Somen “Steve” Banerjee was East Indian American entrepreneur and founder of Chippendales.
He arrived in USA in late 60’s and meet Caucasian woman born in mexico, who he never married and had one child Jesse Banerjee, they split up and he bought a Mobil gas station and After operating he bought a failed backgammon club, my father Steve Banerjee bought the failed Los Angeles nightclub, named “Destiny II” and turned it into a nightclub that featured female mud wrestling and a “Female Exotic Dancing Night.” It was the first of its kind in the United States. .
He later married Irene banerjee and had two children
Lindsey banerjee and Christian Banerjee.
Somen “Steve” Banerjee (Bengali: সোমেন বন্দোপাধ্যায়; October 8, 1946 – October 23, 1994) was an Indian American entrepreneur and co-founder of Chippendales.