Arpita Ghosh: A Renowned Theatre Artist And A Politician of Bengal

Arpita Ghosh is an Indian theatre artist and legislator of Rajya Sabha from West Bengal. She has worked as the Member of Parliament of the 16th Lok Sabha for Balurghat, West Bengal.

In 2014, she won the Indian general election, took part as a TMC candidate. Arpita Ghosh is a theatre director, actor, and playwright. She then became a politician.


Arpita has completed her education in B.Sc. from the Scottish Church College at Calcutta University.

Acting Career

In 1998, when Arpita Ghosh was 31 years old, she began her career in the theater. She acted and directed in many plays in the early 2000s. 

Theatre Journey

Arpita Ghosh entered the theatre in 1998. Thereafter, she started acting in a group called ‘Fourth Wall’ for another year and did two plays.

In 2000, she entered Pancham Ved Charjashram as a pupil of theatre. After doing the course for a year, she began working with Pancham Vaidic.

Pancham Vaidic Directorials 

  • In 2003 Arpita directed her first children’s play called ‘Ha Ja Ba Ra La, which was based on a story by Sukumar Ray.
  • In 2003 she again directed a short play called ‘Antargata Aagun’ composed by Tirthankar Chanda.
  • In 2004 Arpita translated ‘Crime Passionnel’, a play by Jean-Paul Sartre. It was directed by Saoli Mitra. Arpita acted in it as the lead female character.
  • In 2005 she again directed two plays titled ‘Lankadahan Pala’, by Lila Majumdar and ‘Ghater Katha’. It was written by Rabindranath Tagore. She renewed the play in the year 2014 in a unique form.
  • In 2005, Pancham Vaidic presented its play called ‘Chandaali’, a tale of Chandaalika by Rabindranath Tagore. It was again directed by Saoli Mitra, and Arpita played the part of Prakriti, the central figure.
  • In 2006 Arpita rendered & directed ‘Animal Farm’, a story by George Orwell. It was titled ‘Poshukhamar’. The play became remarkably popular in West Bengal.
  • In 2007 Arpita received the invitation from “Airtel-Mukhomukhi Young Director’s Festival”, where she did a play called ‘Tokolosh’.
  • In 2008, Pancham Vaidic played a new drama called ‘Narokiyo’, noted & directed by Arpita Ghosh where she expressed anti-violence.
  • In 2009, Pancham Vaidic again staged a unique play called ‘A-parajita’. It was directed by Arpita Ghosh.
  • In 2010, she directed ‘Ghare-Baire’, based on Tagore’s novel.
  • In 2011, she acted and directed a play called ‘Ebong Debjani’. It was based on an event in Mahabharata.
  • In 2012, Arpita directed and acted in a play called ‘Achalayatan’ by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.
  • In 2013 she adapted, translated, and directed ‘Astomito Madhyanha’ –originally written by Arthur Koestler’s “Darkness at Noon”. In the same year, she did ‘Streer Potro’ written by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.
  • In 2014, she directed “Duto Din”, which was written by Bratya Basu.
  • In 2015, Arpita scripted and directed “Karubasana”. It was based on late poet Jibanananda Das’s novel with the same name.

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