Ananya Chatterjee

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Ananya Chatterjee
Born (1977-01-16) 16 January 1977 (age 40)
Nationality India
Occupation Actress

Ananya Chatterjee (born 16 January 1977) is a Bengali film actress known for her National Award-winning role in Abahoman.[1] She started her career as a TV actress. She acted in several TV serials and films, including three directed by Anjan Dutt. Her role as the muse of a married director in Abahoman, directed by Rituparno Ghosh, won her the National Film Award for Best Actress.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in 1977 and brought up in Kolkata, Chatterjee underwent education at G.D.Birla Centre and passed Class 10 board exams in 1994. Chatterjee studied biology at Jogamaya Devi College, an affiliated undergraduate women's college of University of Calcutta.[3]


Chatterjee was a student in Mamata Shankar's dance institution, when she started her acting career on television, with the TV series Din Pratidin where she acted opposite Rudranil Ghosh, and went to on appear on soap operas like Tithir Atithi, Aleya, and Ananya.[3] Despite having no formal training in acting, her work was appreciated and she became a household name;[3] soon appearing in three TV movies directed by Anjan Dutt, John Johnny Janardan, Ek Din Darjeeling and Amar Baba. She has also acted in Anjan Dutt's Byomkesh Bakshi thriller Adim Ripu.[4] Subsequently, she made her feature film debut with Basu Chatterjee's Tak Jhal Mishti (2002), which she followed up with Sharan Dutta's thriller Raat Barota Paanch (2005).[2] After appearing in the comedy Aamra (2006) by Mainak Bhaumik, her next important film was debutante director Agnidev Chatterjee's, Probhu Nashto Hoye Jai (Lord, Let the Devil Steal My Soul), which premiered at the 13th Kolkata Film Festival.[5]

In 2009, appearing opposite veteran Soumitra Chatterjee in Suman Ghosh's Dwando she managed to stand her ground and then in Anup Sengupta's Mama Bhagne (2009) where again her performance was reviewed as "stellar".[6][7] However, it was in Rituparno Ghosh's Abohoman, released in 2010, that established her as an actress of repute,[8] winning her first National Film Award for Best Actress. In the 2012 Bengali film Meghe Dhaka Tara directed by Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Chatterjee played the role of Durga, wife of Nilkantha Bagchi.[9]

She performed the lead role in the popular Bengali serial Subarnolata airing on Zee Bangla.[10]



Year Film Director Character
2005 Raat Barota Paanch Saran Dutta Shyamali
2006 Aamra Mainak Bhaumik Shreya
2007 Prabhu Noshto Hoi Jai Agnidev Chatterjee
2009 Angshumaner Chhobi Atanu Ghosh Souriya Ray
Dwando Suman Ghosh Sudipta
Mama Bhagne Anup Sengupta Payel
2010 Laptop Kaushik Ganguly Shubhaa
Abohoman Rituparno Ghosh Shikha Sarkar or Srimati Sarkar
2011 Bhalo Meye Kharap Meye Tamal Dasgupta Riya
Iti Mrinalini Aparna Sen Hiya Majumdar
2012 Teen Kanya Agnidev Chatterjee Nancy
2013 Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa Buddhadev Dasgupta Malini
2013 Meghe Dhaka Tara Kamaleswar Mukherjee Durga
2014 Jodi Love Dile Na Prane Abhijit Guha Paromita
2015 Jogajog Shekhar Das Shyamasundari



  • Din Pratidin
  • Tithir Atithi
  • Aleya
  • Manik
  • Ananya
  • Banhisikha
  • Dhyatterika
  • Gaaner Opaare
  • Kon se Alor sopno niye
  • Nana Ronger Dinguli
  • Purbopurush
  • Kokhono Megh kokhono brishti
  • Subarnalata (Zee Bangla) (Main Role)


  • John Johnny Janardan
  • Ek Din Darjeeling
  • Amar Baba
  • Nir Bhangeni
  • Akasher Khoje
  • Spandan
  • Duoranir Sadh
  • Anahuto Atithi
  • Bhalobaso
  • Sopner naam Bhalobasa
  • Amar Praner pore
  • Hoyto Tomari jonno
  • Gopono Kathati
  • Ichamoti
  • Sondhebelar Alo
  • July
  • Sukh
  • Aparichito
  • Sudhu Eka
  • Onno Bhalobasa
  • Proshthan Porbo
  • Balyobondhu
  • Prempotro
  • Sonkromon
  • Ektuku Icche
  • Jongoler Chitronattyo
  • Devdas-Paro



  1. ^ Bengal shines at National Awards, 4 from city The Times of India , 16 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b Who is National Award winner Ananya Chatterjee? CNN-IBN, 16 September 2010
  3. ^ a b c "Ananya knows the science of acting". The Times of India. 28 June 2004. 
  4. ^ "National Award is the first big award of my life: Ananya". 16 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Reviews: Probhu Nashto Hoye Jai". Screen. 21 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "Movie Review: Dwando". The Times of India. 25 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Moview Review: Mama Bhagne". The Times of India. 20 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Rituparno Ghosh's 'Abohomaan' is brilliant". CNN-IBN. 28 March 2010. 
  9. ^ Nag, Kushali (16 June 2012). "Ritwik Ghatak". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Calcutta, India. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Ananya's happy to be herself". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Calcutta, India. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

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