Top 50 Most Desirable Men: No.47 - Jisshu U Sengupta And Lesser-Known Facts

Ariana Linh |Jun 04, 2019

Although being a household name in the film industry, Jisshu Sengupta isn't vocal about his personal life. Let's check out some lesser known fact about this veteran actor and take a peek into the journey he took to get to where he is now.

Jisshu U Sengupta is a popular name in the Bengali film industry. Appearing in critically-acclaimed movies like Shob Charitro Kalponik, Rajkahini, Byomkesh Bakshi, Kelor Kirti, Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana and many others, the actor has long established himself in Bollywood. Jisshu was born 15 March 1977 in Kolkata, India.

He's now 42 years old and has been happily married to Nilanjana Sharma in 2004. The couple has 2 daughters, Sara Sengupta, 14 years old, and Zara Sengupta, 10 years old.

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Although being a household name in the film industry, Jisshu wasn't a vocal figure about his personal life. That being said, let's check out some lesser known fact about this veteran actor and take a peek into the journey he took to get to where he is now.

Top 50 Most Desirable Men - Jisshu Sengupta: Jisshu is only a nickname

This might come as a surprise, but Jisshu is just a nickname. His real name is Biswaroop Sengupta. Early in his life, Sengupta studied at the Julian Day School, where he was fully engrossed in playing cricket. He pursued a degree in economics from Heramba Chandra College, following which he started to work in an advertising agency.

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Jisshu is just a nickname. Source:

Top 50 Most Desirable Men - Jisshu Sengupta: He also plays cricket and is a huge fan of sports

We all know him as the Bollywood star who can take on any roles and excel at them. But did you know that before he was an actor, he was also a talented cricketer?

The athlete has the record to show, too. More than one occasion, he represented Bengal in several league matches at state-level. With the busy life in showbiz, you thought cricket would be a thing of the past for him. Not so. He's a sports enthusiast and is currently the captain of a cricket team in the Celebrity Cricket League.

Besides cricket, he also joined charity football matches and ran the Kolkata Marathon in 2014. Over 8,000 participants including elite runners, beginners, fitness enthusiasts, corporate teams and spirited youngsters took part in the marathon.

Top 50 Most Desirable Men - Jisshu Sengupta: He started with TV Soap before hitting the big screen

Like many Bollywood actors, Jisshu got his start appearing on television soap. His debut was the popular Bengali TV soap, Mahaprabhu, where he played the lead character Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The role was monumental for his career, as it spread his name and talent all across the country.

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A promotional poster for Mahaprabhu. Source:

Unfortunately, his silver screen debut, Priyojon, directed by Dinen Sengupta, was a critical and commercial failure. Afterward, Jisshu had a few unsuccessful roles here and there, until he got the lead in the highest-grossing film of Bangladesh in 2003: Moner Majhe Tumi.

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Moner Majhe Tumi, Jisshu's big break. Source:

Later, the actor would make his debut in Bollywood through biographical war film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, with the directorial work of Shyam Benegal.

Top 50 Most Desirable Men - Jisshu Sengupta: Jisshu and his wife  give relationship goals

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Jisshu and his wife, Nilanjana Sengupta are happily married even after 14 years. Source:

As aforementioned, Jisshu is married with fellow actress Nilanjana Sharma. But did you know their history? The two first met in the Durga Puja festival of 2002. And it was love at first sight. By mere chance, the two was paired together as celebrity judges for a competition at the festival, and they later had lunch.

After that fateful day, Jisshu and Nilanjana would work together for movies, and eventually, their love blossomed on the sets and they tied the knot in 2004.

Top 50 Most Desirable Men - Jisshu Sengupta: His favorite role is...

According to an undisclosed source, among Jisshu's many characters in his career, his favorite has always been Kabir from Srijit Mukherji’s 2015 film Rajkahini. Delving into the grim history of the Partition, Rajkahini is weaved around a border between the two nations that runs through a brothel housing, eleven women.

Although it wasn't the lead role, Jisshu as Kabir played a detrimental role in the story. The movie was widely praised, and Jisshu was one of the many reasons.


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