Ritabhari Chakraborty

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Ritabhari Chakraborty
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Born (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 28)
NationalityIndian
Other namesPaulin
EducationHaryana Vidyamandir, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
OccupationActress
Years active2009 - Present
Known forOgo Bodhu Sundari
Parent(s)Utpalendu Chakraborty (Father)
Satarupa Sanyal (Mother)
Website https://www.ritabharic.net/

Ritabhari Chakraborty (born 26 June 1992) is an Indian Bengali film actress and producer. She is a prominent name in the Indian television and film industry. She made her first appearance in television as the female protagonist of the popular Indian Bengali television show Ogo Bodhu Sundari. [1]

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She has been voted by Times of India as the Most Desirable Woman of 2018 in East [2] as well as one of The Top 50 Most Desirable Woman of the country [3] leaving many Bollywood actors behind. She is also the youngest producer in West Bengal. With more than 3 Million followers spread across multiple social platforms, [4] [5] Ritabhari was listed as one of the Most promising youth icons to use “Social media” for good [6] conducted by Facebook. The event was moderated by the global icon Priyanka Chopra. Chakraborty is known to voice her opinions free of inhibitions and she has shared her own journey and experiences in various events like TedX, [7] Josh Talks, [8] Ink Talk etc.

Early life

Chakraborty started her modelling career in when she was still in high school. She made her first appearance in television after her 10th boards examination as the female protagonist of the popular Indian Bengali television show Ogo Bodhu Sundari. [1] Despite working on back to back projects, Chakraborty, a high school student back then, maintained her academic standing. She went on to become an All-India national topper in 12th boards examination in History and Bengali. [9] After completing high school, Chakraborty decided to pursue History in Jadavpur University. Chakraborty is currently pursuing an online degree course in acting and branding from University of California, Los Angeles. [10]

Career

Television & theater

Chakraborty started off as the female protagonist in the Bengali television show Ogo Bodhu Sundari. Owing to the show's immense success, a remake to its Hindi counterpart was also made as Sasural Genda Phool . She also played the protagonist in another television show, Chokher Tara Tui , which aired on STAR Jalsha. However, she had to quit the show prematurely due to health issues. [11]

Chakraborty was also affiliated to the theatre group Jojok. She had played the character of Charulata (in a theatrical adaptation of Tagore's Noshtonir) directed by Gautam Halder. [12]

Short films & music videos

In 2017, Ritabhari starred in a music video Orrey Mon alongside Ayushmann Khurrana, [13] produced by her own production company SCUD. Orrey Mon is a Journey of a young couple trying to fulfil their dream to open a cafe together. The single was a huge success with currently over 20 million views in YouTube]. [14] She went on to acting and producing more content with actors like Kalki Koechlin, Parambrata Chatterjee (Nykaa Tvc), Anurag Kashyap, Rajat Kapoor, [15] Kunal Karan Kapoor (Adda song) and so on.

Ritabhari ventured into writing with the short film Naked, starring Kalki Koechlin, that she produced as well. The short film takes a swipe at the shallowness of entertainment journalism while also landing a blow for a better understanding of the forms of violence against women which includes cyber-crime as well. [16] [17] The short film was nominated for Filmfare. [18] Naked garnered much of a cult fame and received number of recognitions in different cultural festivals as well. SCUD also produced Fool for Love with Anurag Kashyap, a short film featuring Ritabhari as the female protagonist. The story explores the ever relevant story of illusions of love and loneliness in life. It was released in 2019 and has won many accolades for the mind blowing performances. [19] [20] [21]

Movies

Lead cast of Bengali film 'Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti' Ritabhari Chakraborty and Soham Majumdar addressing a Press Conference, during the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2021), in Panaji, Goa on January 18, 2021. Lead cast of Bengali film 'Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti' Ritabhari Chakraborty and Soham Majumdar addressing a Press Conference, during the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2021), in Panaji, Goa on January 18, 2021.jpg
Lead cast of Bengali film ‘Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti’ Ritabhari Chakraborty and Soham Majumdar addressing a Press Conference, during the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2021), in Panaji, Goa on January 18, 2021.

In 2011, she was set to make her big screen debut with the film Tomar Shange Praner Khela, directed by Rakesh Kumar, who had also directed Sasural Genda Phool . However, the film was later shelved. She went on working in other films like Barood and Tobu Basanta. [22] She also appeared in Srijit Mukherji's multi starer film Chotushkone in October 2014. She was seen in an Indian Bengali drama film Bawal directed by Biswaroop Biswas. She went on to work in Onyo Apalaa [23] in 2015 which was an official selection in Indian Panorama. [24]

After the release of Naked in 2017, Chakraborty was cast in the Bollywood horror movie 'Pari', [25] which featured Anushka Sharma as the lead protagonist. Her last release was Shesh Theke Shuru with Bengali star Jeet which performed average at the box office although her performance has been noticed. [26] [27]

Philanthropy

Chakraborty also runs an NGO, SCUD Society for Social Communication, [28] which aims at providing medical camp, cultural activity and training for economic empowerment of the under privileged people. Chakraborty and her mother, Satarupa Sanyal, organise monthly health camps in rural areas of West Bengal. [29]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageDirector
2012Tobuo BasantaBengaliDebojit Ghosh
2014 Chotushkone NanditaBengali Srijit Mukherji
2014 Once Upon a Time in Kolkata Bengali Satarupa Sanyal
2015 Bawal KajalBengaliBiswaroop Biswas
2015Onyo ApalaaBengali Satarupa Sanyal
2015BaroodBengaliSomik Halder
2016 Colkatay Columbus ShakiraBengaliSourav Paloodhi
2017Naked (Short Film)Hindi Rakesh Kumar
2018 Pari PiyaliHindi Prosit Roy
2018 Painting Life Malayalam/EnglishDr.Biju
2018Fool for LoveHindi Satarupa Sanyal
2018Shrimoti BhayonkoriBengaliRobiul Alam Robi Hoichoi Originals
2019 Shesh Theke Shuru FarzanaBengali Raj Chakraborty
2019Broken Frame [30] Hindi Ram Kamal Mukherjee
2020 Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti ShabariBengaliAritra Mukherjee
2020 Tiki-Taka BonolotaBengali/Hindi Parambrata Chattopadhyay
2020F.I.R (2020 Film)Bengali Joydeep Mukherjee

Television

YearSerialCharacter
2009 - 2010 Ogo Bodhu Sundori Lolita
2014 Chokher Tara Tui Sohag / Tutul

Awards

YearAwardsWinner
2010Star Jalsha Entertainment AwardsBest Actress
2010Protidin Tele SommanBest Female Debutant
2014Uttam Kumar Kala Ratna AwardsBest Actress

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