Alisha Pradhan

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Alisha Pradhan
Alisha Pradhan in a Photo-shoot.jpg
Alisha Pradhan in 2013
Native name
আলিশাহ প্রধান
Born
Gulshan Thana, Dhaka, Bangladesh
EducationEconomic Major
Alma materWilles Little Flower School, Oxford International School Edexcel
Occupation
  • Film Actress
  • Model
  • host
  • Entrepreneur
Years active2009–present
Height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
AwardsNominated for Best Actress & Debutante

Alisha Pradhan is a Bangladeshi film actress, model, television presenter and entrepreneur.[1][2][3]

Alisha Pradhan started her career in TV commercials and serials as a teenage model, she debuted as a model in 2008 at age 14 only for Cova chocolate. She became the teenage sensation in TV for few of her notable role as Aditi madam from 1st Date by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki , Honey Bunny from Shopnochura etc. She made her debut in film as a Celebrity guest appearance in Eito Bhalobasha in 2013 opposite Mamnun Hasan Emon & Nirob. Her first film is Antaranga directed by legendary Late Chashi Nazrul Islam,[4] it was released on 6 November 2015 & that gave her a breakthrough debut in Dhallywood. Antaranga movie already bagged Alisha the Nomination for Best Actress & Debutante in Meril Prothom Alo . Antaranga is Produced by Her mother Hosna Pradhan & Giasuddin under the banner Carnival Motion picture & 360 Degree Communication ltd.

Early life[edit]

Pradhan is the daughter of Successful Business cosmopolitan Mr. Monir Pradhan & Hosna Pradhan Successful female Businesswoman & film producer. Alisha’s schooling was done in willes little Flower high school, Dhaka, She completed O' level from Oxford,A Level under Edexcel and she completed her undergraduate semister in private from British council board of Bangladesh.(A level Candidate of 2012) . While growing up as a spoiled child with English medium background, Alisha had tough time learning the skill of authentic pure Bangla. With Chashi Nazrul Islam 's Support she took 8 months non stop Bangla vocabulary, pronunciation & accent class from the very best Linguistic teacher of Bangladesh, Mr. Mukherjee etc.[5]

Early career[edit]

Alisha Pradhan is a trained classical and Salsa dancer. She is also a huge Hip-hop and Free-Style dance admirer. She plays piano, Guitar & harmony. She mastered the craft of marshal art for her action movie along with Bike ride & horse riding. Alisha Pradhan is well known for her charismatic modern host presentation, she did few selective talk show that really got her the fame as a host, i.e. Jege Acho Ki, 2013 Bangladesh Premier League BPL Auction 2012 Hosting etc.[6][7] Her 2nd film is Bhul Jodi Hoy also directed by film director Chashi Nazrul Islam which was supposed to be Alisha's 1st movie but had a late release. it started in December 2013. it was Chashi Nazrul Islam who encouraged Alisha's Mother to support Alisha in her cinematic career. within this period Alisha rejected many Bangla Movie offers cause director manipulated the script & characters, movies like, Mayanagar, Jole Bhasha Poddo, Ek joban etc.[8][9] In 2014 Hosna Pradhan launched a new film production house 'Carnival Motion Pictures' with Gisuddin, which started four new films at a time, taking Alisha Pradhan as lead actress in all the films.

Alisha Pradhan Belongs to a very sophisticated & Well established family, sources says she still could not mend her relation with her father, Siblings & relatives (also in Abroad) which gone awry after she joined Film industry. Also she had hard time adjusting with the Bangla Film Fraternity but her mother always supports her & that is why Hosna Pradhan also has been a loyal Sponsor for the film fraternity causes. Alisha had a Grand Mohorat of her 1st film 'Bhul Jodi Hoi' that included the whole industry & everyone who is anyone came to bless Alisha Pradhan.[10][11][12][13][not in citation given][14][15][16]

Other work[edit]

