Antara Biswas is the real name of Bhojpuri actress Monalisa. She was born in Kolkata on 21st November 1982. She did her schooling at Julien Day School in Kolkata. She got her graduation in Sanskrit from Ashutosh College, which is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. Antara had been a model and a TV actress before venturing into the silver screen. She has played in more than 125 Bhojpuri films. She had also played in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Odia and Bengali movies. Antara had also taken part in India’s largest Reality-TV Show,
in the tenth season. Her debut Hindi movie came in the year 1997 and it is Jayate. Hamam fi Amsterdam is her debut Odia movie. She had been one of the most sought actresses in the Bhojpuri movie industry. In 2005, she made her Kannada debut, Jackpot.
Antara had played with
in Blackmail, which was her first high budgeted movie. Her debut Bhojpuri movie came in the year 2008 with Bhole Shankar. After that, there is no looking back for this glamorous actress. Perhaps Monalisa is the only actress who shared screen space with almost all the Bhojpuri superstars of her time. Also, she is one Bhojpuri actress who is mostly searched on the internet. She has worked in over 30 item songs. Monalisa is highly talented and is a face to reckon with in Bhojpuri films. She is active on Facebook and Twitter. Monalisa endeavored in Telugu and Hindi films before entering Bhojpuri films. She made her Telugu debut in a special song from the movie, Jagadam. Antara had played in “Vathiyar,” “Silambattam” and a couple more films in Tamil.
Antara is married to a Bhojpuri actor Vikrant Singh Rajpoot on 17th January 2017 in the Bigg Boss house. In 2018, she played in a web series titled, Dupur Thakurpo 2. Antara aka Monalisa had appeared in several TV Shows including as a celebrity guest. In Bigg Boss 10 and
8, she took part as a celebrity contestant. She plays on a TV Series, “
” as an antagonist. She appeared as a celebrity guest in and Nach Baliye 9 along with her husband Vikrant Singh Rajpoot in 2019. Monalisa garnered the Best Actress Award given by the NBC Awards in 2013. She has more films lined up to release.