Tapas Paul

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Tapas Paul
Native name তাপস পাল
Born Tapas Paul
(1958-09-29) 29 September 1958 (age 59)
Chandannagar, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Member of parliament
Years active 1980-2013
Notable work Dadar Kirti
Bhalobasa Bhalobasa
Anurager Choyan
Amar Bandhan
Guru Dakshina
Uttara
Mondo Meyer Upakhyan
Political party All India Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s) Nandini Paul
Children Sohini Paul
Tapas Pal
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Krishnanagar
Assumed office
2009
Preceded by Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
MLA
In office
2001-2009
Preceded by Saugata Roy
Succeeded by Firhad Hakim
Constituency Alipore

Tapas Paul (born on 29 September 1958) is an Indian actor who is known for his work in Bengali cinema. He shot to fame and popularity with his debut film Dadar Kirti (1980), a romantic drama by Tarun Majumdar, and sustained his fame with films like Saheb (1981), Parabat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anurager Choyan (1986), Amar Bandhan (1986) to name few.

Paul made his Bollywood debut in Hiren Nag's Abodh (1984) opposite Madhuri Dixit.[1] He collaborated with Tarun Majumdar for the second time in his romantic flick Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985) where he was paired with Debashree Roy. The film achieved a roaring success and established his pairing with Roy as the most bankable one of the nineteen eighties. His other major hits with Roy include Arpan (1987), Surer Sathi (1988), Surer Akashe (1988), Nayanmani (1989), Chokher Aloy (1989), Shubha Kamana (1991), Mayabini (1992), Tobu Mone Rekho (1994). He collaborated with Buddhadev Dasgupta in Uttara (2000) and Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002).[2] He is a Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar having won in the 2014 Indian General Elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket.[3][4] He was arrested by C.B.I for alleged link to Rose Valley Chit Fund chitfund scam in December 2016,[5][6][7][8] and was given bail after 13 months.[9]

Education

Tapas Paul did his graduation in Bio-Science from Hooghly Mohsin College under University of Burdwan.[3][10]

Film career

Paul's first movie appearance was in 1980, in the film Dadar Kirti, directed by Tarun Majumder.[10] Paul collaborated with Tarun Majumdar for the second time in his romantic flick Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985) where he was paired with Debashree Roy. The film achieved a roaring success and established his pairing with Roy as the most bankable one of the nineteen eighties. His other major hits with Roy include Arpan (1987), Surer Sathi (1988), Surer Akashe (1988), Nayanmani (1989), Chokher Aloy (1989), Shubha Kamana (1991), Mayabini (1992), Tobu Mone Rekho (1994). He collaborated with Buddhadev Dasgupta in Uttara (2000) and Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002).

Controversy

On 31 December, Paul was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Ponzi firm Rose Valley Group.[11]

On 11 January 2017, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Babul Supriyo filed a complaint against Paul along with AITC MP Saugata Roy and MLA Mahua Moitra for falsely accusing him of being involved in the Rose Valley scam.[12]

