Pankhuri Awasthi

Other names of Pankhuri Awasthi: Pankhuri Awasthy


Pankhuri Awasthi is a young cute actress, who gave life to the legend Razia Sultana on television and she is known popularly by her character in the television series for her portrayal of the legend. The 24 year old actress was born in Lucknow but was brought up in the city of Delhi. She completed her schooling from Bluebells school in Delhi and obtained a degree in marketing from Delhi Hindu College. 

She was working as a marketing executive in a Bangalore based company after completing her college. She got a chance to do an episode of the famous show ‘ Yeh Hai Aashiqui’ while she was still doing her job in Bangalore and it was through this show she got an attention. After the show ‘Yeh Hai Aashiqui’, she was part of the show ‘Fanaaha Season 2’ and she auditioned for ‘Razia Sultana’ later. She got through three to four rounds of auditioning and finally bagged the main role in the show.

She stated in an interview that the role of ‘Razia Sultana’ was a pleasant surprize for her and that she had put in a lot of effort to get through the auditions. She said that she went through history of the character and did thorough research and studies before portraying her during the audition.

Paoli Dam

The Bengali film actress was born on 4th October 1980 in Kolkata. She started her acting career with TV serials and her first serial was a Bengali serial titled ‘Jibon Niye Khela’, which was started in the year 2004. Being a bright student who used to win scholarships and medals, Dam always wanted to be chemical researcher or a pilot as a kid and holds a master’s degree in chemistry. She has stated in an interview that becoming an actress was never her dream even though she has taken professional training in classical dance and was into theatre acts from a very young age. However, it turned out that she was destined to be an actress and she debuted in the 2004 Bengali movie ‘Teen Yaari Katha’. Even though the movie production had started in the year 2004, it wasn’t released until early 2012, and her first film to be released was director Rabi Kinagi movie ‘Agnipariksha’ in 2006. However, she had only supporting roles in her initial movies and she came to fame only with her 2009 hit film ‘Kalbeela’, which was a Goutam Ghose masterpiece. She played the role of the girlfriend of a young Naxalite leader in the movie and she was widely praised for her role in the movie. She later stated in an interview that ‘Kalbeela’ gave her the platform to prove herself. The 2011 Bengali movie ‘Chatrak’ brought her national and international recognition and the film was premiered in prestigious film festivals including Cannes, Toronto, and UK. Success followed her, and she went on to act in many successful movies later including ‘Tara’, ‘Moner Manush’ etc. Her success landed her a role in the 2012 Bollywood movie ‘Hate Story’ which was a commercial success and her acting received appreciation from media as well as critics. She bagged few more Bollywood movies following the success of ‘Hate Story’ and she has also acted in a Konkani movie directed by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar called ‘Baga Beach’. She is currently working on the Bengali movies ‘Tobuo Aparichito’ and ‘Auroni Taukhon’.

Paoli Dam Hindi Actress