10 Bengali Film Stars (Male) Who Started Out On The Small Screen

Saheb Bhattacharjee

Being the son of the famous football player Subrata Bhattacharjee, Saheb chose a different field for his career and the actor got instantly recognized for his unconventional cute looks. He did several hit TV shows like 'Bandhan' before debuting on the big screen with Sandip Ray's 'Gorosthane Sabdhan.'

Indrasish Roy

The tall, dark and handsome actor came to everyone's notice while playing 'Tintin' in highly acclaimed mega serial 'Gaaner Opare.' His next venture as the protagonist of another celebrated show 'Adwita' was appreciated by the viewers. Indrashish sets his foot on the big screen with 'Rang Milanti' in the same year. His debut movie became a hit and he went on to work in movies like 'Hrid Majhare,' 'Chotuskone,' 'Lorai,' 'Jomer Raja Dilo Bor', etc.

Indraneil Sengupta

The man who has won several hearts with his acting talent and classic good looks left his modeling career for pursuing a career in acting. He debuted in Star Plus' hit show 'Pyaar Ke Do Naam .. Ek Radha Ek Shyaam." Anyway, TV couldn't satisfy his thirst for good scripts and moved to Kolkata for doing films. Sengupta gained attention with his first film 'Angshumaner Chhobi.' He won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor (Bengali) for Srijit's 'Mishawr Rawhoshyo' in 2014.

Abir Chatterjee

The very handsome Abir Chatterjee, whom Bengali movie lovers have immensely appreciated for portraying Byomkesh Bakshi and Feluda to the T, actually started his career as a TV actor. Before becoming one of the most desired film stars, the Tolly heartthrob played protagonist and antagonist in several TV shows like 'Somoy,' 'Proloy Asche', etc.

Ritwick Chakraborty

The passionate actor started as a theatre and TV actor and went on to debut on big screen with 'Pagol Premi’. After that, his focus shifted towards content-oriented films and he made his mark as an actor on Anjun Dutt's cult hit 'Chalo Let's Go’. Ritwick was loved for his performances in 'Cross Connection' and 'Le Chakka' but it was Kaushik Ganguly's 'Shobdo' which made him one of the most treasured actors in Tollywood.

Rudranil Ghosh

One of the most common and celebrated faces of Bengali film Rudranil or everyone's dear Rudra started as a TV actor. Once he stepped into the world of film, there was no looking back. Awards and praises started pouring as he kept on doing films like, 'Chaplin', 'Proloy', 'Byomkesh Bakshi', 'The Japanese Wife', 'Khaad' and 'Katmundu'.

Parambrata Chatterjee

The biggest success story from TV to movie occurs when Parambrata Chatterjee, one of the most popular faces of small screen switched to the silver screen. Known for his intellectual persona, Parambrata became synonymous with Bengali parallel movies and enjoyed success thoroughly. He has worked with almost all the leading directors of contemporary Bangla cinema and also directed films like 'Jio Kaka,' 'Hawa Bodol,' and 'Lorai.'

Jisshu Sengupta

Jisshu became everyone's favourite as soon as he appeared on TV in the role of Sri Chaitanya Dev in 'Mahaprabhu'. However, his film journey wasn't a cakewalk. He failed to impress as a solo lead, but directors like Rituporno Ghosh, Anjun Dutt, Srijit Mukherjee recognized his talent and accolades started to come his way. Anjun Dutt's 'Byomkesh Bakshi' proved to be a blessing to Sengupta where he played the Bengali sleuth with precision and the film became a hit at the box office.

Tota Roy Chowdhury

Tota is the ultimate handsome hunk of Bangla film industry. The fitness-freak star started his journey on the small screen, but soon turned to the silver screen for bigger exposure. His initial works in films generated a moderate reaction. It was Rituporno Ghosh's 'Subho Mahurot' and 'Chokher Bali' that gave him recognition and the latter won him the prestigious B.F.J.A award for the best supporting actor.

Saswata Chatterjee

Allegedly the busiest actor of Tollywood, Saswata Chatterjee began his acting career with a Hindi show and became a household name in Bengal for portraying 'Topshe' to Sabyasachi Chakraborty's Feluda on TV. He persuades big screen, leaving a successful TV career and Bengali cinema got one of the most talented actors of this decade. From parallel to mainstream movies, Saswata has proved his worth, playing various types of characters.