Filmography

Film Co-actors Year Director
Dadar Kirti Mahua Roychoudhury, Debashree Roy, Sandhya Roy 1980 Tarun Majumdar
Surer Bhubaney Indrani Dutta, Rupa Ganguly, Prosenjit Chatterjee 1992 Prabir Mitra
Maya Mamata Chumki Chowdhury 1993 Anjan Choudhury
Ajante Moonmoon Sen 1984 Arbinda Mukherjee
Abishkar Satabdi Roy 1990 Salil Dutta
Nishantey Debashree Roy 1985 Narayan Chakraborty
Samapti Debashree Roy 1983 Bijoy Bos
Tumi Je Aamar Prosenjit Chatterjee, Satabdi Roy 1994 Inder Sen
Garmil Debashree Roy, Indrani Dutta, Roopa Ganguly 1990 Dilip Roy
Anurag Satabdi Roy 1990 Jawhar Biswas
Chhokher Aloy Debashree Roy 1989 Sachin Adhikari
Rajar Meye Parul Anju Ghosh 1993 Milan Chowdhury
Rudrabina Ranjit Mallick 1987 Pinaki Mukherjee
Toofan Chiranjit, Abhishek Chatterjee 1988 Biresh Chatterjee
Tumi Koto Sundar Moonmoon Sen 1989 Manoj Ghosh
Antaranga Satabdi Roy 1988 Dinen Gupta
Saheb Mahua Roychoudhury, Madhabi Mukherjee, Utpal Dutt 1981 Bijoy Basu
Antarer Bhalobasa Mandakini 1991 Bimal Roy
Asha Chiranjit, Debashree Roy 1989 Anup Sengupta
Parabat Priya Mahua Roychoudhury, Debashree Roy 1984 Dipranjan Bose
Deepar Prem 1984
Abodh(Hindi) Madhuri Dixit 1984 Hiren Nag
Baidurya Rahosya Moonmoon Sen 1985 Tapan Singha
Anurager Chowa Mahua Roychoudhury 1986 Johor Biswas
Pathbhola 1986 Tarun Majumdar
Mon Mayuree Mousumy Chatterjee 1990 Biresh Chatterjee
Bhalobasha Bhalobasha Debashree Roy 1986 Tarun Majumdar
Ashirbad Mahua Roychoudhury 1986 Biresh Chattopadhyay
Guru Dakshina Satabdi Roy 1987 Anjan Choudhury
Jar Je Priya Aparna Sen 1987 Salil Dutta
Paap Punya Chiranjit, Indrani Dutta 1987 Rajat Das
Agaman Sandhya Roy, Debashree Roy 1988 Tarun Majumdar
Pratik Chiranjit, Soumitra Chatterjee, Raakhee 1988 Prabhat Roy
Mangal Deep Satabdi Roy, Ranjit Mallick 1989 Haranath Chakraborty
Angaar Satabdi Roy 1989 Srinibas Chakraborty
Apan Amar Apan Satabdi Roy 1990 Tarun Majumdar
Bolidan Raakhee 1990 Anil Ganguly
Parashmani Satabdi Roy, Sandhya Roy 1988 Tarun Majumdar
Surer Akashe Debashree Roy 1987 Biresh Chatterjee
Mayabini (1992) Debashree Roy 1992 Tushar Majumdar
Dan Protidan Indrani Halder, Rachana Banerjee 1993 Sukhen Das
Atithi Shilpi Ritu Das 1993 Kalidas Chakraborty
Amar Kahini Ritu Das 1993 Indraneil Goswami
Nilimay Neel Indrani Halder 1991 Biresh Chatterjee
Maan Maryada Satabdi Roy 1991 Sukhen Das
Debar Indrani Halder 1991 Amal Roy Ghatak
Duranta Prem Rachana Banerjee 1993 Prabhat Roy
Boumoni Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee 1994 Partha Pratim Chowdhury
Sangharsha Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ranjit Mallick, Chumki Chowdhury 1995 Haranath Chakraborty
Lady Doctor Laboni Sarkar, Abhishek Chatterjee 1995 Bimal Dey
Pratidhwani Moonmoon Sen, Abhishek Chatterjee, Satabdi Roy 1995 Anup Sengupta
Pati Param Guru Indrani Dutta 1991 Biresh Chatterjee
Antartama Indrani Halder, Ranjit Mallick 1995 Dinbondhu Ghosh
Jamaibabu Shatabdi Roy, Subhendu Chatterjee 1996 Dulal Bhowmik
Uttara 2000 Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Rin Mukti Jisshu Sengupta, Mousumi Chatterjee 2000 Dinen Guptaj
Mondo Meyer Upakhyan Samata Das 2002 Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Mayer Anchal Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ranjit Mallick 2003 Anup Sengupta
Sudhu Bhalobasha Jisshu Sengupta, Rachana Banerjee, Samata Das 2005 Raj Mukherjee
Ghatak Jeet, Koel Mallick, Rajatava Dutta 2006
Shikar Koel Mallick, Amitabh Bhattacharjee, Rajesh Sharma 2006 Saran Dutta
I Love You Dev & Payel Sarkar 2007 Ravi Kinagi
8:08 Er Bongaon Local Swastika Mukherjee, Sonali Chowdhury, Anamika Saha 2012 Debaditya
Challenge 2 Dev, Pooja Bose 2012 Raja Chanda
Khiladi Ankush Hazra, Nusrat Jahan 2013 Ashok Pati

Awards

Political career

He is a member of All India Trinamool Congress. He was an MLA from Alipore for two terms (2001-2006 & 2006-2009). Currently, he is the MP of Krishnanagar since 2009.

Personal life

He is married to Nandini Paul. At present she is a participant of Bigg Boss Bangla. They have a daughter named Sohini Paul, who is also an actor in Tollywood.[14]

References

  1. ^ ":: Rajshri Films - Abodh (1984) ::". www.rajshri.com. Retrieved 2017-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Tapas Pal Filmography, Tapas Pal List Of Movies On Gomolo.com". gomolo.com. Retrieved 2017-09-10. 
  3. ^ a b Detailed Profile: Shri Tapas Paul india.gov.in. Retrieved 16 October 2012
  4. ^ Tapas Paul netapedia.in. Retrieved 16 October 2012
  5. ^ "CBI arrests Trinamool MP Tapas Pal". 
  6. ^ "Rose Valley Scam : Making of the Rs 60,000 Crore Chit Fund Scandal". 
  7. ^ "Rose Valley scam". 
  8. ^ "Rose Valley chit fund scam". 
  9. ^ "Tapas Paul gets bail after 13 months". The Times of India. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 
  10. ^ a b Bengali Cinema: Tapas Pal Archived 18 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine. calcuttaweb.com. Retrieved 16 October 2012
  11. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-tmc-mp-tapas-paul-arrested-in-rose-valley-case-2287932
  12. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/india/rose-valley-chit-fund-case-babul-supriyo-sends-defamation-notices-to-tmc-leaders-for-linking-him-to-scam-4468606/
  13. ^ "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  14. ^ Wind in my hairindiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 16 October 2012

External links

  • Tapas Paul on IMDb
  • Profile at Calcuttaweb.com
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