Nusrat Jahan Ruhi (born 8 January 1990) is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Bengali cinema.[6][7] In 2019, Jahan became actively involved in politics and was elected as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Basirhat constituency as a Trinamool Congress candidate.[8][9][10] Jahan's screen debut was in Raj Chakraborty's Shotru.[11]

Nusrat Jahan
Nusrat Jahan at the 'FIERAA'
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
24 May 2019
Preceded byIdris Ali
Majority350,369 (24.44%)[1]
Nusrat Jahan Ruhi[2]

(1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 33)
Alma materBhawanipur Education Society College (BCOM)
  • Actress
  • Model
  • Politician
Years active2010 –present
Notable work
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress
PartnerYash Dasgupta (2020–present)[3]

Early life and education Edit

Jahan was born into a Bengali Muslim family in Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal, India to Muhammed Shah Jahan and Sushma Khatun on 8 January 1990.[2] She completed her schooling from Our Lady Queen of the Missions School, Kolkata and then went to college in Bhawanipur College, Kolkata graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree.[2]

Acting career Edit

Jahan started her modelling career after winning the beauty contest, "Fair One Miss Kolkata" in 2010.[12][13]

She made her Tollywood debut in the 2011 film, Shotru alongside Jeet. After a year's hiatus, she starred in her second film, Khoka 420 (2013), with Dev.[14] The same year she appeared in Khiladi, opposite Ankush Hazra.[15] She appeared in two item songs, "Chicken Tandoori" from Action and "Desi Chhori" from Yoddha - The Warrior, both of which were hits and became chartbusters. Jahan then appeared in Sondhey Namaar Aagey, with Rahul Bose, Rituparna Sengupta and Payel Sarkar.

In 2015, she featured in the comedy film, Jamai 420, opposite Ankush Hazra, with an ensemble cast including Payel Sarkar, Mimi Chakraborty, Soham Chakraborty and Hiran Chatterjee. Jahan was also a part of the theme song of BCL (Bengal Celebrity League) for the team "Midnapoor Mighities", with Dev and Sayantika Banerjee. Her next and last film of 2015 was Har Har Byomkesh, with Abir Chatterjee, Sohini Sarkar and Rachel White released in December 2015. The movie was a huge box office success.

In 2016, she appeared in director Rajiv Kumar Biswas' film Power, with Jeet and Sayantika Banerjee. That same year, she starred in the comedy film Kelor Kirti, with Dev, Jisshu Sengupta, Ankush Hazra, Mimi Chakraborty, Koushani Mukherjee and Sayantika Banerjee. Later that year, she was seen in Love Express, opposite Dev and after that in Zulfiqar, directed by Srijit Mukherji with a cast including Prosenjit Chatterjee, Kaushik Sen, Parambrata Chatterjee, Dev, Ankush Hazra, Jisshu Sengupta, and Paoli Dam. Zulfiqar was among the top earning films of 2016. She ended 2016 with the comedy film Haripada Bandwala, with Ankush Hazra under the direction of Pathikrit Basu.

She was first seen in 2017, in One, with Prosenjit Chatterjee and Yash Dasgupta, directed by Birsa Dasgupta. In May 2017, her next film Ami Je Ke Tomar, with Ankush Hazra and Sayantika Banerjee was released. On 22 September 2017, Bolo Dugga Maiki, along with Ankush Hazra was released.

Jahan took a guest role in the 2018 film Uma followed by a role in Crisscross, directed by Birsa Dasgupta, and featuring Mimi Chakraborty, Priyanka Sarkar, Sohini Sarkar and Jaya Ahsan. After that, Rajiv Kumar Biswas selected her for the film Naqaab with Shakib Khan and Sayantika Banerjee. She danced in the song Joy Joy Durga Maa composed and featured by Jeet Gannguli, cricketer Sourav Ganguly, actress Subhashree Ganguly, Mimi Chakraborty and actor Bonny Sengupta were shown in the screen. This was released on the behalf of Captain TMT Bar as a promotion.[16]

In 2020, she appeared in Asur,[17] with Jeet and Abir Chatterjee and then in an action film on hostage rescue operation SOS Kolkata as ATS technical head Amanda Jones along with Yash Dasgupta, Mimi Chakraborty, Ena Saha and Shantilal Mukherjee.[18]

Political career Edit

On 12 March 2019, the Chief Minister of West Bengal and president of Trinamool Congress party, Mamata Banerjee announced that Jahan would contest the upcoming general election of 2019 from Basirhat Lok Sabha Constituency.[19][20] She emerged as the winner by a margin of 350,000 votes against BJP candidate Sayantan Basu.[21]

Personal life Edit

Jahan was in a relationship with Kader Khan for about "three or four" years. In 2012, he was implicated in the gang rape of Suzette Jordan. Jahan maintained that they broke up 5 months before the incident and that they remained good friends afterwards.[22] A concerned group of lawyers accused Jahan of giving shelter to Kader Khan who is absconding from the law and demanded that she be arrested. Later she said that if he had committed the crime, he must be punished by the court of law.[23]

Jahan and businessman Nikhil Jain had an elaborate marriage ceremony on 19 June 2019 in Turkey, followed by a reception attended by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her actress friend and co-Member of Parliament Mimi Chakraborty, among other celebrities.[24][25][26]

Jahan later has claimed that the marriage was not legal and "it was nothing more than a live-in relationship".[27][28] Later a Kolkata court ruled that Jahan and Jain's marriage is legally invalid.[3]

Jahan began her relationship with actor Yash Dasgupta but their marital status remains unknown as of December 2021.[3] In August 2021, Jahan gave birth to a boy, at a private hospital in Kolkata.[29] It is reported that the child's birth certificate named Dasgupta as the father.[30]

Filmography Edit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2011 Shotru Pooja [11]
2013 Khoka 420 Megha
Khiladi Pooja
2014 Action Herself Film review[31]
Yoddha: The Warrior Herself Special appearance in item song "Desi Chhori"
Sondhey Namar Age Rupsa
2015 Jamai 420 Priyanka
Har Har Byomkesh Shakuntala
2016 Power[32] Shruti
Kelor Kirti Urvashi
Love Express Neelasha / Neel
Zulfiqar Rani Talapatra
Haripada Bandwala Sweety
2017 One Megha
Ami Je Ke Tomar Esha
Bolo Dugga Maiki Uma
2018 Uma Herself Cameo appearance
Crisscross Meher
Naqaab Disha
2020 Asur Aditi
SOS Kolkata Amanda
2021 Dictionary Smita
2022 Swastik Sanket Rudrani
2023 Jai Kali Kalkattawali Zee5 release
Mastermoshai Apni Kichu Dekhenni TBA Awaiting [33]
Mentaal TBA

Mahalaya Edit

Year Title Role Channel
2013 Jago Durga Devi Durga ETV Bangla

Music videos Edit

Year Video Director(s) Singer(s) Composer(s) Music label
2022 "Naach Moyuri Naach"[34] Baba Yadav Luipa Kaushik Hossain Taposh TM records
2022 "Hariye Gelam"[35] Adil Shaikh Luipa and Papon Taposh TM records

Awards Edit

Notes Edit

References Edit

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  34. ^ "Nusrat Jahan: একদিনে ১ কোটি ভিউ, নোরা-সানিকে টেক্কা লাস্যময়ী নুসরতের". Zee24Ghanta. 17 January 2022. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
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