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Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(born Partho Sarathi Banerjee, 15 October 1946) is an Indian actor who appears in English, Hindi, Bengali and Assamese language films. He has worked for directors including Roman Polanski, James Ivory, Sir David Lean, Jerry London, Ronald Neame, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Montazur Rahman Akbar
Montazur Rahman Akbar
and Ram Gopal Varma.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 References

4.1 Notes

5 External links

Early life[edit] Banerjee was born to a Zamindari Bangali Hindu family and is a descendant of The Raja Bahadur of Chanchal
of Malda District
Malda District
and the Raja of Uttarpara. He received his schooling at St. Edmund's School, Shillong, and graduated in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta and did Post Graduate studies in Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University. He turned down a scholarship to the Trinity College in Dublin who had offered, through the Irish Christian Brothers, to admit him as an Operatic Tenor. He was the lead tenor in the " Calcutta
Light Opera Group" production of The Desert Song
The Desert Song
and played Jesus in Bombay Theatre's first ever musical production, Godspell. He has a daughter who is a VFX supervisor.[1] Career[edit] In 1984, he acted as Dr. Aziz Ahmed in David Lean's film of A Passage to India, bringing him to the attention of western audiences.[2] Victor was nominated for BAFTA award for this role in 1986. He won two other awards for this role: Evening Standard British Film Award and NBR Award
NBR Award
(National Board Review, USA). In April 1985, at a special event in Louisiana, where John Travolta
John Travolta
and Loretta Swit
Loretta Swit
were also honoured, Banerjee was given the "SHOWARAMA AWARD" by the Motion Picture Association of America as "New International Star". He acted in Merchant Ivory Productions Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures, Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khilari
Shatranj Ke Khilari
and Ghare Baire and in Mrinal Sen's Mahaprithivi. On the set of Gunday
starring Priyanka Chopra, Mr. Banerjee has said that he feels "all work is a challenge and therefore fun". [3] Though in recent years he has been involved with Bollywood, he is affiliated with the Bengali film industry. He also plays 'character actor' roles from time to time in the British cinema. He was also cast in the critically acclaimed role of "Jesus" in the 1988 production of the York Mystery Plays, by director Steven Pimlott. He is the only person in India
who has won the "National Award" in three separate categories. As a Cinematographer for his documentary called "Where No Journeys End" which, in competition with 3100 entries from 27 countries, also won the "Gold Award" at the Houston International Film Festival. He won an award for Direction with the best documentary on Tourism called "The Splendour of Garhwal and Roopkund" and he won the "Best Supporting Actor" award for his work in Satyajit Ray's "Ghare Bairey". Filmography[edit]

Shatranj Ke Khilari
Shatranj Ke Khilari
(1977) (English Title: The Chess Players) (dir. Satyajit Ray) Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures
Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures
(1978) (dir. James Ivory) Dui Prithibi (1980) (dir. Piyush Bose) Pikoo
(1981) (dir. Satyajit Ray) Kalyug (1981) (dir. Shyam Benegal) Jaipur Junction (1982) Arohan (1982) Doosri Dulhan (1983) Protidan (1983) Ghare Baire
Ghare Baire
(1984) (English Title: The Home and the World) (dir. Satyajit Ray) A Passage to India
(1984) (dir. David Lean) Ekanta Apan (1987) Foreign Body (1986) (dir.Ronald Neame) Dadah Is Death
Dadah Is Death
(1988) Agun (1988) (Dir. Self) Debota (1989) Akrosh (1989) Pratikar (1989) Lathi (1996) (dir.Prabhat Roy) Mahaprithivi (1992)(dir. Mrinal Sen) Bitter Moon
Bitter Moon
(1992) (dir. Roman Polanski) True Adventures of Christopher Columbus (1992) (TV Series) Moner Moto Mon (1998) aka Raja Rani, (dir. Montazur Rahman Akbar) Antarghaat (2002) Bhoot (2003) Joggers' Park (2003) Bow Barracks Forever
Bow Barracks Forever
(2004)(dir. Anjan Dutt) Yatna (2005) It Was Raining That Night (2005) My Brother…Nikhil
My Brother…Nikhil
(2005) Amavas (2005) Home Delivery (2005) Bradford Riots (2006) (TV) Ho Sakta Hai
Ho Sakta Hai
(2006) The Bong Connection
The Bong Connection
(2006)(dir. Anjan Dutt) Chaurahen
(2007) Ta Ra Rum Pum
Ta Ra Rum Pum
(2007) Apne
(2007) Tahaan
(2008)(dir. Santosh Shivan) Sarkar Raj
Sarkar Raj
(2008) (dir. Ramgopal Verma) Sobar Upore Tumi
Sobar Upore Tumi
(2009) (dir. F.I.Manik) Gosainbaganer Bhoot (2011) (dir. Nitish Roy) Meherjaan (2011) (dir. Rubaiyat Hossain) Delhi in a Day
Delhi in a Day
(2012) (dir. Prashant Nair) Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare
Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare
(2012) (Assamese film; dir. Bidyut Kotoky) Tor Naam
Tor Naam
(2012) Kagojer Nouka (2013) Gunday
(2014) Children of War (2014) (dir. Mrityunjay Devvrat) Jeeya Jurir Xubax (2014) (Assamese film; dir. Sanjib Sabhapandit)[4] Unfreedom
(2014) (dr. Raj Amit Kumar) Chakra (2016) (dir. Zubeen Garg) Fever (2016) Dev Bhoomi (2016) (dir. Goran Pascaljevic) Dev Love Express

References[edit] Notes[edit]

^ "Victor Banerjee's daughter walks a different road - bollywood news : glamsham.com". www.glamsham.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.  ^ "The return of Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
- Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-04-30.  ^ "I have a kitchen to run: Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
defends his brief role in 'Gunday'". News18. Retrieved 2016-04-30.  ^ Pisharoty, Sangeeta Barooah (17 April 2014). "A struggle still". The Hindu. Delhi. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
on IMDb

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National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor


Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) Deepankar De (1985) Suresh Oberoi
Suresh Oberoi
(1986) Thilakan
(1987) Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur
(1988) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1989) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(1990) P. L. Narayana (1991) Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(1992) Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal
(1993) Ashish Vidyarthi
Ashish Vidyarthi
and Nagesh (1994) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1995) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1996) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(1997) Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai
(1998) Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni
(1999) H. G. Dattatreya (2000)


Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni
(2001) Chandrasekhar (2002) Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur
(2003) Haradhan Bandopadhyay (2004) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(2005) Dilip Prabhavalkar
Dilip Prabhavalkar
(2006) Darshan Jariwala
Darshan Jariwala
(2007) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2008) Farooque Shaikh (2009) Thambi Ramaiah
Thambi Ramaiah
(2010) Appukutty
(2011) Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor
(2012) Saurabh Shukla
Saurabh Shukla
(2013) Bobby Simha
Bobby Simha
(2014) Samuthirakani

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National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1949) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1950) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) James Mason
James Mason
(1953) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1958) Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjöström
(1959) Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
(1960) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1961) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1962) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1963) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1983) Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
/ Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
/ Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1990) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2007) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
/ Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
/ Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

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