Piyali Mitra is a Bengali actress who appeared in Byomkesh Bakshi’s serial, which was written by
. The actress came into prominence with her role of 'Satyavati' in the series, Khuji Khuji Naari. The actress is beautiful and has the flavor of a typical Bengali woman in her look. Plus, her screen presence and acting capability always suits any TV serial or movie that has the usual Bengali flavor. In this series, she acted with Saptarshi Roy and Biplab Banerjee. She hasn’t missed a single part of the series, acting in all of them, which range from Satyanweshi and Makorshar Rosh, to Agniban, and Khunji Khunji Nari. She has also acted in Bengali movies, one of them being 'Nishwas', in 1995. Joy Banerjee and Mahua Banerjee also acted in this movie, alongside
and Gita Dey.
Then, in 2013, she appeared as the mother of Swami Vivekananda in a bilingual film, which was inspired and based on Swami Vivekananda and his life’s journey. The film was titled, ‘The Light: Swami Vivekananda’, and it was a Colors productions, which was directed by Utpal Sinha. In this movie, mainly theater actors were present. The actress was currently seen in a television soap opera, ‘Khelaghor’, which was telecasted in a Rupashi Bangla TV channel. The actress is also currently seen in another Bengali TV serial called ‘Mohan Baganer Meye’, which is also being telecasted on the Rupashi Bangla TV channel.
Normally, she dresses up with long sleeve blouses and wears the saree in a typical Bengali style. She wears traditional makeup, and the border of her saree is often seen on the left hand side of her knee, in order to get a hold of the bunch of keys tied to her pallu. In this way, her makeup gets identified with Bengali women very easily. Her makeup and dress codes often remind the audience of various veteran actresses of Bengali cinema, especially of the 1960s. In this way, Piyali Mitra has her unique status built on Bengali screen.