Mumtaz Sorcar

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Mumtaz Sorcar
মুমতাজ সরকার
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Mumtaz Sorcar
Born Mumtaz Sorcar
(1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 30)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Parent(s) P. C. Sorcar Jr., Jayashree Devi

Mumtaz Sorcar (Bengali: মুমতাজ সরকার), informally (pet name) known as "Pratiti Sorcar",[2] is an Indian film actress. She is the youngest daughter of world-famous magician PC Sorcar Junior and Jayashree Devi. Mumtaz started her career with a music video for singer Mehreen from Bangladesh. She first appeared in the short film Bhorai: The Maladies of Dawn directed by Subhrajit Mitra produced by NIBS.[3]

Education and activities[edit]

Her schooling was from Modern High School for Girls (Kolkata).[4] She completed her Graduation in BA.LLB from South Calcutta Law College under Calcutta University.[5] Sports is her hobby. As an athlete she trained in Boxing from south Kolkata club under Bengal Amateur Boxing Federation.[6] She also underwent training in Judo.[7] She is also a classical Jazz dancer. She's also a gold medalist in shot put from YMCA.


Her debut film was 033 which was directed by Birsha Dasgupta.[8] She also signed a Tollywood film and appeared in Shoumik Sen directed No Poblem (2007).[3][9][10][11] The film is currently in post-production and is set to be released in 2012.


She got a role in the Bengali film named Musalmanir Galpo (The Story of the Muslim Girl). She played the role of a beautiful Hindu girl 'Kamala' who was abducted by the notorious dacoit 'Madhumallar' in the film. The Film is based on the last story Rabindranath Tagore wrote. Biplab Chatterjee was one of her co-stars.[12][13]
Then following up with 033 , which was a joint venture between Moxie Group and NDTV Imagine. It was a film about a group of youngsters who form a bangla band and named it after the city's STD code (033). She played the role as 'Ria'. The music in the film was scored by Chandrabindoo (band). Her co-stars in the film included Swastika Mukherjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Rudranil Ghosh.[14]


2011 saw her in Telefilms Kolkatar Jongole and Rajbarir Rahasya based on the famous adventure series Kakababu by Sunil Gangopadhyay. Future releases are in slot in the corresponding series.[15] These Telefilms are produced by Mahua Films.


2012 started with a big hit for her, with the success of Bhooter Bhabishyat. Portrayal of a die-hard romantic young girl 'Koel' added another feather to her crown. Her co-actors included Parambrata Chatterjee, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Swastika Mukherjee, Mir.[16]
Her next film Kanchenjunga Express is of suspense Thriller (genre). The story revolves around the character 'Nandini' who works for a NGO and is married 3 times and dies under mysterious circumstances. The film is directed by Arnab Ghosh and was scheduled to be released mid June'12.[17]


She made her Bollywood debut as a young female boxer in the movie "Saala Khadoos". Her co-star was R. Madhavan.

Future releases[edit]

She has also signed a film Atmogopan by Somnath Sen. Mumtaz plays the character 'Anu', Subhash Chatterjee essays her father.[18]


See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Mumtaz Sorcar Bengali". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "The rising stars". Calcutta, India: 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Good Times on the cards - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  5. ^ Roychoudhury, Amrita (2008-07-09). "'I would certainly open my law firm some day'-Bollywood-Entertainment-The Times of India". Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  6. ^ "A Sorcar Trades Wand for Gloves". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  7. ^ Ganguly, Ruman (2009-08-12). "'Mumtaz gets Candid'". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  8. ^ "033 (2010) Bengali Movie Review". Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  9. ^ "Laugh out loud". Calcutta, India: 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  10. ^ "Steamy debut". Calcutta, India: 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  11. ^ "::: I Love Kolkata :::The rising stars". Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  12. ^ "'Musalmanir Galpo (2010, Bengali: Mumtaz Sorcar, Biplab Chatterjee)'". Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  13. ^ "'Washington Bangla Radio'". Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  14. ^ "'033:There's Life in Kolkata'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  15. ^ Feluda, After; Bakshi, Bomkesh (2010-08-12). "'sleuth cum adventurer'". Calcutta, India: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  16. ^ Ghosts meet for Datta’s Bhooter Bhabishyat, The Daily Telegraph
  17. ^ Nag, Kushali (2012-05-19). "'Jaya and Mumtaz team up for Kanchenjunga express'". Calcutta, India: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  18. ^ "'Mumtaz Sorcar in Somnath Sen's Atmogopan'". The Times Of India. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  19. ^ Nag, Kushali (2012-04-17). "'Mumtaz gets sporty'". Calcutta, India: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 

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