Happy Birthday Chandan Roy Sanyal: The many facets of the actor
On Chandan’s birthday, here are some interesting facts about the actor
Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal celebrates his 41st birthday today. The Rang De Basanti actor has delivered some stellar performances through the years. Following his breakout role in Kaminey (2009), he has since appeared in Aparajita Tumi (2012), Midnight’s Children ( 2012), D-Day (2013), Prague (2013), Jab Harry Met Sejal ( 2017), and Manto ( 2018), among others.
In 2020, he stood out as Bobby Deol’s trusted consort in Aashram: Chapter 1 and 2. He also featured in the anthology thriller Forbidden Love.
On Chandan’s birthday, here are some interesting facts about the actor.
His appearance in Rang De Basanti
Chandan Roy Sanyal is a mathematics graduate who discovered his love for acting during his college days. He made his Bollywood debut in Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti, in which he played the role of Batukeshwar Dutt. It helped him bag his next project, Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey (2009).
His life-altering role in Kaminey
Chandan Roy Sanyal became a popular name after his breakthrough performance in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey (2009). His character Mikhail was widely loved and paved his way to B-town.
His love for animals
The Aashram actor has unfaltering love for animals. He is a cat person and has three cute little cats named Rani, Pani and Tintin. He frequently posts adorable pictures with these munchkins. The actor is among the first ones to raise his voice for compassion when disturbing incidents related to animal violence are reported.
He is an excellent cook
Food is his first love and fusion cooking is his hidden talent. Chandan is an excellent cook and his Instagram gives us some insights into his master skill. The bong at heart keeps posting pictures of famous and enticing Bengali cuisine, and sometimes he adds a twist of fusion to it.
He is also a director and producer
Chandan has his own production house named Proscenium Film Company. Produced under his home banner, his directorial venture, So Sicily (long short) was screened at Valencia Indie Film Festival and African Smartphone International Film Festival and has also been selected at San Diego Film Festival. In the former festival, it stood nominated for the Best Featurette category. This honour came along after the actor-director-producer received immense appreciation for his last short films — Hiroshima, Azaad and Elementa.
The actor-producer also backed and starred in his successful venture In Between. Inspired by his personal experiences, he pieced together the script of this live film that digs into the reality of an actor's life. A commentary on the vibrant lives of actors, In Between is about a few actors auditioning for roles amid the emotional turmoil that takes a toll on their profession.