Koel Mallick

Koel Mallick (born Rukmini Mallick on 28 April 1982[3][1]) is an Indian actress who appears in Bengali films. She is the daughter of actor Ranjit Mallick and Deepa Mallick. She made her film debut in Nater Guru (2003).

Koel Mallick
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Mallick in 2007
Born
Rukmini Mallick

(1982-04-28) 28 April 1982 (age 40)[1][2]
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
Spouse
(m. 2013)
ChildrenKabir Singh
Parents

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.[4] 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.[5]

CareerEdit

FilmEdit

Mallick's screen debut was in Nater Guru – opposite Jeet. Nater Guru was a "runaway success" at the box office.[6] 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.[7][8]

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.[citation needed]

In 2005, Mallick appeared in Shubhodrishti, Manik, Yuddho and Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai. In 2005, Koel Mallick entered the Odia film industry for the first time. In her first Odia film, Koel acted opposite the superstar of the Odia film industry, Anubhav Mohanty. 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.[9]

TelevisionEdit

Mallick made her television debut with Zee Bangla's first Mahalaya in the year 2007 as Devi Mahisasuramardini and her various avatars. She also appeared in Didi No. 1 in year 2010 as a celebrity contestant. She also host her first talk-show Katha O Kahini. The show went on to the channel Star Jalsha.[10] 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.[11] She also starred in Dance Bangla Dance Junior as a Judge and in Season 11 as a celebrity judge. She was also seen in Zee Bangla's various reality shows like Rannaghor, Dadagiri Unlimited, Didi No. 1

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 Mahalaya. Zee Bangla telecasted its first Mahalaya in 2007 and she played the role of Devi Mahisasurmardini for the first time in Zee Bangla Mahalaya 2007. So she is the first Mahisasurmardini of Zee Bangla Mahalaya.

Brand endorsementsEdit

Mallick has endorsed a variety of multi-national brands and has done television commercials for TVS Motor Company, Fair & Lovely, Panasonic, Vaseline etc.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Koel Mallick married Nispal Singh (Rane) on 1 February 2013.[13] 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.[14] 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.

FilmographyEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Bengali unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Notes
2021 Bony Pratibha Mukherjee
Flyover Bidisha
2020 Rawkto Rawhoshyo Swarnaja
2019 Sagardwipey Jawker Dhan Dr. Ruby Chatterjee
Mitin Mashi Mitin Mashi
Shesh Theke Shuru Pujarini
2018 Ghare & Baire Labanya, Love with Jishu
2017 Cockpit Riya
Chaya O Chobi Rai
2015 Besh Korechi Prem Korechi Rai
Herogiri Maria
2014 Highway Sohini
Chaar Monika
Arundhati Misti & Arundhati (double role)
2013 Rangbaaz Madhu, Love with Dev and Daughter of Rajtav Dutta
2012 Doshomi Tuli
Paglu 2 Riya
Hemlock Society Meghna
Jaaneman Riya
100% Love Anuradha
2011 Paglu Rimi
2010 Mon Je Kore Uru Uru Diya
Dui Prithibi Nandini
Prem By Chance Annapurna
Bolo Na Tumi Amar Madhurima Chatterjee
2009 Hitlist Anindita
Neel Akasher Chadni Chandni
Jackpot Piu
Saat Paake Bandha Pallavi
2008 Bor Asbe Ekhuni Mitil
Love Riya
Chirosathi Riya
Mon Mane Na Riya
Premer Kahini Barsha
2007 Chander Bari Nandini
Minister Fatakeshto Chaitali Roy
Nabab Nandini Nandini
2006 M.L.A Fatakestho Choitaly
Shikar Seema
Ghatok Pooja,Wife of Jeet
Eri Naam Prem Rina
Hero Pooja
2005 Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai Malati
Shubhodrishti Sonali,Wife of Jeet
Premi No. 1 Priti Odia film
Yuddho Barsha
Manik Riya
2004 Debipaksha Jayanti
Shudhu Tumi Nandini
Bandhan Meena and Reena(Dual Role)
Badsha The King Titli
2003 Nater Guru Manisha

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Character Channel
2011 Sansar Sukher Hoy Romonir Gune Guest Appearance Star Jalsha
2014 Bojhena Se Bojhena 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
2021 Dance Bangla Dance Season 11 Guest-Judge Zee Bangla[15]

MahalayaEdit

Year Mahalaya Title Character Channel Ref.
10 October 2007 Mahishasurmardini Devi Mahishasurmardini and her various avatars Zee Bangla
27 September 2011 Durga Durgatinashini Devi Mahishasurmardini Star Jalsha
12 October 2015 Mahishasurmardini Nabarupe Nabadurga Devi Mahishasurmardini and her 9 avatars(Shailputri,Brahmacharini,Chandraghanta,Kushmanda,Skandmata,Kattyani,Kalratri,Mahagauri,Siddhidatri) Zee Bangla [citation needed]
6 October 2021 Nabarupe Mahadurga Devi Parvati, Mahamaya, Uma, Mahadurga/Mahishasurmardini Colors Bangla [16][17]

AwardsEdit

  • 4th Tele Cine Awards 2004 for the film Nater Guru (2003)[citation needed]
  • 2006 Kalakar Awards, for Shubhodrishti (2005)[18]
  • 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)
  • Star Jalsha Award For the best Actress Arundhati (2014 film)
  • Films and Frames Digital Film Awards for Best Actress Critics Choice (Mitin Mashi, 2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tollywood top girls on the go, at a glance". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 4 September 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Koel Mallick: Movies, Photos, Videos, News, Biography & Birthday | eTimes". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Koel Mallick: Movies, Photos, Videos, News, Biography & Birthday | eTimes". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  4. ^ The Half-Millennium Old Mallick Bari Durga Puja
  5. ^ "koel mallick biography". Koel Mallick. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  6. ^ Mitra, Aindrila (24 April 2004). "Koel's on a Tolly high with Nater Guru". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  7. ^ "10 Questions – Koel Mullick". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 28 January 2008. Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  8. ^ Ghosh, Sankha (12 April 2021). "Koel Mallick has her say on remakes". The Times of India.
  9. ^ Nag, Kushali (3 October 2007). "A Tale of Tenderness". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  10. ^ Nag, Kushali (29 April 2010). "Star talk". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  11. ^ Nag, Kushali (11 February 2013). "Star talk". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "আজ কোয়েলের বিয়ে". Prothom Alo. 1 February 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Dance Bangla Dance: Koel Mallick, Govinda and Jeet to set the stage on fire". 17 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Koel Mallick as Devi Durga: মহিষাসুর বধ করবেন কোয়েল! দেখুন দেবী দুর্গা রূপে নায়িকার PHOTOS". 8 September 2021.
  17. ^ "COLORS Bangla Brin30gs In Mahalaya Through Nabarupe Mahadurga". 30 September 2021.
  18. ^ "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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