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Malaya Goswami at TeachAIDS recording in 2013
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Moloya Goswami (Assamese: মলয়া গোস্বামী) is a popular actress from Assam, India. She was the first Assamese actress to win the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in the Assamese film Firingoti (1992).
Early life and Education
Malaya Goswami was born in Dibrugarh in a Rajkhowa family of Sivasagar. Her father Kailash Rajkhowa, an engineer with Assam State Electricity Board, had to move from one place to the other due to his work. Nevertheless, Malaya and her sister completed their entire school years in Nagaon. After her matriculation from Nagaon Girls' High School she graduated from Handique Girls College, Guwahati and completed her master's degree from Gauhati University. Malaya was very active in sports during her college days and was selected to represent the state Assam's first women's Hockey team. After her education she took teaching as her profession. Initially she worked at Sonari College for few years and then joined Jagiroad college in 1983.
Her husband ( Pradip Goswami ) was a source of great inspiration towards her acting career. Her debut film was from the great Assamese Film maker Late Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia in 1987. The movie named Agnisnaan was based on Saikia's famouis novel Antareep. In the movie Malaya Goswami had the main role as 'Menaka'. Her on screen personality and gravity immediately caught attention Assamese film industry. Even she just missed the best actress award with slight margin.
In 1992, Malaya Goswami acted in her second movie 'Firingoti', directed by another great film maker of Assam Jahnu Baruah. She played the role a lady who overcomes personal trauma and dedicate her life for the education of a village. This film bagged her the most prestigious National "Rajat Kamal" award for best actress in the year 1992.
There was no looking back for Malaya Goswami after these couple of movies. "Uttarkaal", Maa", "I Killed Him Sir", "Aasene Konoba Hiyaat", "Sesh Upahaar",etc. are few of the other movie she has acted. Her on screen personality always bagged her very decent Assamese films. She also acted in various popular TV serials like "Writu aahe writu jaai". She has acted agaiinst all veteran directors and actors of Assam. Her strong voice also attracted All India Radio to give her chance in more than 40 radio plays. Malaya Goswami has also made a mark in poetry recitation of great poets like Nabakanta Baruah, Jyotiprasad Agarwalla. She is also involved in various stage plays and has won critics words.
Malaya Goswami has been awarded with "Joymoti Award" and also "Best TV Actress" for "Writu aahe writu jaai".
Malaya married Pradip Goswami, an engineer in Assam State Electricity Board, in 1981. The couple has a daughter, Nishita Goswami, who is also an actress.
- Srimanta Sankardeva (2009)
- Jeevan Baator Logori (2009)
- Konikar Ramdhenu (Ride on the Rainbow) (2003)
- Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001)
- Firingoti (The Spark) (1992)
- Uttarkaal (1990)
- Siraj (1988)
- Sarbajan (1985)
- Agnisnaan (1985)
- "Delhi to host first festival of films from Assam". India Glitz. 1 January 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
- "Malaya Goswami". onlinesivasagar.com. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- http://umain30.com/2011/04/milanar-ring-mari-matisu-is-one-of-best-modern-assamese-song-by-nishita-goswami/ Nishita Goswami is the daughter of Actress Malaya Goswami