• Actor

Aug 21, 1982  in India

Also Known as: Puranjit Dasgupta, RJ Mantra, VJ Mantra

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Having received several accolades for his impressive work, Mantra is an Indian actor, director, and producer, known playing the iconic character of Genie in the popular Disney India`s Broadway musical Aladdin and Piya Behrupiya, an Indian interpretation of Shakespeare`s Twelfth Night. Mantra has also acted on small screen in the TV serials like Lagegi on UTV Bindass, Mystery Hunters India on Discovery Kids, Narayan Narayan - Chulbule Narad ki Natkhat Leelayen on Big Magic. Mantra also participated in many seasons of comedy show Comedy Circus and in the sixth season of dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja.

Mantra got his first break as a film actor in Bollywood film Tum Mile (2009), after which Mantra has appeared in Game (2010), Bheja Fry 2 (2010), Hum Tum Shabana (2011) and London, Paris, New York (2012). His other projects include Rebellious Flower (2016), a biopic of spiritual leader Osho Rajneesh, and High Jack (2018). Mantra is also the owner of Mantramugdh Productions. His 2019 release includes Panipat.