Dutta at the Club in Andheri, 2018
|Born||26 August 1990
Vatsal Sheth (m. 2017)
|Relatives||Tanushree Dutta (sister)|
Ishita Dutta (born 26 August 1990) is an Indian actress and model who works in films and television serials. The younger sister of actress Tanushree Dutta, Dutta made her television debut in 2013 with Star Plus's soap opera Ek Ghar Banaunga as Poonam. Two years later, she made her Bollywood debut with Drishyam (2015). Currently, she is appearing in Colors TV's show Bepanah Pyaar as Pragati.
Dutta was raised in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand in a Bengali Hindu family. She attended D.B.M.S. English School in Jamshedpur, and studied Media Studies in Mumbai. Her sister, Tanushree Dutta, is also a model/actress known for winning the Femina Miss India title (2004).
Telugu films, television debut, and Bollywood debut (2012–15)
In 2012, Dutta made her Telugu cinema debut with the film Chanakyudu alongside Tanish. The same year, she starred alongside her sister Tanushree Dutta in the drama Yenidu Manasali. Both these films failed to perform well commercially.
In 2013, Dutta made her television debut opposite TV actor Rahul Sharma in Star Plus's soap opera Ek Ghar Banaunga, in which she was cast in the role of Poonam Nath, a girl who marries Sharma's character and faces the dilemma of how to provide care to her parents. The show earned her praise from people and several awards and nominations at major television award ceremonies, until the show culminated in June 2014.
After making her television debut, Dutta made her Bollywood debut with the suspense thriller Drishyam (2015). Co-starring alongside Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Shriya Saran, she was cast as Anju Salgaonkar, a twelve class girl who is the elder daughter of Vijay Salgaonkar, played by Devgn. With a worldwide revenue of approximately ₹1.10 billion (US$16 million), Drishyam proved to be a box-office hit.
Television comeback and beyond (2016–present)
In 2016, Dutta made a comeback to television shows by featuring as the female lead in Life OK's thriller Rishton Ka Saudagar – Baazigar, in which she was paired opposite her future husband Vatsal Sheth. The show ended after 3 months of its premiere due to low TRP ratings. The following year, Dutta made her Kannada debut with the film Raja Rajendra (2017). The film was a box-office flop. Later that year, she played the female lead opposite actor/comedian Kapil Sharma in the romantic comedy Firangi. The film was a commercial failure.
In 2018, after marrying Vatsal Sheth, Dutta played the female lead alongside him and TV actress Amrapali Gupta in the second season of Colors TV's supernatural episodic series Kaun Hai?, titled Kaun Hai? – Khauff Ka Ek Naya Adhyaay. Credited as a 8 episode-supernatural romantic thriller, the season saw Dutta portray the lead role of Vaishnavi Bajpai, the reincarnation of the Matrika goddess Vaishnavi, who marries Yatin (Sheth), the reincarnated version of Hiranyaksha. After 8 episodes, the show ended in October 2018.
|2013–2014||Ek Ghar Banaunga||Poonam Nath||Star Plus|
|2013||Nach Baliye 6||Guest|
|2016||Rishton Ka Saudagar - Baazigar||Arundhati Trivedi||Life OK|
|2018||Kaun Hai?||Vaishnavi Choudhary||Colors TV|
|2019||Khatra Khatra Khatra||Herself|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Star Parivaar Awards||Favourite Beti||Ek Ghar Banaunga||Nominated|
- "Ishita Dutta Happy With Kannada Debut". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
- Ekta Kapoor's next show on Colors titled 'Bepannah Pyaar'to star Pearl V Puri and Ishita Dutta as leads
- Tuteja, Joginder (31 July 2015). "Working with Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Nishikant was superb - Ishita Dutta". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
Since I am from Jamshedpur, I tried to remember how I was in school.
- "Ishita Dutta And Vatsal Sheth are now married. See Pics". ndtv.com. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
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