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Prosenjit has acted in more than 300. Bengali feature films till date as hero for the past 30 years.

Prosenjit's detailed Filmography:

He first appeared in his father’s production Chhoto Jiggasha when he was only four years old.

He has played hero opposite more than 50 leading ladies till date

He has shared screen space with senior artists like Asit Baran, Rabin Majumdar, Uttam Kumar, Robi Ghosh.

His first film as hero was in Duti Pata when he was barely 16

In the beginning, Prosenjit was a part of professional theatre and did several plays. He started his career with theatre. He acted in ‘Charmurtir Goendagiri’ by Shyamal Sen. He also acted under direction of Premendu Bose, Asit Bose (in ‘Sonar Taree’). The team of Rangmahal theatre came up to him with a request to act in a play to save the theatre from financial crisis. He obliged them.

He acted with senior actors like Mahendra Gupta, Sarajubala, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Haridhan, Kamal Mitra

After watching the play ‘Sonar Khoj’, he got the first offer to act in the film ‘Duti Pata’

He did radio plays – Chitchor by Jagannath Basu. He did ‘srutinatak’ also. Leading directors like Tapan Sinha, Tarun Majumder, Bibhuti Laha, Shakti Samanta, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Rituparno Ghosh, Prabhat Roy, Swapan Saha, Sujit Guha, Haranath Chakrobarty, Goutam Ghosh and Bappaditya

Have declared him as one-man industry.

He bagged the BFJA Award for his debutant performance as a child actor in his very first film “Chotto Jiggyasa” directed by Jagannath Chattopadhyay and produced by his father.

His second movie Bimal Roy’s “Duti Pata” was a major hit- new look and packaging in Bengali cinema took forward in Amar Sangee

With Sujit Guha’s “Amar Sangee” he became Tollywood’s chocolate hero -75 weeks running – turnaround point of Bengali cinema

To his credit goes the title of having worked (in Bengali cinema) with the maximum number of Bollywood heroines.

His first film as a director was “Purushottam” in Bengali

Further he has produced short features and TV serial “Tritiya Purush”.

He also played the lead role in four Hindi feature films directed by Lekh Tandon, David Dhawan, Mehul Kumar & Shibu Mitra.

He has record of 22 releases in a single year, 2004. His average yearly releases were 18-19.

His best year was 2004 - all his films were blockbusters.

While discussing the casting for Saathi with director Haranath Chakravarty, Prosenjt pointed out that the script needed a hero much younger than he was. Chakraborty penciled newcomer Jeet and he became a star overnight.

When he was shooting for Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Swapner Din in Bolpur, shooting had to be held up for three days and three nights because of the crowds that continued to flood from neighbouring villages for a glimpse of their hero Posenjit as they call him. Buddhadeb Dasgupta was shocked when we went location shooting Bolpur for Swapner Din. They were everywhere - on rooftops, across rough roads, on top of trees, underneath trees, atop rickshaws and buses.

The average hit rate of his films is around 75% -80% over the past ten years

Prosenjit is also a gifted singer though till date, he has blocked every attempt every director has made to lend his voice to his film.

People in the industry who molly-coddled him when, as a little boy, he went with his father to the studios, turned a cold shoulder when he went asking them for roles as a grown-up man.

Over his career, he has acted with some top actresses of Bollywood such as Vijayeta, Aishwarya Rai, Juhi Chawla, Moneesha Koirala, Konkona Sen, Raima Sen, Riya Sen Bipasha Basu,Sameera Reddy and many more.

He hates terms like ‘megastar’, ‘super-hero’, ‘saviour’ used randomly as adjectives or pronouns with, or for his name and insists that they are all media-hype created without his knowledge or consent.

He had the opportunity of visiting Cannes for the screening of Chokher Bali and was thrilled to walk the red carpet.

He rates Debasree Roy as the most talented actress he has worked with till date.

He constantly experiments with his look for every film never mind the banner ; for Sangharsha, he had seven different get-ups.

His 2 noted movies Autograph and Moner Manush released in 2010 did wonders in the heart of millions. Both were his landmark films.

He finds it easier to portray the flesh-and-blood characters he did in Swapner Din, Chokher Bali, Utsab, The Last Lear, Dosar and Shob Charitra Kalponik than the larger-than-life exaggerations he does for commercial cinema.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ROLES

He launched ZEE Bangla channel at Calcutta in the year 1994 on behalf of Zee Network at the time when there was not even a single Bengali satellite channel existing except Doordarshan. It was a major success.

He continued his work for ZEE till the Channel opened its own office in Kolkata.

Founder Member & Ex General Secretary, West Bengal Motion Pictures Artiste Forum

Ex Creative Consultant, Big Pictures, Bangla Projects. Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Senior VP, Sahara India TV Network

Today he is the Managing Director in his own company Ideas Creations And Productions Pvt Ltd . The company is majorly into TV productions and events.

Prosenjit is the UNICEF’s advocate for child survival in West Bengal.INDIA .

Prosenjit much acclaimed character portrayal of LALAN FAKIR from 'MONER MANUS' 
was immensely appreciated in Shanghai.

The movie was screened in the 14th 'SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011'



PERSONAL & TRIVIA

Prosenjit was born on September 30 in Kolkata.

When he was a baby, he would often gurgle ‘boom’ ‘boom’ in response to which his father, actor Biswajeet, would respond by saying ‘ba’ ‘ba’ meaning ‘very good.’ Somewhere along the way, the two sounds merged and created his unique nickname Boomba that has stuck to him till this day.

He is fond of duck’s eggs.

Breakfast consists of fruits and if he is shooting, fruit juice sent from home. Lunch consists of a small bowlful of boiled dalia and some grapes. If he has hunger pangs, he munches a fistful of puffed rice in the evenings. He indulges in two to three teaspoonfuls of cooked rice only twice a week.

He used to drink around 40 cups of tea a day but has now cut it down to two cups of tea without milk and sugar

He quit smoking totally in 2009 and has kept the promise till date


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