The Bengali Cinema Industry contributes to Indian cinema a large part. There are many actors and actresses in a Bengali Cinema and Television Industry who made through Bollywood. Also, it is not a new thing when someone from another language industry makes it through Bollywood. However, all these actors and actresses are talented and renowned in their native industries. Following are the famous actors and actresses who belong to Bengal and now are superstars in Bollywood.
1. Rani Mukherji
is a famous Indian actress who mainly works in the Hindi Film Industry. She was born on the 21st of March 1978 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was born in a Bengali family to her father,
, a former film director. She completed her schooling at Maneckji Cooper High School and graduated from SNDT Women’s University. She debuted with the movie Biyer Phool directed by his father. She has received various accolades, including the Filmfare Award in many categories.
Bipasha Basu is a famous Indian actress best known for working in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, and Telugu films. She was born to a Bengali family on the 7th of January 1979. Bipasha’s father was a civil engineer while her mother was a homemaker. She debuted with the film Ajnabee in 2001 and later, starred in many films, including Raaz,
Phir Hera Pheri
, Race, Creature, Alone, and many others. She has won various accolades that include the Filmfare Award, Star Screen Award, Stardust Award, and many others. She married with
Karan Singh Grover
in 2016 and has one child.
Mouni Roy is an Indian actress famous for working in the Hindi film Industry. She was born on the 28th of September 1985 in Cooch Behar, West Bengal. She is a fine actress and made her acting debut with the TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2006. Mouni is one of the highest paid actresses after gaining success in the supernatural thriller serial Naagin and Naagin 2. Her notable work can be seen in the movie Gold, Brahmastra, and others. She married with Suraj Nambiar in 2022. She has received and been nominated for various awards, including the Filmfare Award, IIFA Award, and ITA Award.
Mithun Chakraborty is a renowned personality in Acting, film Production, and Politics. He was born on the 16th of June 1950 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Mithun completed his schooling at Oriental Seminary and graduated from Scottish Church College. He made his acting debut with the movie Mrigayaa in 1976, for which he received the National Film Award. He is also a former Member of Parliament with Trinamool Congress. He has received multiple awards, including the Filmfare Award, National Film Award, IIFA Award, BFJA Award, and various others.
Ronit Roy is a famous Indian actor who predominately works in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, and Telugu cinema. He was born on in October 1965 in Nagpur district of Maharashtra. He belongs to a Bengali family and is the eldest son of Brotin Bose Roy, a businessman. He completed his schooling at Ankur School of Ahmedabad and graduated in Hotel Management. He made his Hindi film debut with the movie Jaan Tere Naam in 1992. His acting work can be seen in Student of the Year,
Shootout At Wadala
, 2 States, and others. He has received various awards, including the Filmfare Award, Screen Award, ITA Awards, and others.
Kajol Devgn, best known as Kajol, is a fine Indian actress who predominately works in Hindi cinema. She was born on the 5th of August 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was born in a Bengali family to Tanuja and
. She made her acting debut with Bekhudi in 1992 and, till then, has starred in many films, including Baazigar,
, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and others. She married with Ajay Devgn in 1999 and has two children. She has received numerous awards, including the Filmfare Award, the National Film Award, and a civilian award, the Padma Shri from the Indian government.
Sushmita Sen is a renowned Indian actress who predominately works in Hindi cinema. She was born in a Bengali family in November 1975 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. She took education at St. Ann’s High School and pursued no further education. She won the Miss Universe Contest in 1994. Later, she collaborated with the Hindi film industry and made his film debut with the thriller movie Dastak. She has appeared in many films, including Biwi No. 1, Aankhen,
Main Hoon Na
, and others. She has received and been nominated for Filmfare Award in various forms, the IIFA Award, the Zee Cine Award, and many others.
Sharmila Tagore is a renowned Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi and Bengali language films. She was born in a Bengali family on the 8th of November 1944 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. At the age of fourteen, she began her acting career with the Bengali drama The World of Apu in 1959. She has appeared in films, including Anupama, Aamne Saamne, Safar, Mausam, and many others. She has received many accolades, including the Filmfare Award, the National Film Award, and the Padma Bhushan from the Indian government.
Beena Banerjee, also famous by the name Beena, is a famous Indian film actress who primarily works in Bengali and Hindi films. She was born on the 19th of February 1943 in Kolkata, West Bengal. In a career of over four decades, she has appeared in many films, including
, Baabul, Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai, Ziddi, Mohabbat, and many others. She married Ajay Biswas but later separated and has a son, Siddharth Banerjee, who worked as an assistant director to
in Housefull 2 and Himmatwala.
Moushumi Chatterjee is a famous Indian actress and politician who mainly works in Hindi and Bengali films. She was born on the 26th of April 1948 in Kolkata, West Bengal. She was one of the highest-paid actresses during the 1970s. She joined politics with the Bharatiya Janta Party in 2019. Moushumi Ji made her acting debut with the Bengali film Balikka Badhu in 1976 and, till then, has appeared in many films, including Benaam, Humshakal, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, and many others. She married
and has two children. She has received various accolades including the Filmfare Award, Genie Award, and others.