Aindrita Ray

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Aindrita Ray
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Aindrita Ray
Born Aindrita Ray
1984/1985 (age 30–31)[1]
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India[2][3]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Model, film actress
Years active 2008–present

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.[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.[2] 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 M R Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore to pursue a bachelor's degree in dental science.[3] 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 break through (2008)[edit]

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.[6] 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 Shashank. 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.

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 which was a remake of Tamil hit Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam. 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 which is under production as of July 2012. Her other films include Tony with Srinagar Kitty in the lead and Rajanikantha.

In 2014, she will make her Bengali film debut with Bachchan, opposite Jeet and directed by Raja Chanda.[citation needed]


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[7]
Suvarna Best Actress[8]
South Scope Best Kannada Actress[9]
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
2010 A Flat Hindi
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
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
2015 Sharpshooter Kannada Special appearance in song "Kuntebille"
2016 Mungaru Male 2 Kannada Filming


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