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Rudraprasad Sengupta  রুদ্রপ্রসাদ সেনগুপ্ত Actor Director

Rudraprasad Sengupta (Bengali: রুদ্রপ্রসাদ সেনগুপ্ত, born January 31, 1935) is a Bengali Indian actor, director and cultural critic.

Biography:

He was born in East Bengal (now Bangladesh), the son of Anant Sengupta and Usha Prabha Sengupta. He studied at the Scottish Church College of the University of Calcutta where he earned his B.A. and M.A degrees in English literature. He was formerly a reader in English at the Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Calcutta, and a visiting lecturer in the Drama Department of Rabindra Bharati University.

In 1961 he joined the Kolkata-based theatre group Nandikar and in the early 1970s started to direct several plays for the group. In the late 1970s he became the leader of the group.

He received several awards, including the highest national award from Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1980. He has also appeared in some Bengali art films, Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha, and Roland Joffé's City of Joy.

He is married to Swatilekha Sengupta, one of the leading actresses of Nandikar. His daughter Sohini Sengupta is one of the leading actresses in theatre and films.

Filmography:

  • Padi Pishir Barmi Baksha (1972)

Awards:

  • Anukul Samman in 2013 by the National Drama Festival, Allahabad.

 

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