One of the outstanding actors of Bengali Cinema, Chhabi Biswas was born in 1900 in Kolkata. His original name was Sachindranath Dey Biswas. He attended graduate studies at Presidency College. He started acting in theatre and turned into a professional from 1938. His stage acting was deeply influenced by legendary theatre personality Sisir Bhaduri. His performance in Devdas, Kashinath, Sirajuddaulla established him as a leading actor of Bengali stage. His first ever film acting was performed in the movie Annapurnar Mandir in 1936. His performance in Satyajit Ray’s Jalsaghar (The Music Room) as a landlord with fading glory and in Tapan Sinha’s Kabuliwala as an immigrant Afgan father were unforgettable. His acting particularly epitomized Bengali landlord or elite as patriarchal landed aristocrat under the British and post independence era. He received the Best Actor Award from Sangeet Natak Academy in 1959. Biswas died in 1962 in a car accident.