Koel Mallick (born Rukmini Mallick on 28 April 1982) is an Indian film actress who appears in Bengali films. She is the daughter of actor Ranjit Mallick & Deepa Mallick. Her debut film was Nater Guru.
28 April 1982
Early life and educationEdit
Koel was born in Kolkata to Bengali film actor Ranjit Mallick and Deepa Mallick, of Kolkata's notable Mallick Bari of Bhowanipore (i.e., the Mallick family, which is closely associated with the powerful Barat and Gupta families), known for its Durga Puja. Koel did her schooling from Modern High School for Girls, and completed a BSc (honors) in psychology from the Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, an affiliated college of the University of Calcutta.
Mallick's screen debut was in Nater Guru – opposite Jeet. Nater Guru was a "runaway success" at the box office. The film, released in 2003, marked Mallick's entry into Tollywood. She also won her first award for Best Actor in Leading Role Female from 4th Tele Cine Awards 2004 for Nater Guru. Nater Guru, which has Jeet in the male lead, sees Mallick playing the role of a 23-year-old girl named Monica. Since the release of Nater Guru the pair has worked together often, appearing in eleven films.
In 2004, she starred in Debipaksha, Shudhu Tumi, Badsha The King and Bandhan. While the first two performed poorly[clarification needed] at the box office, Bandhan was a huge success in Bengal and was a blockbuster at the box office. It was also the highest grossing Bengali film of 2004.
In 2005, Mallick appeared in Shubhodrishti, Manik, Yuddho and Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai. She appeared in Yuddho opposite actors Mithun Chakraborty and Debashree Roy. The film recorded an initial collection of ₹ 12 million (12 million) in its first week. In 2006, she took on a more serious role in MLA Fatakeshto in which she played a reporter. She also starred in the Bengali remake of Love Story, the 2008 film Love.
Mallick made her television debut with her talk-show Katha O Kahini. The show went on to the channel Star Jalsha. In 2013 Koel was on TV again as a celebrity judge in the Bengali version of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa along with renowned Bollywood choreographer Remo D'Souza. The show aired on ETV Bangla.
She and Jeet was also seen as a guest in Star Jalsha serial Sansar Sukher Hoy Romonir Gune for the promotion of the movie 100% Love. Mallick has also appeared on the popular soap Bojhena Se Bojhena which is also aired on STAR Jalsha. Apart from these, she played the role of Devi Mahisasurmardini in Durga Durgatinashini Star Jalsha Mahalaya 2011. This Mahalaya 2011 of SJ was shown as a stage performance. She played the role of Devi Mahisasurmardini and her 9 avatars in Zee Bangla's Mahalaya 2015 Nabarupe Nabadurga. Zee Bangla telecasted its first Mahalaya in2007 and she played the role of Devi Mahisasurmardini in Zee Bangla Mahalaya 2007. So she is the first Mahisasurmardini of Zee Bangla Mahalaya.
|May 10||Katha o Kahini||Herself||Zee Bangla|
|2011||Sansar Sukher Hoy Romonir Gune||Guest Appearance||Star Jalsha|
|2013||Jhalak Dikla Jaa||Judge||ETV Bangla|
|2013||Didi No 1 Season 4||Guest||Zee Bangla|
|2018||Dance Bangla Dance Season 10||Guest-Judge||Zee Bangla|
|2018||Didi No 1 Season 7||Guest||Zee Bangla|
|2020||Super Singer Grand Finale||Guest-Judge||Star Jalsha|
|10th October, 2007||Mahisasurmardini||Devi Mahisasurmardini||Zee Bangla|
|27th September, 2011||Durga Durgatinashini, Mahalaya 2011||Devi Mahisasurmardini||Star Jalsha|
|12th October 2015||Nabarupe Nabadurga, Mahalaya 2015||Devi Mahisasurmardini and her 9 avatars||Zee Bangla|
Koel Mallick married Nispal Singh (Rane) on 1 February 2013. They had been in a relationship for seven years before that, but both of them had decided to keep their relationship away from the glamour world of Tollywood. On 1 February 2020 she announced on Instagram that she is expecting her first child. On 5 May 2020, at 05:00 am, Mallick gave birth to a baby boy.
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- 4th Tele Cine Awards 2004 for the film Nater Guru (2003)
- 2006 Kalakar Awards, for Shubhodrishti (2005)
- ZEE Bangla Gourav Samman Award for Best Actress (Bolo Na Tumi Amar, 2010)
- Star Jalsha Award for Best Actress (Dui Prithibi, 2010)
- BFJA Awards 2013 for Best Actress Hemlock Society (2012)
- ZEE Bangla Gourav Samman Award for Best Actress (Hemlock Society, 2012)
- Films and Frames Digital Film Awards for Best Actress Critics Choice (Mitin Mashi, 2019)
- "Tollywood top girls on the go, at a glance". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 4 September 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2008.
- The Half-Millennium Old Mallick Bari Durga Puja
- "koel mallick biography". Koel Mallick. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- Mitra, Aindrila (24 April 2004). "Koel's on a Tolly high with Nater Guru". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
- "10 Questions – Koel Mullick". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 28 January 2008. Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
- Nag, Kushali (3 October 2007). "A Tale of Tenderness". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
- Nag, Kushali (29 April 2010). "Star talk". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- Nag, Kushali (11 February 2013). "Star talk". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
- Mukherjee, Roshni (7 April 2011). "Koel Mullick shoots for an electronic brand". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- "আজ কোয়েলের বিয়ে". Prothom Alo. 1 February 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "Feb wedding for Koel". The Times of India. Calcutta, India. 27 August 2012. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "yourkoel". Instagram.
- "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. 22 January 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
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