Swastika Mukherjee

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Swastika Mukherjee
Born (1980-12-13) 13 December 1980 (age 34)
Kolkata, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Pramit Sen (1998–2007)

Swastika Mukherjee (Bengali: স্বস্তিকা মুখার্জী, born 13 December 1980)[1] is a Bengali actress. She is the daughter of actor Santu Mukherjee.[2] Mukherjee first appeared on screens in the TV serial Devdasi and made her film debut in 2003 in Hemanter Pakhi. Her first lead role came with Mastan.

Personal life[edit]

Mukherjee spent her childhood in a self-described "simple life" with her father Santu Mukhopadhyay, younger sister Ajopa and mother Gopa. Her favorite films were Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. She did her schooling at Carmel School, Kolkata, St. Teresa' School, and Gokhale Memorial School.[3] In 1998 at the age of 18, she married singer Pramit Sen, son of Rabindra Sangeet singer exponent Sagar Sen. The marriage was an unhappy one, lasting only two years before the couple separated. She accused him of physically abusing her and locking her out of their home when she was pregnant and filed a charge against him for cruelty (it was later dismissed).[3][4] According to Mukherjee, Sen filed for divorce in 2000, but changed his mind later when she became successful in her acting career.[3] She had one daughter from the marriage, Anwesha, born in 2000.[5]

In 2001 Mukherjee enrolled at the Ananda Shankar Centre for Culture, learning dance from veteran Tanushree Shankar.[3] She then went into a relationship with Jeet, but broke up due to gossips saying that Jeet was dating Koel Mullick. Later, she began a relationship with Parambrata Chatterjee on the sets of Brake Fail.[6] As she was still technically married to Pramit Sen, he filed a charge against Chatterjee for criminal adultery and enticement of a married woman.[5] They separated in 2010 after Chatterjee moved to London.[7]

Career[edit]

While working on a history degree at Jadavpur University Mukherjee was spotted by the director of the TV serial Devdasi who convinced her to act in his production.[3] She went on to appear in other serials like Akasher Niche and Protibimbo.

Mukherjee made her film debut in 2003 with the film Hemanter Pakhi directed by Urmi Chakraborty. In this film she played a small role. Her first lead role came with Mastan directed by Ravi Kinagi.

During the filming of Mastan she began dating her co-star Jeet.[3] They went on to appear in several films together, including Kranti, Krishnakanter Will and Partner. Mukherjee has recently appeared in Bye Bye Bangkok[8] and made her Hindi debut in the anthology film Mumbai Cutting.

Controversies[edit]

On May 2014, Mukherjee was hospitalized in an alleged suicide bid. Under strong local protest Kolkata police detained Mukherjee's boyfriend Sumon Mukhopadhyay.[8][9]

On 4 November 2014 she was caught on CCTV cameras tucking in a gold earring worth $255 (Rs.12,139) in her handbag at a jewellery showroom in a posh mall in Singapore.[10] The shop owner made a complaint against Mukherjee to the organizer of the film festival, but no police complain was lodged against her. Mukherjee denied the charge and claimed that it might have happened "accidentally".[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Director Character/Role Co-stars
2015 Saheb Bibi Golaam Pratim D. Gupta Jaya Anjan Dutt, Ritwick Chakraborty, Parno Mittra
Detective Byomkesh Bakshi Dibakar Banerjee Anguri Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Divya Menon
Ebar Shabor Arindam Sil Mitali Abir Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar
2014 Take One Mainak Bhaumik Doyel Mitra- Rahul Banerjee, Arindam Sil, Anwesha Mukherjee, Vikramjit Chaudhury
Jaatishwar Srijit Mukherji Mahamaya Bandopadhyay Jishu Sengupta, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Riya Sen
2013 Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends Mainak Bhaumik Shree Parno Mittra, Raima Sen
Basanta Utsav Rhitobrata Bhattacharya Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Swastika Mukherjee
Tobe Tai Hok Sougata Rai Barman & Team Viva Tilottoma
Maach Mishti & More Mainak Bhaumik Reena
2012 Bhooter Bhabishyat Anik Dutta Kadalibala Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Parambrata Chatterjee, Paran Bandyopadhyay
Aashbo Aar Ekdin Abhijit Dasgupta Abir Chatterjee, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Roopa Ganguly
Abar Byomkesh Anjan Dutt Rajani Abir Chatterjee Saswata Chatterjee Ushasie Chakraborty
2011 Mumbai Cutting Ayush Raina Arjun Mathur, Pramod Pathak
Nondinee Subrata Sen
Bye Bye Bangkok Aniket Chattopadhaya Tanima Rudranil Ghosh
2010 033 Birsha Dasgupta Mrinalini Parambrata Chatterjee
2010 Byomkesh Bakshi Anjan Dutt Shiuli Abir Chatterjee Saswata Chatterjee Ushasie Chakraborty
2009 Brake Fail Kaushik Ganguly Parambrata Chatterjee, Koyel Mullick
Sobar Upore Tumi F I Manik Shakib Khan
2008 Partner Shankar Ray Priya Bhattacharya Jeet
Krishnakanter Will Raja Sen
2006 Kranti Riingo Banerjee Jeet
2005 Tobu Bhalobasi Biresh Chatterjee Prasenjit Chatterjee
Mantra Rabiranjan Moitra Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Locket Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Rajatabha Dutta
2004 Criminal Prasenjit Chatterjee
2003 Mastan Rabi Kinnagi Jeet
Hemanter Pakhi Urmi Chakraborty Parambrata Chatterjee

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tollywood top girls on the go, at a glance". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 4 September 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2008. 
  2. ^ Mitra, Anindita (11 November 2006). "Family Ties". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 8 September 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Interview with Swastika Mukherjee". Savvy. 26 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Singer Behind Bars for Wife-Bashing". Calcutta Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 9 June 2000. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Arrest warrant against Param.". Times of India. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Dasgupta, Priyanka (5 July 2009). "‘An intimate scene would be a pushover’". Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Swastika ready for one night stand?". Times of India. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Bhabani, Soudhriti (27 May 2014) Tollywood actress Swastika Mukherjee survives alleged suicide bid 'after row with filmmaker friend Suman Mukhopadhyay'. Daily Mail
  9. ^ Roy, Gitanjali (6 November 2014). "Swastika Mukherjee: Bengals Sweetheart But Off-Screen, a Darker Story - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. 
  10. ^ "Actress Swastika Mukherjee Caught Shoplifting?". NDTVMovies.com. 4 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Bengali actor Swastika caught shoplifting in Singapore". India Today. 4 November 2014. 

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