High Museum of Art: Films

A Special Appearance during The Stranger by Linda Dubler

Saturday, August 22 in the Hill Auditorium at 8 p.m.
Meet Vikram Bhattacharjee

Vikram Bhattacharjee, who portrays the charming little boy captivated by the mysterious visitor in Satyajit Ray’s The Stranger, will be our special guest for the August 22nd screening of the film, which is presented as part of Treasures from India’s National Film Development Corporation.

Vikram with Satyajit Ray

Vikram with Satyajit Ray

Vikram  was born in Kolkata and lived there until he was ten, when his family came to Atlanta. About a year and a half before their move, he had the opportunity of a lifetime:  India’s most celebrated director, Satyajit Ray,  personally selected him from a pool of aspiring child actors to play the role of Satyaki in his film.  Vikram spent about six months acting in the production, and was there for the film’s premiere shortly before he left India.

Learn more about The Stranger at High.org >>

In Atlanta ,Vikram adjusted to life in the suburbs, attending school and graduating from Norcross High in 1999.  He went on to the University of Georgia, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 2003. He stayed in the South, attending graduate school at the University of South Carolina where he received a doctoral degree in 2008.

Vikram now makes his home in Philadelphia, PA, where he works as a research scientist. He enjoys exploring the city, spending time with friends, cooking, and reading. His passions include politics and the sports of boxing and football. Though acting is no longer a part of his life, he looks back at the time he spent pretending to be Satyaki as a very fond memory.

Biography  contributed by Ani Agnihotri

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[…] Special Guest The Stranger/Agantuk Saturday, August 22, 8 p.m. The great Satyajit Ray’s last film is a fascinating amalgam—a family drama that’s also a film of ideas, a wryly observed commentary on Indian society and a bit of a mystery.Continue reading >>Actor Vikram Bhattacharjee will be our special guest for the screening of this film. Learn more here >> […]

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