Ananya Chatterjee is a Bengali film actress known for her National Award-winning role in Abahoman. She started her career as a TV actress. She acted in several TV serials and films, including three directed by Anjan Dutt. Her role as the muse of a married director in Abahoman, directed by Rituparno Ghosh won her the National Film Award for Best Actress.
Early life and education
Born and brought up in Kolkata, Chatterjee underwent education at G.D.Birla Centre. Chatterjee studied biology at Jogamaya Devi College, an affiliated undergraduate women's college of University of Calcutta.
Chatterjee was a student in Mamata Shankar's dance institution, when she started her acting career on television, with the TV series Din Pratidin where she acted opposite Rudranil Ghosh, and went to on appear on soap operas like Tithir Atithi, Aleya, and Ananya. Despite having no formal training in acting, her work was appreciated and she became a household name; soon appearing in three TV movies directed by Anjan Dutt, John Johnny Janardan, Ek Din Darjeeling and Amar Baba. She has also acted in Anjan Dutt's Byomkesh Bakshi thriller Adim Ripu. Subsequently, she made her feature film debut with Basu Chatterjee's Tak Jhal Mishti (2002), which she followed up with Sharan Dutta's thriller Raat Barota Paanch (2005). After appearing in the comedy Aamra (2006) by Mainak Bhaumik, her next important film was debutante director Agnidev Chatterjee's, Probhu Nashto Hoye Jai (Lord, Let the Devil Steal My Soul), which premiered at the 13th Kolkata Film Festival.
In 2009, appearing opposite veteran Soumitra Chatterjee in Suman Ghosh's Dwando she managed to stand her ground and then in Anup Sengupta's Mama Bhagne (2009) where again her performance was reviewed as "stellar". However, it was in Rituparno Ghosh's Abohoman, released in 2010, that established her as an actress of repute, winning her first National Film Award for Best Actress. In the 2012 Bengali film Meghe Dhaka Tara directed by Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Chatterjee played the role of Durga, wife of Nilkantha Bagchi.
|2005||Raat Barota Paanch||Saran Dutta||Shyamali|
|2007||Prabhu Noshto Hoi Jai||Agnidev Chatterjee|
|2009||Angshumaner Chhobi||Atanu Ghosh||Souriya Ray|
|Mama Bhagne||Anup Sengupta||Payel|
|Abohoman||Rituparno Ghosh||Shikha Sarkar or Srimati Sarkar|
|2011||Bhalo Meye Kharap Meye||Tamal Dasgupta||Riya|
|Iti Mrinalini||Aparna Sen||Hiya Majumdar|
|2012||Teen Kanya||Agnidev Chatterjee||Nancy|
|2013||Meghe Dhaka Tara||Kamaleswar Mukherjee||Durga|
- Din Pratidin
- Tithir Atithi
- Kon se Alor sopno niye
- Nana Ronger Dinguli
- Kokhono Megh kokhono brishti
- Subarnolata (Zee Bangla) (Main Role)
- John Johnny Janardan
- Ek Din Darjeeling
- Amar Baba
- Nir Bhangeni
- Akasher Khoje
- Duoranir Sadh
- Anahuto Atithi
- Sopner naam Bhalobasa
- Amar Praner pore
- Hoyto Tomari jonno
- Gopono Kathati
- Sondhebelar Alo
- Sudhu Eka
- Onno Bhalobasa
- Proshthan Porbo
- Ektuku Icche
- Jongoler Chitronattyo
- National Film Award Best Actress for Abohoman
- Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Female) – Bengali for Meghe Dhakha Tara
- Bengal shines at National Awards, 4 from city The Times of India , Sep 16, 2010.
- Who is National Award winner Ananya Chatterjee? CNN-IBN, Sep 16, 2010
- "Ananya knows the science of acting". The Times of India. Jun 28, 2004.
- "National Award is the first big award of my life: Ananya". Sify.com. 16 September 2010.
- "Reviews: Probhu Nashto Hoye Jai". Screen. December 21, 2007.
- "Movie Review: Dwando". The Times of India. Jul 25, 2009.
- "Moview Review: Mama Bhagne". The Times of India. Sep 20, 2009.
- "Rituparno Ghosh's 'Abohomaan' is brilliant". CNN-IBN. Mar 28, 2010.
- Nag, Kushali (June 16, 2012). "Ritwik Ghatak". The Telegraph (Calcutta) (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 2 November 2012.
- "Ananya's happy to be herself". The Telegraph (Calcutta) (Calcutta, India). April 11, 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.