Born in 1937 in Sylhet, now in Bangladesh, Shri Bibhash Chakraborty began his stage career in the early ’60s with Nandikar, where he worked with senior colleagues and leaders of the group theatre movement including Shri Ajitesh Bandopadhyay, noted director and actor. Leaving Nandikar in 1966, Shri Bibhash Chakraborty formed Theatre Workshop, directing a number of plays including Mohit Chatopa-dhyaya’s Rajrakta, Manoj Mitra’s Chakbhanga Modhu, as well as several works of Brecht, Sartre, Tagore and O’Casey.
Established as a leading director of the Bengali stage, Shri Bibhash Chakraborty founded Anya Theatre in 1985 upon leaving Theatre Work- shop. His productions since then include Madhab Malanchi Kainya, an experimental play incorporating elements of the traditional lore of east Bengal. Shri Bibhash Chakraborty has acted in films directed by Mrinal Sen and was producer at Doordarshan Kendra, Calcutta, from 1974 to 1988. He received the Vishishta Parichalak Award from the Government of West Bengal in 1988.
Shri Bibhash Chakraborty receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribu- tion to theatre as a director.