He was also known as Vasant Chowdhury. He was born on 5 May 1928 and he died on 20 June 2000. He is a Bengali actor and is also known to play roles in the Hindi cinemas. He has worked with well known directors of the bollywood like: Asit Sen, Rajen Tarafdar, Ajay Kar and Bijay Bose. He was born in Nagpur. He completed his graduation from Morris College as a graduating student of Nagpur University in 1949. He also did his Matriculation Examination from D.N.H. School. He has worked in movies like: Bhagaban Shri Krishna Chaitanya, Jadu Bhatta, Andhare Alo, Deep Jwele Jaai with Suchitra Sen, Anushtoop Chhanda, Abhaya O Srikanta, Raja Rammohan Roy, Diba Ratrir Kabya, Devi Chowdhurani. He was given Best Actor Prize for his film Raja Rammohan by Bengali Film Journalists Association. He was appointed as Chairman of Nandan. He also received Bangla Stage Centenary Star Theatre award. Check out this page for more updates on Basanta Chowdhury.