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Indraneil Sengupta (right) with wife Barkha Bisht Sengupta (left)
September 8, 1974
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
|Spouse(s)||Barkha Bisht Sengupta (March 2, 2007 - present)|
Indraneil Sengupta (Bengali: ইন্দ্রনীল সেনগুপ্ত) (was born in Ahmedabad, India) is a Bengali Indian film actor (mainly in Tollywood and occasionally in Bollywood)and model. He was schooled and raised in Ahmedabad, India. In 2000, he moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in modelling. On 2 March 2007, he married Barkha Bisht Sengupta who was his co-star in Doli Saja Ke and Pyaar ke do naam...Ek Radha Ek Shyaam. His daughter Meira was born in 2011.
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Indraneil Sengupta was a finalist of the 1999 Gladrags Manhunt Contest. He modelled for designers like Rohit Bal and worked for choreographers like Marc Robinson and Achala Sachdev. He also appeared in commercials for the Tata Indigo Marina car, VIP Frenchie and Aquafina.
Later, he transitioned into music videos which include one each for Falguni Pathak's "Pal pal tere yaad sataye" and Jagjit Singh; one for the south Indian singer Yesudas's Hindi album and a remix of the old film song Koi diya jale kahin (rum pum bum) sung by Asha Bhosle from the movie Bees Saal Baad. He also appeared in a television show on STAR Plus which was called Pyaar ke do naam...Ek Radha Ek Shyaam.
In 2008, he played the negative role of 'Mohan Kanta', a British Indian army man who betrays his revolting pro-independence military regiment in the horror film 1920, written and directed by Vikram Bhatt. He also starred as Tushaar in the Zee TV serial Banoo Main Teri Dulhan.
He has appeared with his wife in Nach Baliye 3 as a late entrant.
He has starred in Bollywood movies Mumbai Salsa and Kahaani. He has also done few Bengali films. In 2008, he also starred in Janala, opposite Swastika Mukherjee which was directed by Buddhadev Dasgupta.
At the beginning of 2009, he starred in Angshumaner Chhobi, opposite Indrani Haldar which was directed by first-time filmmaker, Atanu Ghosh. The film was critically acclaimed and was the only Bengali entry in the competitive section of the Indian Panorama in Goa. In late 2009, he also starred as a bisexual lover in Kaushik Ganguly's Arekti Premer Golpo. His love interest in this film is director Rituparno Ghosh. Arekti Premer Golpo was Rituparno's first movie as an actor.
In 2010, he did his first commercial Bengali film Jodi Ekdin, directed by Riingo. Indraneil also received the Anandalok Fresh Face of the Year (male) award in 2009 for Anshumaner Chobi.
Indraneil starred as a young aspiring director in the Bengali movie Autograph with Prasenjit Chatterjee and Nandana Sen. The movie is a tribute to both Satyajit Ray and to Uttam Kumar as it is on the lines of film Nayak.
In 2012 he acted in Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directed Bengali movie Aparajita Tumi where he played a Bangladeshi young professor. He played the role of a criminal in the Hindi film Kahaani, directed by Sujoy Ghosh in the same year. In this year he also played a vital role in a Bangladeshi movie Chorabali.
He also starred in Goyenda Gogol which was released in 2013.
He also starred in Teen Patti a Bengali Film Directed by Jenny Sarkar & Dipayan Mandal.
|2005||Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam||Shyaam|
|2006||Banoo Main Teri Dulhann||Tushar|
|2008||Babul Ki Bitiya Chali Doli Saja Ke||Daksh|
- Dasgupta, Priyanka (November 8, 2011). "Being a father is the most beautiful experience: Indraneil". TOI. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
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