In addition to acting in films, Pradhan has supported many charitable organisations, she is an avid philanthropist who aids a youth NGO "Born To Smile".[17] At age of 16, she has taken responsibility of half dozen children 's education and healthcare that she actveley maintains. Though her father Monir Pradhan runs an NGO since 2004 called "Ambition Social Organisation Foundation " , it proves her innate Passion to stand with the one who needs help. Pradhan is one of the most young talented & gorgeous actress no doubt, but not many people knows how involved she is with her each project and how many skills she has achieved. Even in most of her Movies Pradhan designs her own costumes in collaboration with Bangladeshi Top designer Luna, She always actively help in choreography & thus Assist each & every choreographer she has been worked with.[18] Pradhan is known to improvise a lot in her scenes and that's the charisma why her lines are getting picked and remembered, for her own unique touch. She always tries to support, co operate the director from every aspect possible, be it an art directorial suggestion to props requirement to vehicles . in most of her movies she has been taken the responsibility to maximise full security of the full shooting team, off course on her family 's recommendation. , she has performed in a fundraising event organized by Shelly Manna, wife of Bangladeshi legendary Cinema Hero late Manna in memory of restorying Manna's Contribution to Bangla Film industry.[19][20]

She has been the brand ambassador of several products, including Cova Chocolate bar, Uro Cola, Cute Beauty Soap in 2012, LG Fridge, Bonoful Mishti, Uro cola 2 In 2013, Dhallywood online reporters, named her "one of the most wanted names" in the Glamour industry.

Pradhan established herself as one of the most popular Youth icon celebrities in Bangladesh according to Google Trends.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Co-star Director Notes
2016 69 Patla Khan Len -- Ferdous Ahmed Pran, Maushumi post production [21][22]
2013 Eito Bhalobasa -- Emon, Nirob, Nipun Akter Special Appearance [23]
2015 Antaranga -- Emon Chashi Nazrul Islam Debut film as lead actress [24][25] [26] [27][28][29][30]
2016 Bhul Jodi Hoy -- Emon; Samrat Chashi Nazrul Islam released
Ajante Bhalobasha -- Symon Sadik A J Rana releasing in April 2016 [31][32]
Premer kajol -- shipon jakir hossain raju Filming [33][34][35][36][37][38]
Probashini Don -- Alisha Pradhan, symon Sadik , Sumit Shaheen Sumon pre-production [39][40][41][42]
Rongdhonu -- Alisha Pradhan, Bappy chowdhury , omor suni Misha Sawdagor Shaunak mitra & Mehjabin pre-production
2017 Tumi nei Kichu nei -- Symon Sadik , Anisur Rahman Milon , Tanver Shohanur Rahman Sohan pre-production
Monpura Prem -- Symon Sadik Komol sarker pre-production

TV commercials[edit]

  • Uro Cola ad [43]
  • Cova Chocolate ad
  • Bonful Mishti ad
  • Cute Soap and Development

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language
2009–10 Shopnochura Alisha/ Honey Bangla & English
2009 Mohanagar Arija at age 15
2010 1st Date Aditi Madam at age 15
2010 Life Alisha pradhan telefilm
2011 Ahangkaar Ohona at age 17 daily Soap ETV
2011 Monkora Ira Chowdhury at age 17
2010 Tini Bujhte Parlen ata Prem noi Alisha pradhan telefilm
2011 All Rounder Tara at age 17 TV series
2012 Metal Friends Nayna Eid telefilm at age 17
2012 Aai khuku Aai Diya Chanel i telefilm

Television talk show[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes the show is still running on air.
Title Year Broadcasting Station Notes Ref
Lux Music Jam 2011 Desh TV 13 Episodes
Kingster Jege Acho Ki 2012 R TV 13 Episodes
Bangladesh Premier League 2013 Chanel 9 BPL AUCTION 2013 [44]
Star Entrepreneur Adda with Meher Afroz Shaon , Mahfuz ahmed ,Rubaba &Mila islam 2012 chanel i 1 Episode
Eid Shuveccha Adda With Bappy Chowdhury Zayed khan Alisha Pradhan Shimla & jerin 2012 R TV Eid 1 day Episode

Alisha's Personal Life[edit]

Alisha Pradhan Grew up with a very independent attitude and dominating mindset, which is why she seems very rebellious & controlling of her surrounding and the people she loves . she confesses how flirty & playful is she with a boy. Her current relation status is unknown, but she is known for coming too strongly on any man, be it director, heroes, friends or journalist. she is known to emasculate the male.[45] That might be the indication why Alisha Pradhan as a child always wanted to be the Prime Minister, it has come to many of her interviews as her child dream.[44] that is not it, She loves Bangladesh a lot and she has joined cinema industry leaving family businesses and her family's reputation to contribute in the film industry. In her distant future she plans to build the Biggest Film city of Bangladesh. since she is a Feminist she has vision to corporate an industry with specialized female expertise. Along with these goals she also preach for humanity and clean Bangladesh.


