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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Charlie Chaplin” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Charlie Chaplin



England : Most Popular Comic Actor

Birth : 1889       Death : 1977

The most familiar name in world cinema is that of Charlie Chaplin. His contribution in the development of cinema will be remembered for ever. He was associated with all its main aspects like acting, direction, production etc. The typical image of Charlie Chaplin won him global popularity as a comic actor. He was a man of stature with the bowler hat, cane moustache and turned out feet which made the audience laugh. He began his film career in the age of silent films, but by his gesture and posture reduced the deficiency of sound to a great extent. He gave memorable performances in such silent screen classics as ‘The Kid’, `The Gold Rush’, ‘The Champion’ and ‘Shoulder Arms’. Sound in films came in at the end of 1920s. Then he presented such brilliant talkies to the world as ‘City Lights’ (1931), ‘Modem Times’ (1936), ‘The Great Dictator ‘ (1940) and ‘Limelight’ (1952). All these films were written by Chaplin himself. The audience were greatly entertained by the marvellous ideas and incomparable comedy of Charlie Chaplin. For his splended contribution to the cinematic art, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1975, when he was 86.

Charlie Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889 in a South London slum. His father and mother both were stage singers. He passed hard days as a child and started giving musical performances, when he was only 5. By the time he turned eight, he had become a seasoned performer. In 1914, he went to Hollywood (U.S.A.) where he acquired great fame as an actor. Once, he made a record number of 35 films in a single year. He left U.S.A. in 1951 for Europe but when he came back he was refused entry in U.S.A. on the ground of suspected communist links. Then he settled in Switzerland and died there in 1977.

Though Charlie Chaplin was mainly known as a great comedian, but in his life time he was the most dominant figure in world cinema. By his innocent, childlike pranks he endeared himself to millions of audience around the world.


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