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Kapil Bora
Clothes Bank.jpg
Kapil Bora in the inauguration of clothes bank, Guwahati
Born 30th March
Assam, India
Other names "Kiku"
Occupation Actor, anchor, voice artist

Kapil Bora (Assamese: কপিল বৰা) is an Assamese actor, anchor and All India Radio voice artist. He debuted in Bidyut Chakravarty's 2002 Assamese film Gun Gun Gane Gane and know for his performance in Mon (2002), Ahir Bhairab (2008), Jetuka Pator Dore (2011) and Dwaar (2013).

Early life[edit]

Kapil Bora was born on 30 March. He went to high school at Don Bosco High School, Guwahati and later attended collage at Cotton College, Guwahati. He currently lives in Hengerabari area of Guwahati with his brother, Kumaril Bora and his parents.[1]

Career[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Kapil has acted in a host of Assamese films. He debuted in Bidyut Chakravarty's Gun Gun Gane Gane, released in 2002. Later in the same year his another film Bani Das' Mon got released. His other film credit includes Bidhata (2003), Kadambari, Ahir Bhairav (2008), Jeevan Baator Logori (2009), Jetuka Pator Dore (2011), Dwaar (2013) etc. Critics praised his acting in 2013 film Dwaar.[2] In that film he portrayed a mentally unstable character older to his actual age, named Dwijen Bhattacharya.[3]

Stage and television[edit]

Kapil Bora (second from left) in a drama with his co-stars Zerifa, Ravi Sarma and Mayuri

Kapil Bora has acted in many plays. One of the notable ones is Narakor Gopan Kakhyat with Zerifa Wahid, staged in Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati. It was an adaptation of the French play "In Camera" by Jean-Paul Sartre.[4] In another play with Zerifa Wahid, Pancharatna, staged in Rabindra Bhawan, he played a bold theme of gay boy troubled by his alternate sexuality. He was also associate director of a play called Agnibristi where he plays the lead role too, under Zerifa Wahid production, staged in Rabindra Bhawan. It was an adaptation of Girish Karnad's play The Fire and the Rain.

In television, Kapil acted in an eight-episode Hindi mini-series titled Manushi (with seven stories by Sahitya Akademi award winner Sneha Devi), directed by Sanjib Hazarika for Doordarshan. His other television credit includes Niyoror Phool on News Live. He also hosted a spelling contest for children for "Rang".

Mobile theatre[edit]

He debuted in Assam's roaming theatre with Ashirbad Theatre. He also acted in Rajmahal Theatre. The list of plays includes "Surongor Xekhot", a drama which was aired in the All India Radio in the 1980s, "Surjyo" and "Bhai".[5]

Other interests[edit]

Compering and social causes[edit]

Kopil Bora records his voice for the Axomiya language version of TeachAIDS at Auditek Digital Recording Studio in Guwahati, Assam

Kapil had compered for Axom Idol - a Musical Talent search programme hosted in NE TV, Sur-Taal-Loy another Musical talent programme impressively anchored by Kapil Bora in association with Barasharani Bishaya and Surajit Malakar Guwahati - and various News years eve celebrations hosted in DD(NE) and participated in the cultural extravaganza in the closing function of the 33rd National games, held at Guwahati.[4]

Kapil Bora and Nishita Goswami, co-hosted the 3rd Darpan Mrs India North East title, the highly coveted beauty pageant for the married women in the North East, during a glittering function at the Pragjyotika ITA Centre auditorium for performing Arts.

In 2010, Kapil Bora provided the background narration for a 21-minute documentary film, Friends of Kaziranga, which pays tribute to the forest guards of the Kaziranga National Park.[6]

Bora also inaugurated a clothes bank at a function held at Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati. The bank, which redistributes discarded clothes to the poor and needy, was launched by a city-based NGO, Xavier’s Foundation, with the support of North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi), which is a financial and development institution formed under the DoNER ministry.[7]

Endorsements[edit]

Kapil Bora is the brand ambassador of CEC - an educational trust based in Guwahati. He has also done modelling for different assignments.

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

  1. Gun Gun Gane Gane
  2. Bidhata
  3. Kadambari
  4. Astaraag
  5. Mon
  6. Ajanite Tumaar
  7. Ahir Bhairav
  8. Prem Pahare Bhoyame[8]
  9. Bukuwe Bisare
  10. Jeevan Baator Logori
  11. Jetuka Pator Dore (2012)
  12. Dwaar (2013)
  13. Ajeyo (2014)
  14. Raag: The Rhythm of Love (2014)

Music videos and television[edit]

  1. Jan Oi Joubon Doi
  2. Moromjaan (2007)
  3. Ure Pakhi Meli
  4. Ajanite Tumak
  5. Moromi Priya
  6. Rato Rani (Nepali)
  7. Nargis (On the Assamese Muslim culture, by Biju Phukan)
  8. Tora (produced by Nayan Nirban)
  9. Rongpuror Nasonir Bihu
  10. Niyoror Phool (Assamese serial)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kapil Bora". Rupaliparda.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  2. ^ Sarmah, Chandan. "Dwaar: The voyage of a turbulent mind". Seven Sisters Post. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dwaar opens door for Assamese films’ new voyage". Seven Sisters Post. January 3, 2012. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Cultural news related to Assam in 2007". Assam in 2007. January 23, 2008.
  5. ^ "The journey of mobile theatre begins". The Sentinel. August 23, 2009. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Friends of Kaziranga- a film on unsung heroes of the park". DNA. March 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Clothes bank set up to help the needy". The Telegraph. December 3, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Jeevan Baator Lagori - new Assamese film launched". Assam Times. February 24, 2009. 

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