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Rajatava Dutta

One of the most celebrated and respected Bengali actors of his generation with versatile acting performances in critically acclaimed films

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Rajatava Dutta (born on 11 August 1967) is an Indian actor who appears in Bengali, Hindi and English films. He is often regarded as one of the most celebrated and respected Bengali actors of his generation. On one hand, he has received popularity for playing negative characters in commercially successful films like 'MLA Fatakeshto', 'Paglu', 'Boss' etc; on the other hand he has gained critical praise for his versatile acting performances in critically acclaimed films like 'Paromitar Ekdin', 'Open Tee Bioscope' etc. and in the web-series 'Byadh'. He is also a judge on the 'Zee Bangla' reality show 'Mirakkel'.

Rajatava passed Madhyamik in 1983 from Ballygunge Government High School, Higher Secondary from Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration in 1985, and graduated from Netaji Nagar College in 1987.

He has been working as a theatre artist since 1987. He has started his work in the theatre group 'Antarmukh' under Soumitra Basu (1987–1990), followed by 'Ushnik' with Ishita Mukherjee (1990–1993), in 'Swapnosandhani' with Kaushik Sen (1993–1995), (1996–1997) and (2011–2016), in 'Gandhar' with Ashit Mukhopadhyay (1994) and with Dwijen Banarjee (1995), in 'Natyoanon' with Chandan Sen (1997–2000), in 'Ansambal' with Sohag Sen (1997–2001), in 'Calcutta Performers' with Tamal Roy Chowdhury (2001–2002), in 'Sangsriti' with Debesh Chattopadhyay (2002–1018), in 'Lokokristi' With Falguni Chatterjee (2004–2006), in 'Vupen Bose Avenue Chorus' with Amitava Dutta (2014–2018) and in 'Natyoshala' with Rana Basu (2016–2018). He first received his big break in the 1998 film 'Ajab Gayer Ajab Katha'.


  • Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards in 2001 for 'Paromitar Ekdin' in the category of best actor in a supporting role

  • Anandalok Awards in 2006 for the movie 'MLA Fatakeshto' for the category of best villain.

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