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Jisshu Sengupta

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Jisshu Sengupta, popularly known as Jisshu, is a Indian actor, producer and television presenter, who works in Hindi as well as Bengali cinema Sengupta was born in Kolkata; he studied at the Julien Day School, where he was fully engrossed in playing cricket He pursued a degree in economics from Heramba Chandra College, following which he started to work in an advertising agency

Jisshu made his debut in showbiz through a Bengali tv series, Mahaprabhu where he portrayed the role of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu The role overnight catapulted him to stardom Subsequently, he made his big screen debut with Priyojon 1999, which became a debacle at box office In 2002, he essayed the role of Tagore in Sukanta Roy's ambitious venture Chelebela alongside Debashree Roy playing the role of Kadambari Devi He then appeared in a spate of critically and commercially unsuccessful projects He made his Bollywood debut with Shyam Benegal's National Award winning film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero 2004 A turning point came in his career when he collaborated with Rituparno Ghosh for the latter's Abohoman, which earned him critical acclaim His subsequent collaborations with Ghosh for films which include Noukadubi and Shob Charitro Kalponik brought him a higher degree of critical and commercial success Sengupta's collaborations with other directors for films such as Jaatishwar enabled him to become one of the most sought out actors in Bengali cinema

Jisshu continued to garner wider attention and further critical acclaim for the role of a contract killer in Rajkahini 2015 and a private detective in Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana 2016 His biggest commercial success came with the action drama film Zulfiqar2016, as he continued to draw praise for his performances in Sesh Bole Kichu Nei 2014, Jaatishwar 2014 and Arshinagar 2015

Apart from films, Jisshu is actively involved in anchoring reality shows and award shows, including Filmfare Awards East 2017 In 2011, he made a comeback on television in the fiction category through Aparajito, which he produced for Star Jalsha


  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Film career
    • 21 Initial success and setback
    • 22 Collaborations with Rituparno Ghose and success
    • 23 Comeback to Bollywood and recent work
  • 3 Other Work
    • 31 Television
    • 32 Sports
  • 4 In the media
  • 5 Filmography and awards
  • 6 Jishu Sengupta filmography
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Personal life

He is the son of Ujjwal Sengupta, also an actor in Bengali films Jisshu's wife Nilanjana Sharma, whom he married in 2004, is the elder daughter of Anjana Bhowmick, a Bengali film actress in the Bengali film industry

Film career

Initial success and setback

Jisshu during the shooting of Love Jisshu Sengupta in 2008

Jisshu started his career with a teleserial, titled Mahaprabhu, which aired on Doordarshan He earned critical acclaim for portraying the younger Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the series After his part ended in the series, he made his silver screen debut through Priyojon, directed by Dinen Sengupta, which was a critical and commercial failure In 2002, he essayed the role of Tagore in Sukanta Roy's ambitious venture Chelebela alongside Debashree Roy playing the role of Kadambari Devi Thereafter, he appeared in a string of critically and commercially unsuccessful ventures, as main lead He made his debut in Bangla cinema through Moner Majhe Tumi, appearing as a parallel lead, which was the highest-grossing film of Bangladesh in 2003 He went on playing supporting roles in commercial films, namely Abhimanyu, Kurukshetra, Mahaguru, Sangram, Sajani, Guru, Janmadata, Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai and Premi, earning a low degree of success In 2008, he starred in the romantic-comedy film Love and Bor Asbe Ekhuni He also made his debut in Bollywood through Shyam Benegal's biographical war film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero

Collaborations with Rituparno Ghose and success

Jisshu Sengupta right and Raima Sen left during the shooting of Noukadubi

After appearing in critically and commercially unsuccessful films, he met director Rituparno Ghosh, which made Sengupta put more thought into his choice of films Under Ghosh’s tutelage, he gave some of his critically acclaimed performances in films, including The Last Lear, Shob Choritro Kalponik 2008, Chitrangada, and a betrayed husband in Abohoman Shob Choritro Kalponik also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali in 2009 The Times of India stated that "Jisshu Sengupta, in the role of a junkie, has delivered one of the finest performances of his career" in Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish

Sengupta portrayed the protagonist in Noukadubi, alongside Raima Sen, Riya Sen and Prosenjit Chatterjee in an extended cameo"

