Sayani Gupta

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Sayani Gupta
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Gupta at an event in 2020
Born (1985-10-09) 9 October 1985 (age 35)
NationalityIndian
Alma materFilm and Television Institute of India
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present

Sayani Gupta (born 9 October 1985) is an Indian film actress who appears in Hindi films. A graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, she made her feature film debut in 2012 in Second Marriage Dot Com.[1] She has since appeared in supporting roles in films such as Fan (2016), Jolly LLB 2 (2017) and Article 15 (2019).[2][3][4][5][6] She essayed the role of a blind Pakistani-Bangladeshi lesbian activist named Khanum in Margarita with a Straw opposite Kalki Koechlin.[7]

Early life and education[edit]

Gupta was born on 9 October 1985 in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in West Bengal.[8] She did her graduation from Film and Television Institute of India.[9][10]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Note
2012 Second Marriage Dot Com Poonam
The Land of Cards Young Queen Bengali film
2014 Shuruaat Ka Interval Opa
2015 Margarita with a Straw Khanum
Parched Champa
2016 Fan Sunaina [11]
Baar Baar Dekho Chitra [12]
2017 Jolly LLB 2 Hina Siddiqui
The Hungry Loveleen Ahuja
Jagga Jasoos Little Girl [6]
Jab Harry Met Sejal Isha Deleted scene
Fukrey Returns Sheetal Deleted scene
2019 Darkness Visible Asha [13]
Article 15 Gaura
Posham Pa Regha Released in Zee5
2019 Axone Upasana Netflix Release
2021 Pagglait Akansha Netflix Release[14]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017—present Inside Edge Rohini Raghavan Amazon Prime Video [15][16]
2018 Kaushiki Kaushiki Viu [17]
2019—present Four More Shots Please! Damini Rizvi-Roy Amazon Prime Video [18]

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2015 Leeches Raisa [19]
2016 Call Waiting Aarti [20]
2017 The Proposal
2018 Shame Natasha [21]
Detour Nimisha [22]
2019 Red Velvet
Shameless Bharti [23]

Singer[edit]

As a singer, she sang "Kahab To" in Article 15. She also served background vocals on most of the Four More Shots Please soundtracks.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghosal, Sharmistha (22 May 2016). "Who's that girl?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Whoa! Sayani Gupta looks unrecognisable in 'Jolly LLB 2'". Archived from the original on 10 February 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  3. ^ IANS (10 February 2017). "Sayani Gupta plays pregnant woman in Jolly LLB 2". The Indian Express. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Sayani Gupta, who made her debut in Hindi cinema with the film "Margarita With A Straw", says her co-star Kalki Koechlin has been a "massive" support system for her". indianexpress.com. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  5. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (23 April 2015). "Meet the feisty Khanum". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  6. ^ a b PTI (26 April 2015). "Ranbir Kapoor is outstanding: Sayani Gupta". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Bollywood movies which touched upon homosexuality as a subject". Zee News. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Drama is in the Air: An Interview with Bollywood Actress Sayani Gupta ⋆ Greaves India". Greaves India. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  9. ^ "किरदार के लिए बाल्ड लुक से भी नहीं हिचकिचाईं थीं ये अभिनेत्री, जन्मदिन पर जानें कुछ अनसुने तथ्य". Amar Ujala. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Happy birthday Sayani Gupta; The actress has shared her own 'MeToo' experience - OrissaPOST". Odisha News, Odisha Latest news, Odisha Daily - OrissaPOST. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Fan Tales: How Shah Rukh Khan's co-star Sayani Gupta bagged the film offer!". dnaindia.com. 25 March 2016.
  12. ^ Three In One. Box Office India. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  13. ^ Felperin, Leslie (17 October 2019). "Darkness Visible review – mystery and murder on the streets of Kolkata". the Guardian. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  14. ^ Kambam, Saichaitanya (16 September 2020). "Netflix picks up "Pagglait" starring Sanya Malhotra and Shruti Sharma". OnlyTech. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  15. ^ Goyal, Samarth (19 August 2017). "Sayani Gupta: Frankly, Indian TV is sh*t right now, there's no good show on offer". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Sayani Gupta sacrifices theatre opportunities for web-series Inside Edge". Deccan Chronicle. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  17. ^ Desk, IBT Entertainment (24 April 2018). "Kaushiki trailer: Rannvijay Singha and Sayani Gupta's web series is gripping". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  18. ^ "Sayani Gupta: Four More Shots Please is my most glamorous project ever". Inidan Express. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  19. ^ "DIFF 2016: Leeches' Director Payal Sethi Opens Up About One Day Brides and India's Obsession With Virginity". News18. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  20. ^ "SRK's FAN actress Sayani Gupta in short film 'Call Waiting'". indianexpress.com/. 10 March 2016.
  21. ^ Desai, Rahul (16 January 2019). "Shame Short Film Review: A Smartly Designed Short Marred By Its Dominant Tone Of Social Justice". Film Companion. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  22. ^ Scroll Staff. "Watch: Cab rides and conversations in short film 'Detour'". Scroll.in. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  23. ^ Shameless | Short Film of the Day | Shorted, 11 July 2019, retrieved 12 June 2020

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