Tota's Biography

Tota was born in a Bengali joint family in Kolkata. He studied at Goethals Memorial School in Kurseong and later at St. Xaviers’ College in Kolkata. He represented both his school and college in Football and Athletics.

He attracted people’s attention when the director Mr. Rituparno Ghosh cast him opposite Ms.Nandita Das in ‘Shubho Mahurat’. Later he was cast in ‘Chokher Bali’ with Ms. Aishwarya Rai, in which he created quite an impact, and also in ‘Sunglass’ with Ms. Konkona Sen Sharma; both films directed by Mr. Rituparno Ghosh.

He is one of the few actors who successfully straddle both commercial and arthouse cinema. He is also considered to be the fittest Bengali actor.