Anjan Dutt (Bengali: অঞ্জন দত্ত ‘Añjan Datta’) (19 January 1953) is an Indian film director,actor and singer- songwriter of the 1990s Bengali music scene defined by anyodharar gaan (alternative music). Anjan Dutt’s style of music is different from the others in the sense that it has simple tunes, one that is reminiscent of western folk music. His lyrics are simple and more natural. Anjan’s music is somewhat influenced by blues, bluegrass, folkand country music. He is the first Bengali artist to depend more on the saxophone. He is an admitted fan of Bob Dylan and his Bengali contemporary Kabir Suman.
Anjan is also an accomplished actor. He started his career as an actor in Bengali cinema. His first film was Chalachitro directed by Mrinal Sen, where he won the prize for the best newcomer actor, at the Venice Film Festival. Recently, he has acted in Aparna Sen’s film, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. Anjan Dutt may be regarded as one of the best serious actors in the Indian serious cinema movement, that has seen the likes of Mrinal Sen’s much-esteemed film “Bhuvan Som”. Anjan Dutt has been regarded by some as being the ‘angry young man’ of serious cinema in contemporary India. He is also a national award winning filmamker and is one of the most prominent directors of Bengali Cinema. He has directed movies like The Bong Connection, Chalo Let’s Go, Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona and many more. In recent years he has been directing Byomkesh Bakshi movie series, a fictional detective in Bengali literature created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay……