Tapas Paul (29 September 1958—18 February 2020) was an Indian actor who is known for his work in Bengali cinema. He shot to fame and popularity with his debut film Dadar Kirti (1980), a romantic drama by Tarun Majumdar, and sustained his fame with films like Saheb (1981), Parabat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anurager Choyan (1986), Amar Bandhan (1986) to name few. He was awarded the Filmfare Award for his role in Saheb (1981).
Paul made his Bollywood debut in Hiren Nag's Abodh (1984) opposite Madhuri Dixit. He collaborated with Tarun Majumdar for the second time in his romantic flick Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985) where he was paired with Debashree Roy. The film achieved a roaring success and established his pairing with Roy as the most bankable one of the nineteen eighties. His other major hits with Roy include Arpan (1987), Surer Sathi (1988), Surer Akashe (1988), Nayanmani (1989), Chokher Aloy (1989), Shubha Kamana (1991), Mayabini (1992), Tobu Mone Rekho (1994). He collaborated with Buddhadeb Dasgupta in Uttara (2000) and Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002). He is a Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar having won in the 2014 Indian General Elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket. He was arrested by C.B.I for alleged link to Rose Valley Chit Fund chitfund scam in December 2016, and was given bail after 13 months. died 18th feb 2020
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Tapas Paul did his graduation in Bio-Science from Hooghly Mohsin College under University of Burdwan.
Paul's first movie appearance was in 1980, in the film Dadar Kirti, directed by Tarun Majumder. Paul collaborated with Tarun Majumdar for the second time in his romantic flick Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985) where he was paired with Debashree Roy. The film achieved a roaring success and established his pairing with Roy as the most bankable one of the nineteen eighties. His other major hits with Roy include Arpan (1987), Surer Sathi (1988), Surer Akashe (1988), Nayanmani (1989), Chokher Aloy (1989), Shubha Kamana (1991), Mayabini (1992), Tobu Mone Rekho (1994). He collaborated with Buddhadeb Dasgupta in Uttara (2000) and Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002).
On 31 December 2016, Paul was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Ponzi firm Rose Valley Group.
He was released after serving a 13 thirteen months sentence.
On 11 January 2017, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Babul Supriyo filed a complaint against Paul along with AITC MP Saugata Roy and MLA Mahua Moitra for falsely accusing him of being involved in the Rose Valley scam.
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He is a member of All India Trinamool Congress. He was an MLA from Alipore for two terms (2001-2006 & 2006-2009). He was the MP of Krishnanagar since 2009 to 2019.
He is married to Nandini Paul. At present she is a participant of Bigg Boss Bangla. They have a daughter named Sohini Paul, who is also an actor in Tollywood.
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