Once upon a stage a five year girl stood up to say the difficult lines of Tagore from Balmiki Pratibha. And since then she got eternally infected and affected by the performance bug which could yet not be cured. Rijita Chatterjee or Buku as she is fondly known fell in love with lights, action and drama then itself when she was not very sure of the difference between dance and theatre. She, then a class three student, did stun the audience with her élan and stage presence.

After that, she had a long incubating period, when she trained her self in Classical Indian dance and music under the tutelage of great masters like Rekha Moitra and Sapna Choudhury. She was often marked, noticed and commented for her tonal quality and her extreme sense of rhythm in her body and voice. She grew almost forgetting the seeded venom of performance that blued her existence till class ten.

She was suddenly shocked to realize that she was never bereft of the world where pretence is truth and you are not you but somebody else from some other time. She was again under the glittering light on the stage for the British Council Student Theatre Festival, which won her the Best Actors award for the role of Sita. And things fell in place or rather got disrupted for ever since then.



“PG Certificate Course in Theatre Studies” at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. (Class of 2010).

Madhyamik: 2004, Modern High School,WBBSE, Kolkata, First Divn.

CBSE XII: 2006, Apeejay School, Kolkata, First Divn.

B.A. (IR): 2009, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, First Divn.

Masters in Political Science

Travelled to Lambda (in London) Theatre Training College on a months scholarship course on Advanced Training for theatre & music.


Hobbies :

Singing, Indian Classical Music, Western Music, Plays & Theatre, Movies, Reading.