Swastika Mukherjee

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Swastika Mukherjee
Swastika Mukherjee - Kolkata 2015-10-10 5831.JPG
Mukherjee in 2015
Born (1980-12-13) 13 December 1980 (age 41)
OccupationActress
Years active2000–present
Children1
Parent(s)Santu Mukhopadhyay
Gopa Mukherjee

Swastika Mukherjee (স্বস্তিকা মুখার্জি) (born 13 December 1980),[1][2] is an Indian actress and the daughter of the late Santu Mukhopadhyay.

Mukherjee made her screen debut with Devdasi, a Bengali TV series. She made her big screen debut with Hemanter Pakhi (2001). Her first leading role came with Mastan (2004). She made her Bollywood debut with Mumbai Cutting (2008). She acted in the Bollywood remake of Fault in Our Stars titled Dil Bechara .

Early life[edit]

Mukherjee spent her childhood in a self-described "simple life" with her father Santu Mukhopadhyay, younger sister Ajopa, and mother Gopa.[3][4] Her favorite films were Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music. She was educated at Carmel School, Kolkata, St. Teresa's Secondary School, and Gokhale Memorial School.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Marriage/False accusations of dowry and harassment[edit]

In 1998 at the age of 18, she married Promit Sen, son of Rabindra Sangeet singer Sagar Sen. The marriage was unhappy, and lasted just two years, Swastika accused Promit of physically abusing her and locking her out of their home when she was pregnant. She filed a charge against him for cruelty and solicitation of dowry. These charges were subsequently dismissed and Promit was acquitted.[5][6]

Swastika later filed an affidavit in court stating that her accusations were 'unfounded, false, baseless and speculative,' before confessing in a media conference that they were false.[7][8] Consequently, Promit's brother sued her for damages in Calcutta High Court and she was held liable for ₹7.7 crore ($1.7 million).[9] According to Mukherjee, Sen filed for divorce in 2000, but changed his mind when she became successful in her acting career.[5] She had one daughter from the marriage, Anwesha, born in 2000.[10]

Career[edit]

In 2001, Mukherjee enrolled at the Ananda Shankar Centre for Culture, learning dance from veteran Tanusree Shankar.[5] During the filming of Mastan, she began dating her co-star Jeet.[5] They went on to appear in several films together, including Kranti, Sathihara, Priyotoma, Krishnakanter Will, Pitribhumi and Partner. She later began a relationship with Parambrata Chatterjee on the set of Brake Fail.[11] As she was still lawfully married to Pramit Sen, he filed a charge against Chatterjee for criminal adultery and enticement of a married woman.[10] They separated in 2010 when Chatterjee moved to Bristol.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Movie Role Director
2001 Hemanter Pakhi Urmi Chakraborty
2003 Chokher Bali Young Courtesan Rituparno Ghosh
2004 Criminal
Mastan Mamta Rabi Kinnagi
2005 Mantra Rabiranjan Moitra
2006 Priyotoma Prabhat Roy
2006 Sathihara Anuradha Biresh Chatterjee
2006 Kranti Arpita Riingo Banerjee
2007 Krishnakanter Will Rohini Raja Sen
2007 Pitribhumi Prabhat Roy
2008 Partner Priya Bhattacharya Shankar Ray
Hello Kolkata Raima Manoj Michigan
2009 Sobar Upore Tumi F I Manik
Brake Fail - Kaushik Ganguly
033 - Birsa Dasgupta
2010 Byomkesh Bakshi Shiuli Anjan Dutt
2011 Mumbai Cutting Ayush Raina
Nondinee Subrata Sen
Bye Bye Bangkok Tanima Aniket Chattopadhyay
2012 Bhooter Bhabishyat Kadalibala Anik Dutta
Abar Byomkesh Rajani Anjan Dutt
Tabe Tai Hok Tilottama Sougata Roy Burman
2013 Mishawr Rawhoshyo Snigdha Srijit Mukherji
Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends Shree Mainak Bhaumik
Basanta Utsav Rhitobrata Bhattacharya
Maach Mishti & More Reena Mainak Bhaumik
Aborto Arindam Sil
2014 Take One Doyel Mitra- Mainak Bhaumik
Jaatishwar Mahamaya Bandopadhyay/ Soudamini Srijit Mukherji
2015 Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Anguri Devi / Yasmeen Dibakar Banerjee
Ebar Shabor Mitali Arindam Sil
Shesher Kobita Ketaki Suman Mukhopadhyay
2016 Saheb Bibi Golaam Jaya Pratim D. Gupta
Kiriti Roy Aniket Chattopadhyay
2017 Byomkesh O Agnibaan Anjan Dutta
Asamapta - Suman Mukhopadhyay
2018 Aami Ashbo Phirey Gargi Anjan Dutt
Michael Shinjini Sen Satrajit Sen
Aaron Alita Apte Omkar Shetty
2019 Kia and Cosmos Dia Chaterjee Sudipto Roy
Shah Jahan Regency Kamalini Guha Srijit Mukherji
The Lovely Mrs. Mookherjee Indranil Roychawdhury
2020 Tasher Ghawr Sujata Sudipto Roy
Dil Bechara Mrs. Sunila Basu

