Rachana Banerjee

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Rachna Banerjee
রচনা ব্যানার্জী
Born Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1994—present
Spouse(s) Siddhanta Mahapatra (div. 2004)
Probal Basu (m. 2007)

Rachna Banerjee is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Odia, Bengali and Telugu films. She was 1994 Miss Kolkata and have 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.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Banerjee was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She is the only child of her parents. Her original name is Jhumjhum Banerjee. Director Sukhen Das renamed her in her début film, Daan Protidan (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 Upendra and Chiranjivee.

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.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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.[1] She is currently married to Probal Basu and has a son, named Pronil Basu.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

year film language notes
1993 "duranta prem" Bengali
1993 Pratidaan Bengali
1994 Pathara Khasuchi Bada Deulu Odia
1994 Tapasya Bengali
1994 Sagar Ganga Odia
1994 Bhai Hela Bhagari Odia
1994 Amodini Bengali
1995 Subhadra Odia
1996 Jashoda Odia
1996 Sindura Nuhe Khela Ghara Odia
1996 Poovarasan Tamil
1996 Suhaga Sindura Odia
1996 Tata Birla Tamil
1997 Ganga Jamuna Odia
1997 Lakshye Siba Puji Paichi Pua Odia
1997 Nari Bi Pindhipare Rakta Sindura Odia
1997 Vaimaye Vellum Tamil
1998 Kanyadanam Telugu with Upendra
1998 Putuler Pratishodh Bengali
1998 Suna Palinki Odia
1998 Sahara Jaluchi Odia
1998 Baavagaru Bagunnaraa Telugu With Chiranjeevi
1998 Santana Odia
1998 Sultan Telugu
1998 Nenu Premisthunnanu Telugu
1998 Maavidakulu Telugu
1999 Sooryavansham Hindi
1999 Pilla Nachindi Telugu
2000 Sagar Ganga Odia
2000 Dharam Sahile Hela Odia
2000 Laxmi Pratima Odia
2000 Preethsu Thappenilla Kannada
2000 Raja Odia with Mithun Chakraborty
2000 Vanna Thamizh Pattu Tamil
2000 Suna Harini Odia
2000 Kandhei Akhire Luha Odia
2001 Nari Nuhen Tu Narayani Odia
2001 Mo Kola To Jhulana Odia
2001 Singha Bahini Odia
2001 Usire Kannada
2002 Kalki Abatar Odia
2002 Katha Deithili Maa Ku Odia
2002 Sei Jhiati Odia
2002 Har Jeet Bengali with Ferdous Ahmed
2003 Sarapanch Babu Odia
2003 Satyer Bijoy Bengali with Manna Bangladeshi actor
2003 Nayaka Nuhain Khala Nayaka Odia
2003 Sabuj Sathi Bengali
2003 Guru Bengali with Bapi Sahoo
2003 Mayer Anchal Bengali
2003 Lahiri Lahiri Lo Telugu
2004 Paribar Bengali
2004 Manna Vai Bengali with Manna Bangladeshi actor
2004 Dadu No. 1 Bengali with Ferdous Ahmed
2004 Vaia Bengali with Manna Bangladeshi actor
2005 Agnee Odia
2005 Bazi Bengali
2005 Rajmohol Bengali
2005 Swamir Deoya Sindur Bengali
2005 Sathi Aamar Bengali
2005 Ganrakal Bengali BFJ – Best Clean & Entertainment Film Award
1999 Rakhi Bhijigala Aakhi Luha Re Odia
2006 Agnishapath Bengali
2007 Tulkalam Bengali with Mithun Chakraborty
2008 Janmadata Bengali
2008 Takkar Bengali
2008 Biyer Lagna Bengali In Bangladesh named Mayer Moto Bhabi
2008 Mr Funtoosh Bengali
2009 Aami Tomader Meye Bengali
2009 Kurukshetra Odia with Mithun Chakraborty
2009 Lakshyabhed Bengali
2009 Chaowa Pawa Bengali
2010 Maha Sati Sabitri Bengali
2011 Moubane Aaj Bengali
2011 Jay Baba Bholenath Bengali
2013 Goyenda Gogol Bengali
2014 Ramdhanu - The Rainbow Bengali
2015 Boudi.com Bengali [4]

Television[edit]

  • Didi No. 1 (Anchor, season 2, 4, 6, 7)
  • Tumi Je Amar (Anchor, season 1) with Prosenjit Chatterjee

Awards[edit]

  • 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[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sandeep Mishra (11 April 2009). "Sidhant runs into' Rachana". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Three injured in fire at reality show set". Times Of India. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  3. ^ Priyanka Dasgupta (10 June 2012). "I'll love to work with Sidhant: Rachna Banerjee". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Filmography of Rachana Banerjee". gomolo.com. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  5. ^ "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

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