Aindrita Ray at the Celebrity Cricket League, 2013
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
|Occupation||Model, film actress|
Aindrita Ray is an Indian film actress, 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. She is perhaps well known for her critically acclaimed performance as Devika, a mentally challenged girl, in Manasaare.
Early life and background
Aindrita Ray was born as the youngest daughter into a Bengali family in Udaipur, Rajasthan, where she spent her childhood, before moving to Mumbai. 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.
Ray studied at Baldwin Girls High School, Bangalore. Later she joined M 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.
Debut and break through (2008)
Aindrita Ray trained under fashion choreographer MS Sreedhar. She was also seen in a song in the 2006 Kannada movie Jackpot starring Harsha- and Dhyaan. 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 Rediff.com 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)
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 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.
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.
Ray will appear in Raja Chanda's Bengali film Amar Apanjan alongside Soham Chakraborty, Priyanka Sarkar and Subhasree.
|2008||Mast Maja Maadi||Herself||Kannada||Special appearance|
|2009||Love Guru||Herself||Kannada||Special appearance|
|2009||Manasaare||Devika||Kannada||AKKA Best Actress Award
Suvarna Best Actress
South Scope Best Kannada Actress
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
|2010||Veera Parampare||Pooja||Kannada||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada|
|2010||Januma Janumadallu||Kannada||2011||Manasina Maathu||Sahana||Kannada|
|2011||Paramathma||Saanvi||Kannada||SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
|2012||Prem Adda||Herself||Kannada||Special appearance in song Basanthi|
|2013||Kaddipudi||Daisy||Kannada||Cameo appearance including appearance in the song Soundarya Samara|
|2013||Bhajarangi||Geetha||Kannada||SIIMA Award for Best Actress
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
|2013||Love in Hyderabad||Telugu|
|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||Amar Aponjon||Bengali||Remake of Autograph|
|2018||Coming Back||Hindi||Bollywood Debut|
- "Sandalwood actress Aindrita Ray will soon be seen in her debut Bengali flick, called 'Bachchan'". Deccan Chronicle. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
- "Aindrita Ray | Manasaare | Meravanige | Yogaraj Bhat | Januma Janumadallu | Nooru Janmaku". www.mybangalore.com. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
- "Kannada actress Aindrita Ray slapped". Rediff. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
- "I would rather be called cute than sexy!". specials.rediff.com. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
- "Kannada actresses who are dancing divas too!". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- "Manasaare sweeps Lux South Scope Awards". Sify. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
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