Saswata Chatterjee - Updated May 2024

Saswata Chatterjee is a notable Indian tv and film actor. Saswata Chatterjee rose to fame by playing the role of Topshe in a Sandip Ray-helmed television series based on the Feluda culture. Moreover, his other popular works include "Baksho Rahashya", "Nayantara", "Ek Akasher Niche", "Get2Gether", "Kahaani", and many more.

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Early Life and Childhood

Saswata Chatterjee was born on December 19, 1970, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. His age is currently 52 years old. He was born to his parents Subhendu Chatterjee (father) and Anjali Chatterjee (mother). His father was also a popular Bengali actor.

According to sources, he also has a brother who is settled in the USA but his details are not disclosed. Likewise, he holds Indian nationality and follows Hinduism as his religion.

As per his birthdate, he was born under the zodiac sign Sagittarius. He began acting after telling his father that he wanted to be an actor. He then joined the theater company founded by his father, Biswarupa, and soon began to receive numerous serial offers, including one from Sandip Ray for the TV show Feluda.


Regarding his academic qualification, Saswata Chatterjee has completed his diploma in acting. But the University he attended is not known. However, he attended South Point High School for his higher-level education.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Saswata Chatterjee is a TV and film actor. Chatterjee made his acting debut in a Hindi serial based on Samaresh Majumdar’s Kaalpurush and directed by Saibal Mitra. His portrayal of Topshe in the 1996 Bengali film Baksho Rahashya, directed by Sandip Ray, helped him become well-known. Later, he performed as Topshe, Feluda’s sidekick, in a television series under the direction of Sandip Ray. His acting abilities were recognized after this television debut, and he grew in popularity.

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Caption: Saswata Chatterjee’s series poster
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Moreover, the acting of Chatterjee in several Bengali movies received positive reviews. Tiyasha, C/O Sir, Proloy (2013), Jekhane Bhuter Bhoy, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Bhooter Bhabishyat, Abar Bomkesh (Chitrachor), Rang Milanti, Byomkesh Bakshi (Adim Ripu), The Bong Connection, and Abar Aranye are just a few of his famous appearances. He participated in the acclaimed 2012 Vidya Balan and Sujoy Ghosh Hindi film Kahaani. He portrayed Bob Biswas, a cold-blooded murderer, in that movie. His portrayal of Bob became so well-known, according to Chatterjee:

Bob Biswas has most definitely exceeded the popularity of Kahaani. Poor Saswata has lost his identity. He is addressed as Bob wherever he goes.

— Saswata Chaterjee on his role on Bob Biswas.
On Facebook and Twitter, the character gained thousands of followers after it went viral. The character of Bob served as inspiration for an upcoming graphic novel. The 2013 film Meghe Dhaka Tara, which also portrays the socio-political climate of modern West Bengal during the Tebhaga and Naxalite movements, was inspired by Ritwik Ghatak’s life and work as a Bengali filmmaker. He portrayed Nilkantha Bagchi, the main character in this movie.

Awards and Nominations

Saswata has received a lot of awards and praise through his successful acting career. He has been nominated in the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) for Best Actor in a Negative Role for the movie Kahaani. Likewise, he was also nominated for the Stardust Award for Breakthrough Supporting Performance for the same movie.

In 2011, he received Best Supporting Actor for “THE FORLORN” at Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012. Likewise, he won the title of Best Supporting Actor for Byomkesh Bakshi at the Tele Cine Awards. Moving on, his other award includes Best Comedian for Bhooter Bhabishyat at Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman. In 2021, he won the title of  Best Actor for Chobiyal at the West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award.

Personal Life

Saswata is a straight-gender person. As for his relationship status, he is a married man. He tied the knot with Mohua Chatterjee who is professionally a teacher. Likewise, the couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter named  Hiya Chatterjee.

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Caption: Saswata Chatterjee with his wife
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Saswata Chatterjee – Net Worth 2023

Chatterjee has earned a hefty amount of money throughout his successful acting career. He has a net worth of $5 million as of May 2023. However, he hasn’t disclosed his salary and other asset values.

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, he is active on various social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His official verified Facebook page ‘Saswata Chatterjee’ has gained more than 657K followers as of now. Likewise, his Instagram account ‘@saswatachatterjeeofficial’ has more than 138K followers and has shared 708 posts. He also joined Twitter in November 2021 and has more than 990 followers on his account ‘@SaswataTweets’.

Saswata Chatterjee – Body Measurements

Reflecting on his physical stats, Saswata Chatterjee has a fit body personality. He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weights 80kg. Likewise, his chest size is 44 inches, his waist size is 34 inches and his biceps size is 14 inches. Similarly, he has a pair of brown eyes with dark brown colored hair.

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Caption: Saswata Chatterjee posing for a photo
Source: Instagram