Indrani Dutta

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Indrani Dutta
Born (1970-04-06) 6 April 1970 (age 47)
Kolkata, India[1][2]
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Janardan Paul[3]

Indrani Dutta (Bengali: ইন্দ্রানী দত্ত) is a Bengali film actress.[4][5]

Born in Kolkata, Indrani is the youngest child of Dr. Himangshu Jyoti Dutta and Manjushree Dutta. Even as a child while studying in Kamala Girls' High School Indrani nurtured an ambition to become an actress. Her versatility was reflected in dance and sports. She acquired formal training in dance and music and was a sports topper in her school. Among Indrani's favourite hobbies were listening to music and stamp collecting.

She graduated in Arts from the Sivanath Sastri College, an affiliated college of the prestigious University of Calcutta. Under the able guidance of her Guru Sumitra Mitra, Indrani was conferred Pravakar in Kattak dance by Allahabad University. Her artistic inclinations are reflected in her love for music, interior design and gardening. Her easygoing, down-to-earth, loving nature makes her popular among all age groups. She is also a responsible citizen and environmentalist; with a love for animals, she is an active supporter of the cause of People for Animals.


She won the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Best Actress award for Prabhat Roy’s Shedin Choitromaash.[6]


Year Film Name Director Genre Role
1987 Pap Punya Rajat Das Actor
1987 Nadiya Nagar Sushil Mukherjee Actor (Bishnupriya)
1988 Maa Ek Mandir Sukhen Das Actor
1988 Apaman Chandan Mukherjee Actor
1989 Aghatan Ajo Ghate Amal Mitra Actor
1989 Aparanher Alo Agradoot Actor
1989 Tufan Biresh Chatterjee Actor (Lina)
1990 Shesh Aghat Jayanta Purkayastha Actor
1990 Papi Prabhat Roy Actor
1990 Apan Aamar Apan Tarun Majumdar Actor
1990 Byabodhan Dilip Mukherjee Actor
1990 Ladai Rana Mukhopadhay Actor
1991 Pati Param Guru Biresh Chattopadhyay Actor
1991 Prashna Saran Dey Actor
1991 Swapno Niye Bishnu Pal Choudhury Actor
1992 Surer Bhubane Prabir Mitra Actor
1992 Shesh Biday Milan Bhowmik Actor
1992 Shaitan Sachin Adhikari Actor
1992 Krodhi Panna Hussain Actor
1994 Tumi Je Aamar Inder Sen Actor
1995 Premsangee Prabir Mitra Actor
1995 Patibrata Nitai Goswami Actor
1995 Kencho Khunrte Keute Chiranjit Actor (Parama)
1995 Sukher Asha Sadhan Actor
1996 Tridhara Prashanta Nanda Actor
1996 Parikrama Shantimoy Bandyopadhyay Actor
1996 Nikhonj Dipen Pal Actor
1997 Mittir Barir Chhoto Bou Sushil Mukherjee Actor
1997 Sedin Chaitramas Prabhat Roy Actor (Kusum)
1997 Nishpap Asami Swapan Saha Actor
1999 Dadabhai Unknown Actor
1999 Swapno niye Bishnu Paul Chowdhury Actor
1999 Santan Jakhan Satru Swapan Saha Actor
2000 Dabi Unknown Actor
2000 Master Moshai Unknown Guest Appearance in "Bhalobaste sekho ei Jibon take"
2008 Janatar Adalat Manoj Thakur Actor
2009 Krishna Shankar Roy Actor
2010 Soldier Dulal Bhowmick Actor
2010 Preyashi Purnendu Halder Actor
2010 Hangover Prabhat Roy Guest Appearance in "Joy Joy Bolo"
2014 Khancha Raja Sen Guest appearance in an item Song
2015 Belaseshe Shibaprasad Mukherjee & Nandita Roy Actor (Sarmistha)[7]

Television works[edit]

However, Indrani's career as an actor is not confined to the big screen. Her performances in telefilms like Thir Bijuri, Thager Ghar, Swet Mayur, Hatat Bristi and in serials like Chira Kumar Sabha, Sesh Prasno, Sima Rekha, Louha Kapat is praiseworthy.

In 1997, Indrani acted in one episode of the Hindi TV series Byomkesh Bakshi.[8]

Indrani Dutta Kala Niketan[edit]

Indrani has a great passion for dance, this passion led her to create her own dance school in Kolkata. Before opening this dance school, she had also had her own dance troupe, named "Srishti". Indrani Dutta Kala Niketan is now a popular and a remarkable dance institution of Kolkata and is well known all over East India. This school nurtures new talents every day. The dance troupe and the dance school have presented many shows in India and overseas.

International fame[edit]

Indrani was invited several times to attend the American Bengali Conference and to present kathak dance skills. As Indrani has remarkable dance skills on kathak, that is why she is now a popular Indian actress cum kathak dancer all over the world.


Indrani Dutta played the role of goddess Durga twice on television shows named "Mahisasurmardini" aired on ETV Bangla on 2005 and Star Ananda on 2010. Both of the programs have the same name; both were aired in different years and in different styles. Indrani's dancing skills were appraised by viewers and critics alike.


  1. ^ "Biography of Indrani Dutta". gomolo. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Indrani Dutta". Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Indrani Dutta's b'day bash, Kolkata TimesCity". Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Screen -The Business of Entertainment". Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  5. ^ "Indrani Dutta Profile". Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  6. ^ "Screen -The Business of Entertainment". Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Filmography of Indrani Dutta". gomolo. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  8. ^ Indrani Dutta at the Internet Movie Database.

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