Panaji: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Saturday announced veteran actor-filmmaker Biswajit Chatterjee as the recipient of the ‘Indian Personality of the Year’ award. The 84-year-old actor is known for featuring in films like “Bees Saal Baad”, “Night In London” and “April Fool”.
Javadekar, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), said Chatterjee will be given the honour during the National Film Award, to be held in March this year. The honour aims to celebrate film personalities for their exemplary contribution to cinema.
Chatterjee started his career in the late 1950s and went on to work in films like “Biwi Aur Makan”, “Sagaai”, “Kohra” among others. In 1975, he directed and produced “Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja”, featuring himself along with Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Rekha.
Some of Chatterjee’s Bengali films include “Chowringhee” (1968), “Garh Nasimpur” and “Amar Geeti”.
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