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

(1955-11-02) 2 November 1955 (age 68)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress
OccupationActor, director, politician, engineering student

Deepak Chakraborty (better known in film career as Chiranjeet Chakraborty; born 2 November 1955), is an Indian actor and director in the Bengali film industry located in Kolkata, West Bengal.[1][2] He is the son of renowned cartoonist Shaila Chakraborty. He is also a politician and a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Government of West Bengal. He was born on 2 November 1950 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 had 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 in the history of Bengali Cinema.

Political career

Chiranjeet contested 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 23,783 votes as declared on 2 May 2021. Chiranjeet Chakraborty Comments On Partha Chatterjee Arrest[3]

Film career

As director

As actor



  1. ^ "Chiranjeet Chakraborty: I live my life with the help of cinema, not by worshipping cinema - Times of India". The Times of India. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Chiranjeet Chakraborty movies, filmography, biography and songs –". Cinestaan. Archived from the original on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  3. ^ ""I am very scared, I have some girlfriends" Trinamool MLA Chiranjeet said at the Partha-Arpita lecture". The Bengali Chronicle. 25 July 2022. Archived from the original on 27 July 2022. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  4. ^ "After Chotushkone, Chiranjeet takes on lead role". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
State Legislative Assembly Preceded byBithika Mondal Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Barasat (Vidhan Sabha constituency) 2011 – Incumbent