Chiranjeet Chakraborty is an iconic veteran actor of the Bengali film industry, a superstar who has been a part of the industry for more than 40 years. But the journey from Deepak Chakraborty to Chiranjeet Chakraborty was not that smooth and has taken a lot of efforts on his end to make a mark in the industry. He made his debut with the 1981 film ‘Sonay Sohaga’, but made his mark with Anjan Choudhury's 1984 film ‘Shotru’. His first solo hit was the 1985 film ‘Antarale’. He has given us a series of hits like Pratikar, Paapi, Paap Punyo, Beder Meye Joshna, Amarkantak, Jibon Joubon, Bhoy, Shaitan, Pennam Kolkata, Beyadap , Tridhara , Jiban Yoddha , Phiriye Dao , Agnitrishna , Shakti, Rakta Nadir Dhara, Tomar Rakte Amar Shohag, Trishul, Chotushkone among others. He is considered to be perhaps one of the most successful actors of Bengali Cinema. Not only that, Chiranjeet Chakraborty is also a politician, he’s a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Government of West Bengal from the Barasat constituency.
Jiyo Bangla had the pleasure of interviewing the veteran actor on its exclusive interview segment ‘Adda With Apsara’ where he shared the story of his journey from Deepak to Chiranjeet.