Swastika Mukherjee is an Indian actress and the daughter of actor Santanu Mukherjee. She made her acting debut with the television show Devdasi and her big screen debut with the film Hemanter Pakhi in the year 2001. Her first lead role was for the film Mastan in the year 2004. Swastika also appeared in the 2015 Bollywood film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role.
Swastika Mukherjee Personal Life and Education
Swastika Mukherjee was born to actor Santanu Mukherjee and Gopa Mukherjee, and also has a sister named Alopa Mukherjee. According to her, she had a very simple childhood and enjoyed watching western films for entertainment. She went to the Carmel School, Kolkata, St. Teresa's Secondary School and Gokhale Memorial School for her early education and the Jadavpur University for a degree in history. In 2001, she joined the Ananda Shankar Centre for Culture to learn dance from veteran dancer Tanusree Shankar.
Swastika got married at the age of 18 to singer Pramit Sen, the son of famous singer Sagar Sen. The marriage lasted for just two years and Swastika filed a complaint against her husband and alleged him of physical abuse and locking her out of the house when she was pregnant. She had one daughter named Anwesha from this marriage.
Swastika Mukherjee Career
While she was at the Jadavpur University, the director of the TV show Devdasi spotted her and convinced her to get into acting. This became her first role and she then appeared in serials like Ek Akasher Niche and Protibimbo. She made her big screen debut in the year 2003 with the film Hemantar Pakhi which was directed by Urmi Chakraborty, in which she played a small role.
Her first leading role was in the 2004 film Mastan directed by Ravi Kinagi. Swastika started dating her co-star Jeet on the sets of this film and the pair went on to work together in films like Kranti, Krishnakanter Will and Partner. Swastika has since acted in many Bengali films like Bye Bye Bangkok, Basanta Utsav, Saheb Bibi Golaam, Byomkesh O Agnibaan and many more.
She made her Bollywood debut with the film Mumbai Cutting in the year 2011, but it was the 2015 film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy where she earned a lot of critical acclaims. This film starred Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role where she played the role of Anguri Devi / Yasmeen.
She started the year 2018 with the film Michael, which also starred Soumitra Chatterjee and Mir Afsar Ali, and directed by Satrajit Sen. She has a bunch of releases lined up, like Aaron, Birpurush and Ranjana Ami Ashbo.
Swastika Mukherjee Controversies
- She was hospitalized after a suicide attempt on May of 2014. Her then boyfriend Sumon Mukhopadhyay was arrested after a strong local protest.
- In November of 2014, she was caught on CCTV camera stealing gold earrings in Singapore.
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