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Aindrita Ray is an Indian film actress,[3] primarily appearing in Kannada films. She made her acting debut in 2007, starring in Meravanige and went on to appear in several commercially successful films, establishing herself as a leading contemporary actress of Kannada cinema.[4] She is perhaps well known for her critically acclaimed performance as Devika, a mentally challenged girl, in Manasaare.

Aindrita Ray
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Aindrita Ray at the Celebrity Cricket League, 2013
Aindrita Ray

(1985-04-16) April 16, 1985 (age 34)
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India[1][2]
OccupationModel, film actress
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)Diganth (12th Dec.2018)


Early life and backgroundEdit

Aindrita Ray was born as the youngest daughter into a Bengali family in Udaipur, Rajasthan, where she spent her childhood, before moving to Mumbai.[1] With her father, A. K. Ray, being a prosthodontist in the Indian Air Force, she along with her family moved from one place to another, finally settling in Bangalore.[5]

Ray studied at Baldwin Girls High School, Bangalore. Later, she joined B. R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore to pursue a bachelor's degree in dental science. While studying, she did part-time modelling, appearing in television advertisements, which paved way for her entry into the film industry. She started doing movies in Kannada, and once in a while appearing in Amateur/Short films.

Acting careerEdit

Debut and breakthrough (2008)Edit

Aindrita Ray trained under fashion choreographer M. S. Sreedhar. She was also seen in a song in the 2006 Kannada movie Jackpot, starring Harsha and Dhyaan.[6] Aindrita Ray began her acting career in the 2008 film Meravanige, playing Nandini, the love interest of the lead actor played by Prajwal Devaraj. The film received a moderate success at the box office, with lauding her performance and her dancing capabilities. Later, in the same year, she made a cameo appearance in Mast Majaa Madi, which had an ensemble cast.

Initial success and accolades (2009–10)Edit

In 2009, Ray appeared in Vaayuputra, an action movie, alongside the debutant Chiranjeevi Sarja. This was followed by a brief appearance in the successful film, Love Guru, directed by Prashant Raj. However, she got her biggest break in the film Junglee and then Turning point movie was Manasaare for her critically acclaimed role of a mentally challenged girl. She received many awards and accolades for her role, which included Suvarna Award for Best Actress and a nomination for Filmfare Awards. This was followed by director Suri's Junglee, which found a moderate success.

In 2010, she starred in five films. Veera Parampare was the only successful movie among Nooru Janmaku, Nannavanu, Januma Janumadallu and a Bollywood parallel cinema, A Flat. She was nominated by Filmfare for the Best Actress category for Veera Parampare.

Recent worksEdit

After a series of flops, Ray was cast in the supporting role in the Puneeth Rajkumar starrer Paramathma. She was widely acclaimed by the critics for her obsessive character role. She was also noticed by the critics in Dhool. The other films, Manasina Maathu and Kaanchana, however were failures.

In 2012, she starred in Parijatha, opposite Diganth, which found moderate success. She has also made her Telugu film debut with Love in Hyderabad. Her other films include Tony, with Srinagar Kitty in the lead and Rajani Kantha, with Duniya Vijay.

In 2014, she made her Bengali film debut with Bachchan, opposite Jeet and directed by Raja Chanda, which incidentally was a remake of the Kannada movie Vishnuvardhana.

Ray will appear in Raja Chanda's Bengali film Amar Apanjan, alongside Soham Chakraborty, Priyanka Sarkar and Subhasree.

Personal lifeEdit

Aindrita married actor Diganth Manchale on 12 December 2018,[7][8][9] after 10 years of courtship.[10]


Year Movie Role Language Notes
2008 1 Meravanige Nandini Kannada
Mast Maja Maadi Herself Special appearance
2009 2 Junglee Padma
3 Vayuputra Divya
Love Guru Herself Special appearance
4 Manasaare Devika AKKA Best Actress Award[11]
Suvarna Best Actress[12]
South Scope Best Kannada Actress[13]
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2010 5 Nooru Janmaku Drushti
6 Nannavanu Sanjana
7 Veera Parampare Pooja Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
8 Januma Janumadallu
2011 9 Manasina Maathu Sahana
10 Dhool Priya
11 Paramathma Saanvi SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
Kaanchaana Herself Special appearance
2012 12 Parijatha Chandrika
Prem Adda Herself Special appearance in song Basanthi
2013 13 Rajani Kantha Priya
14 Ziddi Sahana
15 Kaddipudi Daisy Cameo appearance including appearance in the song Soundarya Samara
16 Tony Pammi
17 Bhajarangi Geetha SIIMA Award for Best Actress
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2014 18 Athi Aparoopa Aparna
19 Bachchan Priya Bengali Bengali debut
2015 Sharp Shooter Herself Kannada Special appearance in song Kuntebille
2016 20 Mungaru Male 2 Shreya
John Jani Janardhan Herself Special appearance in song Preetiya Paarivala original item song in Malayalam version done by Ineya
21 Niruttara Shravya Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
2017 22 Chowka Pushpa
23 Melkote Manja
24 Amar Aponjon Sayoni Bengali Remake of Autograph
2018 --- Raambo 2 Herself Kannada Special appearance in the song "Dumm Maaro Dumm"
2019 25 Main Zaroor Aaunga Lisa Hindi Bollywood Debut. Post Production[14]
26 Bhavai Rani Post Production[15]
27 Garuda TBA Kannada Post Production[16]
28 Premam Poojyam TBA Filming[17]


  1. ^ a b "Aindrita Ray | Manasaare | Meravanige | Yogaraj Bhat | Januma Janumadallu | Nooru Janmaku". Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "CCL photosoot 2012".
  4. ^ "Kannada actress Aindrita Ray slapped". Rediff. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. ^ "I would rather be called cute than sexy!". Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Kannada actresses who are dancing divas too!". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  7. ^ "I'm really excited I'm marrying my best friend: Aindrita Ray".
  8. ^ "Aindrita Ray and Diganth to get married in December".
  9. ^ "Paresh Lamba designs Diganth's D-day outfit".
  10. ^ "Peek into Aindrita and Diganth's wedding plan".
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Manasaare sweeps Lux South Scope Awards". Sify. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  14. ^ "'Main Jaroor Aaunga' trailer: This Arbaaz Khan starrer horror film is filled with mystery and drama - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Aindrita Ray plays Sita in her second Hindi film - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Aindrita Ray in Garuda". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  17. ^ "ನೆನಪಿರಲಿ ಪ್ರೇಮ್ 'ಪ್ರೇಮಂ ಪೂಜ್ಯಂ' ನಾಯಕಿ ಯಾರು ಗೊತ್ತೇ?". Vijaya Karnataka (in Kannada). 17 April 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.

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