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For the asteroid, see 8348 Bhattacharyya. For the probability similarity measurement, see Bhattacharyya distance.

Bhattacharjee or Bhattacharya or Bhattacharyya (ভট্টাচার্য্য Bhôttacharyyô or ভট্টাচার্য Bhôttacharyô) is a prominent Assamese and Bengali surname. Bhattacharjee was a noble surname or upadhi conferred upon those Bengali Brahmins who were involved in sacred rituals in pre-medieval and medieval ages. Although, now Bhattacharjees are found almost in every quarter of the society. It is an aristocratic title. Bhattacharyya Brahmins were patronized in the courts of Ahom kings of Assam and were honored and respected.

Bhattāchārya which is a combination of two words Bhatt or Bhatta and Achārya. The meaning of Bhatta is Vedic priest, a person authorized to perform the sacred Vedic rituals. Bhatta is also a surname common in most parts of India. And Achārya means the teacher.

Notable people

Notable people with the name include:

  • A. Bhattacharya, Indian statistician who worked at the Indian Statistical Institute in the 1930s and early 40s
  • Abhi Bhattacharya (1921–1993), Indian actor of Hindi and Bengali cinema
  • Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Indian singer
  • Abhinash Bhattacharya, important leader in Revolutionary movement for Indian independence
  • Aditya Bhattacharya (born 1965), Indian film director and screenwriter, known for his feature film Raakh (1989)
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya, Indian lyricist and playback singer who works in Bollywood films
  • Anupam Bhattacharya, Indian television actor
  • Arindam Bhattacharya, Indian footballer
  • Ashok Bhattacharya, the Minister for Municipal Affairs and Urban Development and Town Planning in the Left Front Ministry in West Bengal
  • Ashutosh Bhattacharya (1917-2004) Tabla player, music educator from Varanasi, Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (1966)
  • Atanu Bhattacharya, Indian football Goalkeeper Coach
  • B. B. Bhattacharya, economist and educationist from India
  • Basu Bhattacharya (1934–1997), Hindi film director
  • Bibhu Bhattacharya (1944–2011), Bengali Indian male actor of TV and films
  • Bidhayak Bhattacharya (1907–1986), Indian playwright, litterateur and journalist
  • Bijon Bhattacharya (1917–1978), Indian theatre and film personality from Bengal
  • Bikash Bhattacharya, Indian politician
  • Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya (1924–1997), Indian writer and one of the pioneers of modern Assamese Literature
  • Biswajit Bhattacharya, head coach of George Telegraph SC in the Calcutta Football League
  • Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (born 1944), Indian politician, member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India, Chief Minister of West Bengal (2000–2011)
  • Chandan Kumar Bhattacharya, bilingual (Bengali and English) writer, poet, composer and mail artist
  • Chandril Bhattacharya, popular Bengali columnist, lyricist, poet, singer and director
  • Charu Chandra Bhattacharya (1883–1961), prominent science teacher and writer of various scientific articles mainly for children in Bangla
  • Chittaprosad Bhattacharya, India’s most recognized political artist of the mid-20th century
  • Debashish Bhattacharya (born 1963), Indian classical musician who plays the lap slide guitar
  • Deben Bhattacharya (1921–2001), Bengali radio producer, record producer, ethnomusicologist, anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, photographer
  • Dhananjay Bhattacharya, son of Surendranath Bhattacharya was one of the finest Bengal singers
  • Dipankar Bhattacharya, Indian politician
  • Ganga Kishore Bhattacharya (died 1831), Indian journalist, teacher and reformer
  • Gautam Bhattacharya, sports journalist, presently Sports Editor of the Ananda Bazar Patrika in India
  • Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya (1895–1981), Indian entomologist and naturalist
  • Haridas Bhattacharya (1891–1956), Bengali Indian philosopher and educationist
  • Hiren Bhattacharyya, one of the well-known poets in Assamese language
  • Jaya Bhattacharya, Indian television actress
  • Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya, pandit, one of a group of Hindu nationalists who held a benevolent view of the traditional role of caste in Indian society
  • Kamalakanta Bhattacharya (1769–1821), poet of India of the late 18th century
  • Kankan Bhattacharyya, one of the scientists of Modern non-linear Laser Spectroscopy
  • Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya (1875–1949), philosopher at Calcutta University
  • Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya, CBE (born 1940), Indian-born British engineer, educator and government advisor
  • Lokenath Bhattacharya (1927–2001), prolific Bangla writer who chose to remain in isolation
  • Madhuri Bhattacharya, Indian actress and former model who has appeared in Kannada and Bollywood films
  • Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya CIE (1836–1906), Indian scholar of Sanskrit, principal of the Sanskrit College for over 18 years
  • Monoranjan Bhattacharya, Indian Football international player and a club level Coach and Manager
  • Nabarun Bhattacharya (born 1948), Indian Bengali writer deeply committed to a revolutionary and radical aesthetics
  • Nalinidhar Bhattacharya (born 1921), poet and literary critic from Assam
  • Nivedita Bhattacharya, Indian actress
  • P. C. Bhattacharya, the seventh Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1 March 1962 to 30 June 1967
  • Panchanan Bhattacharya (1853–1919), disciple of the Indian Yogi Lahiri Mahasaya
  • Pannalal Bhattacharya, one of the finest Bengal singers
  • Rinki Bhattacharya (born 1942), Indian writer, columnist and documentary filmmaker
  • Ritwik Bhattacharya, the first of the junior squash players to spurn an education in the United States to follow his dreams in squash
  • Sameer Bhattacharya, guitarist for Texas rock band Flyleaf
  • Sanjiv Bhattacharya, British journalist, based in the USA
  • Santosh Bhattacharyya (1924–2011), Bengali Indian scholar, Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta
  • Santosh Chandra Bhattacharyya, teacher of Dhaka University and an intellectual martyr in the Bangladesh Liberation War
  • Sharmila Bhattacharya, the head of the Biomodel Performance and Behavior laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center
  • Soumya Bhattacharya (born 1969), Indian journalist and author
  • Subrata Bhattacharya, Indian football Defender who played for India in the 1984 Asian Cup
  • Suchitra Bhattacharya (born 1950), Indian novelist
  • Sukanta Bhattacharya (1926–1947), Bengali poet and playwright
  • Suma Bhattacharya, Indian model and film actress
  • Tarun Bhattacharya, Indian classical musician who plays the santoor, a type of hammered dulcimer
  • Utpal Bhattacharya, finance professor at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business
  • Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect and city planner of Jaipur city


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