Rabi Ghosh

Rabi Ghosh
Born Rabi Ghosh Dostidar[1]
(1931-11-24)24 November 1931
Calcutta, Bengal, British India
Died 4 February 1997(1997-02-04) (aged 65)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Occupation Actor, Film Director
Years active 1959-1997
Spouse(s) Anubha Gupta (?–1972; her death)[1]
Baishakhi Devi (1982–his death)

Rabi Ghosh (Bengali: রবি ঘোষ) (24 November 1931 4 February 1997) was an Indian actor who worked in Bengali cinema. He is best known for his comic roles, though his versatile acting talent brought him success in various kinds of roles. He was a regular in Satyajit Ray films. Rabi Ghosh was a renowned actor in Bengali theatre and TV as well.

Early life

He was born on 24 November 1931 in Kolkata. His real name was Robi Ghosh Dostidar. In 1949 he completed his matriculation from the South Suburban Main School. After completing his intermediate in science, he joined the Asutosh College for graduation. He used to work in Bankshal Court from 1953 to 1959. He got married to actress Anubha Gupta. After her demise, he remarried Baishakhi Devi on 24 November 1982.


Rabi Ghosh’s role in the play Angar was noticed by director Aurabinda Mukhopadhay. Robi made his debut in a small role in his film Ahoban in 1959. His breakthrough was in Tapan Sinha's Galpo Holeyo Sotti, and his role in Satyajit Ray’s Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1968) became a landmark in his career. Abhijan (1962), Aranyer Din Ratri (1970), Hirak Rajar Deshe (1980), Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (1991), and Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) are some of his memorable movies. He was also a noted theatre personality who was a student of Utpal Dutta’s Little Theatre Group. He traveled abroad extensively for his performances in Berlin (1969), Mauritius (1988), the USA and Europe (1995). He also directed the movie Nidhiram Sardar. In 1970, he participated in the Berlin Film Festival as the lead actor of Goopi Gyne Bagha Byne. He was the founder of the theatre group “Chalachal”. In 1960 he was awarded the Ultorath Award for his outstanding performance in the play Angar. He died on 4 February 1997.


As actor

As director



  1. 1 2 Robi Ghosh. IMDb
  2. "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Retrieved 16 October 2012.

Robi Ghosh at the Internet Movie Database

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