Uttam Kumar, famously known as Mahanayak of Bengali film industry, is one the most celebrated actors of his time. The actor, director, producer and singer who is still considered to be a cultural icon in Indian cinema, was once dubbed as the 'Flop Master General' when he first entered the Bengali film industry.
He was a recipient of many awards over his lifetime, including the National Film Award for Best Actor. On his 93rd birth anniversary, many of celebrities remembered the icon of Bengali film industry.
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বাঙালির গর্ব ও বাংলা সিনেমার একমাত্র মহানায়ক উত্তমজেঠুর জন্মবার্ষিকী আজ। তোমার দেখানো পথেই আজও হেঁটে চলেছি আমরা সবাই। pic.twitter.com/eXzRb9zWoU— Prosenjit Chatterjee (@prosenjitbumba) September 3, 2019
Happy Birthday গুরুদেব! You are The One and Only 💕 pic.twitter.com/EKdl3PMVDd— Swastika Mukherjee (@swastika24) September 3, 2019
আজ আমাদের "গুরুপূর্ণিমা" !— Abir Chatterjee (@itsmeabir) September 3, 2019
Uttam's first release was Drishtidan (The gift of sight, 1948) directed by Nitin Bose, though he worked in an earlier unreleased film called Mayador (Embrace of Affection). Then he acted in about four to five films, all of which were flops. In those films he constantly varied his name: Arun Chatterjee,
Arun Kumar, Uttam Chatterjee and finally Uttam Kumar.
He considered leaving the world of cinema and start working at Calcutta Ports. But his wife, Gouri Chatterjee told him that it would be better if he did not to do a job his heart was not in. His breakthrough film was Agni Pariksha in 1954 that began the success of the all-time romantic pair of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen, though they had first paired in Sharey Chuattor (1953). The film ran for 65 weeks and established Uttam in the industry.
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