Birth: 30-09-1962, Kolkata, India
Prosenjit Chatterjee, professionally known as Proshenjit, is a Bengali film actor. His fans affectionately called him Bumba Da. In rural Bengal he is addressed as Poshenjit. His rural fan base led him to do many films which had rustic storylines, Films from which intellectuals shied away.But his popularity was undeniable. Since 2003 with Rituparno Ghosh's 'Chokher Ba'i (Co-starring Aishwarya Rai and Raima Sen) he has acted in numerous films that had won critical acclaim . In 2007 he received the National Award Silver Lotus for his performance in Dosar. He has acted in over 279 films as on October 2009. The only son of Biswajeet, the actor from Tollygunge who carved a niche in Hindi cinema in the 1960s, Prosenjit made his debut when he was just four years old in his father’s production 'Chhotto Jignasa' (The Tiny Question). The film was a big hit and little Boomba’s fresh and natural performance warmed the cockles of every heart in house-full theatres way back in 1967. It was back to school after that. In between, his parents split, Biswajeet settled in Mumbai and at age of Sixteen, Prosenjit was left with the responsibility of his family consisting of his mother and little sister Pallavi Chatterjee, now an actress in her own right.
He made his debut as hero in 'Duti Pata' (1983), a teenage romance along the lines of 'Bobby'. The film filled a vacuum in Bengali cinema through its look and mounting, distanced from stereotypical Bangla films of the time. It turned out to be a super-duper hit, and overnight, Prosenjit found stardom thrust on him.
He considers the character of Koushik, the husband in Rituparno Ghosh's 'Dosar' (2006) as his most challenging role.
Amar Shangi (1987) opposite Vijayeta Pandit, 'Apon Amaar Apon' (1990) directed by Tarun Majumdar and Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Ami, 'Yaseen Aar Amaar Madhubala' (2007) are the three outstanding films of his career. The song "Chirodini Tumi Je Amar" from Amar Shangi remains a hot favourite among lovers of Bengali music. In fact, Amar Shangi was his turning point film. Prosenjit did not have to look back after that.
He is the son of film actor Biswajeet and debuted as a child artist in the film Chhotto Jignasa (A Little Question), directed by his father. However due to his perception of his father's role in his parents' separation when he was a teenager, he and his sister Pallavi have little or no contact, at least officially, with their father.Prosenjit has been the leading star of Bengali (West Bengal) commercial cinema for the past two decades.