Aindrita Ray

Aindrita Ray (born 3 March 1985) 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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Ray during the shoot of Kannada movie Manasaare
Born
Aindrita Ray

(1985-03-03) 3 March 1985 (age 36)
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India[1][2]
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Model
  • film actress
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 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 acting in Kannada movies, 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 Rediff.com 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. 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]yes[8][9] after 10 years of courtship.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Year Movie Role Language Notes
2008 Meravanige Nandini Kannada
Mast Maja Maadi Herself Special appearance
2009 Junglee Padma
Vayuputra Divya
Love Guru Herself Special appearance
Manasaare Devika
2010 Nooru Janmaku Drushti
Nannavanu Sanjana
Veera Parampare Pooja
2010 A Flat Karan's Wife Hindi uncredited role
2011 Manasina Maathu Sahana Kannada
Dhool Priya
Paramathma Saanvi
2012 Parijatha Chandrika
Prem Adda Herself Special appearance in song Basanthi
2013 Rajani Kantha Priya Kannada
Ziddi Sahana
Kaddipudi Daisy Cameo appearance including appearance in the song Soundarya Samara
Tony Pammi
Bhajarangi Geetha
2014 Athi Aparoopa Aparna
Bachchan Priya Bengali Bengali debut
2015 Sharp Shooter Herself Kannada Special appearance in song Kuntebille
2016 Mungaru Male 2 Shreya
John Jani Janardhan Herself Special appearance in song Preetiya Paarivala
Niruttara Shravya
2017 Chowka Pushpa
Melkote Manja
Amar Aponjon Sayoni Bengali
2018 Raambo 2 Herself Kannada Special appearance in the song "Dumm Maaro Dumm"
2019 Main Zaroor Aaunga Lisa Hindi Bollywood Debut.[11]
Bhavai Rani [12]
2021 Garuda TBA Kannada Post Production[13]
Premam Poojyam TBA Filming[14]

Web-SeriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform Ref.
2020 The Casino Camilla Khurana Zee5 [15]

AwardsEdit

Movie Award Category Result Ref.
Manasaare 2011 AKKA aawards Best Actress Won [16]
Suvarna Film Awards Suvarna Best Actress Won [17]
South Scope Awards Best Kannada Actress Won [18]
57th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Kannada Nominated [19]
Veera Parampare 58th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Kannada Nominated [20]
Suvarna Film Awards Best Actress Nominated [21]
Paramathma 59th Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress Nominated [22]
1st SIIMA Awards SIIMA Best Supporting Actress Won [23]
Bhajarangi 3rd SIIMA Awards SIIMA Best Actress Won [24]
61st Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Kannada Nominated [25]
Niruttara 64th Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress Nominated [26]

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "Kannada actresses who are dancing divas too!". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  7. ^ "I'm really excited I'm marrying my best friend: Aindrita Ray". Archived from the original on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Aindrita Ray and Diganth to get married in December". Archived from the original on 4 April 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Paresh Lamba designs Diganth's D-day outfit". Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Peek into Aindrita and Diganth's wedding plan". Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  11. ^ "'Main Jaroor Aaunga' trailer: This Arbaaz Khan starrer horror film is filled with mystery and drama - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
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  13. ^ "Aindrita Ray in Garuda". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
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  19. ^ "57th Vying for the Lady in Black!". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 July 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  20. ^ "The 58th Filmfare Award (South) winners". CNN-News18. 4 July 2011. Archived from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
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  22. ^ Filmfare Editorial (9 July 2012). "59th Idea Filmfare Awards South (Winners list)". Filmfare. Times Internet Limited. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  23. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2012: Winners List". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Archived from the original on 14 September 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
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  25. ^ "61st Idea South Filmfare Awards". Indiasnaps.com. 12 July 2014. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  26. ^ "Winners: 64th Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 (South)". Times of India. 19 June 2017. Archived from the original on 18 June 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2020.

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