Chiranjeet Chakraborty

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Chiranjeet Chakraborty
Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Preceded byBithika Mondal
Constituency Barasat
Personal details
Deepak Chakraborty

(1955-11-02) 2 November 1955 (age 65) [1]
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Political party All India Trinamool Congress
OccupationActor, Director, MLA, Politician, Engineer

Deepak Chakraborty (born 2 November 1955), better known in film career as Chiranjeet Chakraborty, is an Indian actor and director in the Bengali film industry located in Kolkata, West Bengal. [2] He is also a politician and a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Government of West Bengal. He was born on 2 November 1955 at Kolkata. He has got the BFJA Award for his film Abaidha in 2002. The film was directed by Gul Bahar Singh.


Chiranjeet completed his Higher Secondary from Mitra Institution (Main). He studied B.E in Architecture at Jadavpur University, but did not appear for his final examination. He has worked for Desh magazine and as a newsreader on TV. He is also a famous stage artist. He is married and has a daughter.

He made his debut with the 1981 film Sonay Sohaga. But it did not make his career. He gained popularity after starring in Anjan Choudhury's 1984 film Shotru. His first solo hit was the 1985 film Antarale . After that, he gave a series of hits like Pratikar , Paapi, Paap Punyo, Beder Meye Joshna , Amarkantak , Jibon Joubon, Bhoy , Shaitan, Pennam Kolkata, Beyadap , Tridhara , Jiban Yoddha , Phiriye Dao , Agnitrishna , Shakti, Rakta Nadir Dhara, Tomar Rakte Amar Shohag, Trishul, Chotushkone , etc.

He got a turning point after starring in Rituparno Ghosh's 2000 film Bariwali . He is considered to be one of the most successful actors of Bengali Cinema.

Political career

Chiranjeet contested in the 2011 West Bengal state assembly election in Barasat constituency for All India Trinamool Congress and won the seat. As of June 2020, he is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Government of West Bengal. In March 2021, Mamata Banerjee announced Chiranjeet would contest from Barasat Vidan Sabha constituency in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election 2021. He is the candidate of AITC from Barasat since 2011.[3]He once again regained the Barasat constituency as AITC candidate after defeating BJP candidate Sankar Chatterjee with a margin of 23783 votes as declared on 2nd May 2021.

Film career

As director

As actor


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State Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Bithika Mondal
Member of the  West Bengal Legislative Assembly
from Barasat (Vidhan Sabha constituency)