Manali Dey (sometimes Manali De and Manali Manisha Dey[1]) is an Indian television actress. She made her acting debut in the Bengali film Kali Aamar Maa in 1999. Later she made her television debut in the television serial Neer Bhanga Jhor and is very popular for her role as Mouri in Star Jalsha's Bou Kotha Kao.

Manali Dey
Born
NationalityIndian
Other namesManali Manisha Dey
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
Known forGotro, Praktan, Bou Kotha Kao, Dhulokona etc.
Spouses
  • Saptak Bhattacharjee
    (m. 2012; div. 2016)
  • Abhimanyu Mukherjee
    (m. 2020)

Biography edit

Manali spent her childhood in Picnic Garden, Kolkata. However, later she moved from there. She is the only child of her parents Nitai Dey and Manisha Dey. She completed her Secondary exams from Oxford House, Ballygunge, Kolkata. In the meantime, she had already started her acting career and became extremely busy. This made her unable to continue her study in the regular mode and so, she was admitted to Amrit Academy, Kankurgachi, which is a private open-board school. From here, she completed her higher secondary examination. She got her dancing lessons from her mother and Madhumita Roy. At this time, she was having a very tough schedule managing her education as well as career. Later, on 29 November 2012, Manali married singer Saptak Bhattacharjee. The couple have divorced.

Career edit

Manali made her acting debut in the Bengali film Kali Aamar Maa in 1999 where she played the role of a child. After this, she became very interested in acting and made it her aim of life. She made her first breakthrough as a model for the Bengali magazine Unish-Kuri, while carrying on her school life. After making some few photos for the magazine, Manali got a call from Ravi Ojha's production house for working in Bengali television. Later on, she was cast in the Bengali television serial Neer Bhanga Jhor, which was aired on Star Jalsha. Since then, she had been cast in a number of Bengali films and television serials.[2]

Political career edit

In February 2021, just before the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, she joined All India Trinamool Congress in presence of Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee.[3]

Filmography edit

Manali has acted in several Bengali films since 1999.[citation needed]

Year Film Role Director Notes
1999 Kali Aamar Maa Shantilal Soni Child artist[4]
2009 Rajdrohi Tapan Banerjee
2010 Achin Pakhi Pakhi Anjan Das [5]
2010 Sthaniyo Sangbad Arjun Gourisaria, Moinak Biswas
2016 Praktan Ajay's wife Nandita Roy, Shiboprosad Mukherjee [6]
2017 Nimki Fulki Nimki Abhimanyu Mukherjee [7]
2018 Adventures of Jojo Jojo's maternal aunt Raj Chakraborty
2019 Gotro Jhuma Nandita Roy, Shiboprosad Mukherjee [4]
2020 Nimki Fulki 2 Nimki Abhimanyu Mukherjee [7]
2021 Lockdown Abhimanyu Mukherjee [8]

Television edit

Manali has also acted in a number of Bengali television serials. She has given a dance performance in Mahisasuramardini, Colors Bangla Mahalaya 2015 played the role of Devi Shakambari in 12 Mashe 12 Rupe Debibaran, Zee Bangla Mahalaya 2019 played the Role of Devi Shokrohita in Zee Bangla Mahalaya 2023

Year Serial Role Channel Notes
2008–2009 Neer Bhanga Jhor Star Jalsha Supporting role[4]
2008–2009 Mohona Zee Bangla Supporting role
2009–2012 Bou Kotha Kao Mayurakshi (Mouri) Star Jalsha Lead role[9]
2012 Checkmate Gouri Star Jalsha Special appearance
2012 Rannaghor Herself Zee Bangla Host/Anchor
2013–2014 Sokhi Ishani Star Jalsha Lead role[10]
2015–2016 Bhule Jeona Please Nidhi Colors Bangla Lead role
2016 Mahanayak Nibedita Roy Star Jalsha Supporting role[11]
2016 Bhootu Mouli Zee Bangla Supporting role[11]
2017 Jai Kali Kalkattawali Manjari Star Jalsha Special appearance
2018 Jamai Raja Paromita Zee Bangla Episodic role
2018–2020 Nokshi Kantha Shabnam & Aparajita Zee Bangla lead role[12]
28 September 2019 12 Mashe 12 Rupe Debibaran, Zee Bangla Mahalaya 2019 Devi Satakshi and Devi Shakambari Zee Bangla Mahalaya Show
21-26 October 2020 Zee Banglar Sorbojonin Durgotsob 2020 Host Zee Bangla
2021–2022 Dhulokona Phuljhuri Star Jalsha lead role[13]
2021 Indu Laboni Hoichoi Support role
2023–present Kar Kachhe Koi Moner Kotha Shimul Zee Bangla lead role

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "What prompted Chitrangada to take on her mother's name? – Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021. (In More power to you, girl: Manali Manisha Dey; Manali quotes "I had made my mother’s name my middle name after her demise three years back because I wanted her to be with me as long as I live. It’s a way of carrying her memories along with me.")
  2. ^ "Manali Dey biography". Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Manali Dey, Kanchan Mullick, Manoj Tiwary and other famous personalities join TMC". The Times Of India. Archived from the original on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b c Anand, Akriti (26 August 2019). "Gotro: Actress Manali Dey Opens About Her New Friend Nigel Akkara". spotboye.com. 9X Media. SpotboyE. Archived from the original on 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Achin Pakhi Movie Review {3/5}: Critic Review of Achin Pakhi by Times of India". The Times of India. 20 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Prosenjit, Rituparna Sengupta begin shooting after 14 years". Hindustan Times. 4 November 2015. Archived from the original on 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  7. ^ a b "দুই বোনের গপ্পো". anandabazar.com (in Bengali). Anandabazar Patrika. 29 March 2017. Archived from the original on 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  8. ^ Bose, Priyanka (4 September 2021). "'লকডাউন'-এ অন্তঃসত্ত্বা মানালি! আগলে রাখছেন ওম". Hindustan Times Bangla (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Manali Manisha Dey and Riju Biswas starrer 'Bou Kotha Kao' to entertain the audience once again – Times of India". The Times of India. 15 April 2020. Archived from the original on 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Bengali serial on acid attack is set to hit the TV screen - Times of India". The Times of India. 10 April 2018. Archived from the original on 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Manali has her hands full - Times of India". The Times of India. 2 June 2018. Archived from the original on 20 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Manali Manisha Dey is happy playing Shabnam in 'Nakshi Kantha' – Times of India". The Times of India. 7 January 2019. Archived from the original on 20 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  13. ^ "ঝগড়া দিয়ে শুরু,কেমন হবে মানালি-ইন্দ্রাশিসের প্রেমের গল্প? আসছে 'ধুলোকণা'". Hindustan Times Bangla (in Bengali). 12 May 2021. Archived from the original on 12 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.