Antara Biswas

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Mona Lisa
Monalisa at Leo Music Label Unveiling02 (cropped).jpg
Biswas at the unveiling of Leo Music Label
Born Antara Biswas
(1982-11-21) 21 November 1982 (age 35)[1]
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Other names Mona Lisa
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Vikrant Singh Rajpoot (m. 2017)

Antara Biswas, better known by her stage name Mona Lisa (born 21 November 1982), is an Indian actress. She has done over 125 Bhojpuri films, and has also appeared in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films. She was a contestant of Indian show Bigg Boss 10 in 2016.[2]

Biography and Early Life[edit]

Mona Lisa was born to a Bengali Hindu family.[3] She adopted the stage name of Mona Lisa at the behest of her uncle.[3] She studied at Julien Day School in Elgin Road, south Kolkata, and graduated from Ashutosh College of the University of Calcutta, earning a BA degree in Sanskrit before starting out a few years ago as a small-time TV actress and model in Oriya video albums.[4]

Career[edit]

She acted in several low budget films before making her debut in Bollywood with Blackmail, starring Ajay Devgn and Suniel Shetty.[4] She then acted and got rated in South Indian films before coming to notice through her role in Tauba Tauba opposite Amin Gazi. She acted in a Kannada film titled Jackpot.[5] In 2010, The Hindu reported that Mona Lisa (along with Rinku Ghosh) was the most sought after actress in the Bhojpuri film industry.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She married her boyfriend Bhojpuri actor Vikrant Singh Rajput in the Bigg Boss house on 17 January 2017.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Bengali and Kannada films[edit]

  • Jayate (1997)
  • Hamam fi Amsterdam (1998)
  • Jai Sriram (1999) (Oriya)
  • Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001)
  • Wrong Number (2002)
  • Top Somrat (2003) (Bengali) Bangladeshi film
  • Adhikar (2004) (Bengali)
  • Tauba Tauba (2004) (Hindi) – Rubina
  • Ab Bas! (2004) (Hindi) – Special appearance
  • Ek Hi Bhool (2005) (Hindi) – Tanvi
  • Jalwa: Fun in Love (2005) (Hindi) – Manisha Tripathi/Tanya 'Chinky'
  • Jackpot (2005) (Kannada) – Laila
  • Bunty Aur Babli (2005) – Dancer in title song
  • Blackmail (2005) (Hindi)
  • Bobby: Love and Lust (2005) (Hindi) – Bobby D'Costa
  • Half Fry Hyderabadi (2006)
  • Love Guru (2007) (Hindi)
  • Kaafila (2007) (Hindi) – Niharika
  • Jagadam (2007) (Telugu) – Special appearance
  • Encounter Dayanayak (2008) (Kannada) – Special appearance
  • Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008) (Hindi)
  • Vathiyar (2008) (Tamil) – Special appearance
  • Nagaram (2008) (Telugu) – Special appearance
  • Silambattam (2008) (Tamil) – Special appearance
  • Boni (2009) (Telugu) – Special appearance
  • To the London Calling (2010) (Hindi) – Sonia K. Sahay / Urvashi
  • Ek Chatur Naar (2010) (Hindi)
  • Ek Main Ek Tum (2010) (Hindi)
  • Royal Utsav (2010) (Hindi)
  • Hamilton Palace (2010) (Hindi)
  • Khoobsurat – The Beauty (2010) (Hindi)
  • Meri Life Mein Uski Wife (2010) (Hindi) – Dipal
  • Khubsurat Naukrani (2011) (Hindi)
  • Bablu (2011) (Telugu) – Special appearance
  • Kadhalukku Maranamillai (2011) (Tamil) – Special appearance
  • En Peyar Kumarasamy (Tamil)

Bangladeshi films[edit]

Bhojpuri films[edit]

