Born on 4th March 1980, Kamalinee Mukherjee has worked in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali films, but she is primarily a Telugu actress.
Kamalinee graduated in English literature and then she got involved in a theater workshop.
was her debut film, but she was noticed in the film Telugu film Anand, which won several awards.
Born in Kolkata, Kamalinee worked in every professional and amateur plays on stage during her school and college days. Interestingly, she took up masculine characters. Painting, writing poems, spiritual aspects also attracted her, other than theater. In fact, one of her poems was selected by a leading website and eventually she participated in a seminar which saw spiritual leader Dalai Lama presiding over it. Kamalinee had many years of training in classical dance Bharatanatyam.
Kamalinee had a brief stint with hotel management, but that didn’t fascinate her. Later, she persuaded a theater arts course and worked in several theater plays. The ads Parachute, Neel Kamal, Ayush and Fair & Lovely were her venture in modeling.
Director-actor Revathi provided her a role in her directorial endeavor Phir Milenge. Mukherjee’s parents were all for this career, though the former was quite doubtful at the outset. Then she made her debut in Tollywood with Sekhar Kammula’s Anand. The character of an independent modern lady was liked by Mukherjee since she could relate to it. Though Mukherjee felt that she could have done better in the film, she was bestowed with the Best Actress Award from Nandi Award.
Later Mukherjee acted in several films, including the popular Tamil film Vettaiyadu Vilayadu. The Telugu film Godavari was well received and Mukherjee’s role, in particular, was appreciated. Then the Telugu film Gamyam happened which won both the Filmfare and Nandi Awards.
Her Malayalam film Kutty Srank, opposite Mammooty, won six National awards. Mukherjee was lavishly praised for her performance as a Latin Christian involved in forbidden love. She also acted in her mother tongue Bengali; the film Aparajitha Tumi also gained her appreciation. Then she worked in a couple of ventures in Telugu and Malayalam. She has over 27 films to her credit. Kamalinee is indeed an actress par excellence.