh ChattopadhyayHem
2016Awdyo Shesh RajaniBratya BasuAmiya Chakraborty
2016Athoi(Based on Shakespeare’s Othello)[13]Arna MukhopadhyayAnargo(Based on Iago)


In 2010 he has formed his own theatre group Sangharam Hatibagan and directed two plays 'Choumatha' and 'Guru'. Recently he directed another short play 'Udorniti' translated from play ‘Out At Sea’ by Slaomir Morzek.


Anirban started his career in Bengali language films in 2015 with Zee Bangla Cinema Originals' such as Kader Kuler Bou, Jodi Balo Hyan and Ebhabeo Phire Asa Jay. He hit the bigscreen in Aparna Sen's Arshinagar in a supporting role.[14] In 2016, he appeared in Arindam Sil's Eagoler Chokh portraying a different character named 'Bishan Roy' and has become the talk of the town eventually for his immense performance.[15] He has also bagged the BFJA-Most Promising Actor Male award for essaying Bishan Roy in that film. He has also picked up the Filmfare Awards East for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the same role.[16] Bhattacharya has also awarded with the Best debutant Actor award at International Bengali Film Award(IBFA). Recently, Anirban played a role of radio jocky in Colkatay Columbus. He has awarded the "Ajeyo Samman 2017" by newspaper Ebela for becoming the most praised Actor in 2016 and also the new talk of the town.[17]

2013Kolkata-r King (Based on Three Penny Opera)Judhajit SarkarKing/KK
2013Key Square (SRFTI Diploma Film)Shamik Kumar RaskhitThe Naxalite Leader
2015Kader Kuler BouSouvik KunduKanad Brahma
2015Jodi Bolo HyanAbhijit Guha and Sudeshna RoySayan Sen
2015Ebhabeo Fire Asha JayeAbhijit Guha and Sudeshna RoyKaushik Dutta
2015ArshinagarAparna SenMonty
2015KhawtoKamaleswar MukherjeeKingshuk
2016Eagoler Chokh[18][19]Arindam SilBishan Roy
2016Colkatay ColumbusSaurav PalodhiSam
2017Durga Sohay[20][21]Arindam SilMadhab
2017Dhananjoy[22][23]Arindam SilDhananjoy
2018Jojo [24]Argha Deep ChatterjeeAnirban
2018Alinagarer Golokdhadha[25][26][27]Sayantan GhosalSoham
2018Uma (In post Production) [28][29]Srijit Mukherjee


  • Nirad Baran Memorial Award

  • BIG Bangla Rising Star award from BIG FM for the best theatre actor(Male) for the role of Edmund in drama Raja Lear by Suman Mukhopadhyay.[30]

  • Syamal Sen Smriti Sanman by theatre group Swapna Sandhani for his dual role in Devi Sarpamasta.

  • Sudrak Samman for Best Actor for Devi Sarpamasta.

  • Sundaram Samman for Theatre Acting.

  • Zee Bangla Gaurab Award for Best Actor for his dual role in Nagamandala in 2014

  • West Bengal Film Journalists Association Award for Best Promising Actor of The Year in 2017[31]

  • Filmfare Awards East for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Bishan Roy in Eagoler Chokh in 2017[32]

  • META Award for Excellence in theatre, Best Actor for playing Amiyo in Awdya Shesh Rajani in 2017[33]

  • Ajeyo Samman by Ebela newspaper in 2017[34]

  • Best Debutant Actor award at International Bengali Film Award(IBFA).


Presently, Anirban has worked in a non fictional television comedy show Apur Sangsar, along with Saswata Chatterjee which has been started to air on Zee Bangla from 26 January.[35] He has appeared in popular shows of Zee Bangla like Didi No.1 as guest and Dadagiri Unlimited Season 7 as celebrity contestant. The play Awdyo Shesh Rajni(Anirban as lead) was aired on Home Theatre of Colours Bangla. He hosted a crime show Hushiar Bangla on Colours Bangla.[36]

Web series

Anirban now works on the web series Byomkesh, where he portrays the title character, detective Byomkesh Bakshi, written by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. This brand new web series airs on Hoichoi Originals (a web platform of Shree Venkatesh Films) from 14 October 2017

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