Nipon Goswami: 8 Facts You Should Know About The Superstar

In the world of Assamese Entertainment Industry, his name represents one of the most glorious eras of Assamese cinema. He is the first formally trained actor of the Assamese Film Industry and credited with acting in the highest number of Assamese films, serials, stage shows, television serials. He has spent more than 50 years in this industry.

Yes, we are talking about none other than Nipon Goswami.

Here are 10 Facts you should know about this superstar.

1.The First Professionally Trained Assamese Actor

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With Dr. Bhupen hazarika, during the Shoot of “Siraj”

Nipon Goswami was born in September 1947 at Kolibari in Tezpur. Born to a family with a deep-rooted interest in the arts, his father Chandradhar Goswami was a famous actor of his times while his mother, Nirupama Goswami, was a versatile singer. He did his schooling from Kolibari Lower Primary School and Tezpur Government High School. After completing his graduation, he went to the FTII in 1965 and graduated to become the first professionally trained Assamese actor to work in Assamese films.

2. He Acted for The First Time in 1957

He saw the camera for the first time in 1957 on the sets of Piyali Phukan, directed by Phani Sharma. His father played a part in that movie and Nipon Goswami had a small role as a child artist. That was the first time he got to know what cinema is. After that, he got busy in studies and cinema took a back seat although he was involved in theatre and stage performances.

3. His First Break As Lead – Sangram

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During the shoot of Assamese Film “Ulka”

While in the final year at Pune FTI, Nipon Goswami received a letter from late Amar Pathak with an offer to play the lead role in his film, Sangram, which was based on one of his novels. he went to Kolkata for the shoot and that marked the beginning of his cinematic journey. Sangram was released in 1968.

4. The Movie Which Changes Everything

After Sangram, Goswami worked in Dr. Bezbaruah directed by Brajen Baruah, which was a record-creating movie. That movie was the turning point in his career and there has been no looking back since then.

5. Mobile Theatres Helped Him To Develop As An Actor

He grew up watching performances of the Ban Theatre near his house and somehow that interest made him perform in plays. He has performed in several mobile theatres like Kohinoor, Hengul and Abahan and feels that they have helped him develop as an actor.

6. His Bollywood Appearance

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Nipon Goswami has acted in more than 8 Bollywood films till date. His latest film released was 18.11 – A Code of Secrecy directed by Mohibul Haque. Some of his Bollywood releases are Damini, Do Bhai, Do Anjaane etc.

7. Subhash Ghai, Shatrughan Sinha Were His Classmates in FTII

Subhash Ghai, Navin Nischol, Shatrughan Sinha etc. were his classmates when he was studying FTII, Pune.

8. His Family

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Goswami lost his wife Ranjita Goswami around one and half years back. She was the pillar of strength and support for him.

His son Siddhartha Goswami is a software engineer by profession and lives in Mumbai. But he is deeply interested in films and might soon take up a few film offers. He performed very well in Mission China and has kept the family’s legacy in acting alive. His wife, Kinkini, is also an artist and is into acting.

Watch: Assamese Film Siraj

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