Abhishek Chatterjee was an Indian television and film actor who was known for his his work in the Bengali film industry. Some of his most popular films include Indrajit (1992), Sangharsha(1995), Coolie (2004), Dadar Adesh (2005), and Sleeper Cell (2021).
Abhishek Chatterjee was born on Thursday, 30 April 1964 (age 57 years; at the time of death) in Baranagar, West Bengal, India. Hs zodiac sign was Taurus. He attended Baranagore Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama High School, Baranagar, West Bengal for his primary and secondary education. Later, he got himself enrolled at the Seth Anandram Jaipuria College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata to earn a bachelors degree.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Not much information is available about his family.
Wife & Children
Abhishek Chatterjee’s wife name is Sanjukta Chatterjee, and she is a housemaker. The Bengali film actor met his wife through a matrimonial site. During an interview, he revealed,
At a time when I was living alone, I realized that I needed a partner. With which everything can be shared. At that time, he liked to see Alka (wife) on a matrimonial site. I call him. We are seen. After that I decided to get married.”
The couple is blessed with a daughter whose name is Saina Chatterjee.
Abhishek began his acting career with the Bengali film ‘Pathbhola,’ in the year 1986. The film was directed by Tarun Majumder and featured Prosenjit Chatterjee, Tapas Paul, Utpal Dutta, Sandhya Roy, and Shakti Thakur in lead roles.He received great reviews for his performance i his debut film, and later in 1988, he played the role of Sundar in the film ‘Ora Charjon.’ The film featuring Abhishek Chatterjee along with Prosenjit Chatterjee and Debashree Roy was directed by Samit Bhanja and produced by Ranja Film Enterprise. Following this, he became part of two other films, Tumi Koto Sundar and Surer Akashe, in the same year. Abhishek Chatterjee refined his skills with each passing role and became one of the prominent choice of the directors to work with. In 1999, he acted in films like Toofan, Maryada, and Amar Prem. He played the role of Abhijit opposite Ranjit Mallick, Anil Chatterjee, Subhendu Chatterjee, Ruma Guha Thakurta, and Dilip Royand got the break through of his career with this Anjan Choudhury directed drama film Indrajit.
Abhishek Chatterjee marked his Bengali television debut in 2013 with Star Jalsha’s television serial ‘Tapur Tupur.’ The series showcased the story of two sister who had totally opposite views towards life. He marked his television debt after talking a break from the films for some time. While talking about his choice of doing televionseries, he said,
The current system has changed a lot. Production houses have specific lobbies. They work with a set of artists. Most of the actors of the old days are Brahmins today. Deepakada (Chiranjit) is still working. Tapasada (Pal), Arjunda (Chakravarti) no one is working.”
Abhishek Chatterjee died after suffering a massive heart attract on 24 March 2022 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Reportedly, he was shooting for a television serial at that time. The previous day, he also complained of uneasiness in the stomach during the shoot. After knowing about the sudden death of Abhishek Chatterjee, the whole Bengali film fraternity was in mourning. The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also payed tribute to the veteran actor. She took to Twitter to pay condolences to Abhishek’s family, and she tweeted,
Sad to know of the untimely demise of our young actor Abhishek Chatterjee . Abhishek was talented and versatile in his performances, and we shall miss him. It is a great loss for TV serials and our film industry. My condolences to his family and friends.”
- He followed a non-vegetarian food diet.
- His hobbies included travelling and singing.
- During one of his interviews,Abhishek Chatterjee revealed that in spite of being a lead actor of Tollywood in the 90’s he was not able to get any work in the industry and he experienced depression because of it. He blamed actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta for his condition. He said,
Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta! In ’96 -’98, they formed an alliance and excluded me from about 30-32 pictures. At that time I was number one in Tollywood. I had no work for almost a year. I sat down and went into depression. After a couple of years I joined the journey. After that the communication with the industry became completely disconnected. Then I heard people saying, ‘Abhishek is over’. It would be hard to hear all this. But I was convinced.”
I have always been Prosenjit’s main rival. I noticed a lot of times, he was making some noise. But I always thought of him as a friend. So I didn’t take any serious steps. And I said a few things about Rituparna in an interview, which she did not like. After that he decided not to work with me anymore. Swapnada (Saha) told me, you settle the matter. But I did not do anything wrong, so there is no question of apology. After that I started the journey.”