Bratya Basu is a professor of Bengali literature, a dramatist, director, actor and a politician. Basu was West Bengal's minister for education till May 2014 and was then assigned the tourism portfolio. He was elected a MLA, from the Dum Dum constituency in 2011 Assembly Election of West Bengal.
Bratya Basu’s noted plays thereafter include Aranyadeb, Shahar Yaar, Virus-M, Winkle-Twinkle, etc. These plays are not only popular but also unique in different genres of modern literary theatre and subject to manifold interpretations. His other important plays include Ruddhasangeet, Chatushkon, Hemlat - the Prince of Garanhata, Krishna Gahobar, Shawteroi July, Bikele Bhorer Sorshey Phool, Supari Killer, Boma etc. He has formed the theatre group Kalindi Bratyajon in 2008.
He has directed three films – Raasta, Teesta and Tara. He has also acted in many films which include Kaalbela, Icchey, Sthaniyo Sambad, Hemlock Society, Muktodhara etc.
Basu has bagged many awards and recognition. Some of them include the Shyamal Sen Memorial award (1998), Dishari Award (2000), Satyen Mitra Award (2001, 2003, 2004), Shambhu Mitra Samman, conferred by Rajdanga Dyotak, Khaled Choudhury Samman, conferred by Abhash, Shilpayan Samman and the prestigious Ritwik Ghatak Smriti Puroskar, conferred by Rajshahi Ritwik Ghatak Memorial Committee, Republic of Bangladesh. In the 26th Annual Kalakar Awards 2018, he has won the Special Jury Award 2018 for his outstanding performance in the film Baranda.
Debshankar Haldar is the superstar of Bengali theater. In his acting career, Debshankar has been associated with theater groups like Nandikar, Natyaranga, Sudrak, Bratyajan, Blank Verse etc. ‘Bhalo Manush Noigo Mora’, 'Sesh Shakkhatkar', 'Football', 'Ei Sahar Ei Samay', ‘Amar Priyo Rabindranath’, ‘Gotroheen’, ‘Ruddhasangeet’ are some of his famous plays.
He has acted in many films as well like 'Aleek Sukh', 'Maya Mridanga' but his main priority has always been theater. His first directorial venture outside Nandikar is Story Teller's 'Topi'. Debshankar has received the highest theater award -- ‘Sangeet Natak Academy Award’ in 2014.
Biplab Bandhyapadhyay is a popular face of Bengali television and theatre. He has played major roles in ‘Teesta Parer Brittyanto’, ‘Mefisto’, ‘Putul Nacher Itikotha’ and ‘Bisarjan’. Apart from acting he has directed many plays as well. In 2009 he formed a theatre group named ‘Prachyo’.<
Chaiti Ghoshal is an acclaimed film and television actress. She has performed in a good number of Bengali plays including "Dakghar" directed by Tripti Mitra.
Theater personality Ashim Raychowdhury has performed in a number of stage shows for the last 20 years most notably in ‘Romi o Julie’, ‘Caligula’, ‘Tipur Swapno’ ‘Anticlock’, ‘Operation Flush’, '16 Milimeter’, 'Istishadi-The Suicide Squad', 'Ground Zero' etc. In television, Ashim has acted in many television serials and tele-films for Star Jalsha, Zee Bangla, ETV/Colors Bangla, Akash Bangla, etc. His film career consists of films by renowned directors like Sandip Ray, Srijit Mukherjee, Kamaleshwar Mukhopadhyay, Raja Sen, Birsa Dasgupta, Raj Chakraborty, Ravi Kinagi, Rajeeb Kumar, and Raja Chanda, among others. He is a founder member of the Prachyo theater group.
Anjana Basu is a renowned actress and a familiar face in the Tollywood industry. She does plays regularly with theatre groups Mukhomukhi and Notorongo. She had started her acting career with "Arohan" directed by legend Soumitra Chatterjee as a part of the group Mukhomukhi. She has went on to work with well renowned directors such as Anjan Das (jara bristi te vijechilo) , Anjan Dutta,(Ami asbo phire) Arindam Sil,(Asche abar shobor) Atonu Ghosh,(Angshuman er chobi..) Kaushik Ganguly (Laptop) and many more. She has starred in multiple television series and films, and has won several awards for her realistic acting. Besides acting in the Tollywood industry, she has also worked in a Bollywood television series and film directed by Amol Palekar.