Pratyusha Banerjee (10 August 1991– 1 April 2016) was an Indian television actress. She had appeared in numerous television and reality shows.
|Born||10 August 1991|
|Died||1 April 2016 (aged 24)|
|Cause of death||Suicide by hanging|
Banerjee first gained recognition in 2010 in the television show Balika Vadhu. This was her first leading role in the television series where she earned her household name "Anandi". She had participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 7 (2013).
She started her career with a supporting role in the show Rakt Sambandh which followed by playing the role of Vaani (best friend of Akshara played by Hina Khan) in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai on Star Plus.
She was signed as lead role in 2010 Indian television series Balika Vadhu as an adult Anandi, replacing Avika Gor. According to the actress, she was chosen via a talent hunt, surpassing the contestants Nivedita Tiwari from Lucknow and Ketaki Chitale from Mumbai. Following the success of the show Banerjee participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 5). However, she left the dance show, stating that she was not comfortable during the dance rehearsals.
In 2013, she was one of the most competitive contestants in the seventh season of the show Bigg Boss. She appeared in Power Couple, along with her partner Rahul Raj Singh. Banerjee had played vital roles in Hum Hain Na, Sasural Simar Ka and Gulmohar Grand.
Notable work in Balika Vadhu and popularly known as Anandi.
Pratyusha was born in a Bengali family in Jamshedpur city of Jharkhand to Shankar and Soma Banerjee. Her father is known social worker and runs their own NGO. In 2010, she left Jamshedpur to work in Mumbai.
However her parents allege she was murdered by her boyfriend and passed off as suicide. They have pressed charges against him. 
|2010||Rakt Sambandh||Priya Jagirdar||Supporting role|
|Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai||Vaani||Akshara's friend|
|2010–13||Balika Vadhu||Anandi Jagdish Singh||Main female lead|
|2011||Kitchen Champion Season 4||Anandi||Contestant|
|2012||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||Herself||Contestant – Eliminated 6th week – 21 July 2012|
|2013||Bigg Boss 7||Herself – (Evicted on Day 63) – 9th week 17 November 2013||Contestant|
|2014||Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya||Herself||Episodic role opposite Kunal Bhatia|
|Savdhaan India||Host||Host (Special series)|
|2014–15||Hum Hain Na||Sagarika Mishra||Main female lead|
|2014||Kaun Banega Crorepati 8||Herself||Guest|
|2015||Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah||Herself||Contestant|
|Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar||Herself/Cameo||Cameo appearance|
|Comedy Classes||Balika Sidhu||Comic role|
|Gulmohar Grand||Parinda Pathak||Special appearance|
|Sasural Simar Ka||Mohini (Daayan)||Antagonist|
|Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur||Mohini (Daayan)||(Integration with SSK)|
|Aahat||Herself||Episodic role|
|Bad Company||Herself||Celebrity guest along with Scarlett Rose|
|2016||Adhuri Kahaani Hamari||Naagin||Protagonist|
|Yeh Vaada Raha||Herself||Dance performance|
|2010||Indian Telly Awards||Best Fresh New Face – Female||Balika Vadhu||Nominated|
|2011||Golden Petal Awards||Most Lokpriya Face – Female||Won|
|Most Damdaar Personality|
|Most Sanskaari Personality|
|Face of Progress|
|The Global Indian Film and TV Honours||Best Fresh New Face – Female||Nominated|
|Best Actress In Lead Role|
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role|
|Best Television Personality|
|Best Onscreen Couple|
|People's Choice Awards India||Favourite Drama Actress|
|Most Good-Looking Onscreen Jodi|
|Golden Petal Awards||Most Lokpriya Face – Female||Won|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||BIG Star Most Entertaining Television Actor – Female||Won|
|2016||Colors Golden Petal AwardsS||Best Actor in Supernatural Personality||Sasural Simar Ka||Nominated|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pratyusha Banerjee.|
- "Pratyusha Banerjee's b'day party". Times of India. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Pratyusha Banerjee would have been 25 today: Kamya Punjabi, Adaa Khan remember Balika Vadhu star, see pics". Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Singh, Mandwi (2 April 2016). "Balika Vadhu to Power Couple: 7 shows we will always remember Pratyusha Banerjee for". India Today. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- Singh, Mandwi (2 April 2016). "Pratyusha 'Anandi' Banerjee of Balika Vadhu hangs self". India Today. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "Bigg Boss season 7 to air from September; Pratyusha Banerjee to be an inmate". 24 July 2013.
- Bose, Antara (25 July 2010). "Jamshedpur girl is India's most popular bride". The Telegraph. Kolkata desk. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Rashmi in Pratyusha out in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa?". Times of India. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "IT'S NOT JUST DANCE". Daily Pioneer. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Balika Vadhu's Pratyusha Banerjee to enter 'Bigg Boss' house?". Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "We all used to rag Salman about Elli: Pratyusha". Times of India. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
- "`Bigg Boss 7`: Pratyusha Banerjee gets evicted". Zeenews India. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- "`Bigg Boss 7`: It was scary, says Pratyusha Banerjee on her 'Bigg' experience". Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- "Pratyusha Banerjee evicted from Bigg Boss house". Indian Express. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- "Pratyusha and Rahul were Raj and Simran kind of a couple: Delnaaz Irani". India Today. 2 April 2016.
- Maheshwari, Neha (28 February 2015). "Pratyusha Banerjee and Kanwar Dhillon's Hum Hai Na to end on March 19". Times of India. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Pratyusha Banerjee quits 'Sasural Simar Ka'". Times of India. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Pratyusha Banerjee to play Parinda in 'Gulmohar Grand'". The Indian Express. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- Nitasha Natu & Rebecca Samervel (7 April 2016). "Rahul 'poisoned' Pratyusha's mind against her parents?". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "The Balika Vadhu star Pratyusha Banerjee dead, here is all about the actress". The Indian Express. 2 April 2016.
- Hegde, Rajul (2 April 2016). "Balika Vadhu actress Pratyusha Banerjee commits suicide". Rediff.
- "Balika Vadhu's Pratyusha Banerjee, 24, Allegedly Commits Suicide". NDTV. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
- "'Pratyusha Banerjee wasn't finding any work and cash was drying up'". Times of India. 2 April 2016.
- "In pics: Looking back at the life of late TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee". Hindustan Times. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- Metro Masti (24 December 2012). "Big Star Entertainment Awards Pratyusha Banerjee won Best Actress". metromasti.com.