Director, actor Pramathesh Chandra Barua made huge contribution and impact in the early stage of filmmaking in India. Barua was born in 1903 in the state of Assam. In 1920, he completed Matriculation (10th grade) from Hare School and then did Bachelors of Science from Presidency College with Mathematics major in 1924. With recommendations from Rabindranath Tagore, he went to Mr. Rogers in Paris to learn camera operation and cinematography. He came back to India and established a studio in Calcutta named as Barua Film Studio. His first acting performance was 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. In 1935, the film Devdas was released which took him to the pinnacle of popularity. Between 1932 and 1945, he directed 21 films and acted in many of those. Barua died in 1953.