Pramathesh Barua - A Assamesse Royal Clan from Assam
Director, actor Pramathesh Barua made huge contribution and impact
in the early stage of film making in India.
Barua was born in 1903 in the state of Assam. In 1920, completed Matriculation (10th grade) from
Hare School and then did Bachelors of Science from Presidency College.
First acted in a silent film named 'Panchashar'. Barua was a vivid photographer and went abroad
to learn about the technical details of photography. He invested money in Dhiren Ganguly's Dominian Films and acted under
their banner too.
With recommendations from Rabindranath Tagore, he went to Mr. Rogers in Paris to learn camera operation and
cinematography. Established a studio in Calcutta named as Barua Film Studio.
In 1935, the film 'Devdas' was released which took him to the pinnacle of popularity.
Acted and directed many movies in both Bengali and Hindi. Barua died in 1953.