New Life in USA 2016-2017 June[edit]

Alisha Pradhan declared to quit the film industry at the end of 2015 & she left for USA for her higher education in IT where she did her IT diploma from a Technology institute of New York. Alisha received 3 debut awards from USA for her Movies but till date she has not been seen as an actor or producer. During her staying in USA ,Alisha got attached to spirituality to a deeper lever & since then has always chanted & prescribed the power of living in the moment with love. She traveled all around USA in between her education and also made some small businesses investment. Alisha is known to have intentionally avoided the Bangladesh crowd & area so she can not be reminded of her past life, which again she claims to be a part of her "living in the moment Spirituality". Upon finishing her Diploma she returned to Bangladesh with new dreams & hopes by turning a new page.

New Life in Bangladesh 2017-2018[edit]

Pradhan didn't left her house for 1st one month upon returning & finally she discussed & convinved her parents to finance her in an IT franchise business with her friend from UK. After few months of training, understanding & procedure She traveled for the IT franchise but the day before her MOU signing with the Company her father stated their disapproval to finance the project & he insisted her to take job in any company to gather some real life experience of corporate world. It must be stated that Pradhan started working in her family business at an early age so she never had a job outside of her family business. To everyone's surprise Pradhan actually took the job of an assistant Brand Manager at the renown FMCG industry Globe Phrama in October 2017, where she exactly worked for 6 months and has also pulled off many projects regarding marketing, launching & branding for Globe & was applauded for her creativity , leadership & adaptability widely.

TV Comeback with "Style in the city Fashion Icon" 2018[edit]

While doing the Job Pradhan was offered & pledged to host a TV show, which was one of a kind Fashion Lifestyle reality show in Bangladesh for the 1st time . Pradhan declined but the producer Luna, a dear friend of Pradhan's who was also the fashion designer of all of her movies , literally forced her to do the part with all the other top fashion designers of our country who were to participate in the show. Pradhan brought a new trend & class to the TV world, where she dazzled her audience with her comeback on TV & also her amazing style, knowledge & lifestyle trick. In every episode it would showcase the latest designers collections shared by the designers themselves which were to be photographed with top photographers & models & then a live chat show with Alisha. Alisha would also experience & discuss the finest cuisine in the finest restaurant with the master chef. she would made it such a dynamic experience by sharing brief history of every food, place or many more in every episode. The show was widely appreciated & applauded specially by the elite & upper middle class of the society who specifically memorized Pradhan's opening & finishing script. However upon finishing the show Pradhan didn't do the 2nd season ,neither she agreed to do anymore shows.

2018 Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation[edit]

During the shoot of Style in the City Fashion Icon, Alisha was approached to join Heritage Foundation during may 2018, A rebel by nature, Alisha has ventured into many different & contrasting fields - starting from business, media & social work, deep down serving her truest calling as a patriot & female advocate. The desire to do something for her country prompted her to join the Foundation & embraced the position as a Secretary in this Foundation along with 30 women entrepreneurs ,some are acclaimed & renowned & some were just start up. The foundation which started very small,but with Alisha's leadership along with the support from the president Tootli Rahman & all women, it grew too big and popular & also got highly appreciated reason being Alisha has planned amazing marketing & branding strategy for the foundation which got the 1st exhibition by the foundation covered in every prime media. Alisha has also endorse more than 15 embassies to join the foundation where they can also showcase their heritage and crafts along with Bangladesh & thus create a global platform for artisan & heritage. [46] Alisha in her many interviews has stated how deeply she wishes the heritage and crafts of Bangladesh by the local artisan should get international recognition & trading , she has also managed to get the attention from many local and foreign NGO's to come together to flourish global heritage and create job & better employment facilities for local artisans, specially women.[47] [48] in 2019 , Bangladesh Heritage Foundation will have their biggest event and exhibition along with more than 20 embassies. Bearing a philosophical pride for own heritage & culture Alisha stands committed to work together with the dynamic team of the Foundation to promote, flourish & popularize local heritage. Pradhan is also working with Zonta International to support women empowerment in Bangladesh. [49] https://www.daily-sun.com/printversion/details/340471/2018/10/04/Heritage-crafts-exhibition-in-city-tomorrow- [50]

