Geetanjali Thapa is a National Award winning Bollywood actress, who recently made news when she received the award for the Best Actress in the movie called “Liar’s Dice.” She was awarded in April 2014. The event is as fresh in her mind, as her first time in Bollywood. Not much is known about the actress, but what we know of her, she was born and brought up in Sikkim. She completed her schooling from Sikkim, and then went to Kolkata for graduation. During her stay in Kolkata, she had taken up modeling as well. She was the winner of Mega Miss North East held in Guwahati in 2007. Later she moved to Delhi for further studies.
The streak of acting was in her since she was a child. Geetanjali made her debut with a short English film “Myth” in 2006 when she was in school. Prashant Rasaily had directed the movie, which was based in Sikkim. Later she was offered a role with Ranveer Shorey, in 2010 for the movie “Tina Ki Chaabi” and then she moved to Mumbai. But the film did not release. Though heartbroken, she started doing small advertisements and gave numerous auditions for movies. Later in 2012, she was selected for the movie “I.D.” The movie was directed by Kamal K.M, the movie got her two international awards for the Best Actress, The Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Madrid Film Festival. As the awards helped her kick start her career afresh, she did not leave doing ad commercials. She went on to be a face that shared screen space with
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for L’Oreal. In 2013, she worked in the movie “Liar’s Dice” which got her the National Award for Best Actress. In the film, she plays the role of a confused yet a reckless and an irresponsible woman who has a daughter and is on a search for her missing husband. It is the first full-length movie directed by
Geetu Mohandas, who herself was in the Malayalam industry, as an actress. The film not only received numerous awards domestically but was appreciated worldwide.
Another release from 2013 includes a movie called “
Monsoon Shootout” which also enjoyed its premiere at Cannes, and Anurag Kashyap’s “That Day after Every day.” The movie is a short film. In both the films, she played supporting role.