Chatterjee, 77, is one of the most well-known actors in Bengali cinema. He is known for his collaborations with Satyajit Ray in films like Ghore Baire and Shakha Proshakha. He made his debut with Ray’s Apur Sansar in 1959. He has also worked with renowned directors Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha.
He was recently seen in Suman Ghosh’s Nobel Chor in the role of a school teacher in 2011.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest honour in Indian cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution.
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