|Occupation||Actress, model, Anchor|
|Spouse(s)||Siddhanta Mahapatra (div. 2004)|
Probal Basu (m. 2007)
|Children||Pronil Basu (Son)|
Rachana Banerjee is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Bengali, Odia, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films. She was 1994 Miss Kolkata and has won five beauty contests in India. She won Miss Beautiful Smile at the Miss India contest. She has also worked in some South Indian films.
Banerjee was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She is the only child of her parents. Her father's name was Rabindranath Banerjee. Her original name is Jhumjhum Banerjee. Director Sukhen Das renamed her 'Rachana' in her debut film, Daan Pratidaan(1994).
Banerjee won the Miss Calcutta contest in 1994. She won many beauty contest before her acting career. She has appeared in 35 Bengali films with Prosenjit Chatterjee. She has also done several Odia films, mostly with Siddhanta Mahapatra. She was also in the Hindi film Sooryavansham with Amitabh Bachchan. Some of her South Indian co-actors are V. Ravichandran,Upendra Rao and Chiranjeevi.
Hosting Didi No. 1
Apart from acting, Banerjee has also hosted the popular Bengali non-fiction TV show, Didi No. 1, which is aired on Zee Bangla on weekdays. On 5 April 2013 a fire broke out in the studio of Didi No. 1 at Tollygunge, and she fainted following a panic attack and was rushed to a city hospital (Aurobindo Seva Sadan) immediately.
Banerjee was married to Odia actor Siddhanta Mahapatra. They divorced in 2004 at a family court in Cuttack and she subsequently left the Odia Film Industry. She is currently married to Probal Basu and has a son, named Pronil Basu.
|1993||Duranta Prem||Bengali||with Deepak Sharma - hero|
|1994||Pathara Khasuchi Bada Deulu||Odia|
|1994||Bhai Hela Bhagari||Odia|
|1996||Sindura Nuhe Khela Ghara Ghiya||Odia|
|1997||Lakshye Siba Puji Paichi Pua||Odia|
|1997||Nari Bi Pindhipare Rakta Sindura||Odia|
|1998||Baavagaru Bagunnaraa||Telugu||With Chiranjeevi|
|1999||Sooryavansham||Hindi||With Amitabh Bachchan|
|2000||Dharam Sahile Hela||Odia|
|2000||Antha Mana Manchike||Telugu|
|2000||Preethsu Thappenilla||Kannada||with V.Ravichandran|
|2000||Raja||Odia||with Mithun Chakraborty|
|2000||Kandhei Akhire Luha||Odia|
|2001||Nari Nuhen Tu Narayani||Odia|
|2001||Mo Kola To Jhulana||Odia|
|2002||Katha Deithili Maa Ku||Odia|
|2002||Har Jeet||Bengali||with Ferdous Ahmed|
|2003||Satyer Bijoy||Bengali||with Manna Bangladeshi actor|
|2003||Nayaka Nuhain Khala Nayaka||Odia|
|2003||Guru||Bengali||with Bapi Sahoo|
|2003||Lahiri Lahiri Lo||Telugu|
|2004||Manna Vai||Bengali||with Manna Bangladeshi actor|
|2004||Dadu No. 1||Bengali||with Ferdous Ahmed|
|2004||Vaia||Bengali||with Manna Bangladeshi actor|
|2005||Swamir Deoya Sindur||Bengali|
|2005||Sakal Sandhya||Bengali||with Prosenjit Chatterjee|
|2005||Ganrakal||Bengali||BFJ – Best Clean & Entertainment Film Award|
|1999||Rakhi Bhijigala Aakhi Luha Re||Odia|
|2007||Tulkalam||Bengali||with Mithun Chakraborty|
|2008||Biyer Lagna||Bengali||In Bangladesh named Mayer Moto Bhabi|
|2009||Aami Tomader Meye||Bengali|
|2009||Kurukshetra||Odia||with Mithun Chakraborty|
|2010||Maha Sati Sabitri||Bengali|
|2011||Jay Baba Bholenath||Bengali|
|2014||Ramdhanu - The Rainbow||Bengali|
|2018||Kabir : Peace Has A Price||Bengali||with Hiran|
- Didi No. 1 (Anchor, season 2, 4, 6, 7)
- Tumi Je Amar (Anchor, season 1) with Prosenjit Chatterjee
- Kalakar Awards, Bharat Nirman Award, Odia State Film Award, Special Film Award by West Bengal State Govt, Tele Samman Award, ETV Bangla Film Award, Zee Bangla Sonar Songsar Award 2015 for Didi No. 1 & Tumi Je Amar
- Sandeep Mishra (11 April 2009). "Sidhant runs into' Rachana". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2015-04-27.
- "Three injured in fire at reality show set". Times Of India. Retrieved 2015-04-27.
- Priyanka Dasgupta (10 June 2012). "I'll love to work with Sidhant: Rachna Banerjee". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.