SobiGhor/ June 16, 2018/ Bengali, South Indian/ 0 comments

The talent of Bengal is enormous let it be an Actor, Actress, Singer, Musician, Producer or Director. They dedicate themselves to produce the best art. And the Bengali talents has dominated across the globe with their wonderful performances. If I begin there are many to list out Satyajeet Ray, Jaya Bhaduri, Aparna Sen and Many more. Today in SobiGhor we will list out the Best Bengali actresses who have dominated the Bengali cinema since last two decades. Note, here we have listed out only those actress who predominantly works in Bengali cinema. We have not listed popular Bengali actresses like Konkana Sen Sharma, Paoli Dam and Bipasha Basu, who, with Bengali Cinema also had worked in numerous Bollywood projects and are popular celebrities of Bollywood. We are only focusing on the talented beauties that are dominantly working in Bengali Cinema.

1. Sayantika

A gorgeous lady with brilliant Acting and Dancing skills is Sayantika Banerjee. Born on 12 August 1986. She started her career with the dancing reality show Naach Doom Macha Ley. After that she debuted in films with Millie released in 2009, and Then she worked in films such as Target, Hangover and Mone Pore Ajo Sei Din, and these movies were box office failure. In 2012, she starred in Awara with Jeet, which was a big hit. And these bought Sayantika in limelight and now she was a celebrated personality in Tollywood. Later she appeared in number of films and proved herself as an brilliant actress with her acting and dance skills, Now she is one of most popular stars of Bengali Cinema. Her notable works include Awara (2011), Bindass (2014), Herogiri (2015), Power (2016), Abhimaan (2016) and Ami J Ke Tumar (2017). She was awarded Bengal Youth award as Best Actress for her brilliant role in Ami J Ke Tomar. Sayantika has lot to explore and she has the talent to give more and more wonderful performances and we wish she will come up with best projects ahead.


2. Pooja Bose

A actress with charming personality is Pooja Bose. Born on 6 February 1987. Prior coming to Cinema she appeared in several TV Shows in Hindi. Her debut Movie was in Telegu title Veedu Theeda Released in 2011, which was a box office failure. Later She switched to Bengali cinemas and made her debut with the film Macho Mustanaa, with Hiran Chatterjee. The movie was a BlockBuster hit, and Pooja won appreciations from everyone for her role along with Hiran. This made her win a roles in Challenge 2 (2012) and Rocky (2013). And these movies were Commercially Succesful and were considered superhit and this leveled up the career of Pooja Bose. She also participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 7. She was married to Arnoy Chakraborty in her personal life. So far in her career, she performed in wonderful movies and she wishes to diversify herself and perform in various languages. She Acts dominantly in Bengali cinemas, with that she also acted in few films in Hindi which were not so successful like Rajdhani Express, She acted in Telegu and very soon she is going to debut herself in a Nepali movie titled Ye Maya Hanaima to be released in late 2018, and the movie stars Prashant Tamang in lead role. Few notable works of Pooja Bose are like Macho Mastana (2012), Challenge 2 (2012), Rocky (2013), and Loveria (2013).


3. Nusrat Jahan

A beautiful actress with dedication for her roles is Nusrat Jahan, She has impressed everyone since her debut Shotru (2011). Nusrat was born on 8 January 1990 in a Bengali Muslim family in Kolkata, West Bengal. She won the Beauty Contest Miss Kolkata in 2010 that led her to start her modeling career. And very soon she made her entry to the Mainstream cinema with Shotru in 2011. Later she was approached by numerous producers and directors for Movie roles and Item Dance performances. Her next release Khoka 420 (2013) was a big hit and now she made herself a stable actress in Bengali cinema and then she appeared in a number of hit films that are appreciated by everyone. These films are Khiladi (2013), Jamai 420 (2015), Har Har Byomkesh (2015), Kelor Kirti (2016), Zulfiqar (2016), One (2017) and Bolo Durga Maa Ki (2017). She is a Powerful actress and is extremely talented and we wish to get more wonderful performances ahead.


