Swastika Mukherjee

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Swastika Mukherjee
Born (1980-12-13) December 13, 1980 (age 33)
Kolkata, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Pramit Sen (1998–2007)

Swastika Mukherjee (Bengali: স্বস্তিকা মুখার্জী, born 13 December 1980 in Kolkata)[1] is a Bengali actress. She is daughter of actor Santu Mukherjee.[2] Mukherjee's first stint with acting was the tele-serial Devdasi. She made her film debut in 2003 with the film Hemanter Pakhi directed by Urmi Chakraborty. Her first lead role came with Ravi Kinnagi-directed Mastan.

Personal life[edit]

Mukherjee was born on 13 December 1980 in Kolkata. As a child she lived 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]

However Swastika Mukherjee later confessed in a media conference that the dowry harassment allegations she made against her estranged husband were false, apparently bringing a closure to an episode that has been playing out amidst full media glare for ten years.“I was young, I did not have enough sense back then and I did what my family, friends and peers advised me to do,” is how Swastika chose to explain why she falsely accused her husband singer Promit Sen of “subjecting her to cruelty” and “criminal breach of trust”. She apparently submitted an affidavit at a city court admitting that the charges she made against her husband and her in-laws under Indian Penal Code 498A and 406 were “unfounded, false, baseless and speculative”.

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 to date 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.

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Director Character/Role Co-stars
2014 Take One Mainak Bhaumik Rahul Banerjee, Arindam Sil, Anwesha Mukherjee, Vikramjit Chaudhury
Jaatishwar Srijit Mukherji Mahamaya 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
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 Abar Byomkesh Anjan Dutt Rajani 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 Ringo[disambiguation needed] 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 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ Mitra, Anindita (11 November 2006). "Family Ties". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  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. She was also in a relationship with Srijit Mukherji, though she denied it and so did Srijit.". 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. ^ "Bye Bye Bangkok to release in October". One India. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 

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