Tapen Chatterjee

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Tapen Chatterjee
Born (1937-09-03)3 September 1937
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 24 May 2010(2010-05-24) (aged 72)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Known for Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969)
Heerak Rajar Deshe (1980)
Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (1991)

Tapen Chatterjee (3 September 1937 – 24 May 2010) was a Bengali actor from India who played several roles in Satyajit Ray's films, notably as Goopy Gyne in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1968), and its sequels Heerak Rajar Deshe (1980) and Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (1991). Chatterjee died on 24 May 2010 at the age of 72. He was suffering from pulmonary ailments.


As a qualified engineer, Chatterjee had a job in Rajasthan, following which he came back to Kolkata and joined Sandesh, the Bengali magazine revived by Satyajit Ray. He started his career in the advertisement department of the children's magazine Sandesh. Ray cast him in a cameo in Mahanagar and then famously as the singer Goopy Gyne in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. The song Aaha Ki Aananda Aakshe Batashe filmed on him and Rabi Ghosh still stirs the memory of the Bengali film lovers.



External links