Devoleena Bhattacharjee

Devoleena Bhattacharjee (born 22 August 1985) is an Indian television actress and a trained Bharatanatyam dancer known for portraying Gopi Modi in the Star Plus drama series Saath Nibhaana Saathiya.[2] In 2019, she participated in Bigg Boss 13 as a contestant.[3]

Devoleena Bhattacharjee
Bhattacharjee in 2015
Born (1985-08-22) 22 August 1985[1]
NationalityIndian
EducationBachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) National Institute of Fashion Technology
Occupation
Years active2010–present
Known forPortraying Gopi Bahu from Saath Nibhaana Saathiya

Personal life

Devoleena Anima Bhattacharjee was born on 22 August 1985.[4][1] She lives in Mumbai with her mother and her younger brother.[5]

Career

Bhattacharjee was first noticed when she auditioned for the dance reality series Dance India Dance 2.[5] Her acting debut was in NDTV Imagine's Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto as Bani.[6]

In June 2012, Bhattacharjee was cast as Gopi Modi, a lead character in the Star Plus drama Saath Nibhaana Saathiya after Giaa Manek, who previously played the role, was ousted from the series.[7] In 2014 and again in 2016, she contemplated quitting the show due to the frequent time leaps,[8][9] but she continued to be a part of the show and in June 2017, Devoleena completed five years.[10] In the same month, she underwent spinal surgery for an injury that took place on the show's set in 2013.[11] The series ended on 23 July 2017 after doing well for seven years.[12][13]

In June 2018, Bhattacharjee was signed to portray the lead in an Colors TV series Kuch Naye Rishte opposite actor Pratham Girdhar.[14]

As of September 2019, Devoleena is a celebrity contestant in the thirteenth season of the reality TV show Bigg Boss.[15] The first promo with feature her was released on 20 September. The show premiered on 29 September.

Television

YearTitleRoleChannelNotes
2010Dance India Dance 2ContestantZee TVTop 100 Nominations
2011–2012Sawaare Sabke Sapne PreetoGurbaani Dhillon / Baani Kaur DhillonNDTV ImagineSuporting Role
2012–2017Saath Nibhaana SaathiyaGopi Ahem Modi / Gopi Krishna Raheja / Gopi Jaggi Modi (née Jayantilal Kapadia)Star PlusLead Role
2015Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh LatkahContestant&TV
2016Box Cricket League 2Colors TVPlayer in Jaipur Raj Joshiley
Diya Aur Baati HumGuestStar Plus(performed for special episode)[16]
Ye Hai Mohabbatein
2018Laal IshqManorama&TVEpisodic - Lead Role
2019Choti SarrdaarniDevoleenaColors TVDance performed in sangeet ceremony
2019 - presentBigg Boss 13HerselfContestant

Music video

YearMusic videoLanguageNotesRef.
2017Hey Gopal Krishna Karu Aarti TeriHindiDebut Music Video
2019RamdhenuAssameseSecond Music Video

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Result
2013 ITA Award Best Actress - Popular Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Won
2014 ITA Award Best Actress - Drama Nominated
2015 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Television Actor - Female Won
2016 Zee Gold Awards Popular Bahu On Indian Television Won[17]
2017 ITA Award Best Actor - Female Nominated

References

  1. "Happy Birthday Devoleena Bhattacharjee: TV's Gopi Bahu is excited to celebrate the day with Ganpati". 22 August 2017. And today, as she turns 32...
  2. "Gopi bahu from Saathiya is not just a character for me, I've lived the part: Devoleena Bhattacharjee". 18 July 2017.
  3. "Bigg Boss 13: Saath Nibhaana Saathiya actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee aka Gopi to participate in show". 28 May 2019.
  4. "Happy birthday Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The best photos of Gopi Bahu". 22 August 2018.
  5. "Watch: When Saath Nibhana Saathiya's Gopi Bahu auditioned for Dance India Dance". 22 September 2016.
  6. "Hot or not? Gopi Bahu's hair makeover gets mixed reviews". 23 December 2015.
  7. {{cite web|url= "Gopi bahu replaced overnight!". 8 June 2012. Giaa Manek, better known as Gopi bahu from the serial Saath Nibhana Saathiya, has been replaced overnight thanks to her decision to participate in the upcoming dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on a rival channel [] Now there's a new Gopi bahu on TVDevoleena Bhattacharjee, last seen in the serial Preeto.
  8. "Will Rucha & Devoleena continue Saathiya post leap?". 13 January 2014.
  9. "'Saathiya..' to lose Gopi bahu again?". 23 May 2016.
  10. "Devoleena Bhattacharjee completes 5 years with Saath Nibhana Saathiya". 6 June 2017.
  11. "'Saath Nibhaana Saathiya' actress undergoes SURGERY!". 4 April 2017.
  12. "Devoleena Bhattacharjee: There were people who hated the regressive drama, but it ran successfully for seven years". 8 July 2017.
  13. "CONFIRMED! 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya' is going OFF AIR, to wrap up on July 23". News Nation. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  14. "Devoleena Bhattacharjee to make a comeback with Kuch Naye Rishte?". Bollywood Life. 19 June 2018.
  15. "Bigg Boss 13 LEAKED Promos: 'Saathiya' Actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee & 'Balika Vadhu' Fame Siddharth Shukla Confirmed Entries!". 20 September 2019.
  16. "Diya Aur Baati Hum actress Deepika aka Sandhya and Saath Nibhaana Saathiya's Devoleena aka Gopi to dance together [PHOTO]", International Business Times, 6 January 2016, retrieved 31 July 2017
  17. Nagarathna (10 June 2016), "Gold Awards 2016: Divyanka Tripathi, Hina Khan, Karan Singh Grover & Others Bag Awards (PICS)", FilmiBeat, retrieved 31 July 2017
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