Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Madhuurima Banerjee, popularly known mononymously as Madhuurima, is an Indian film actress. Following appearances in various television serials, she made her feature film debut in Toss: A Flip of Destiny (2009) and went on to act in several Telugu films.
Madhuurima was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Madhuurima's father is a mechanical engineer who served in the Indian Navy, before he began working as the general manager of the largest private shipyard of India. Her mother had been working as researcher in the field of virology and as a content writer for multinational companies and later turned a novelist. Madhurima has one brother who is four years younger to her. She has completed her Bachelor of Laws with an LLB degree.
Madhuurima has learnt Hindustani classical music and ghazal from her mother and used to sing children songs. She also learnt the classical dancing form Kathak but had to discontinue due to her father's transferable job. While recording a song one day, she was spotted by noted director G. V. Iyer who signed her on for a Hindi television serial Kadambari. She was supposed to play Sita's role in a film adaptation of Ramayana that G. V. Iyer was planning to shoot, however the director died and the project failed to materialize. During her eleventh standard, she acted in further TV serials, including one by K. Balachander, while anchoring in a TV channel as a part-time job.
Madhuurima made her feature film debut in Toss: A Flip of Destiny (2009). The same year she appeared in her first Telugu film. She went on to act in three Telugu projects within the next one year, including the female lead role in Vamsy's Saradaga Kasepu and a cameo role in Orange, directed by Bhaskar. However, none of the Telugu films helped her career. In 2012, her second Bollywood film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal directed by Priyadarshan released. Next year she appeared in two Telugu films Mahankali and Shadow. She had also signed for the Tamil remake of the Hindi film Ab Tak Chhappan, Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupadu, which was later renamed as Eepeeko, but the film was not completed and got shelved.
2014 she was first seen in the Telugu film Veta, which was followed by her first Kannada release, Savaari 2 and her first Malayalam release, Koothara. Savaari 2 saw her playing a bank manager, while in Koothara she played the role of Shaista, an NRI. She then starred in Maruthi's Kotha Janta starring Allu Sirish and made a special appearance in Green Signal which was coo-produced by Maruthi.
In early 2015, she was seen in Puri Jagannadh's Temper, and then in two Tamil films, Serndhu Polama helmed by Malayalam director Anil Kumar and Sundar C.'s Aambala. According to herself, she played the central character in Temper, with the actress going on to state that the basic story revolves around her. She is working on the Telugu film, Close Friends and has completed the Malayalam film Black Coffee, in which she plays a Malayali living in Mumbai.
|2009||Toss: A Flip of Destiny||Sherry||Hindi|
|2009||Aa Okkadu||Dr. Pavitra||Telugu|
|2012||Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal||Maria||Hindi|
|2014||Savaari 2||Arjun's girlfriend||Kannada|
|2015||Ishq Ne Crazy Kiya Re||Hindi||Filming|
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