Name of The Celebrity : Indra Bania
Date of Birth: 24th December - 1942
Birth Place: North Lakhimpur, then Assam Province, British India
Education: Karimganj High School, Pragjyotish Mohabidyaloy, Assam Engineering Institute, Chandmari, Guwahati, Assam
Notable Work: Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai, Haladhar
Awards and Achievements: Silver Leopard Best Actor’s Award (1988), Natasurya Phani Sarma Award (2010)
Spouce: Minu Bania
Indra Bania (Pronounced Indro Bonia) (Assamese: ইন্দ্ৰ বনিয়া ) had acted in more than 40 Assamese films in his film career spanning over four decades which includes Agnisnaan, Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence etc.
He did his schooling from Karimganj High School, higher secondary from Pragjyotish Mohabidyaloy, Guwahati, and engineering diploma from Assam Engineering Institute, Chandmari, Guwahati, Assam.
In 1988 he won Silver Leopard Best Actor’s Award at Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland for the movie Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai directed by Jahnu Barua.
On his demise, internationally acclaimed director Jahnu Barua said- “He was a hardworking man and always strive to give his best. For the role of ‘Rasheswar’ ( Bania’s character in the movie Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai ) , he worked really hard for around four months so as to portray the character of a farmer convincingly. He gave more than I had expected for the film,”
Bania is remembered for his unforgettable performance in two acclaimed All India Radio, Guwahati plays ‘Govardhan Charit’ and ‘Moinar Sangbad’, Bania is hailed for his comic and serious roles in film, TV and radio plays; besides having been a regular artiste with the AIR since 1964.
Indra Bania died on 25 March 2015 , Guwahati, Assam, India. He was cremated with state honors at the Nabagraha crematorium, Guwhati .
|Movies in Assamese Language|
|1974||Bohagor Duporia||Johns Moholia|
|1979||Srimati Mahimamoyee||Pulak Gogoi|
|1985||Agnisnaan||Bhabendra Nath Saikia|
|1985||Puja / Pooja||Dara Ahmed|
|1987||Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai||Jahnu Barua|
|1990||Ronga Modar||Timothi Hanse Das|
|1994||Mimangsha / Meemanxsa||Sanjib Hazarika|
|1998||Jowane Amoni Kore||Ashok Kumar Bishaya|
|2001||Sesh Upahaar||Gopal Borthakur|
|2001||Koina Mur Dhunia||Suman Haripriya|
|2002||Moromi Hobane Logori||Isha Khan|
|2007||Freedom at the Edge||Aneisha Sharma|
|2008||Aai Kot Nai||Manju Borah|
|2009||Dhunia tirutabur||Prodyut Kumar Deka|
|2012||Jangfai Jonak||Sanjib Sabhapandit|
|2012||Samiran Barua Ahi Ase||Prodyut Kumar Deka|
Movies in Other Language ( Hindi)
1982 – Apeksha (Hindi Remake of Oporupa/Aaparoopa) – Jahnu Barua
2001 – Daman – Kalpana Lajmi
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