Aindrita Ray

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Aindrita Ray
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Aindrita Ray at the Celebrity Cricket League, 2013
Aindrita Ray

(1985-04-16) April 16, 1985 (age 33)
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India[1][2]
OccupationModel, film actress
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)Diganth (12th Dec.2018)

Aindrita Ray is an Indian film actress,[3] primarily appearing in Kannada films. She made her acting debut in 2007, starring in Meravanige and went on to appear in several commercially successful films, establishing herself as a leading contemporary actress of Kannada cinema.[4] She is perhaps well known for her critically acclaimed performance as Devika, a mentally challenged girl, in Manasaare.

Early life and background[edit]

Aindrita Ray was born as the youngest daughter into a Bengali family in Udaipur, Rajasthan, where she spent her childhood, before moving to Mumbai.[1] With her father, A. K. Ray, being a prosthodontist in the Indian Air Force, she along with her family moved from one place to another, finally settling in Bangalore.[5]

Ray studied at Baldwin Girls High School, Bangalore. Later, she joined B. R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore to pursue a bachelor's degree in dental science. While studying, she did part-time modelling, appearing in television advertisements, which paved way for her entry into the film industry. She started doing movies in Kannada, and once in a while appearing in Amateur/Short films.

Acting career[edit]

Debut and breakthrough (2008)[edit]

Aindrita Ray trained under fashion choreographer M. S. Sreedhar. She was also seen in a song in the 2006 Kannada movie Jackpot, starring Harsha and Dhyaan.[6] Aindrita Ray began her acting career in the 2008 film Meravanige, playing the role of Nandini, the love interest of the lead actor played by Prajwal Devaraj. The film received a moderate success at the box office, with lauding her performance and her dancing capabilities. Later, in the same year, she made a cameo appearance in Mast Majaa Madi, which had an ensemble cast.

Initial success and accolades (2009–10)[edit]

In 2009, Ray appeared in Vaayuputra, an action movie, alongside the debutant Chiranjeevi Sarja. This was followed by a brief appearance in the successful film, Love Guru, directed by Prashant Raj. However, she got her biggest break in the film Junglee and then Turning point movie was Manasaare for her critically acclaimed role of a mentally challenged girl. She received many awards and accolades for her role, which included Suvarna Award for Best Actress and a nomination for Filmfare Awards. This was followed by director Suri's Junglee, which found a moderate success.

In 2010, she starred in five films. Veera Parampare was the only successful movie among Nooru Janmaku, Nannavanu, Januma Janumadallu and a Bollywood parallel cinema, A Flat. She was nominated by Filmfare for the Best Actress category for Veera Parampare.

Recent works[edit]

After a series of flops, Ray was cast in the supporting role in the Puneeth Rajkumar starrer Paramathma. She was widely acclaimed by the critics for her obsessive character role. She was also noticed by the critics in Dhool. The other films, Manasina Maathu and Kaanchana, however were failures.

In 2012, she starred in Parijatha, opposite Diganth, which found moderate success. She has also made her Telugu film debut with Love in Hyderabad. Her other films include Tony, with Srinagar Kitty in the lead and Rajani Kantha, with Duniya Vijay.

In 2014, she made her Bengali film debut with Bachchan, opposite Jeet and directed by Raja Chanda, which incidentally was a remake of the Kannada movie Vishnuvardhana.

Ray will appear in Raja Chanda's Bengali film Amar Apanjan, alongside Soham Chakraborty, Priyanka Sarkar and Subhasree.

Personal life[edit]

Aindrita married actor Diganth Manchale on 12 December 2018,[7][8][9] after 10 years of courtship.[10]


Year Movie Role Language Notes
2008 Meravanige Nandini Kannada
2008 Mast Maja Maadi Herself Kannada Special appearance
2009 Junglee Padma Kannada
2009 Vayuputra Divya Kannada
2009 Love Guru Herself Kannada Special appearance
2009 Manasaare Devika Kannada AKKA Best Actress Award[11]
Suvarna Best Actress[12]
South Scope Best Kannada Actress[13]
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2010 Nooru Janmaku Drushti Kannada
2010 Nannavanu Sanjana Kannada
2010 Veera Parampare Pooja Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2010 Januma Janumadallu Kannada
2011 Manasina Maathu Sahana Kannada
2011 Dhool Priya Kannada
2011 Paramathma Saanvi Kannada SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
2011 Kaanchaana Herself Kannada Special appearance
2012 Parijatha Chandrika Kannada
2012 Prem Adda Herself Kannada Special appearance in song Basanthi
2013 Rajani Kantha Priya Kannada
2013 Ziddi Sahana Kannada
2013 Kaddipudi Daisy Kannada Cameo appearance including appearance in the song Soundarya Samara
2013 Tony Pammi Kannada
2013 Bhajarangi Geetha Kannada SIIMA Award for Best Actress
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2013 Love in Hyderabad Telugu
2014 Athi Aparoopa Aparna Kannada
2014 Bachchan Priya Bengali Bengali debut
2015 Sharp Shooter Kannada Special appearance in song Kuntebille
2016 Mungaru Male 2 Kannada
2016 John Jani Janardhan Herself Kannada Special appearance in song Preetiya Paarivala
2016 Niruttara Shravya Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
2017 Chowka Pushpa Kannada
2017 Melkote Manja Kannada
2017 Amar Aponjon Bengali Remake of Autograph
2018 Raambo 2 Herself Kannada Special appearance in the song "Dumm Maaro Dumm"
2019 Garuda Kannada Filming
Coming Back Hindi Bollywood Debut Filming


  1. ^ a b "Aindrita Ray | Manasaare | Meravanige | Yogaraj Bhat | Januma Janumadallu | Nooru Janmaku". Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "CCL photosoot 2012".
  4. ^ "Kannada actress Aindrita Ray slapped". Rediff. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  5. ^ "I would rather be called cute than sexy!". Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  6. ^ "Kannada actresses who are dancing divas too!". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  7. ^ "I'm really excited I'm marrying my best friend: Aindrita Ray".
  8. ^ "Aindrita Ray and Diganth to get married in December".
  9. ^ "Paresh Lamba designs Diganth's D-day outfit".
  10. ^ "Peek into Aindrita and Diganth's wedding plan".
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Manasaare sweeps Lux South Scope Awards". Sify. Retrieved 2018-06-03.

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