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Pooja Bose is an Indian television actress.[2][3] She is well known for playing Vrinda in the popular show Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna which aired on Star Plus. She was a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014 and was working in Comedy Nights Bachao. She was a contestant in Bigg Boss the Bengali version in 2016. She was also seen on Dance Ki Takkar in 2014.

Early Life

Bose hails from Kolkata. She finished her schooling at the St. Paul’s Mission School and subsequently graduated from the Scottish Church College in Kolkata.[4] [5] Bose has wanted to be an actress for as long as she can remember, as she told Washington Bangla Radio.[6] She changed her name from Bose to Banerjee after her divorce.[2]

Personal Life

Bose has been dating TV actor Kunal Verma whom she met on the sets of Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna.[7] They both are set to get engaged very soon in August 2017.[8][9] Pooja said “I am very happy. We have been in a relationship for 9 years and are finally getting engaged. I never thought that something like this would happen in the 9th year of our relationship, but ho gaya. I think 9 is a lucky number for me.” She then said "Kunal and I will be getting engaged on August 16th next month and then we will decide the wedding date."[10]

Career

After starting her television career with Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki, Banerjee was seen in the romantic show Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna, in which she played the role of a simple Punjabi girl, Vrinda.[11]

She has also acted in a Telugu film titled Veedu Theda.[12] She made her debut in the film Macho Mustanaa with Hiran Chatterjee (formerly called Macho Mustafaa, but the title was changed due to objections from Muslim clerics regarding the use of the word "Mustafaa".[13] She won a role in Raja Chanda's film Challenge 2 starring Dev Adhikari and Sujit Mondal's film Rocky starring Mahaakshay Chakraborty. Another unconfirmed movie is Diwana Holo Mon opposite Hiran Chatterjee.

Bose participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 7), where she was credited as Puja Bose. Her choreographer was Rajit Dev who is the chief choreographer to Vaibhavi Merchant.[14] In November 2014 later, Puja participated in another dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar (season 2).[15][16]

After getting eliminated from Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Banerjee is looking forward to work in Bollywood. In 2015, Puja was seen in the Colors popular comedy show Comedy Nights Bachao. She later played a cameo role in Zee TV's popular show Qubool Hai. She participated in the Bengali version of the reality show, Bigg boss, Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. She got eliminated after staying for a month in the house.[17]

Filmography

Year Release Date Movie Role Director Status Language Co-star
2011 November 18 Veedu Theda Meghna Chinni Krishna Released Telugu Nikhil Siddharth
2012 March 9 Macho Mastanaa Diya Reshmi Mitra Released Bengali Hiran
2012 October 19 Challenge 2 Pooja Raja Chanda Released Bengali Dev
2013 January 4 Rajdhani Express Sunita Ashok Kohli Released Hindi Leander Paes
2013 February 15 Loveria Sweety Raja Chanda Released Bengali Soham Chakraborty
2013 April 26 Rocky Nandini Sujit Mondal Released Bengali Mahaakshay Chakraborty or Mimoh
2013 June 14 Oh! Henry Brishti Animesh Roy Released Bengali Dibyendu Mukherjep
2013 August 9 Proloy Special Dancer Raj Chakraborty Released Bengali Special Appearance
2014 March 28 Teen Patti Mohor Jenny Sarkar & Dipayan Mandal Released Bengali Indraneil Sengupta, Ritwik Chakraborty, Rimjhim Mitra
2015 Deewana Holo Mon Reshmi Mitra Filming Bengali Hiran
2016 17 March Ye Maya Hanaima Tulsi Ghimire Filming Nepali Prashant Tamang
2016 22 July Great Grand Masti Indra Kumar Hindi Vivek Oberoi,Ritesh Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Urvashi Rautela
2016 30 July Bhalobasa Bhalobasa 2 Ashok Pati Filming Bengali Hiran, Joy

Television

Year Show Role Channel
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Radha 9X
2008–2010 Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna Vrinda Star Plus
2010 Sarvggun Sampanna Swara Imagine TV
2012 Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani Sneha Star Plus
2013–2014 Devon Ke Dev - Mahadev Goddess Parvati Life OK
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil As herself Colors
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 As herself - Eliminated 7th week - 27 July 2014 Colors
2014 Dance Ki Takkar 2 Contestant Star Plus
2014 Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Manpreet Kumar Star Plus
2015-17 Comedy Nights Bachao As herself Colors
2015–2016 Qubool Hai Afreen Zee TV
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai episode eighteen as Dr. Radhika &TV
2015 Comedy Classes Special Performace Life OK
2016 Bigg Boss 9 Herself in Finale Colors
2016 Comedy Nights Live Herself Colors
2016 Bigg Boss Bangla Herself Colors Bangla
2017 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Herself Colors
2018 Khiladi Ka Ghar (season 1) Contestant Star Plus

References

  1. Kunal Verma shares details of his engagement with Puja Banerjee, says he was commitment phobic earlier. Times of India (14 August 2017).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Post divorce, Puja Bose is now back to being Puja Banerjee. Tellychakkar.com (2014).
  3. Puja Banerjee.
  4. Masum Billah (2012-07-03). Peer bloggers article. Bloggers.com. Retrieved on 2012-10-24.
  5. Tollywood. Bdalltime.blogspot.in (1921-07-21). Retrieved on 2012-10-24.
  6. Supratim Sanyal (2012-03-01). Interview. WBRi Inc. Retrieved on 2013-04-28.
  7. Kunal and Pooja say 'I do' in a secret ceremony. Retrieved on 10 April 2010.
  8. Confirmed! Actress Puja Banerjee to get engaged to beau Kunal Verma next month (27 July 2017).
  9. TV Stars Puja Banerjee & Kunal Verma To Get Engaged Next Month! (27 July 2017).
  10. Puja Banerjee: Kunal Verma and I are getting engaged on August 16 (26 July 2017).
  11. Pooja Bose has blind faith over Ekta Kapoor. One India. November 6, 2008
  12. "Actor Nikhil tastes commercial success". The Times Of India. December 19, 2011. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-12-19/news-interviews/30533451_1_centres-film-success. 
  13. "Macho Mustafa' is now 'Macho Mastana'". The Times of India. 24 February 2012. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-02-24/news-interviews/31094517_1_shots-release-budget. 
  14. Puja Banerjee. Retrieved on 2014-06-30.
  15. After Jhalak Puja to participate in Dance Ki Takkar 2!. India Today. Retrieved on 2 October 2014.
  16. Pooja Banerjee gets eliminated from Dance Ki Takkar 2. India Today. Retrieved on 5 December 2014.
  17. "Puja Banerjee says next step could be Bollywood". Patrika Group (30 July 2014). http://www.patrika.com/article/puja-banerjee-says-next-step-could-be-bollywood/48103. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7
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