Nyra Banerjee

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Madhuurima Banerjee (born 14 May 1987), also known by her stage name Nyra Banerjee, is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Telugu, Hindi and Kannada language films. Following appearances in various television serials, she made her feature film debut in director Srinivasa murthy Nidadavole's Telugu comedy film Aa Okkadu which was a moderate success, and then went on to act in several successful Telugu films including Vamsi's Saradaga Kasepu in 2010. She acted in Bollywood film One Night Stand.[1] She also assisted director Tony D'Souza for his film Azhar.

Nyra Banerjee
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Banerjee at a promotional event of Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
Born
Madhuurima Banerjee[1]

14 May 1987 (1987-05-14) (age 35)[2]
OccupationActress, model
Years active2009–present

Early lifeEdit

Banerjee learned Hindustani classical music and ghazal from her mother and used to sing children's songs.[3] She also learned the classical dancing form Kathak but had to discontinue due to her father's transferable job.[4] 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] 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 materialise.[4] 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.

Banerjee's official name is Madhuurima. In order to avoid confusion with her contemporary actress Madhurima Tuli, she changed her screen name to her pet name Nyra in 2016. In an interview with The Times of India, she stated: "I don't want any association with my old name 'Madhuurima'. In fact, I want everyone to get into the habit of calling me Nyra."[1]

CareerEdit

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. In 2012, her second Bollywood film, Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, directed by Priyadarshan, released.[5]

In 2014 she was first seen in the Telugu film Veta, which was followed by her first Kannada release, Savaari 2, and her first Malayalam release, Koothara. Savaari 2 saw her playing a bank manager,[6] while in Koothara she played the role of Shaista, an NRI.[7] She then starred in Maruthi's Kotha Janta starring Allu Sirish[8] 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,[9] which very successful and for which she was critically acclaimed. She then appeared in two Tamil films, Serndhu Polama[10] helmed by Malayalam director Anil Kumar[11] and Sundar C.'s Aambala.[12] 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.[13]

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

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

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
2009 Aa Okkadu Dr. Pavitra Telugu
2010 Saradaga Kasepu Manimala Telugu
Mouna Ragam Sandhya Telugu
Orange Madhu Telugu Special appearance
2012 Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Maria Hindi
2013 Shadow Bindu Telugu
2014 Veta Devraj's sister Telugu
Kotha Janta Pentamma Telugu
Savaari 2 Arjun's girlfriend Kannada
Green Signal Telugu Special appearance
Koothara Shaista Malayalam
2015 Temper Lakshmi Telugu
Aambala Nadu Ponnu's daughter Tamil
Serndhu Polama Tamil
Dohchay Telugu Special appearance
Best Actors Red Hot Telugu
Supari Surya Kannada
Ishq Ne Krazzy Kiya Re Hindi
2016 Koppayile Kodumkattu Malayalam
One Night Stand Simran Hindi
Azhar Hindi Assistant director
2017 Tiger Gowri Kannada

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai Shalu Episode 17
2019 Zaban Sambhal Ke [14]
Skyfire
Operation Cobra "Hello Jee"
2019–2020 Divya Drishti Divya Sharma Shergill Parallel Lead
2020 Excuse Me Maadam Mithu Madam Main Lead [15]
2021–2022 Rakshabandhan... Rasal Apne Bhai Ki Dhal Chakori Moong Singh Negative Lead [16]
2022– Pishachini Rani/Pishachini Main Lead
2022 Saavi Ki Savaari - Ganesh Utsav Pishachini Guest

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2022 Jaana Hai Toh Jaa Mohammed Irfan [17]
Heartthrob Veer Sahu [18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Nayak, Elina Priyadarshini (11 May 2016). "The name is nyra, ok? I don't want to be called Nyra Banerjee". The Times of India. TNN. Archived from the original on 11 August 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Birthday Special! These eye-grabbing PICS of Nyra Banerjee will surely make you go weak in the knees". The Times of India. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Multi-pronged attack". Deccan Chronicle. 18 December 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Metro Plus Visakhapatnam / Profiles : Balancing act". The Hindu. 4 July 2009. Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  5. ^ "I'm privileged to work in Bollywood: southern actress Madhurima – NDTV". Movies.ndtv.com. 10 September 2012. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Madhuurima excited about her multiple releases". The Times of India. 15 March 2014. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Madhuurima to romance Bharath". The Times of India. 9 November 2013. Archived from the original on 25 August 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Allu Sirish grooves to Chiranjeevi's song". The Times of India. 19 November 2013. Archived from the original on 20 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  9. ^ Hemanth Kumar (2 November 2014) Madhuurima to share screen with NTR Jr Archived 7 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Times of India
  10. ^ "Vinay, Madhurima to go to New Zealand". The Times of India. 24 November 2013. Archived from the original on 24 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Madhurima wants performance-oriented roles". Deccan Chronicle. 6 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Madhuurima and Madhavi Latha join Aambala team" Archived 26 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine. The Times of India.
  13. ^ "Good girl roles? No way!: Madhurima Banerjee". The Times of India. 7 September 2012. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  14. ^ "I am happy that Indian television is getting modernized says Nyra Banerjee". Archived from the original on 12 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Rajesh Kumar and Nyra Banerjee starrer 'Excuse Me Madam' promo is out and looks like a fun watch". 27 August 2020. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Nyra Banerjee on her multiple looks in 'Rakshabandhan...Rasal Apne Bhai Ki Dhal' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  17. ^ "Gautam Gulati and Nyra Banerjee's love story in singer Mohammed Irfan's latest single Jaana Hai Toh Jaa is to watch out for". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  18. ^ "Check Out Latest Haryanvi Song Music Video - 'Heartthrob' Sung By Veer Sahu | Haryanvi Video Songs - Times of India". Times of India. Retrieved 5 November 2022.

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