10 August 1991|
Jamshedpur, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India
|Died||1 April 2016
Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Cause of death||Suicide (asphyxia)|
|Known for||Balika Vadhu, Bigg Boss 7, Hum Hain Na, Sasural Simar Ka|
Pratyusha Banerjee (10 August 1991 – 1 April 2016) was an Indian television actress. She had appeared in numerous television and reality shows.
Banerjee first gained recognition in 2010 in the television show Balika Vadhu. This was her first leading role in the television series where she earned her household name "Anandi". She had participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 5), Bigg Boss 7, and Power Couple.
She was signed as lead role in 2010 Indian television series Balika Vadhu as an adult Anandi, replacing Avika Gor. According to the actress, she was chosen via a talent hunt, surpassing the contestants Nivedita Tiwari from Lucknow and Ketaki Chitale from Mumbai. Following the success of the show Banerjee participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 5). But she left the dance show, stating that she was not comfortable during the dance rehearsals. She was also one of the most competitive contestants in the seventh season of the show Bigg Boss. She appeared in Power Couple, along with her partner Rahul Raj Singh. Banerjee had played vital roles in Hum Hain Na, Sasural Simar Ka and Gulmohar Grand.
|2010||Rakt Sambandh||Priya Jagirdar||NDTV Imagine||Supporting Role|
|2010–13||Balika Vadhu||Anandi Shivraj Shekhar||Colors TV||Main Female Lead|
|2011||Kitchen Champion Season 4||Anandi||Colors TV||Contestant|
|2012||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||Herself||Colors TV||Contestant - Eliminated 6th week - 21 July 2012|
|2013||Bigg Boss 7||Herself - (Evicted on Day 63) - 9th week 17 November 2013||Colors TV||Contestant|
|2014||Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya||Herself||Zing TV||Episodic role opposite Kunal Bhatia|
|2014||Savdhaan India||Host||Life Ok||Host (Special series)|
|2014–15||Hum Hain Na||Sagarika Mishra||Sony TV||Main Female Lead|
|2014||Kaun Banega Crorepati 8||Herself||Sony TV||Guest|
|2015||Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah||Herself/Contestant||&TV|
|2015||Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar||Herself/Cameo||Sony TV||Cameo Appearance|
|2015||Comedy Classes||Balika Sidhu (Comic Role)||Life OK|
|2015||Gulmohar Grand||Parinda Pathak||Star Plus||Special Appearance|
|2015||Sasural Simar Ka||Mohini (Daayan)||Colors TV||Antagonist|
|2015||Swaragini||Mohini (Daayan)||Colors||(Integration with SSK)|
|2015||Kumkum Bhagya||Herself||Zee TV||Cameo|
|2015||Aahat||Herself||Sony TV||Episodic role|
|2015||Bad Company||Herself||Zing TV||Celebrity Guest along with Scarlett Rose|
|2015||Power Couple||Herself||Sony TV||Contestant|
|2016||Adhuri Kahaani Hamari||Naagin||&TV||Protagonist|
|2016||Yeh Vaada Raha||Herself||Zee TV||Dance Performance|
|2010||Indian Telly Awards||Best Fresh New Face - Female||Balika Vadhu||Nominated|
|2011||Golden Petal Awards||Most Lokpriya Face - Female||Won|
|Most Damdaar Personality|
|Most Sanskaari Personality|
|Face Of Progress|
|The Global Indian Film and TV Honours||Best Fresh New Face - Female||Nominated|
|Best Actress In Lead Role|
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role|
|Best Television Personality|
|Best Onscreen Couple|
|People's Choice Awards India||Favourite Drama Actress|
|Most Good-Looking Onscreen Jodi|
|Golden Petal Awards||Most Lokpriya Face - Female||Won|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||BIG Star Most Entertaining Television Actor - Female||Won|
|2016||Colors Golden Petal Awards||Best Actor in Supernatural Personality||Sasural Simar Ka||Nominated|
- "Pratyusha Banerjee's b'day party". The Times Group. Times of India. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Pratyusha Banerjee would have been 25 today: Kamya Punjabi, Adaa Khan remember Balika Vadhu star, see pics". indianexpress.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Singh, Mandwi (2 April 2016). "Balika Vadhu to Power Couple: 7 shows we will always remember Pratyusha Banerjee for". India Today. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- Singh, Mandwi (2 April 2016). "Pratyusha 'Anandi' Banerjee of Balika Vadhu hangs self". India Today. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- Bose, Antara (25 July 2010). "Jamshedpur girl is India's most popular bride". Telegraph desk. The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Rashmi in Pratyusha out in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa?". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "IT'S NOT JUST DANCE". Pioneer desk. Daily Pioneer. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Balika Vadhu's Pratyusha Banerjee to enter 'Bigg Boss' house?". Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "We all used to rag Salman about Elli: Pratyusha". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
- "`Bigg Boss 7`: Pratyusha Banerjee gets evicted". Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
- "`Bigg Boss 7`: It was scary, says Pratyusha Banerjee on her 'Bigg' experience". Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
- "Pratyusha Banerjee evicted from Bigg Boss house". Indian Express. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
- "Pratyusha and Rahul were Raj and Simran kind of a couple: Delnaaz Irani". Living Media. India Today. 2 April 2016.
- Maheshwari, Neha (28 February 2015). "Pratyusha Banerjee and Kanwar Dhillon's Hum Hai Na to end on March 19". The Times Group. Times Of India. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Pratyusha Banerjee quits 'Sasural Simar Ka'". The Times Group. Times Of India. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Pratyusha Banerjee to play Parinda in 'Gulmohar Grand'". Indian Express Limited. The Indian Express. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- Nitasha Natu & Rebecca Samervel (7 April 2016). "Rahul 'poisoned' Pratyusha's mind against her parents?". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "Balika Vadhu star Pratyusha Banerjee dead, here is all about the actress". Indian Express Limited. The Indian Express. 2 April 2016.
- Hegde, Rajul (2 April 2016). "Balika Vadhu actress Pratyusha Banerjee commits suicide". Rediff desk. Rediff.
- "Balika Vadhu's Pratyusha Banerjee, 24, Allegedly Commits Suicide". NDTV. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
- "'Pratyusha Banerjee wasn't finding any work and cash was drying up'". The Times Group. Times Of India. 2 April 2016.
- "In pics: Looking back at the life of late TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee". Hindustan Times. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- Metro Masti (24 December 2012). "Big Star Entertainment Awards Pratyusha Banerjee won Best Actress". metromasti.com.