Arjun Chakrabarty is an Indian actor who has worked in many Bengali films, TV shows, and web series. He is the son of Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and brother of Gaurav Chakrabarty.
Arjun Chakrabarty was born on Monday, 5 March 1990 (age 33 years; as of 2023) in Kolkata (then – Calcutta), West Bengal, India. His zodiac sign is Pisces.
He completed his schooling at Assembly of God Church School, Kolkata and studied Humanities in 11th and 12th standard. He pursued a Bachelor of Mass Communication and Videography at St. Xaviers College, Kolkata. He also worked as a child artist in a few TV shows. While studying in the final year of college, he started acting in TV shows to pursue a career in the Bengali film industry (also known as Tollywood).
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42″, Waist 32″, Biceps 13″
He belongs to a Bengali Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
His father is a noted Bengali actor, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, and his mother, Mithu Chakrabarty, is a TV actress.
His younger brother, Gaurav Chakrabarty, is also a renowned Bengali actor.
Wife & Children
He got married to Sreeja Sen on 10 March 2016. They had earlier gotten engaged to each other on 6 June 2015. The couple has a daughter named Avantika Chakrabarty, born on 15 February 2018.
His sister-in-law (Gaurav Chakrabarty’s wife), Ridhima Ghosh, is also a famous Bengali actress.
He met Sreeja Sen while studying 11th standard and dated her for 10 years before marrying her in 2016. In an interview, he revealed that when Sreeja shifted from North Kolkata to South Kolkata, he used to go to her house via bicycle.
He worked in many dramas in theatre including Ekhon Tokhon in 2013, Dudh Kheyeche Mao in 2014, and Chitey Gur in 2016. Interestingly, these three dramas were directed by Arindam Ganguly.
He made his debut with the 2010 TV show Gaaner Oparey and played the role of Gora. His acting was liked by fans and applauded by critics.
He later appeared as Debashish Bhatta in the Shajarur Kanta episode of Byomkesh in 2014, as Kaushik in Akash Choan in 2016, and as Ishan Chatterjee in Jamai Raja in 2017.
He made his debut with the 2012 Bengali film Bapi Bari Ja and played the role of Bapi.
He later appeared as Agni in Bonku Babu in 2014, as IPS Officer Abhijeet in One in 2017, as Satyakam Das in Byomkesh Gotro in 2018, as Abirlal in Guptodhoner Sandhane in 2018, as Avik in Love Aaj Kal Porshu in 2020, as Apu in Avijatrik in 2021, as Arnab in X=Prem in 2022, and as Aditya in Mithye Premer Gaan in 2023. In 2023, it was reported that he would appear as Rangaraj in Devi Chowdhurani: Bandit Queen of Bengal and as Neel Chowdhury in Kath Badamer Gandho.
His debut Bollywood film was Pink in 2016 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, and Vijay Varma, in which he played the role of Ritwik.
His debut short film was Debi in 2015 starring Monali Thakur and Ananya Chatterjee. He later worked in Flames and The Hungry Stones, both in 2017.
His debut web series was The Nightwatchman in 2019 which streamed on Hoichoi, in which he played the role of Nishith.
He appeared as Anindya in the ZEE5 series Satyameva Jayate in 2019, as Siddhanth Singha in the Hoichoi series Mahabharat Murders in 2022, and as Animesh in the Hoichoi series Homestay Murders in 2023.
He also played a main role in the Hoichoi series Rajneeti in 2023.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Best Rising Star (Male ) award in the Big Bangla Rising Star Awards in 2011 for the TV show Gaaner Oparey
- Best Actor in a Negative Role award in the West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards in 2019 for the film Byomkesh Gotro
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role award in the Bharat Bangladesh Film Awards in 2019 for the film Byomkesh Gotro
- Critics’ Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) award in the Filmfare Awards East in 2021 for the film Avijatrik
- Best Supporting Actor Male award in the Hoichoi Awards in 2021 for the web series’ Murder in the Hills & Byomkesh (web series) S7
- Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Male (OTT) award in the Films and Frames Digital Film Awards in 2022 for the web series Murder in the Hills
- Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) award in the West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards in 2022 for the film Avijatrik
- Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) award in the Filmfare Awards East in 2022 for the film X=Prem
- Nominated for Best Actor Male award in the West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards in 2023 for the film X=Prem
He owns a Hyundai i20 car and a Jeep Compass SUV.
He has got names of his wife Sreeja and daughter Avantika inked on his right shoulder and Bellator inked on his right chest.
- His nickname is Rishi.
- He was good in studies and came fourth in the 11th standard and second in the 12th standard examinations, while his wife Sreeja came first.
- He is an avid reader and reads both fictional and non-fictional literature particularly history, medical literature and articles related to fitness. His favourite authors are William Dalrymple, Shashi Tharoor, Ken Follett, and Jeffrey Archer. The Telegraph
- He has been interested in fitness and sports since his childhood. He likes to play football and cricket in his leisure time. He regularly exercises in the gym and prefers to work out in the morning. He prefers to sleep around 10:30 pm and wake up around 5:30 am in the morning.
- He likes to drive cars and prefers to rent a car while on vacation so that he can drive them.