Most well known for his acclaimed play Man Of The Heart, this Indian writer is also notable for his 2004 theatrical piece Proteeti, as well as for his work as a poet and translator.
When he was growing up, he was fascinated by the work of his neighbor, the renowned actor and playwright Ajitesh Bandhopadhyay. Inspired to pursue a career in the theatre, Chatterjee went on to study at the National Theater Institute in Connecticut and to earn his PhD from New York University's famous Tisch School of the Arts.
A professor as well as a writer and theater artist, he served on the arts faculties at Tufts University; the University of California, Berkeley; and Loughborough University.
The son of teachers Sisir and Tripti Chatterjee, he grew up with two older siblings.
He and Fatima Bajia are both well known Indian playwrights.