4. Swastika

An Actress with Bold attitude and Controversial lifestyle with enormous talent is Swastika Mukherjee. Born on 13 December 1980. She is the daughter of popular actor Santu Mukherjee. Swastika first appeared on TV serial Devdasi and made her film debut in 2001 with Hemanter Pakhi, where she was a supporting actress. Her first lead role came with Mastan (2004) starring opposite Jeet. It is said that since acting in Mastan, Swastika started dating Jeet and they did several movies together these includes, Kranti, Krishnakanter Will, Saathihara, and Partner. Although she was already married to Pramit Sen since 1998. Later, it was also found that Swastika also dated Paramabrata Chatterjee since their meeting in the sets of Brake fail. And these led to the divorce of Swastika with Pramit Sen in 2007.  Keeping aside her personal life Swastika is an wonderful actress, and her dedicated performances can be noted from her superhit films like, Byomkesh Bakshi (2010), Mishwar Rohosyo (2013), Jaatishwar (2014), Shesher Kobita (2015), Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (2015), Sahe Bibi Golam (2016), Asomapato (2017), Byomkesh o Agnibaan (2017), Birpurush (2018).


5. Priyanka

Remember the wonderful actress that took away everyone’s attention with her powerful acting 2002 musical drama Saathi. It’s Priyanka aka Priyanka Trivedi who is now popular as Priyanka Upendra, after getting married to Popular Kannada Star Upendra Limaye in 2003. Born on 9 November 1977. Priyanka did her debut in 1998 with Hothat Brishti which was average at Box Office. After that, she appeared in numerous films varied of different languages ranging Bengali, Odia, Kannada, Telegu, and Hindi. Priyanka is a wonderful actress and she has always proved herself with her dedicated performances. Although nowadays she works dominantly in Kannada Cinema. She will always be a wonderful actress of Bengali cinema. Her dedicated performances include KotoGobba (2001), Saathi (2002), Sangee (2003), H20 (2003), AgniPariksha (2006), Aparadhi (2009) and Mummy (2016).


6. Mimi

The lady with solid attitude and with enormous talent has risen very soon as a beautiful and amazing star of Bengali cinema. Mimi born as Mimi Chakraborty on 11 February 1989 in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. She achieved her stardom by playing the role of “Pupe”, the female lead in the popular mega serial Gaaner Oparey. Prior to coming in cinemas and TV serials, Mimi was a successful model and also participated in Femina Miss India. Her debut movie was Bapi Bari Jaa released in 2012, which led her to the world of cinema. Altough the movie didn’t do such magic but Mimi got numerous offers for her enormous talent. She received the BFJA rising star Award for her performance in the movie. And her next film Bojhena Shey Bojhena was a huge success. Critics and Audiences appreciated her for awesome performance and this led her to become the rising star of Bengali cinema. Later she appeared in a number of films starring against popular stars of Bengali cinema and gave us hits from all genre. Mimi is extremely talented and we can see it from her notable works, these include, Golpo holeu Shotti (2014), Yoddha (2014), Katmandu (2015), Shudhu Tomar Jonyo (2015), Ki kore Toke Bolbo (2016), Posto (2017) and Dhananjay (2017). She gave us a number hits so far of her six-year career and we wish she will always keep us engaged with her dedicated performances.


7. Subhashree

Subhashree is always known for her bold and strong performances. Born as Subhasree Ganguly Chakraborty in Pandaveswar in 3 November 1990. Prior coming to cinema she was a successful model. She become the winner of Fairever Anandalok Nayikar Khonje a Talent hunt show for an actress. Subhashree made her film debut first in Oriya films with Mate Ta Love Helare in 2008. After few days of her first Oriya release, she made her debut in Bengali films with Pitribhumi released in 2008, in which she played a supporting role. With her pleasing role in Pitribhumi, she got an offer to act opposite Soham Chakraborty in Bajimat (2008), and Bajimat became her first Bengali movie as lead actress. For Bajimat she won the Anadalok award for Best Debut Actress. After that, she gave a number of hit films acting opposite popular stars of Bengali Cinema. Her promising movies includes Challenge (2009), Paran Jai Joliya Re (2009), Romeo (2011), Khokababu (2012), Boss (2013), Abhimaan (2016), Boss 2 (2017) and many more. She also did a Bangladeshi film Nabab (2017) opposite Bangladeshi actor Shakib Khan. And this movie is considered as one of the biggest commercial success of Bangladeshi cinema. In her personal life she married producer Raj Chakraborty in 2018.


