From Nagaon to Bollywood -The Inspirational Journey of an Assam Actor

Born in Puranigudam, Nagan (Assam) actor Diganta Hazarika made his debut in the 2012 Assamese film Rishang and today he is a part of a big budget bollywood film Mohenjo Daro directed by the mastermind Ashutosh Gowariker. For an Assamese Actor to get such a chance in a mainstream bollywood film is a huge success of course.


Here are some snippets of his journey till date.. which you might knot know about.

No one can match Hrithik Roshan when it comes to looks, acting and dancing. It is said that Hrithik is the perfect package and rightly so. And he was the biggest inspiration of Diganta from the day when Kaho Na Pyaar Hai released.

After years, when Diganta came back after completing the shoot of Mohenjo Daro, he posted a image on instagram..

and that was..

He started appearing in various ramp shows across North East since 2004 and then he did a small role in a VCD Film directed by Rajesh Bhuyan followed by Madhuri, which was his second VCD film directed by Simple Gogoi. But, he got recognition only after 2009 film Ki Naam Di Matim . This film was directed by Manas Baruah, the director of Diganta Hazarika’s debut feature film Rishang.

So, one fine morning we got the news that Dignata Hazarika selected for a very important role on 2014 Indian biographical sports film Mary Kom.

And soon after he also got selected for Indian telenovela Everest which was created by Ashutosh Gowariker and aired on STAR Plus.

But he had to made a tough decision of choosing between Mary Kom and Everest as shooting for Mary Kom got delayed by six months due to Location issues and schedule of Priyanka Chopra and apparently date clashed and Diganta had to choose one.

He was with Everest.. at last.

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“Everest Has Made Me a Better Person” – Diganta Hazarika


‘It was a pleasure working with Ashutosh Gowariker and the whole team of Everest. I and everybody has worked so hard with proper professionalism. I’m lucky to be a part of Everest.’- Diganta said in an interview. His character Chaand Hazarika in Everest was one of the most talked about roles in the 102 episodes long series.

Everest was “the most ambitious project on Indian television”