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Famous Film Actors From Kolkata

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Kolkata, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Kolkata, as in some cases Kolkata may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Kolkata then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Kolkata, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List features items like Satyajit Ray, Riya Sen.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Kolkata?" and "Which famous actors were born in Kolkata?"
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  • Films Acted InOm Shanti Om, Guru, Yuvvraaj, Disco Dancer, Classic Dance of Love

    BirthplaceBangladesh, Barisal

    NationalityIndia

    ChildrenRimoh Chakraborty, Namashi Chakraborty, Mimoh Chakraborty, Dishani Chakraborty

    Gourang Chakraborty (born 16 June 1950), better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty (informally referred to as Mithun Da), is an Indian film actor, singer, producer, writer, social worker,...  more
  • Films Acted InSiddhartha, Deewaar, Silsila, Kaala Patthar, Trishul

    BirthplaceCalcutta, British India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsPrithviraj Kapoor, Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor

    ChildrenKaran Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor

    Shashi Kapoor (born Balbir Raj Kapoor; 18 March 1938 – 4 December 2017) was an Indian actor and film producer. Recipient of several accolades, including four National Film Awards and two Filmfare...  more
  • Films Acted InVeer-Zaara, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Hey Ram, Om Shanti Om

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsKrishna Mukherjee, Ram Mukherjee

    Rani Mukerji ([rɑ:niː mʊkhərdʒiː]; born 21 March 1978) is an Indian film actress. One of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 2000s, she has received several awards,...  more
  • Films Acted InVijay, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Prem Bandhan, Anuraag, Angoor

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsPrantosh Chattopadhyaya

    ChildrenPayal Mukherjee, Megha Mukherjee

    Moushumi Chatterjee (born 26 April 1948) is an Indian actress who is recognized for her work in Hindi as well as Bengali cinema. Her on-screen pairings with actors such as Rajesh Khanna, Shashi...  more
  • Films Acted InMississippi Masala, Chak De! India, Lajja, Yuvvraaj, Dil Hai Tumhara

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    Aanjjan Srivastav (born 2 June 1948) is an Indian film, television and stage actor, associated with Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) in Mumbai of which he remained Vice-President for...  more
  • Films Acted InKabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Sholay, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Bawarchi, Silsila

    BirthplaceJabalpur, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsIndira Bhaduri, Taroon Kumar Bhaduri

    ChildrenAbhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan-Nanda

    Jaya Bachchan (née Bhaduri; born on 9 April 1948) is an Indian film actress and politician. She is currently the Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party, notably serving four...  more
  • Mala Sinha

    Age: 84

    Films Acted InBabu, Anpadh, Pyaasa, 36 Ghante, Gumrah

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia, Nepal

    ParentsAlbert Sinha

    ChildrenPratibha Sinha

    Mala Sinha (born Alda Sinha; 11 November 1936) is a former Bollywood actress who has worked in Hindi, Bengali and Nepali films. Recognised for her talent and beauty, she went on to become a top...  more
  • Uttam Kumar

    Dec. at 54 (1926-1980)

    Films Acted InKitaab, Desh Premee, Nayak: The Hero, Saptapadi, Amanush

    BirthplaceKolkata, Kolkata district, West Bengal, Eurasia, East India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsChapala Debi, Satkari Chatterjee

    ChildrenGautam Chatterjee

    Uttam Kumar (born as Arun Kumar Chatterjee; 3 September 1926 – 24 July 1980) was an Indian film actor, director, producer and singer who predominantly worked in Indian Cinema. Kumar is widely...  more
  • Riya Sen

    Age: 37

    Films Acted InDil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Heroes, Taj Mahal, Heyy Babyy, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsBharat Dev Varma, Moon Moon Sen

    Riya Sen (born Riya Dev Varma; is an Indian film actress and model. Riya, who comes from a family of actors including her grandmother Suchitra Sen, mother Moon Moon Sen and sister Raima Sen, began...  more
  • Anwar Hussain

    Dec. at 63 (1925-1988)

    Films Acted InKhamoshi, Guide, Dushman, Hamraaz, Ganga Ki Saugandh

    BirthplaceIndia, Kolkata

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsUstaad Irshad Meer Khan, Jaddanbai

    Anwar Hussain was an Indian actor and producer. He was a popular character actor in the 1940s–1970s and acted in over 120 Bollywood films, like Gunga Jumna, Shaheed and Victoria No. 203. He was the...  more
  • Nargis

    Dec. at 52 (1929-1981)

    Films Acted InMother India, Chori Chori, Barsaat, Shree 420, Awara

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsJaddanbai, Uttamchand Mohanchand

    ChildrenSanjay Dutt, Priya Dutt, Namrata Dutt

    Nargis Dutt (Born Fatima Rashid; 1 June 1929 – 3 May 1981), also known by her stage name Nargis, was an Indian film actress, who starred in classic films of Bollywood. Regarded as one of the greatest...  more
  • Films Acted InBitter Moon, A Passage to India, The Chess Players, Aladin, Bhoot

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    ChildrenKeya Banerjee, Dia Banerjee

