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Star Spot

PC, private eye…

Could be how Parambrata is known after he plays the role of one of Bengali literature’s most famous sidekicks. He is playing Topse to Sabyasachi Chakra-borty’s Feluda in Sandip Ray’s Bombaiyer Bombete, under production. But the third-year student at Jadavpur University is well-known to telly viewers.

Screen buff to screen star…

Is the transition he underwent in minutes. Our guy was waiting to catch a flick at a film festival when Anjan Dutt spotted him and asked him to attend a workshop. Parambrata was chosen from a bunch of 15 for the lead role in Half-Chocolate, an Alpha Bangla serial in 1999. The 26 episodes about a five-member rock band gained popularity and so did its singer-lyricist star.

Takes no leap of faith…

To believe this 21-year-old could hold a tune. He loves the guitar, having learnt from Amyt Datta, who he still jams with occasionally. Was the lead singer in band Lakhhichhara while in just Class VIII. Kabir Suman may be his fave, but more traditional strains also find his favour. The guy who is now trying to pick up eastern classical on the guitar also has a passion for singing Rabindrasangeet.

Full frontal…

Full screen, is how his fans know him. The English student can be spotted here, there, on every channel. Has a meaty role in Antaraley on DD and will also feature in the soon-to-be-aired Srot. He’s done telefilms for ETV, and you may have seen him in last Sunday’s Ashchorjyo Golaap. Since 2001, he has been acting in telefilms for Kaushik Ganguly and Raja Dasgupta, including Manashi. Chena Mukher Shari was his first mega-serial and he has recently acted in a few Sahityer Shera Somoy episodes. Shesh Krityo, where he played son to Anjan Dutt, fetched the Anandalok Award for best telefilm this year. Liked his role in Urmi Chakrabor-ty’s Hemanter Pakhi, too.

Do not disturb…

Is the sign that hangs on his door for the moment. Parambrata admits to often having skipped classes, but has his priorities straight, with finals around the corner. After graduation, film school is what would excite him, with a specialisation in direction. But he is also in talks for a few feature film roles.

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