Robi Ghosh Dostidar or as we lovingly know him, just Robi Ghosh. There were many layers to the personality of Robi Ghosh. With his every layer we could see a brilliant new facet revealing itself. The man who dominated comedy, the man whose mere face would make people burst into hilarity could also do a serious role with as much calibre effortlessly.
He is an innocent and simple village folk as Bagha and as a ‘parar loafer’ in Teen Bhubaner Parey. He is a god sent savior in Golpo Holeo Sotti. In Abhijaan and Ashiteo Ashiona we see him as a very different person. Whereas in Aranyer Din Ratri we laugh our heads off when he smartly compares his kuotala (well) bath to swimming in French Riviera.
Not many actors in this world could pull these acts off with so much ease and grace. Behind the simple garb of this man lay a fiery genius.
He ruled the theatre, he ruled the big screen and he ruled our hearts. Here is a rare interview of a great comedian, actor and man.
About Robi Ghosh
Robi Ghosh was born in Kolkata on 24 November 1931. His wife Anubha Devi was also an actress. He completed his graduation in science from Ashutosh College. For six years he worked in the Bankshal Court.
Robi Ghosh made his debut in 1959 in the film Ahoban where he played a minor role. Rabi Ghosh’s also did theatre and director Aurabinda Mukhopadhay spotted him out in the play Angar.
Robi Ghosh eventually became an eminent actor in Utpal Dutta’s Little Theatre Group. He travelled to perform plays in Germany, USA and many parts of Europe. He also formed his own theatre group.
With Tapan Sinha’s Galpo Holeyo Sotti, everyone knew Robi Ghosh. As Ray’s Bagha, he achieved international acclaim.
As a director he is known for his film Nidhiram Sardar.