    Victor Banerjee is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi, Bengali and English language films. He has worked for prominent directors such as Roman Polanski, James Ivory, Sir David Lean, Jerry London,...  more
  • Satyajit Ray

    Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)

    Films Acted InSikkim

    BirthplaceKolkata, Kolkata district, West Bengal, Eurasia, East India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsSukumar Ray, Suprabha Ray

    ChildrenSandip Ray

    Satyajit Ray (Bengali pronunciation: [ˈʃɔtːodʒit ˈrai̯] (listen); 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, music composer, graphic artist, lyricist and author, widely...  more

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  • Reemma Sen

    Age: 39

    Films Acted InMinnale, Vallavan, Aayirathil Oruvan, Chellamae, Thimiru

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    Reema Sen (born 29 October 1981) is an Indian actress and model who primarily appeared in Tamil films while appearing in a just few Telugu and Hindi films....  more
  • Rimi Sen

    Age: 39

    Films Acted InDhoom 2, Dhoom, Kyon Ki, Deewane Huye Paagal, Phir Hera Pheri

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    Rimi Sen (born 21 September 1981) is an Indian former actress and film producer who has appeared in Bollywood, Telugu and Bengali films. Sen first debut as child actress in the Bengali film Damu. Sen...  more
  • Films Acted InThe Namesake, Dil Se, Parineeta, Khakee, Lahore

    BirthplaceIndia, Kolkata

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsJagadish Chandra Chakraborty, Monica Chakraborty

    ChildrenGaurav Chakrabarty, Arjun Chakraborty, Arjun Chakrabarty

    Sabyasachi Chakraborty, born 8 September 1956) is an Indian actor of theater, films and television. He is considered to be one of the most prolific actors of West Bengal, and is best known for...  more
  • Films Acted InDo Knot Disturb, Bumm Bumm Bole, Sirf, Mittal v/s Mittal, House of Memories

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsNandita Sengupta, Prabir Sengupta

    ChildrenRishona Niya Chakrabarty, Ankan Chakrabarty

  • Films Acted InHangover, The Last Lear, Chokher Bali, Kashmakash, Shanghai

    BirthplaceIndia, Kolkata

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsRatna Chatterjee, Biswajit Chatterjee

    ChildrenTrishanjit Chatterjee

    Prosenjit Chatterjee (born on 30 September 1962) is an Indian film actor and producer who works predominantly in Bengali and Hindi cinema. The son of actor Biswajit Chatterjee, he is a well-known...  more
  • Films Acted InSarkar, Ram Gopal Varma's Indian Flames, Darna Zaroori Hai, Kacheri Arambam, Okka Magaadu

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    Priyanka Kothari (born 1980), often credited as Nisha Kothari or Amoha, is an actress and model. She has appeared in Bollywood, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. She has frequently appeared in Ram...  more
  • Films Acted InBlack, Marigold, The World Unseen, The War Within, Jhootha Hi Sahi

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsAmartya Sen, Nabaneeta Dev Sen

    Nandana Sen is an Indian actress, screenwriter, children's author and child-rights activist. Her first movie role in Bollywood was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black (2005) starring Rani Mukherjee and...  more
  • Aparna Sen

    Age: 75

    Films Acted InImmaan Dharam, Days and Nights in the Forest, Two Daughters, The Guru, Sagina

    BirthplaceKolkata, Kolkata district, West Bengal, Eurasia, East India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsChidananda Dasgupta, Supriya Das

    ChildrenKonkona Sen Sharma, Kamalini Sen

  • Films Acted In12B, Lekin..., Andar Baahar, Jeewan Ek Sanghursh, Pyar Ki Jeet

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsSuchitra Sen, Dibanath Sen

    ChildrenRiya Sen, Raima Sen

    Moon Moon Sen, also credited as Moonmoon Sen, (born 28 March 1954) is an Indian film actress, known for her works in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Kannada films. She...  more
  • Films Acted InAyan, Asal, Dhool, Heyy Babyy, Musafir

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityIndia

    Koena Mitra (born 7 January 1984) is an Indian actress and model who appears in Bollywood films....  more
  • Jisshu Sengupta

    Age: 43

    Films Acted InThe Last Lear, In the Forest... Again, Barfi, Kashmakash, Golmaal

    BirthplaceIndia, Kolkata

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsUjjwal Sengupta, Mukta Sengupta

    ChildrenZara Sengupta, Sara Sengupta

    Jisshu Sengupta (born 1977), popularly known as Jisshu, is an Indian actor, producer and television presenter, who works in Hindi as well as Bengali cinema. Sengupta studied at the Julien Day...  more
  • Jeet

    Age: 42

    Films Acted InNater Guru, Saat Paake Bandha, Sangee, Sathi, Jor

    BirthplaceIndia, Kolkata

    NationalityIndia

    ChildrenNavanya Madnani

    Jeet (born Jeetendra Madnani) is an Indian actor, producer and television presenter who predominantly works in Bengali cinema.Jeet started his modeling career in 1993. His first acting assignment...  more