Nyra Banerjee, is an Indian actress and an assistant director. Following appearances in various television serials, she made her feature film debut in director Priyadarshan's comedy film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal which was a moderate success, and then went on to act in several successful Telugu films. In 2016, she changed her name to Nyra Banerjee and was credited with that name in the film One Night Stand.[1] She also assisted director Tony D'Souza for his film Azhar.[2] She played Divya in Divya Drishti.

Nyra Banerjee
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Banerjee at a promotional event of Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
BornMay 14, 1987 (1987-05-14) (age 33)
Other namesNyra Banerjee[1]
OccupationActress, model
Years active2009–present

Early lifeEdit

Banerjee was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father is a mechanical engineer who served in the Indian Navy, before he began working as the general manager of the largest private shipyard of India.[3] Her mother had been working as researcher in the field of virology and as a content writer for multinational companies and later became a novelist.[3] Madhurima has one brother who is four years younger. She completed her Bachelor of Laws with an LLB degree from pravin Gandhi College of Law Mumbai.[3]

Banerjee learned Hindustani classical music and ghazal from her mother and used to sing children's songs.[3][4] She also learned the classical dancing form Kathak but had to discontinue due to her father's transferable job.[5] While recording a song one day, she was spotted by noted director G. V. Iyer who signed her on for the Hindi television serial Kadambari.[3][4] She was supposed to play Sita's role in a film adaptation of Ramayana that G. V. Iyer was planning to shoot, but the director died and the project failed to materialize.[5] However, owing to her studies had to turn down some big banners, until Priyadarshan managed to convince her to play the lead in his movie.


The same year she appeared in her first Telugu film. She went on to act in three Telugu projects within the next year, including the female lead role in Vamsy's Saradaga Kasepu and a cameo role in Orange, directed by Bhaskar. However, none of the Telugu films helped her career.[6] In 2012, her second Bollywood film, Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, directed by Priyadarshan, released.[7]

In 2014 she was first seen in the Telugu film Veta,[8] which was followed by her first Kannada release, Savaari 2, and her first Malayalam release, Koothara. Savaari 2 saw her playing a bank manager,[9] while in Koothara she played the role of Shaista, an NRI.[10] She then starred in Maruthi's Kotha Janta starring Allu Sirish[11] and made a special appearance in Green Signal which was co-produced by Maruthi.

In early 2015, she was seen in Puri Jagannadh's Temper,[12] which very successful and for which she was critically acclaimed. She then appeared in two Tamil films, Serndhu Polama[13] helmed by Malayalam director Anil Kumar[14] and Sundar C.'s Aambala.[15] She is working on the Telugu film Close Friends, and has completed the Malayalam film Black Coffee, in which she plays a Malayali living in Mumbai.[16]

She also assisted director Tony D'Souza for his film Azhar.[2]

In 2019, she played the role of Divya in Star Plus's Divya Drishti opposite Sana Sayyad.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2009 Toss: A Flip of Destiny Sherry Hindi
2009 Aa Okkadu Dr. Pavitra Telugu Creadit as Madhurima
2010 Saradaga Kasepu Manimala Telugu
2010 Mouna Ragam Sandhya Telugu
2010 Orange Madhu Telugu Special appearance
2012 Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Maria Hindi
2013 Shadow Bindu Telugu
2014 Nimbehuli Janaki Kannada
2014 Veta Devraj's sister Telugu
2014 Kotha Janta Pentamma Telugu
2014 Savaari 2 Arjun's girlfriend Kannada
2014 Green Signal Telugu Special appearance
2014 Koothara Shaista Malayalam
2015 Temper Lakshmi Telugu
2015 Aambala Nadu Ponnu's daughter Tamil
2015 Serndhu Polama Tamil
2015 Dohchay Telugu Special appearance
2015 Best Actors Red Hot Telugu
2015 Supari Surya Kannada
2015 Ishq Ne Krazzy Kiya Re Hindi
2016 One Night Stand Simran Hindi
2016 Azhar Hindi Assistant director
2017 Tiger Gowri Kannada
2019 Operation Cobra [17] Tahira Shaikh Hindi


Year Serial Role Channel Notes
2019 Qayamat Ki Raat Divya Sharma Star Plus Guest Appearance
2019-2020 Divya Drishti Divya Sharma Shergill Star Plus Lead Role

Web SeriesEdit

Year Web Series Platform Notes
2019 Zaban Sambhalke Alt Balaji [18]
2019 Skyfire Zee5 [20]
2019 Operation Cobra [21]


  1. ^ a b Nayak, Elina Priyadarshini (11 May 2016). "The name is nyra, ok? I don't want to be called Madhuurima". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Bhatnagar, Rohit (12 May 2016). "One Night Stand actress Nyra turns assistant director for Azhar". The Asian Age. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "EXclusive Chitchat with Madhurima (Saradaga Kasepu Heroine)News,Telugu movie news, latest news, political news, Updated Movie News:EXclusive Chitchat with". 13 September 2010. Archived from the original on 31 August 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Multi-pronged attack". Deccan Chronicle. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Metro Plus Visakhapatnam / Profiles : Balancing act". The Hindu. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Madhurima Banerjee Interview | Venkatesh Shadow | Priyadarshan Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal – Interviews –" Archived 8 October 2013 at
  7. ^ "I'm privileged to work in Bollywood: southern actress Madhurima – NDTV". 10 September 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Veta Telugu Movie Review – cinema preview stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes". 21 March 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Madhuurima excited about her multiple releases – The Times of India". 15 March 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Madhuurima to romance Bharath – The Times of India". 9 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Allu Sirish grooves to Chiranjeevi's song – The Times of India". 19 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  12. ^ Hemanth Kumar (2 November 2014) Madhuurima to share screen with NTR Jr. Times of India
  13. ^ "Vinay, Madhurima to go to New Zealand – The Times of India". 24 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Madhurima wants performance-oriented roles". Deccan Chronicle. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Madhuurima and Madhavi Latha join Aambala team". The Times of India.
  16. ^ "Good girl roles? No way!: Madhurima Banerjee – The Times of India". 7 September 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  17. ^ "ErosNow presents first trailer of new web series Operation Cobra". The Digital Hash. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  18. ^ "I am happy that Indian television is getting modernized says Nyra Banerjee".

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