Dedicated to the Memory of's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
In The News
Voting Station
Chhabi Biswas
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
    (July 12, 1900-June 11, 1962)
    Born in Kolkata (Calcutta), India
    Birth name was Sachindranath Biswas
    Appeared in over 100 Bengali films
    Films include 'Nartaki' (1940), 'Kabuliwala' (1957), 'The Music Room' (1958), 'The Goddess' (1960) and 'Kanchenjungha' (1962)
    Directed the films 'Pratikar' (1949) and 'Jaar Jetha Ghar' (1949)
    Died in an automobile accident at age 61
    When he was 40, he portrayed a 90-year-old man in 'Nartaki.'
    He was typecast as nobles and father figures.
    He was tone deaf, which created complications when he was cast as the music-loving aristocrat of 'The Music Room.'
    He drank heavily, with director Satyajit Ray commenting, 'He was almost an alcoholic. He was absolutely fresh in the morning, but in the evening he was insufferable.'
    He had perfect diction.
    He organized relief efforts during the Bengal famine (1942-43).
    He was a founding member and first secretary of the Artistes Guild of Calcutta, an association dedicated to the rights and welfare of movie actors and technicians.
    He was hailed by director Satyajit Ray and Bollywood star Raj Kapoor as the greatest actor in the history of Indian cinema.

Credit: C. Fishel

    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
Annoying Collections
Site News