2019 Alisha's Tech Startup ASHBEN[edit]

During December 2018, Alisha shared the name of her IT Startup company "Ashben Tech ltd". During many interviews for Bangladesh heritage crafts foundation Alisha has mentioned many times that she would give her 100% in her tech Business from December & it seems Alisha always has planned her time & projects. Resources confirmed that Alisha would not be able to continue as General Secretary of the foundation as She would give her focus and attention to her start up, however upon request from the board of the Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation Alisha has agreed to stay in the foundation as EC member. Alisha Facebook quote about her new IT start up is below; "Finally got my own company Ashben Tech ltd. Thanks Mom, Dad for the new venture, new Bank a/c & having renewed faith in me, it means the World to me. This year when i applied for my 1st Job at Globe Pharma i resigned from 360 Degree ltd, PETALS-Unisex Spa, Carnival Motion Pictures ltd, Ambition Foundation & other family companies. Hence I didn’t want to get back to any old company ,now i got my own IT Start-Up. Thanks to the SVP Ananda bhai & Gulshan Citygem managers for adebt service & luscious lunch. Keep Ashben Tech ltd in your prayer. Alhamdullilah"

Awards[edit]

  • (DEBUT AWARD)
AWARD 2009-Model & 2010 Actress
  • BACHSHAS 2009-model & 2010—actress
  • CJFB AWARD 2009-Model & 2010 Actress
  • Babisas Award 2009-Model & 2010 Actress
  • MEJAB AWARD 2009-Model & 2010 Actress
  • ATN BINODON AWARD 2009-Model & 2010 Actress
  • STARDOM AWARD 2009-Model & 2010 Actress
  • TRAB AWARD 2009-Model & 2010 Actress
  • CJFB AWARD 2012-Model Personality of the year

2016 NOMINATION

  • Meril Prothom alo National award

Best film Actress & Best Debutante

  • Dhaka Reporters Choice Award

Best film Actress & Best Debutante

  • CJFB AWARD 2016

Best film Actress & Best Debutante

2016 AWARDS[edit]

  • Bangla Cine Awards in America, New York.

for Debutante best actress 2015.

  • Fobana DC Festive and Award, DC USA

for Debutante best actress 2015.

