Utpal Dutt

Active - 1965 - 1993  |   Born - Mar 29, 1929 in Barisal, East Bengal, British India  |   Died - Aug 19, 1993   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Fantasy

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  • Worked primarily as a Shakespearian theatre actor in the late 1940s and early 1950s, touring India and Pakistan.
  • First appeared on the big screen in 1950, after filmmaker Madhu Bose saw him performing in Othello and decided to give him a role in Michael Madhusudan.
  • Was imprisoned in 1965 for several months for the subversive message of his play Kallol.
  • Won the National Film Award for Best Actor in for Bhuvan Shome (1969).
  • In 1990 he received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship
  • Prominent supporter of the Communist Party of India, frequently getting involved in left-wing politics.