Actor and director who became known as an acclaimed actor in Bengali theater and founded the famed Little Theater Group in 1947. He was given the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1970 and won three Filmfare Awards for Best Comedian.
He appeared in the comedy films Gol Maal, Guddi, and Rang Birangi.
He starred in the 1969 film, Bhuvan Shome, directed by Mrinal Sen.
His acting career started in English theatre in the 1940's, where he won acclaim for his work in Shakespearean productions.
He married theatre and film actress Shobha Sen in 1960.