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 Chetana Das


Father's Name:
Late Girindra Kumar Talukdar

Address:
Tezpur, Kacharigaon

Date of Birth:
4th November 1954, Shillong.

Education:
Tezpur, Darrang College.

First drama:
The role of "Kujiburi" at " Sonit Kuwari " When she was a student of class III.
In the year 1965, received the award of best actress from Tezpur Multipurpose Girls' School. 

Full length Drama (First):
"Bhojara" from Tezpur Baan Theatre. Worked with eminent personalities like Chandra Dhar Goswami, Natasurya Phani Sharma, Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha in "Siraj", "Chanakya", "Nagraj Basuki", "Mahijivi", etc
In the year 1972, represented Darrang College  in the drama festival held at Gauhati University  and bagged the Gold medal for the drama-" Sihat Namare" written by Prafulla Bora. 
In the year 1975, took part in the play named " Fatema Bibir Ghar" , staged at "Natghar" in Rastrapati Bhawan and I. I. Fask hall, New Delhi. 
Through " Tezpur Sangit Natakam", played the character of "Aaita" (Grand mother) in the play "Upapath" written by Prafulla Bora, held in various districts of Assam. 
On 31st Oct 1975, joined as a drama artist at Drama Department of  Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Assam.
Took part in a dance drama,directed by Luit Konwar Rudra Baruah telecast on Doordarshan.
In 1975, took part in the "LokGeet" section performed by the artists of Assam in the All India LokSangeet Mahotsava,held at Rabindra Sadan,Calcutta,
Did the main character of "Bagi" in the year 1976, the play written by Mr. Atul Bordoloi & Mr. Dulal Roy, named  " Brikshar Khoj" was performed in Sriram Center, New Delhi.This particular play was performed  more than 50 times on different stages.  
In the same year, acted in the drama "Sarkari Inspector" which was adjusted as the best play in the All India Drama Mahotsava held at Kalamandir, New Delhi.
In the year 1986, participated  in " Apna Utsav". In the same year, successfully completed training in Zikir under the late Mr. Rekibuddin Ahmed and dance training under the supervision of the renowned Chorographer Mr. Narendra Sharma.
In the year 1979, participated in all the plays held at  the "workshop of Drama" which was organized by National School of Drama under the supervision of  of " Directorate of cultural affairs, Assam and also performed the main role in the drama "Gaonbura" written by Padmanath Gohain Baruah.
In the year 1992, performed the role "Chijnia" in the Drama " Kelinda" , Directed by Mr. Dulal Roy in the National School of Drama and I. I. Fask hall, New Delhi.
Participated as Loknrita artist in SAARC Mahotsav in 1995. 
Participated as a Lokanrita artist in Konark Lokanritra Mahotsav in Suyra Mandir, Bhubaneswar  
In the year 1995, successfully completed the training of " Film Appreciation course" under the guidance of Jahnu Baruah. 

AIR Play:
Played the role " Maina" in the play  "Govardhan charit"  written by Tarun Saikia and  directed by Nilu Chakravorty in 1976. 
Played the role of " Bedana"  in the play " Kathfula" written by Late Abdul Malik and directed by Late Dhiru Bhuyan. 
The play " Maina sangbad" written by Tarun Saikia, selected as one of the best Plays in the All India Radio Drama competition. 

Award winning Film:
"Agnisnan", "Kolahal", "Sarathi", "Sandhya Raag", "Avartan", and in hindi, "Kaal Sandhya", all are directed by Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia.
"Humlaya"- A Kanada Film
"Dil Se", directed by Maniratnam
"Firingoti", "Papori", are directed by Jahnu Barua.
"Abuj Bedona", directed by Bipul Baruah.
"Adarjya", directed by Dr. Swantana Bordoloi.

Plays Directed:
"Ajin Patoki", written by Dinesh Sharma
"Majoni", written by Jeuti Borah.
"Pohar", written by Basanta Khanikar.
"Mohe Gun Gun Kare", written by Lakhinandan Borah.
"Prajapati Nibandhan" written by Chetana Das.

Other Outstanding Achievements:
Acted in a hindi serial "Kamrup Ki Kahani".
Bagged the Dr. Ambedkar award for her outstanding service in the field of Assamese culture.
Bagged the Moonlight Media special Jury award for excellent performance in "Hiya Diya Niya".

Social Organisation Associated With
"Akyatan", "Mitali Kala Kendra", Bharatiya Gana Natya Sangha", "Baijanti", "Souvik", "Natsala", "Pragati", "Samalay", "New Art Players", "Manchalok", "Barpeta Phukan Natya Mandir", "Milan Mandir", "Sivasagar Natya Mandir", "Kamrupiya Sanatan Dharma Mandali", "Srigal", "Ban Theatre", "Sangeet Natakam", "Mazgaon Sankar Mandir" etc..

Stage Drama:
"Aahar", written by Arun Sharma
"Janma" written by Mahendra Borthakur
"Suna Janmejoy" written by Aidya Rangachari
"Bhotai Deka", written by Sarada Bordoloi.
"Ati Solar Kahini", Written by Ali Haider.
"Lily Oi Lily", Written by Harendra Nath Bhuyan.
"Arms And The Man", Written by G. B. Shaw.
"Over Bridge", Written by Pravin Phukan.
"Maharaja" written by Satish Bhattacharya.
"Parashuram", written by Arun Sharma.