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Oct 15, 1946

Victor Banerjee (Bengali: ভিক্টর ব্যানার্জী, Hindi: विक्टर बैनर्जीِ), born 15 October 1946 in Calcutta, India, is an Indian actor of Bengali descent, working in Hindi, Bengali and English language films. He has also appeared on a number of TV series on Indian television. He has worked for prominent directors like Jerry London, Shyam Benegal, Satyajit Ray, Roman Polanski, James Ivory, Mrinal Sen and David Lean. Banerjee is a descendant of Womesh Chandra Bonerjee, a leading intellectual, a prominent man of his time and the first president of the Indian National Congress (1885). He had his schooling in St. Edmund's, Shillong, and graduated in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta. In 1984, he acted as Dr. Aziz Ahmed in David Lean's adaptation of the book A Passage to India, bringing him to the attention of Western audiences. Victor was nominated for BAFTA award for this role in 1986. He won two other awards for this role: Evening Standard British Film Award and NBR Award (National Board Review, USA). He acted in Merchant Ivory Productions Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures, Satyajit Ray's Ghare Baire and in Mrinal Sen's Mahaprithivi. Though in recent years

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