8. Srabanti

This gorgeous lady is loved by everyone for her peculiar and promising roles. Born as Srabanti Chatterjee on 13 August 1987, Srabanti is one of the top Bengali Actresses of all time. She began her career in 1997 as a child artist in Mayar Badhon. After that, she appeared in a few telefilms for ETV Bangla, and then she got her first major role at age of 16, with super hit film Champion released in 2003. After champion, she took a gap of five years, and then Srabanti did her comeback with 2008 film Bhalobasha Bhalobasha which was box office hit. This made her a promising actress, and hereafter she got numerous offers. And now she is one of the highest paid actresses of Bengali cinema. In her personal life she is married to Director Rajib Biswas in 2003, but the couple is separated now. The couple has a son named Abhimanyu together. Her prominent films include Dujone (2009), Amanush (2010), Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo (2010), Faande Poriya Boga Kande (2011), Deewana (2013), Buno Hansh (2013), Shudhu Tumar Jonyo (2015) and Many more.


9. Payel

A Talented actress with charming personality is Payel aka Payel Sarker. She has impressed everyone with her every role she had portrayed. Born on 10 February 1984, in Kolkat, west Bengal. Payel is considered as an wonderful Actress of Tollywood. She did her acting debut with Sudhu Tumi (2004) as Supporting Actress. Later she did her lead with I love You acting against Dev released in 2007. The movie was the debut for both the lead pair and the movie didn’t do great in Box office but gained attraction of a number of producers and directors for her. Payel rose to stardom with her dedicated performance for superhit Prem Aamar released in 2009. Prem Amar is considered as one of the best Romantic movies of All time. After that Payel gave us number of wonderful performances and never looked back. Her Next Release Le Chakka (2011) made her bag the Award for Anandalok Best Actress of the year. Throughout her career she gave us wonderful movies, some of this are Prem Amar (2009), Le Chakka (2011), Bojhena Shey Bojhena (2012), Bacchan (2014), Jamai 420 (2015), Jomer raja Dilo Bor (2015), Hemanta (2016). She was awarded with Kalakar Award for Best Actress for her role in Jomer Raja Dilo Bor in 2016. Payel is an wonderful actress and we hope to see more awesome performances of her.

There is a number of talented Bengali Actress who gave us wonderful movies since 2000, unfortunately, we listed only the Ten Best. Before Mentioning the top pick here are few honorable mentions.

Ritika Sen



Notable works: Borbaad, ArshiNagar, Raja Rani Raji




Koushani Mukherjee



Notable works: Parbona Ami Charte Toke, Kelor Kirti




Priyanka Sarkar



Notable works: Chirodine Tumi Je Aamar, Hangover, Andarkahini




10. Koel

A lady with extreme talent and fabulous expressions top our list. Koel born as Rukmini Mallick on 28 April 1982. She is the daughter of popular Bengali Actor Ranjit Mullick. Koel did her cinema debut with Nater Guru released in 2003 opposite Jeet. Nater Guru was a massive hit and made Koel consider as the next superstar of Bengali Cinema. She also won her very first award for Best Actor in Leading Role Female from Tele Cine Awards 2004 for Nater Guru. After the hit of Nater Guru with Jeet. Koel and Jeet were paired in a number of films together and they gave us numerous hits. Koel did a number of films so far in her career and always impressed audiences and critics with her dashing performances. There is a long list of her awesome performances. Here are few notable works, Manik (2005), Premi no 1 (2005), Hero (2006), MLA Fatakeshto (2006), Premer kahini (2008), Mon Mane Na (2008), Love (2008), Bolo na tumi Amar (2010), Dui Prithibi (2010), Paglu (2011), 100% Love (2012), Hemlock Society (2012), Doshomi (2012), Arundhati (2014), Besh Korechi Prem Korechi (2015), Chaya o Chobi (2017) and Many more. In her personal life, she married producer Nishpal Rane in 2011. She was appreciated for her best performance in Hemlock Society and was awarded a number of Awards that include BFJA award for Best Actress too.


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