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Puja Banerjee
Pooja Bose1.jpg
Banerjee at the audio release of Rajdhani Express in 2013
Born (1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 34)[1]
NationalityIndian
Other namesPooja Bose
OccupationActress, model
Spouse(s)
Arnoy Chakraborty
(m. 2007; div. 2013)

(m. 2020)
[2][3][4]
Children1[5]

Puja Banerjee (born 6 February 1987), sometimes credited as Pooja Bose,[2][3][6][4] is an Indian actress.[6][7] She is well known for playing Vrinda in the show Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna, which aired on Star Plus. She participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2014), Comedy Nights Bachao (2015) and Bigg Boss Bangla (2016).[8]

Career[edit]

After starting her television career with Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki, Banerjee was seen in the romantic show Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna, in which she played the role of a simple Punjabi girl, Vrinda.[9]

She made her debut in the Telugu film titled Veedu Theda.[10] She has also acted in the film Macho Mustanaa, with Hiran Chatterjee (formerly called Macho Mustafaa, but the title was changed due to objections from Muslim clerics regarding the use of the word "Mustafaa".[11] She won a role in Raja Chanda's film Challenge 2, starring Dev Adhikari and Sujit Mondal's film Rocky, starring Mahaakshay Chakraborty. Another unconfirmed movie is Diwana Holo Mon, opposite Hiran Chatterjee.

Banerjee participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7, where she was credited as Puja Bose. Her choreographer was Rajit Dev, who is the chief choreographer to Vaibhavi Merchant.[12]

From 2015 to 2017, she appeared in Comedy Nights Bachao. Banerjee later joined the cast of Zee TV's Qubool Hai playing the role of Afreen.[13] She also played Yasmine in Razia Sultan which aired on &TV. In 2016, she participated in Bigg Boss Bangla and Comedy Nights Live.[14]

In 2017, she played Mahek in Dev which also starred Ashish Chaudhary and Sumona Chakravarti.[15] She returned to the show in 2018 with season 2. In 2019, she participated in Kitchen Champion 5 and Khatra Khatra Khatra followed by playing Makdina in Vish.[16] In 2020, she played Vaishno Devi in Jag Janani Maa Vaishno Devi - Kahani Mata Rani Ki.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Puja was earlier married to Arnoy Chakraborty and divorced him in 2013.[6] In 2020, she married to her Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna co star Kunal Verma and have a son.[3][2][4][18] In October 2020, Banerjee and Verma became parents to a baby boy and named him Krishiv.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2011 Veedu Theda Meghna Telugu
2012 Macho Mastanaa Diya Bengali
2012 Challenge 2 Pooja Bengali
2013 Rajdhani Express Sunita Hindi
2013 Loveria Sweety Bengali
2013 Rocky Nandini Bengali
2013 Oh! Henry Brishti Bengali
2013 Proloy Special Dancer Bengali
2013 Ramaiya Vastavaiya Cameo Hindi
2014 Teen Patti Mohor Bengali
2016 Great Grand Masti Sapna Amar Saxena Hindi
2018 Hoichoi Unlimited Lola Bengali
2018 Deewana Holo Mon TBA Bengali Filming
2018 Ye Maya Hanaima TBA Nepali Filming
2018 Bhalobasa Bhalobasa 2 TBA Bengali Filming
2019 Challenge 3 TBA Bengali Filming
TBA 3 Dev Item number Hindi Filming

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Radha Debut show
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Guest (as Vrinda) Promotion of Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna
Karam Apnaa Apnaa
Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai
2008–2010 Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna Vrinda Shehrawat Lead role
2009 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Guest (as Vrinda) Special appearance
Kasturi
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat
Kayamath
Mitwa Phool Kamal Ke
2010 Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Guest Special dance performance
Sarvggun Sampanna Swara Lead Role
2011 Balika Vadhu Guest Cameo role
2012 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Special appearance
2013–2014 Devon Ke Dev - Mahadev Goddess Parvati Lead Role
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil Herself Promotion of her film with Govinda
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 Contestant Eliminated 11th place
2015 Razia Sultan Yasmine
2015–2017 Comedy Nights Bachao Contestant Various characters
2015–2016 Qubool Hai Afreen Negative role
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai Dr. Radhika Episodic appearance (episode 18)
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Guest Special appearance
Comedy Classes Special performance
2016 Bigg Boss 9 Special appearance in finale
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7
Comedy Nights Live Contestant Various characters
Bigg Boss Bangla Guest Contestant Stayed in the house for a week
2017 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 for Teen Ka Tadka
Dev 'Mehak Burman, Vaani Sahay Lead Role
Comedy Dangal Contestant Various characters
2018 Prithvi Vallabh - Itihaas Bhi, Rahasya Bhi Vikramjeet's wife
2019 Kitchen Champion 5 Contestant Along with Balraj Syal
Khatra Khatra Khatra
Vish: A Poisonous Story Makdina
2020 Jag Janani Maa Vaishno Devi - Kahani Mata Rani Ki Goddess Vaishno Devi Lead role
The Kapil Sharma Show Customer Special appearance in episode 246

Music Videos[edit]

Year Album Song Co-Star
2016 Aap Se Mausiiquii "Aap Se Mausiiquii" Himesh Reshammiya

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Puja Banerjee".
  2. ^ a b c "Kunal Verma shares details of his engagement with Puja Banerjee, says he was commitment phobic earlier". Times of India. 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Kunal Verma: After our break-up I realised that Puja Banerje was the one for me
  4. ^ a b c Actress Puja Banerjee gets engaged to beau Kunal Verma; see pics - India Today
  5. ^ "Puja Banerjee's heartwarming note on embracing motherhood; recalls when she could not see her baby for three days post delivery". 14 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Post divorce, Puja Bose is now back to being Puja Chakraborty". Tellychakkar.com. 2014.
  7. ^ "Puja Banerjee". Archived from the original on 8 June 2014.
  8. ^ Puja Banerjee eliminated from Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, retrieved 29 July 2014
  9. ^ Pooja Banerjee has blind faith over Ekta Kapoor Archived 8 July 2012 at archive.today. One India. 6 November 2008
  10. ^ "Actor Nikhil tastes commercial success". The Times of India. 19 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Macho Mustafa' is now 'Macho Mastana'". The Times of India. 24 February 2012. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Puja Banerjee". Archived from the original on 8 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  13. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (6 October 2015). "Mahadev's Parvati turns daayan in 'Qubool Hai'". The Times Of India. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Actress Puja Banerjee And Kunal Verma Welcome Baby Boy". 9 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Dev 2 actor Puja Banerjee: If it wasn't for Kunal, I wouldn't have been able to achieve so much in life". 2 July 2018. Mahek is the most mysterious and mischievous character in the show and it’s only going to turn darker this season,”
  16. ^ "Naagin 4: Puja Banerjee To REPLACE Surbhi Jyoti As NEW Naagin In Ekta Kapoor's Show?". 30 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Patiala Babes' Paridhi Sharma replaces Puja Banerjee in Jag Jaanani Maa Vaishnodevi; here's her first look". 1 July 2020.
  18. ^ "Puja Banerjee-Kunal Verma Are Already MARRIED; TV Couple Kept Their Court Wedding As A Secret For 45 Days". 16 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma blessed with a baby boy". 10 October 2020.

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