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Bipin Gupta:


Bipin Gupta (August 21, 1905 – September 9, 1981) was an Indian actor and artist during the 1930s and 1960s. He acted in Bengali cinema and Hindi cinema, in notable films like Baiju Bawra (1952), Jagriti (1954), some Gemini and Vasu Menon Films like Gharana, Grahasti, Hamrahi, Sasural and other films like Mamta (1966), Amrapali (1966), jeevan Mrityu and Khilona (1970). He also played negative role in Baat Ek Raat Ki.

Early Life:

He was born in a Bengali family, on 21 August 1905 in Meerut the 5th child of his parents, Trailokya Nath Gupta and Khemankari Devi. Later they shifted to Barrackpore. He did his schooling from Chinsura Training School and Barrackpore Govt. High School. Before completing formal education he left his home with only four hundred rupees to try his luck. He was married to Annapurna Devi.


He used to work as a cloth supplier in a company. In the Hindi film Noori, he was doing the role of a cloth supplier and went to Agra for shooting. As the lead actor of the film didn’t turn up, the producer of the movie literally forced Bipin to do the film impressed by his looks and voice quality. His first Bengali film was Chokher Bali directed by Sotu Sen in 1938. Although he had worked in almost 300 films, but he had never acted as a hero in any other films other than Noori. Gora (1938), Sandhi (1944), Lukochuri (1958), Mother (1979) are some of his films. In 1964, he has produced and directed one Hindi movie which never got released. He started working in Radio in 1934 and in 1936, he became a professional stage artist. He stayed for long 30 years in Bombay to establish himself in Bollywood.

In 1964, he also produced a film, Daal Me Kala directed by Satyen Bose, and starring Nimmi, Kishore Kumar and Abhi Bhattacharya.

He died on 9 September 1981 at Kolkata.

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