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Manosh Bandyopadhyay’s four decades in acting

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
Noted actor of the country’s drama arena Manosh Bandyopadhyay has already crossed four decades of his acting career. In his long time career, he worked in many popular TV and theatre plays, films and TVCs.
Hailed from Jhiltuli of Faridpur, Manosh, son of Noni and Santona Bandyopadhyay, started his acting career through Suniyom Nattyachakro. Under the banner of this theatre group, he first acted in play Sajano Bagan under Biplob Bala’s direction. He was attached with this group for five years. Later coming to Dhaka he acted against Tarana Halim in Kha Ma Harun produced TV play titled Sanai Noi. After watching him on the screen in that TV play, many viewers thought he was singer Kumar Bishwajit.
Then Manosh came into limelight to act in Al Mansur produced TV play Laily Majnu. He played the role of Majnu while late film actress Diti acted in role of Laily in that play. After working in this play, Manosh got so much popularity that director Ibne Mizan made his film Punormilon to cast him against Nuton.
Manosh also got popularity to work in Zia Ansari produced play Protishruti, Barkatullah produced serial Dhakaye Thaki, Sheikh Riazuddin Badshah produced play Tong Ghor, etc. He also got appreciation for acting in Narayan Ghosh Mita’s film Saheb, Khan Ataur Rahman’s Hisab Nikash, Delwar Jahan Jhontu’s Bhaiyer Ador, Motin Rahman’s Mon Manena, among others.
In the beginning of his acting career, Manosh came into discussion to perform as model in TVCs of Anwar Shirting Suiting and Robin Blue. He professionally started acting in 1978-79 through film Sanai Ghor.
Manosh completed Honours and Masters from Public Administration from University of Dhaka. He was residential student of Mohsin Hall. His nick name is Sontu. He informed that recently he worked in two new TVCs. In TVC of Pran Chutney, directed by Polash, Orsha performed with him as his daughter. His performed another TVC of Robi also got appreciation from the viewers.
While talking about passing four decades in media Manosh told this correspondent, “It is really a great luck for me to get viewers’ appreciation in my four decades long career in media. I always got their love. Without acting I didn’t engage with other. It is really shocking that actors get their values after death not before death. I am actor - it is my pride.”
Manosh also said that he is father of Protik and Rodela. Film actors Subrata and Aruna Biswas are his two best friends. Late Syed Ahsan Ali Sydney and Nazma Anwar are his favourite TV actors.        

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