Bijal Batavia is one of the most talented artists from India known for her amazing works in television and film. She is well-known by the most of the television viewers in India for her role as ‘Rimi’ in the hit Indian television show, ‘Maniben.com’ in the popular channel, SAB TV.

She is also very popular for appearing in several movies including an international film titled ‘A.O.D’ made by film maker, Anshuman Rawat, and was released in the year, 2003. Her role in this film was well appreciated and this had acted as a catalyst in her career which led to Bijal being offered multiple roles in television and film. She is one of the most well-known actors known to have come from Eastern India.

Bijal Batavia was born into a family from the eastern state of West Bengal in India. Bijal was interested in acting from a very young age itself. She was an active film enthusiast and was into modelling at a young age. After completing her higher secondary education, Bijal enrolled herself in the university where she completed her college graduation. After college, Bijal was more into acting and modelling.

Bijal starred in the movie, ‘A.O.D’ in the year 2003 alongside actors such as Tom Alter and ‘Nitin’. She was cast in this movie to play the role of the character, ‘Rashmi’ while her co stars, Nitin and Tom played the roles of characters, ‘Anshu’ and that of ‘Sanjeev Sarkar’ respectively.

In the year 2007, she appeared in the movie, ‘ It’s Breaking News’ a crime drama by Vishal Inamdar. She appeared in this movie by playing the role of the character, ‘Shefali’ who was an employ of the Dateline TV. She appeared alongside other actors such as Vinay Apte, Sharad Bhutadiya, and Harsh Chhaya, etc. She appeared in ‘Maniben.com’ from 2009 to 2010 alongside actors like Smriti Irani and Dolly Bindra etc.

Bijaya Jena

Bijaya Jena also known as Bijoy Dena or Dolly Jena is an Indian movie director, producer and actress. Jena was the youngest of three children and was raised in the family of aristocrats and academicians. Her mother belonged to the feudal aristocratic background, while her father was an engineer turned homeopathy doctor. He has also served as the president of an Ashram in Cuttack, Nigamand Ashram. In her teens, Bijaya Jena expressed her desire to pursue a course in film acting. But she faced much opposition from her family members. Dena was firm in her decision to join an acting course. Later, she got enrolled for a Diploma in acting in the popular college, Film and Television Institute of India. Jena’s debut film, ‘Jagga Balia’ was in the Oriya language and it won her the State Award for Best Actress. Later she went on to work in many films, plays and serials. Her Oriya film, ‘Hakim Babu’ got the National Award for best film. She has also acted in a British Film directed by Ismail Merchant, ‘The Deceivers’. Bijaya Jena has always maintained a strong connection with mysticism and spiritualism. She is a participant at the “International Transpersonal Association Conference” in Science and Religion conference. The conference mainly concentrated on the amalgamation of spiritualism and science. During the conference, Jena got the opportunity to meet eminent personalities from the field of religion and science. Previously she also pursued a course under Warner Erhard. Jena made an entry into the Bollywood industry in the year 1980s, when the Indian cinema was going through a phase of transition. After seeing the works of Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal and Mrinal Sen she drew inspiration to make her own films. In the year 1992, she made her debut film as a director. It was a feature film in Oriya, ‘Tara’, and this movie went on to receive a National Award.

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Bijaya Jena Hindi Actress