  • Bhole Shankar (2008)
  • Khatailal Mithailal (2008)
  • Kaha Jaiba Raja Najariya Ladaike (2008)
  • Tu Babua Hamaar (2008)
  • Shreeman Driverbabu (2008)
  • Ho Gaini Deewana Tohra Pyar Me (2009)
  • Kahan Jaiba Raja Nazariya Ladai Ke (2009)
  • Hum Bahubali (2009)
  • Dulha Albela (2009)
  • Ranbhoomi (2009)
  • Pratigya (2009) itemsong (lehariya luta ae raja)
  • Hum Hai Khalnayak (2009)
  • Sindur Daan (2009)
  • Jade Mein Balma Pyara Lage (2009)
  • Sahar Wali Jaan Mareli (2009)
  • Ek Aur Kurukshetra (2010)
  • Tu Jaan Hau Hamaar (2010)
  • Dharmatma (2010)
  • Nathuniya Pe Goli Maare (2010)
  • Bhojpuriya Don (2010)
  • Rangbaz Daroga – Aanchal (2010)
  • Nainihal (2010)
  • Saat Saheliya (2010)
  • Devra Bada Satawela (2010)
  • Devra Bhail Deewana (2014)
  • Mrityunjay (2010) (Special Appearance)
  • Loafer (2010)
  • Kanoon Hamra Mutthi Mein (2010)
  • Daraar (2010)
  • Mora Balma Chail Chabila (2011)
  • Apne Begaane (2011)
  • Aakhri Rasta (2011)
  • Barood (2011)
  • The Great Hero Hiralal (2011)
  • Gundairaj (2011)
  • Ladaai La Ankhiyan Ae Lounde Raja (2011)
  • Kartavya (2011)
  • Hamaar Devdas (2011)
  • Bhaiya Hamar Dayavan (2012)
  • Mehraru Bina Ratiya Kaise Kati (2012)
  • Dakait (2012)[8]
  • Khuddar (2012) – Sunita[8]
  • Naagin (2012)
  • Khoon Pasina (2012)
  • Mehraru Bina Ratiya Kasie Kati (2012)
  • Elan E Jung (2012)
  • Dabangg Mora Balma (2013)[9]
  • Mafia (2013)[10]
  • Rang De Pyar Ke Rang Mein(2013)
  • Jaan Lebu Ka Ho (2013)
  • Banaraswali (2013)
  • Pratibandh (2013)
  • Desh Pardesh (2013)
  • Kasam Wardi Ke (2013)
  • Biwi No. 1 (2013)
  • Lagal Sanheiya Ke Dor (2013)
  • Saala Main To Sahib Ban Gaya (2013)
  • Ziddi Aashiq (2013)
  • Saawariyan Tose Laagi Kaisi Lagan (2013)
  • Mati Preet Jagawale (2013)
  • Zanzeer (2013)
  • Ishq Ka Manjan Ghise Hai Piya (2013)
  • Gumrah (2013)
  • Ijjat (2013)
  • Chhamia Bhelwali (2013)
  • Jeevan Yudhh (2013)
  • Khoon Bhari Maang (2013)
  • Saiyan Bhailan Pardesiyaa (2013)
  • Jodi No. 1 (2013)
  • Ghulam (2013)
  • Mita Deb Raavanraaj (2013)
  • Budhwa Tamtamwala (2013)
  • Lagal Ba Pyar Ke Bukhar (2013)
  • Tulsi Bin Suna Anganwa (2013)
  • Ganga Putra (2013)
  • Chedi Ganga Kinarewala (2013)
  • Natawar Lal (2013)
  • Ek Nihattha (2013)
  • Pocket Gangsters (2015)
  • Rakth Bhumi (2015)
  • Prem Leela (2015)
  • Saiyan Toofani (2015)
  • Suhag (Bhojpuri) - (2015)
  • Sarkar Raj(Bhojpuri film 2017)
  • Jai Shree Ram (2017)
  • rakhtbhoomi (ashish maheshwari film ) 2015

Web-Series[edit]

  • Dupur Thakurpo 2 as Jhuma Boudi -Bengali(2018)

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bigg Boss 10 November 21, episode 36 update: Manu's surprise for his 'good friend' Mona Lisa on her birthday". 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Bigg Boss 10: Wild theme, wacky participants!. rediff.com (17 October 2016)
  3. ^ a b "Antara Biswas". Indiatimes. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Dare girl from Gariahat". The Telegraph Calcutta. 14 December 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Understanding love". The Hindu. 16 July 2006. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bhojpuri cinema edges its way to success". The Hindu. IANS. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bigg Boss 10: Monalisa and Vikrant Singh Rajpoot are married! View exclusive wedding and mehndi pictures & video!". india.com. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Khuddar and Dacait releasing today". The Times of India. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Monalisa in Ab Dabangg Mora Balma". The Times of India. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Monalisa to romance Rajkumar Shrivastava in Mafia". The Times of India. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 

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