Comeback to Bollywood and recent work

Jisshu Sengupta right with Rani Mukherji left at the shooting of Mardaani

Sengupta made a comeback to Bollywood through a cameo appearance in Anurag Basu's directorial Barfi! Sengupta collaborated with Srijit Mukherji for the latter's musical drama film Jaatishwar co-starring Prosenjit Chatterjee and Swastika Mukherjee Released on 17 January 2014, the film opened to widespread positive reviews from the critics and was commercially successful Sengupta played a supporting character in Mardaani, starring Rani Mukherji In 2015, he portrayed Byomkesh Bakshi in Anjan Dutt's directorial Byomkesh Bakshi He next collaborated with Srijit Mukherji for the latter's drama film Rajkahini Both of the films opened to widespread commercial success upon release His other release in 2015, the musical drama film Arshinagar flopped, though his performance earned critical acclaim In 2016, he starred in the sequel of Byomkesh Bakshi and Zulfiqar, the former being a commercially and critically successful venture, whereas the latter was only a commercially successful venture, though his performance was critically acclaimed He also received a Filmfare Awards East 2017 nomination in Best Actor category for his performance in the former film and won the Star Jalsha Awards for Best Negative Role as well as a nomination for Filmfare Awards East 2017 in the Best Supporting Actor category for the latter As of now, he acted in Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy's directorial Posto film

Other Work


Jisshu Sengupta during his initial days

Jisshu is associated with television from the beginning of his career, since he forayed into showbiz with a mythological series based on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu After almost a decade, he made a comeback to television in the fiction category through his own production, titled Aparajito, which aired on Star Jalsha Apart from fiction, he has been anchoring many award shows, namely Filmfare Awards East 2017 and non-fiction shows, namely the three sessions of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Gaane Gaane Tomar Mone, the Bengali version of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Egiye Bangla In 2016, he was a judge of Dance Bangla Dance Junior on Zee Bangla


Jisshu has been an avid sportsman, taking part in many sports, most notably cricket, from his childhood days when he used to play the sport in sub-junior games He was the captain for the Bengal Tigers team, representing Cinema of West Bengal in the Celebrity Cricket League Though the team hasn't won any editions, his cricket skills have been appreciated by many Bengal Cricket League, which commenced on December 26, 2015 was also the brainchild of Jisshu Apart from cricket, Sengupta also supported the Kolkata Marathon in the year 2014 along with other celebrities Over 8,000 participants including elite runners, beginners, fitness enthusiasts, corporate teams and spirited youngsters took part in the Rs10 lakh prize money event held on Feb 8, 2014 Jisshu also took part in a charity football match for the knee replacement surgery of the Indian football player, Kushumita Das

In the media

Jisshu was ranked first in the Calcutta Times' Most Desirable Men in its 2015 edition He gained the 49th position in Times Celebex in July, 2015 for the buzz created around his 2015 comedy drama film Piku He also appeared in Dabboo Ratnani's Bong Calendar 1422, a first of its kind initiative and was presented at the launch event of the calendar Along with Paoli Dam, he launched the Times Food Guide 2017 at ITC Sonar

Filmography and awards

Jishu Sengupta filmography

Year Films Roles Language Notes
2000 Shesh Thikana Bengali
Rinmukti Bengali
2001 Ektu Choya Bengali
2002 Mr and Mrs Iyer Akaash English
2015 Piku Syed Afroz Hindi
Byomkesh Bakshi Byomkesh Bakshi Bengali
Rajkahini Kabir Bengali
Arshinagar Tayyab Bengali
2016 Kelor Kirti Joy Bengali
Zulfiqar Kashinath Kundu Bengali
Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana Byomkesh Bakshi Bengali
Hemanta Hirak Bengali
Aranya Deb Aranya Deb Bengali
2017 The Bongs Again Bengali
Posto Arnab Lahiri Bengali
Yeti Obhijaan Jung Bahadur Rana Bengali
Byomkesh O Agnibaan Byomkesh Bakshi Bengali
  • Shesh Thikana 2000
  • Rinmukti 2000
  • Ektu Choya 2001
  • Mr and Mrs lyer 2002 Akaash
  • Abar Aranye 2003 Jishu
  • Shubho Mahurat 2003 Kanai
  • Moner MajheTumi 2003 Arun
  • Guru 2003 Inspector
  • Premi 2004 Sumit
  • Annaya Attachar 2004
  • Swapno 2005
  • Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai 2005 Rahul
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero 2005 Sumit
  • Shudhu Bhalobasa 2005
  • Hungama 2006
  • Aamra 2006 Amit Roy
  • Tapasya 2006
  • Love 2008Rahul
  • 90 Ghanta 2008Rishi
  • Hangama 2008
  • Bor Asbe Ekhuni 2008
  • Ek Nadir Galpo: Tale of a River 2008
  • Neel Akasher Chandni 2009Neel
  • Abohoman 2010Apratim
  • Arekti Premer Golpo 2010
  • Kokhono Biday Bolona 2010
  • Noukadubi 2011Ramesh
  • Takhan Teish 2011Tamodeep
  • Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish 2012
  • Jaatishwar 2014
  • "Byomkesh bakxi" 2015
  • Rajkahini 2015Kabir
  • Arshinagar 2015Tayeb
  • Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana 2016
  • Kelor Kirti 2016Joy
  • Zulfiqar film2016Kashinath Kundu
  • The Bongs Again 2017
  • Posto film 2017Arnab Lahiri
  • Jio Pagla 2017Anonto Sen
  • Byomkesh O Agniban 2017
  • "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" 2018Gangadhar Rao
  • Mukhomukhi upcoming Payel
  • Basu Paribar upcoming Rituporna
  • Uma 2018 Srabanti, Sayantika
  • "Ghare and baire" 30th March 2018Amit Ray
  • "Ek je Chhilo Raja" 2018 Jaya Ahsan