Mother of Kizie Basu

Mukesh Chabra
Guldasta Dolly Bagri Arjunn Dutta
Karmachakra: Episode Zero Ganga (voice) Rajorshi Basu

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2017 Dupur Thakurpo Uma Hoichoi
2019 The Stoneman Murders Sneha Hoichoi
2020 Charitraheen 3 Rabeya Shamin Hoichoi
Black Widows Jayati Sardesai ZEE5
Paatal Lok Dolly Mehra Amazon Prime Video
Paanch Phoron Nayana Hoichoi
2021 Mohomaya Aruna Hoichoi [13]

Controversies[edit]

In May 2014, Mukherjee was hospitalized after an alleged suicide attempt. Under strong local protest, Kolkata police detained Mukherjee's boyfriend Sumon Mukhopadhyay.[14]

On 4 November 2014, allegations were made that she had shoplifted a gold earring from a jewelry store in Singapore.[15] The shop owner filed a complaint against Mukherjee to the organizer of the film festival, but no police complaint was lodged against her. Mukherjee denied the charge and claimed that it might have happened "accidentally."[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tollywood top girls on the go, at a glance". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 4 September 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Interview swastika Mukherjee on her talk of the town character spending time with shabitri and pushing boundaries". Telegraph India.
  3. ^ "Swastika poses with father Santu Mukherjee - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  4. ^ "We are family". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Interview with Swastika Mukherjee". Savvy. 26 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Singer Behind Bars for Wife-Bashing". Calcutta Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 9 June 2000. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  7. ^ says, Ankan Basu. "Bengali Film Actress Swastika Mukherjee confessed false dowry allegations – Calcutta Tube". Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Paatal Lok Actor Swastika Mukherjee Publicly Apologised For Filing 498A Case Against Husband's Family". Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Actress loses appeal in Rs 7.7 crore case". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Arrest warrant against Param". The Times of India. 18 September 2009. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  11. ^ Dasgupta, Priyanka (5 July 2009). "'An intimate scene would be a pushover'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  12. ^ "Swastika ready for one night stand?". The Times of India. 5 September 2010. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  13. ^ "SWASTIKA AND ANANYA ARE SET TO FIRE UP THE SCREEN IN MOHOMAYA SWASTIKA AND ANANYA ARE SET TO FIRE UP THE SCREEN IN MOHOMAYA". epaper.telegraphindia.com.
  14. ^ Roy, Gitanjali (6 November 2014). "Swastika Mukherjee: Bengals Sweetheart But Off-Screen, a Darker Story – NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com.
  15. ^ "Actress Swastika Mukherjee Caught Shoplifting?". NDTVMovies.com. 4 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Bengali actor Swastika caught shoplifting in Singapore". India Today. 4 November 2014.

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