Priyanshu Chatterjee


Standing tall at 6 feel two inches, model-turned-actor Priyanshu Chetterjee is a name to reckon with in Bollywood. His last release with Bhoothnath as actor Amitabh Bachchan's son earned him rave reviews. with this film, the actor who made his mark as the handsom young man who sent many a heart aflutter with Tum Bin, nine years ago has come a full circle.

He modelled for five years, worked for brands like Digjam's print campaign, Wills cigarettes, Levi's and Four Square. Before joining for movies this fashion model appeared in a pop video by Udit Narayan. He was also part of a TV show Khwaaish before moving to Mumbai.

Priyanshu's first film Tum Bin (2001) brought him a lot of popularity as this movie was a big hit. Newcomer Sandali Sinha, Himanshu Malik, and Priyanshu Chatterjee appeared in this movie which was a sad but romantic story of Amar Shah and his accidental death. In 2003 he played Urmila Matondkar's brother Trilok in Pinjar (2003). In this movie he is portrayed as a serious and disheartened man who has lost everything in life.

Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai (2003) and Dil Ka Rishta (2003) were the films where he went unnoticed. Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai bombed in the box office where as in Aishwarya Rai and Arjun Rampal's Dil Ka Rishta, he played a small role opposite Aishwarya.

In 2004, his flops were Madhoshi (2004), Julie (2004) and Woh (2004). Though Julie had many controversial issues, it did not affect the actor at all. In Madhoshi he played a rich guy, Arpit Oberoi, opposite the hot babe Bipasha Basu. It was followed by some more flop movies like Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai (2005), Film Star (2005), Utthaan (2006), Main Rony Aur Jony (2007), and Aamar Pratigya (2008). In Bhoothnath (2008) he was seen as Amitabh Bachchan's son.

He has also acted in a number of Bengali movies: Bidhaatar Lekha (2007) and Aamir Pratigya (2008).

This Bengali's recent release was a comedy movieChintu Ji (2009). His Hollywood film, Florida Road, is expected to release by 2010. Priyanshu will be playing one of the brothers in this family drama alongside actor Ashmit Patel. He will also be seen in the Konkona Sen Sharma starer Iti mrinalini (2010) as Imtiaz Chowdhury.

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