  • NRB Taroka Awards 2016

for Debutante best actress 2015.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ ঝলমলে অভিষেকের অপেক্ষায় আলিশা [Alisha wait a Glamorous Introduction in Movie]. Amader Orthoneeti (in Bengali).
  4. ^ "ছাড়পত্র পেল চাষী নজরুলের শেষ ছবি 'অন্তরঙ্গ'" [Chashi Nazrul's Last movie 'Antaranga' for censored,starer Alisha Pradhan & Emon].
  5. ^ "বিপিএল এর দ্বিতীয় আসরটা মাত করতে আসছেন মডেল ও অভিনেত্রী আলিশা প্রধান" [Superstar Alisha is joining Bangladesh Premiere League BPL to Excite the audience].
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  7. ^ "বিপিএল এর দ্বিতীয় আসরটা মাত করতে আসছেন মডেল ও অভিনেত্রী আলিশা প্রধান" [Sizzling Alisha Pradhan Joins 2nd BPL to excite the Audience in Bangladesh Premiere League].
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  15. ^ নাচে গানে স্মৃতিচারণায় মান্না জুটি ইমন ও আলিশা প্রধান নেচেছেন [Tribute to Legend Late Manna, performed Alisha & Emon]. banglanews24.com (in Bengali).
  16. ^ নাচে গানে স্মৃতিচারণায় মান্না উৎসব [Tribute to Manna at Shishu Academy, performed Alisha & Emon]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali).
  17. ^ "কাল অন্তরঙ্গ,পথশিশুদের জন্য তার কাজ, আলিশা!" [Glamorous Diva Alisha Pradhan's Charity work & Movie life].
  18. ^ ঢালিউডের পালে নতুনের কেতন [Dhallywood introduces fresh pack of glamours heroine ,Alisha Pradhan, Pori, Nusraat etc]. BD Morning (in Bengali).
  19. ^ "গ্ল্যামারাস কন্যা আলিশার প্রথম চলচ্চিত্র এবং আরো কয়েকটি" [Glamorous Diva Alisha Pradhan's 1st & few more Movie].
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  21. ^ "বড়পর্দায় নায়িকা হিসেবে আলিশা প্রধান" [Alisha Pradhan to do an Item No in Bangla Cinema].
  22. ^ আইটেম সং পর আলিশা প্রধান 4 পরিচালকের সঙ্গে 4 সিনেমা সাইন [Alisha Pradhan signed 4 Bangla Cinemas with 4 Legend Directors after an Item No]. Amader Barisal (in Bengali).
  23. ^ "এই তো ভালোবাসা' আসছে ২৪ মে অতিথি চরিত্রে আলিশা প্রধান" [Ei to Bhalobasha releases on 24th may, Alisha Pradhan's guest appearance].
  24. ^ "এবার আলিশার অন্তরঙ্গ তে সাকিব খান" [Shakib khan joins Alisha Pradhan].
  25. ^ আলিশা প্রধান আসছে রুপালি পর্দায় ১০০ প্রেক্ষাগৃহে [Alisha Pradhan Debut in Silver Screen]. Jaijaidin (in Bengali).
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  27. ^ "মা হোসনা প্রধান, প্রযোজকের হাতে অভিষেক মেয়ে আলিশার" [Producer Hosna Pradhan Introduces her Daughter Alisha To film Industry].
  28. ^ "চিত্রনায়িকা আলিশা'র "অন্তরঙ্গ"" [Gorgeous Alisha pradhan enters film Industry].
  29. ^ "আলিশার ‌"অন্তরঙ্গ" ছবির অডিও প্রকাশ অনুষ্ঠানে তারকামেলা" [Top Celebrities catered to Alisha pradhan's Antaranga Audio release].
  30. ^ ‘অন্তরঙ্গ’ ছবির গানের মোড়ক উন্মোচন [Gorgeous Alisha pradhan Shines in her Own Movie's Audio release]. Shadhin Bangla 24 (in Bengali).
  31. ^ "সেন্সরে সাইমন-আলিশা" [Alisha Pradhan & Symon movie ajante Bhalobasha passed Censor].
  32. ^ অজান্তে ভালবাসায় আলিশা প্রধান [Alisha Pradhan Signed movie Ajante bhalobasha]. Dhaka Times 24 (in Bengali).
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  34. ^ আলিশার ‘প্রেমের কাজল’ [Alisha Pradhan's 'Premer kajol' her 3rd Movie]. Daily Manab Zamin (in Bengali).
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  36. ^ সপ্নকননা আলিশার নতুন ছবি 'প্রেমের কাজল' [Dreamgirl Alisha Pradhan inked another Movie 'Premer kajol']. Samkal (in Bengali).
  37. ^ 'প্রেমের কাজল' সিনেমায়-ব্যস্ত-আলিশা শিপনে [Dream-girl Alisha & handsome Shipon busy filming 'Premer kajol']. risingbd.com (in Bengali).
  38. ^ ঈদের পরে আলিশা শিপনের 'প্রেমের কাজল' [After Eid Alisha & Shipon's 'Premer kajol' starts Filming]. Dhallywood24.com (in Bengali).
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  41. ^ প্রবাসী ডন ছবিতে আলিশার সঙ্গী সাইমন [Alisha overseas film with partner Symon]. Media Times 24 (in Bengali). 23 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
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  43. ^ "সপ্নকননা আলিশা প্রধান স্বপ্নপূরণের পথে" [DreamGirl Alisha Walks toward her dream TVC Uro Cola].
  44. ^ a b ভাবতাম প্রধানমন্ত্রী হবো-আলিশা প্রধান [To be the Prime Minister was my Dream Job, Alisha Pradhan] (in Bengali).
  45. ^ দশ বছর বয়স থেকে প্রেম করি : আলিশা প্রধান [i've been falling in Love since the age 10, Alisha Pradhan]. risingbd.com (in Bengali).
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