Karuna Banerjee had a long career in Bengali cinema. She was introduced in Satyajit Ray Biographies reveal bare details about the maverick >> Read More... ’s classic movie Pather Panchali( 1955). Pather Panchali is the greatest Indian movie that has been ever made and was the first film that made India proud in the international front. It was also a debut directorial film of Satyajit Ray too. Karuna Banerjee, best known for her memorable performance as Sarbajaya the mother in the first two parts of Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy - Pather Panchali and Aparajito - went on to act in a few more films, including two more by Ray, one by Mrinal Sen, and an unfinished piece by Ritwik Ghatak.

As in those days very few films were made due to budget constraints, she could get roles in a very few films. One of the country's most distinguished filmmakers, Satyajit Ray, had cast her very often in his internationally acclaimed movies that made her popular in international level too. She was also seen in Satyajit Ray’s Devi, a film which is featured in lists of greatest films ever made in India. So far, she had acted in five films of Satyajit Ray.

Besides making her career in films, she was active in theaters too. Her grand niece Trisha Ray Trisha is the niece of veteran Bengali actress Kar >> Read More... , is an acclaimed filmmaker and an actor now.

She was an actress of her time, who was very much talented with strong acting skills. She came to Bengali cinema and portrayed the character of village women or middle-class woman more seriously, which she could express through eyes (more than dialogues). Her pose and personality were never in doubt related to those characters which she had portrayed in cinema. Later on, she established herself as supporting actress in a very few films in which she had acted. She was a busy actress in Bengali parallel cinema that was making waves in the international film festival. Also, she was an actress who had originated in the state of Bengal in the 1950s as an alternative to the Indian mainstream cinema then.

Kavya Shetty

Kavya Shetty is another Mangalorean actress in Sandalwood who stepped into the Kannada film industry as a passion. It could be almost like achieving a new milestone towards her passion. After finishing her engineering in computers, she took up acting and modeling as a passion and her choice, which later turned out to be a profession later. Although model Kavya Shetty came to showcase her talent as a debutante in the film “I am in Love”, she came to limelight much earlier as a contestant in 2011 Femina Miss India beauty pageant. Having been in front of the camera on the ramp, she did not find it difficult to face the arc lights at all. As a modeler, she also discovered the truth that fashion shows are just one-day affairs. However, that is not the case with movies where she can continue for months in shooting. So, she made her ambition to get into big screen and fetched good roles. Although glamour world is not a new to her, she did not get tensed facing camera with established actors at all. While studying, she took modeling and was a recognized face in model world throughout India. Although her first film was I am in Love (2012), she got another chance for a role in bi-lingual flick Shivani (Tamil and Telugu), where she played a role of journalist. Both the films got delayed in production. Shetty’s another release was Kannada film “Nam Duniya Nam Style” (2013) by Preetham Gubbi. In this film, she was appreciated a lot by critics. This bubbly, pretty actress is a dream chaser in the business of cinema. She will be seen as a leading actress in ‘Vijayaditya’ opposite Dhananjay, which is a social drama-cum-fantasy film. She also has a couple of Tamil films which is under production.

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