Born on 25 September 1933 in Patna, Bihar, Shri Satya Bandopadhyay began his career as an actor in Shri Utpal Dutt’s Little Theatre Group — later renamed People’s Little Theatre — in 1952.
A close associate of Shri Utpal Dutt, he has played leading roles in about 150 plays including important PLT productions like Kallol, Angar, Neecher Mahal, Mahavidroh and Titumir. From 1966 to 1967 he received training at the Berliner Ensemble in the German Democratic Republic. He has directed about forty plays in Bengali and English.
Shri Bandopadhyay has also acted in Bengali films, some of them directed by Shri Satyajit Ray and Shri Mrinal Sen.
For his work in theatre and cinema, Shri Satya Bandopa- dhyay has been honoured with the Pashchim Banga Natya Akademi Award in 1982 and the Ritwik Ghatak Award in 1989. Shri Satya Bandopadhyay receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Indian theatre as an actor.