Jisshu Sengupta, popularly known as Jisshu, is an Indian actor and television presenter. Initially, Jisshu was a cricketer, who represented Bengal in some sub junior games. But he was more keen to make a career in the Bengali film industry. He got his first break in a mega serial, Mahaprabhu, as the lead character, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He is a popular figure in contemporary Bengali television. He has recently (June 2011) made a comeback on Bengali television, with the megaserial Aparajito, which is being produced by his own company, Blue Water pictures, and is possibly the very first serial based on a male protagonist.
Jisshu has worked with renowned directors like Shyam Benegal (in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero), Rituparno Ghosh (in The Last Lear (in which the co-actor was Amitabh Bachchan), Shob Charitro Kalponik, Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish and Abohoman), Aparna Sen (in Arshinagar) and with Gautam Ghose in Abar Aranye. He has also appeared in Bollywood films like Barfi!, Mardaani and Piku.
Born on: 15 March, 1977
Born in: Kolkata, West Bengal, India