Swastika Mukherjee

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Swastika Mukherjee
Swastika Mukherjee - Kolkata 2015-10-10 5787.JPG
Mukherjee in 2015
Native name স্বস্তিকা মুখার্জী
Born (1974-04-13) 13 April 1974 (age 44)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s)
Pramit Sen
(m. 1998; div. 2007)
Children 1
Parent(s) Santu Mukhopadhyay
Gopa Mukherjee

Swastika Mukherjee (born 13 April 1974)[1] is an Indian actress. She is the daughter of actor Santu Mukherjee.[2] Mukherjee first appeared on screens in the TV serial Devdasi and made her film debut in 2001 in Hemanter Pakhi. Her first lead role came with Mastan (2004).

Personal life[edit]

Mukherjee spent her childhood in a self-described "simple life" with her father Santu Mukhopadhyay, younger sister Ajopa and mother Gopa. 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.[3]

In 1998 at the age of 24, she married singer Pramit Sen, son of Rabindra Sangeet singer exponent Sagar Sen. The marriage was unhappy, lasting two years before the couple separated. She accused him of physically abusing her and locking her out of their home when she was pregnant. She filed a charge against him for cruelty (it was later dismissed).[3][4] According to Mukherjee, Sen filed for divorce in 2000, but changed his mind when she became successful in her acting career.[3] She had one daughter from the marriage, Anwesha, born in 2000.[5]

In 2001, Mukherjee enrolled at the Ananda Shankar Centre for Culture, learning dance from veteran Tanusree Shankar.[3] Later, she began a relationship with Parambrata Chatterjee on the set of Brake Fail.[6] As she was still lawfully married to Pramit Sen, he filed a charge against Chatterjee for criminal adultery and enticement of a married woman.[5] They separated in 2010 when Chatterjee moved to Bristol.[7]

Career[edit]

While working on a history degree at Jadavpur University, Mukherjee was spotted by the director of the TV serial Devdasi, who convinced her to act in his production.[3] She went on to appear in other serials such as Ek Akasher Niche and Protibimbo.

Mukherjee made her film debut in 2003 with the film Hemanter Pakhi, directed by Urmi Chakraborty. In this film she played a small role. Her first lead role came with Mastan, directed by Ravi Kinagi.

During the filming of Mastan, she began dating her co-star Jeet.[3] They went on to appear in several films together, including Kranti, Krishnakanter Will and Partner. Mukherjee has recently appeared in Bye Bye Bangkok[8] and made her Hindi debut in the anthology film Mumbai Cutting. She earned accolades for her cameo role in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (2015).

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Director Character/Role Co-stars
2018 Aami Ashbo Phirey Anjan Dutt
2017 Byomkesh O Agnibaan Anjan Dutta Jishu Sengupta
2016 Saheb Bibi Golaam Pratim D. Gupta Jaya Anjan Dutt, Ritwick Chakraborty, Parno Mittra
Kiriti Roy Aniket Chattopadhyay Chiranjit
2015 Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Dibakar Banerjee Anguri Devi / Yasmeen Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Divya Menon
Ebar Shabor Arindam Sil Mitali Saswata Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar
Shesher Kobita Suman Mukhopadhyay Ketaki Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma
2014 Take One Mainak Bhaumik Doyel Mitra- Rahul Banerjee, Arindam Sil, Anwesha Mukherjee, Vikramjit Chaudhury
Jaatishwar Srijit Mukherji Mahamaya Bandopadhyay Jisshu Sengupta, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Riya Sen
2013 Mishawr Rawhoshyo Srijit Mukherji Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aryann Bhowmik
Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends Mainak Bhaumik Shree Parno Mittra, Raima Sen
Basanta Utsav Rhitobrata Bhattacharya Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam
Maach Mishti & More Mainak Bhaumik Reena
Aborto Arindam Sil
2012 Bhooter Bhabishyat Anik Dutta Kadalibala Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Parambrata Chatterjee, Paran Bandopadhyay
Abar Byomkesh Anjan Dutt Rajani Abir Chatterjee Saswata Chatterjee Ushasie Chakraborty
2011 Mumbai Cutting Ayush Raina Arjun Mathur, Pramod Pathak
Nondinee Subrata Sen
Bye Bye Bangkok Aniket Chattopadhyay Tanima Rudranil Ghosh
2010 Byomkesh Bakshi Anjan Dutt Shiuli Abir Chatterjee Saswata Chatterjee Ushasie Chakraborty
2009 Sobar Upore Tumi F I Manik Shakib Khan
2008 Partner Shankar Ray Priya Bhattacharya Jeet
Hello Kolkata Manoj Michigan Raima Amitabha Bhattacharya, Sreelekha Mitra
2006 Kranti Riingo Banerjee Jeet
2005 Mantra Rabiranjan Moitra Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Locket Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Rajatava Dutta
2004 Criminal Prosenjit Chatterjee
Mastan Rabi Kinnagi Mamata Jeet
2001 Hemanter Pakhi Urmi Chakraborty Parambrata Chatterjee

Controversies[edit]

On May 2014, Mukherjee was hospitalized after an alleged suicide attempt. Under strong local protest, Kolkata police detained Mukherjee's boyfriend Sumon Mukhopadhyay.[8][9]

On 4 November 2014, she was caught on CCTV cameras tucking in a gold earring worth $255 (Rs.12,139) in her handbag at a jewellery showroom in a posh mall in Singapore.[10] 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".[11]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tollywood top girls on the go, at a glance". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 4 September 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2008. 
  2. ^ Mitra, Anindita (11 November 2006). "Family Ties". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 8 September 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Interview with Swastika Mukherjee". Savvy. 26 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Singer Behind Bars for Wife-Bashing". Calcutta Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 9 June 2000. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Arrest warrant against Param". Times of India. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Dasgupta, Priyanka (5 July 2009). "'An intimate scene would be a pushover'". Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Swastika ready for one night stand?". Times of India. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Bhabani, Soudhriti (27 May 2014) Tollywood actress Swastika Mukherjee survives alleged suicide bid 'after row with filmmaker friend Suman Mukhopadhyay'. Daily Mail
  9. ^ Roy, Gitanjali (6 November 2014). "Swastika Mukherjee: Bengals Sweetheart But Off-Screen, a Darker Story – NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. 
  10. ^ "Actress Swastika Mukherjee Caught Shoplifting?". NDTVMovies.com. 4 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Bengali actor Swastika caught shoplifting in Singapore". India Today. 4 November 2014. 

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