Banerjee, Victor 1946- (Victor Bannerjee)

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Banerjee, Victor 1946- (Victor Bannerjee)


Born October 15, 1946, in Calcutta, India; married, wife's name, Maya; children: two daughters. Education: Received M.A. in comparative literature. Avocational Interests: Tennis, swimming, hockey, soccer.


Agent—Scott Zimmerman, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Rogers and Cowan Public Relations, 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Actor. Founder and founding secretary of India's first Screen Extras Union.

Awards, Honors:

National Board of Review Award, best actor, National Association of Theatre Owners of Texas Award, International Star of the Year, and United Motion Picture Association Award, all 1985, for A Passage to India; Evening Standard British Film Award, best actor, Film Award nomination, best actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1986, for A Passage to India; National Critics Association Award, best actor, for Pratidan; National Debate Champion Award, India.


Film Appearances:

(Debut) Prime Minister of Oudh Ali Naqi Khan, Shatranj ke Khilari (also known as The Chess Players), Connoisseur Films Ltd., 1977.

Georgie, Maharaja of Tasveer, Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures, Contemporary Films Ltd./New Yorker, 1979.

Dhan Raj, Kalyug (also known as The Machine Age), 1981.

Jaipur Junction, 1982.

(As Victor Bannerjee), Doosri Dulhan, 1983.

Dr. Aziz, A Passage to India, Columbia, 1984.

Nikhilesh Choudhury, Ghare Baire (also known as The Home and the World), European Classics, 1984.

Ram Das, Foreign Body, Orion, 1986.

Hard to Be a God (also known as Es Ist night leicht ein gott zu zein and E'Difficile essere un dio es), Union Generale Cinematographique/Jugendfilm Verleigh/Titanus Distribuzione/Films du Volcan, 1989.

Elder son, Mahaprithivi (also known as World Within, World Without), 1992.

Mr. Singh, Bitter Moon (also known as Lunes de fiel), Fine Line, 1992.

Antarghaat, Arjoe, 2002.

Dr. Rjan, Bhoot (also known Ghost), Bodega, 2003.

Justice J. P. Chatterjee, Joggers' Park, Rainbow, 2003.

Peter the cheater, Bow Barracks Forever, Cinemawalla, 2004.

Yatna, 2005.

It Was Raining That Night, Columbia TriStar, 2005.

Navin Kapoor, My BrotherNikhil, Antiprod, 2005.

Hari Singh, Amavas, Shreya, 2005.

Sunny's father, Home Delivery: AapkoGhar Tak, Sahara One, 2005.

Dadaji, Ho Sakta Hai, Ashco, 2006.

Gary, The Bong Connection, Moxie, 2006.

Mr. Bannerjee, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Yash Raj, 2007.

Apne, Glamour Entertainment, 2007.

Also appeared in Arohan (also known as The Ascent), 1982, and in Madhurban, Tanaya, Pratidan, Prarthana, and Dui Prithri.

Film Director:

An August Requiem, 1982.

Stage Appearances:

Made stage debut in Pirates of Penzance. Also appeared in productions of Desert Song and Godspell.

Stage Work:

Directed An August Requiem, 1981.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Georgie, Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures, 1978.

Karpal Singh, Dadah Is Death, CBS, 1988.

Azad, Bradford Riots, Channel 4, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The lover, Pikoor Diary (also known as Pikoo's Diary), 1981.

"Subway Safari," Travels, PBS, 1989.

Television Appearances; Series:

Guananagari, True Adventures of Christopher Columbus, BBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Judge, Star Search, syndicated, 1985.