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Uttam Kumar
Also known as: Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Mahanayak Uttam Kumar, Mahanayak
Actor • Director
Born: September 3, 1926 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Uttam Kumar was an Indian film actor, director, producer, singer and music composer who predominantly worked inBengali films.He was regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history ofIndian cinemaand was often referred to as Mahanayak.He appeared in over 200 films, and won countless accolades for his unforgettable roles. Uttam made his on-screen debut with the film Drishtidan (1948), followed by Kamona (1949) and Maryada (1950). Known for his spontaneous acting, he starred in a slew of films that catapulted him to instant fame. Some of his most memorable roles came in the films Kaar Paape (1952), Sharey Chuattor (1953), Bakul (1954), Kalyani (1954), Debatra (1955), Saheb Bibi Golam (1956), Shikar (1958) and Saptapadi (1961). Saptapadi saw him star alongside Suchitra Sen, and they became the new sweethearts of the masses. The duo made some of the most iconic films of Bengali cinema together, some of which include Bipasha (1962), Uttar Falguni (1963) and Grihadaha (1967). He quickly became one of the peoples favourites with his honest performances, and appeared in cult classics like Alo Amar Alo (1971), Amanush (1974), Kitaab (1977), Bandi (1978), Debdas (1979), Dui Prithibi (1980) and Desh Premee (1982). His last performance was in the film Mera Karam Mera Dharam (1987), after which he passed away. He left an indelible mark on cinema, with his fresh roles and unique acting style.
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