Gour Prasad Ghose

Gour Prasad Ghose...a veteran actor, director and producer of Odiya Film Industry, is a name to reckon with. He was the first romantic actor and was a pioneer in this industry who initiated a lot of changes/trends and paved the way for the future generation of Odiya cinema.

Gour Prasad Ghose or Rai Gour, as he was initially known, was an eminent personality in the film fraternity. He started his career as a struggling actor and with sheer determination and effort went on to become a renowned actor as well as a distinguished producer and director. His films were highly successful and popular and milestones in the Odiya film industry. All his films were significant for portraying social and cultural dimensions. He never compromised artistic values for commercial success. Along with his wife Parbati Ghose he achieved both box office success and artistic accolades. Throughout his career he nurtured many newcomers and introduced noted stage and radio artistes in every sphere of film making.

Gour Ghose was born into an affluent Bengali family. His family migrated to Orissa from Bardhaman via Calcutta. Father...Late Atul Krishna Ghose was one of the first few graduates of Orissa and quite proficient in English Literature, often quoting from the works of Shakespeare.

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Parbati Ghose

Parbati Ghose a.k.a. Chapala and also Chandana was as big a legend as her husband Gour Prasad Ghose in the Odiya Film Industry.

A talented actress in her own right her memorable and powerful performances were at par with national level artistes. She was much adored at the peak of her career and has been showered with numerous awards and accolades.

Her husband, Gour Ghose, gave her the platform to become Orissa’s first woman producer and director. Along with him she bloomed as an artiste. She exhibited great strength overcoming her share of hurdles and carried on with the production house even after his demise.

Born in Cuttack, Orissa, she was one of eight siblings. Though a middle class family they were rich in culture and education. Father...Late Basudev Naik worked as a manager in the then famous ManMohan Press. During his tenure the noted writers Kanhu Charan Mohanty and Gopinath Mohanty had many of their best selling works published by this press. He was also responsible for the Odiya translation of the Gita, the editions of which are still available.

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Filmography

Year

1956

MOVIE

Bhai Bhai

PRODUCER

Gour Prasad Ghose

DIRECTOR

Nitai Palit

Year

1959

MOVIE

Maa

PRODUCER

Gour Prasad Ghose

DIRECTOR

Nitai Palit

Year

1962

MOVIE

Laxmi

PRODUCER

Gour Prasad Ghose & Parbati Ghose

DIRECTOR

Sarada Naik

Year

1965

MOVIE

Kaa

PRODUCER

Parbati Ghose

DIRECTOR

SIDDHARTH (Ram Chandra Thakur, Gour Ghose and Parbati Ghose)

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Awards Achieved