Bengali Cinema is also termed as Tollywood. It has produced some of the most versatile actors of all time. Tollywood has always had parallel cinema and art films in offering, which have been enjoyed over the years by most movie buffs. Since Satyajit Ray’s 1955 release Pather Panchali, Bengali cinema has evolved to a great extent over the years. From Tannishtha Chatterjee to Swastika Mukherjee, Tollywood has some of the best talents in the industry. A look at some leading Begali film actresses!
She is one of the most popular faces in Bengali film industry. She started her career on small screen with shows like Ek Akasher Niche and Protibimbo. Her big screen debut happened with Hemanter Pakhi in 2003. She also starred in the Bollywood film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy opposite Sushant Singh Rajput.
Konkona Sen Sharma
Konkana Sen Sharma made her debut with Bengali thriller Ek Je Aachhe Kanya in the year 2000. She had also worked as a child actor in 1993 release Indira. The National Award winning actress went on to making a career in the Hindi film industry as well. She rose to fame after she appeared in Page 3.
Tannishtha Chatterjee is another popular actress in Tollywood. Her fame is unparallel in the industry. She has added many features to her hat by acting in movies of various languages. The Bengali film Bibar won her accolades and awards. She rose to fame soon after that. Tannishtha was last seen in UnIndian opposite former ace cricketer Brett Lee.
Rituparna Sengupta is quite popular in Bengali industry. She is known for films like Shwet Patharer Thala, Dahan, Aami Sei Meye and many more. She did not limit herself to Tollywood, but was a part of some South Indian movies as well. Rituparna also won a National Film Award in 1998.
Raima has also been an integral part of Bengali cinema. She has been a part of Bollywood as well, but always had an inclination towards Tollywood. Her first Bengali film Nil Nirjane happened in 2003, and since then she has been a part of many films of the industry.