Victor Banerjee – an Indian actor who appears in English, Hindi, Bengali and Assamese language films

He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Ghare Baire.


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Victor Banerjee

Victor Banerjee is an Indian entertainer who shows up in English, Hindi, Bengali and Assamese language films. He has worked for chiefs, for example, Roman Polanski, James Ivory, Sir David Lean, Jerry London, Ronald Neame, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Montazur Rahman Akbar and Ram Gopal Varma.

Victor Banerjee is an Indian entertainer who shows up in English, Hindi, Bengali and Assamese language films. He has worked for chiefs, for example, Roman Polanski, James Ivory, Sir David Lean, Jerry London, Ronald Neame, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Montazur Rahman Akbar and Ram Gopal Varma. He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Ghare Baire. He was granted the Padma Bhushan, India’s third most elevated regular citizen grant, in 2022 by the Indian Government in the field of workmanship.

Early life and education

Banerjee was brought into the world in a Zamindari Bengali Hindu family. He is a relative of the Raja Bahadur of Chanchal (Malda District) and the Raja of Uttarpara. Banerjee finished his tutoring from St. Edmund’s School, Shillong. He did his graduation in English writing from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta; and finished his post graduation in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. He turned down a grant to Trinity College in Dublin, which had proposed to him, through the Irish Christian Brothers, to concede him as an operatic tenor.

A man of many parts, Banerjee had a profound and standing interest in performance center in the early years. While in Calcutta, he acted in plays for the British Council,British Women's Association and the theater bunch Amateurs.

Personal life

A man of many parts, Banerjee had a profound and standing interest in performance center in the early years. While in Calcutta, he acted in plays for the British Council,British Women’s Association and the theater bunch Amateurs. He was the lead tenor in the Calcutta Light Opera Group creation of The Desert Song,. During his time in Bombay he performed for the Cambridge Society, chief Arun Sachdev and furthermore played Jesus in Bombay Theater’s very first melodic creation, Godspell. He likewise played senior division hockey and football in the Bengal League during the 1960s. During the 1991 Uttarkashi Earthquake, he effectively partook in alleviation work. He independently drove five donkeys stacked with help materials in addition to conveyed a knapsack of 30 kg (66 lb) of milk and medications to Pinswar town (which is past the timberline) not long before the main winter snowfall and before the Govt supplies came to. In December 1999, he and his significant other Maya got the new thousand years with active cooperation in alleviation work in tornado crushed Orissa which included revamping mud cabins and clearing creature cadavers. The Moran Blind School in Assam established by his dad Maj S.N. Banerjee in 1971 is an Instituiton which Banerjee proceeds to sustain and create. Under his stewardship, it is currently an undeniable private school. As of late, the understudies were the semi-finalists in the North East Blind Football Championship and evaluated by a Bangalore-based association as one of the most outstanding schools for outwardly tested understudies. His energy for Art lead him to lay out The Calcutta Art Gallery in the last part of the 1970s which was the main business craftsmanship display in the city. He got famous craftsmen, for example, M.F.Husain, Jehangir Sabavala, Anjolie Ela Menon, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Sakti Burman and numerous others to display. He additionally effectively advanced new ability and craftsmen like Shyamal Roy had their most memorable shows in the Gallery. He is the Brand Ambassador of the Srimants Sankaradeva Society of Assam and the Bird Watchers Society of Uttarakhand and the Goodwill Ambassador of the Dimasa Tribe of the Northeast Hill Tracts. He splits his time between his homes in Landour in Uttarakhand and in Kolkata. He has a little girl who was a trustworthy VFX manager for quite a long time and is presently a trying instructor. His other little girl, a previous Scientist, is gotten comfortable the U.S.

In 1984, Banerjee depicted Dr. Aziz Ahmed in David Lean's film of A Passage to India, carrying him to the consideration of western crowds. He was selected for a BAFTA grant for the job in 1986, and won the Evening Standard British Film Award and NBR Award (National Board Review,

Film career

In 1984, Banerjee depicted Dr. Aziz Ahmed in David Lean’s film of A Passage to India, carrying him to the consideration of western crowds. He was selected for a BAFTA grant for the job in 1986, and won the Evening Standard British Film Award and NBR Award (National Board Review, USA) for it. Not many non Americans and no Asian has won the NBR Award for Best Actor. In April 1985, at an exceptional occasion in Louisiana where John Travolta and Loretta Swit were likewise regarded, Banerjee got the “Show-a-Rama Award” from the Motion Picture Association of America as “New International Star”.

He acted in Merchant Ivory Productions Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie’s Pictures, Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khilari and Ghare Baire and in Mrinal Sen’s Mahaprithivi. On the arrangement of Gunday featuring Priyanka Chopra, Mr. Banerjee has said that he feels “all work is a test and in this way fun”. However has been engaged with Bollywood lately, Banerjee is principally associated with the Bengali entertainment world. He additionally plays character jobs every once in a while in the British film. He was likewise projected in the widely praised job of “Jesus” in the 1988 creation of the York Mystery Plays, by chief Steven Pimlott. He was the principal Asian to play a lead job in British Theater.

In 1991, BBC and CBC of Canada produced a documentary titled “Return Journey” directed by John McGreevy on six world celebrities. Banerjee, along with greats like Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa and Jackie Stewart were featured as celebrities who refused to live away from their home countries. Banerjee is the only person in India who has won the National Award in three categories: As a cinematographer, for his documentary Where No Journeys End (which, in competition with 3100 entries from 27 countries, also won the Gold Award at the Houston International Film Festival); as a director, for his documentary The Splendour of Garhwal and Roopkund; and as an actor (Best Supporting Actor) for his work in Satyajit Ray’s Ghare Baire.

2022 — Padma Bhushan — India's third highest civilian award.

Civilian Awards

  • 2022 — Padma Bhushan — India’s third highest civilian award.

Political career

Banerjee unsuccessfully contested the 1991 Lok Sabha election in Calcutta North West from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He got 89,155 votes and stood third.

As an active member of the BJP, he was critical of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s order to shoot the Karsevaks who had once climbed the Babri Masjid prior to its demolition.

As an active member of the BJP, he was critical of Mulayam Singh Yadav's order to shoot the Karsevaks who had once climbed the Babri Masjid prior to its demolition.

He has been highly critical of what he called Navjot Singh Sidhu’s pacifist attitude to terrorism exported from Pakistan.


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