  1. ^ a b "Jisshu Sengupta's younger daughter Zara plays little Uma in Srijit Mukherji's next" The Times of India 7 May 2018 Retrieved 8 May 2018 
  2. ^ "Out of the box: Of bad reviews and good collections in Tollywood" The Times of India Retrieved 13 Oct 2016 
  3. ^ "That Nineties Show" The Telehraph Retrieved 12 Sep 2010 
  4. ^ "Priyojon film" Gomolo 
  5. ^ "CHELEBELA Bengali - A Sukanta Roy film on childhood and young days of Rabindranath Tagore | WBRi | Washington Bangla Radio on internet" Retrieved 2017-11-19 
  6. ^ "Lesser Known Facts about Debasree Roy" filmsack Retrieved 2017-11-19 
  7. ^ "Chhelebela 2002" gomolocom Retrieved 2017-11-19 
  8. ^ "Tolly tally" The Telegraph Calcutta Retrieved 15 Oct 2008 
  9. ^ "Groom vroom!" The Telegraph Retrieved 21 Aug 2008 
  10. ^ "The floating hearts" The Telegraph Calcutta Retrieved 21 May 2011 
  11. ^ "For Jisshu Sengupta, Rituparno was his 'parents'" Business Standard Retrieved 7 June 2013 
  12. ^ "Bong actor Jishu Sengupta gets Barfee" The Times of India Retrieved 8 Dec 2011 
  13. ^ "Jisshu: actor who is a hero" The Telegraph Calcutta Retrieved 9 Jan 2014 
  14. ^ "A Tale of Two Byomkesh Bakshis: Anjan Dutt Didn't Want 'Another Abir'" NDTV Retrieved 2 Nov 2015 
  15. ^ "Rajkahini, Byomkesh ahead in the box office race in Kolkata" Hindustan Times Retrieved 19 Oct 2015 
  16. ^ "Is Arshinagar Aparna Sen's biggest disappointment in recent times" News18 Retrieved 12 Jan 2016 
  17. ^ "Out of the box: Of bad reviews and good collections in Tollywood" The Times of India Retrieved 13 Oct 2016 
  18. ^ "We enjoy a comfort level with Soumitra Chatterjee : Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay" The Indian Express Retrieved 27 Mar 2017 
  19. ^ "'Now I want to play a villain!'" The Telegraph Calcutta Retrieved 11 June 2011 
  20. ^ "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa opening night applauded by Tolly biggies" The Times of India Retrieved 9 Jun 2015 
  21. ^ "Jhalak comes to ETV Bangla" The Telegraph Calcutta Retrieved 11 Feb 2013 
  22. ^ "Egiye Bangla TV show of Bengal government to boost entrepreneurship" The Times of India Retrieved 7 Dec 2015 
  23. ^ "Jisshu steps out" The Telegraph Retrieved 26 Apr 2015 
  24. ^ "Look who's hanging out with Dhoni!" The Times of India Retrieved 12 Jan 2017 
  25. ^ "Celebspace" The Telegraph Calcutta Retrieved 13 Feb 2013 
  26. ^ "Bengal Celebrity League to start December 26" Business Standard Retrieved 23 Dec 2015 
  27. ^ "Over 8,000 to take part in Kolkata Marathon" Business Standard Retrieved 3 Feb 2015 
  28. ^ "Bangals win against the Ghotis at The Chinglish Premiere Gig" The Times of India Retrieved 15 Jun 2015 
  29. ^ "I am not a narcissist: Jisshu Sengupta" The Times of India Retrieved 12 Jan 2016 
  30. ^ "Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone top the Times Celebex list" Economic Times Retrieved 16 Jul 2015 
  31. ^ "Kangana and Madhavan launch Bong Calendar shot by Daboo Ratlani" The Times of India Retrieved 12 Jan 2017 
  32. ^ "Best moments from the Times Food Awards" The Times of India Retrieved 12 Jan 2017 

External links

  • Jisshu Sengupta on IMDb
  • wwwcitwfcom profile

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