Biswajeet Ranjitkumar Chattejee is 80 now and almost retired from acting. But, the 60s era belonged to this Bengalee actor, who travelled from Kolkatta to Mumbai to work in Hindi films, after performing in few Bengalee films. After making his debut through suspense filled film ‘Bees Saal Baad’ opposite top actress of that time Waheeda Rehman, Biswajeet shot into fame and signed films like ‘Shehnai’, ‘Kohra’, April Fool’ and ‘Mere Sanam’ one after the other in next two years. Lucklily for him, all the songs from his films turned out to be hit songs, which helped him to earn name and fame in Mumbai’s film industry.
60s period belonged to Biswajeet, as he gave many successful films like ‘Hare Kaanch Ki Churiyan’, ‘Night in London’, ‘Aasra’, Vaasna’, ‘Biwin aur Makaan’,’Nai Roshni’ ‘Kismat’, ‘Do kaliyan’, ‘Raahgir’ and ‘Pyar Ka Sapna’. During this period, his pairing with actress Mala Sinha was the choice of many film makers. It was during this period, Biswajeet also landed into controversy, when he kissed his co star Rekha without her consent, during shooting of the film ‘Anjana Safar’ . But, he later defended himself stating that it was his director’s idea, to capture her reaction , who was shocked by this sudden act.
Biswajeet continued to perform in Hindi films during 70s and also made his own film ‘Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja’ in 1975, which was directed by him, with many top artistes, including himself. During 80s Biswajeet switched to character roles and in 2009 he was last seen in the role of Neil Nitin Mukesh’s grandfather in the film ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’. Thereafter, in 2014 general elections, he contested from New Delhi as a Trinamool Congress candidate, but lost miserably. He now lives in Mumbai