The land of Bengal has always blessed Bollywood with immense talents in every art field which includes acting, direction, dance, and singing. Rich culture land of eminent writers, directors, and artists have flowered their talents dignifying the platform of Bollywood. Today we are listing down the top actors from the evergreen era to the 2020 era of talents from Bengal.
List of 10 Actors & Actresses from West Bengal in Bollywood
1. Shashi Kapoor
Born on 18th March 1938 in Kolkata, the actor has worked in the Bollywood Film industry along with many English language international films mostly produced by Merchant Ivory. Along with his many Filmfare awards, he is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan which the Government of India had honored him within 2011 and also the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2014 for his great contributions in the Film Industry.
The romantic charming actor had many hit movies which include Namak Halal, Junoon, Deewar, Sharmilee, and Prem Patra. At the age of 79, the actor left us all with his movies and memories.
2. Mouni Roy
Born on 28th September 1985, the beautiful, gorgeous actress is from Cooch Behar West Bengal. She started her career with popular Hindi television series like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and is best known for her outstanding performances in Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev and Naagin.
Her debut in movies opposite Akshay Kumar in Gold following her two hit movies Romeo Akbar Walter and Made In China. The actress is one of the most glamorous and gorgeous ladies of the B-Town.
3. Mithun Chakraborty
One of Bollywood’s most eminent celebrities, the 80s sensation. He has made several films and produced many hit movies. His first film, Mrigayaa, made him win the National Film Award for Best Actor, under the direction of the eminent director Mrinal Sen.
His film Disco Dancer made him famous in 1982, as the nation’s Guru dancing phenomenon. He has acted in more than 350 films and is the record holder of the Limca Book of Records, for his excellent output of 19 film releases in a single year as a lead actor. Besides producing films, he was a mentor of many young talents and even judged Dance India Dance as a dance reality show.
4. Nargis Dutt
The glamorous actress of the Hindi cinema is also from Kolkata. Her name is Fatima Rashid and she is known by her stage name Nargis, the bold and beautiful actress of the 1942 film Tamanna.
She is the younger sister of the well-known actor Anwar Hussain and her best works include many films, with famous actor Raj Kapoor which includes Awara, Shree 420. She is best remembered for her phenomenal acting in the movie Mother India. She died of pancreatic cancer in the year 1981. She was married to renowned actor Sunil Dutt and is the mother of famous superstar Sanjay Dutt.
5. Moushumi Chatterjee
The elegant and most versatile actress of Kolkata is renowned both in Hindi and Bengali Film Industry. The gorgeous actress’s debut movie was 1967 Balika Badhu which was in Bengali and in Hindi her debut movie was Anuraag in 1972. She has acted opposite to aristocratic actors of the 70’s – Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Vinod Mehra, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan. The famous song Rimjhim Gire Saawan was from her immensely hit movie Manzil which was opposite to Amitabh Bachchan. Recipient of several awards which include Filmfare Awards, Bengal Film Journalists’ Association, Genie Awards. Critically acclaimed versatile actress of all time.
6. Victor Bannerjee
Born on 15th October 1946, in Kolkata, is one of the most known and celebrated Indian Actor of all time who has worked in English, Assamese, Bengali, and Hindi language Films with both National and International Directors namely – Satyajit Ray, Roman Polanski, Ronald Neame, Jerry London, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Montazur Rahman Akbar, and Ram Gopal Varma. He is the most multi-talented actor of all time.
7. Riya Sen
The granddaughter of the legendary Suchitra Sen was first recognized as a model who performed on the Phalguni Pathak S famous album – Yad Piya ki Aani Lagi, at the age of sixteen. Her movie style in 2001 was her first commercially successful movie. She acted in my movies, commercials, T. V. shows. Her film career was a trip to a bumpy ride but people loved her onscreen appearance so much that her music videos are always hit. She became a popular model and has appeared in famous music albums.
8. Raima Sen
The versatile actress of Kolkata, and also the granddaughter of the extremely talented and legendary Suchitra Sen. She resembles her grandmother a lot in looks and the charm she carries just can make anyone fall flat in admiration. She has worked in both Hindi and Bengali film industries. Her notable works include Rituporno Ghosh’s Chokher Bali and the hit movie of 2005 Parineeta, a thriller movie Dus, and the Bengali film AntarMahal. Riya sen and Raima sen are sisters and are the daughter of notable actress Moonmoon Sen.
9. Konkona Sen Sharma
Daughter of the famous Filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen, her choice of Film and scripts have made her so popular in the industry. The contemporary film genre is what she loves doing. She has performed phenomenally in both art-house independent films and mainstream movies, the most considerable great success of hers include films like – Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. Adorning many awards for her great roles, the super talented actress is proud of Bengal.
10. Jishu Sengupta
The popular actor of Bengal has done several movies both in Bollywood and Tollywood some of his great works include 2012 Barfi, 2014 Mardaani. He has been part of high budget Bengali movies such as Chelebela, Kadambari Devi. He has made his Bollywood debut in the National Award-winning Movie Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero. He got immense fame and popularity for his outstanding performances in movies like Rajkahini (2015), Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana (2016)Zulfiqar(2016) Jaatishwar (2014).
It’s been an amazing journey to know all the talented people of Bengal which are a boon to the Industry.