Madhuurima

Madhuurima Banerjee, popularly known Nyra Banerjee, is an Indian actress and an assistant director. Following appearances in various television serials, she made her feature film debut in director Priyadarshan's comedy film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal which was a moderate success, and then went on to act in several successful Telugu films. In 2016, she changed her name to Nyra Banerjee and was credited with that name in the film One Night Stand.[1] She also assisted director Tony D'Souza for his film Azhar.[2] Currently, she is playing Divya in Divya Drishti.

Nyra Banerjee
Banerjee at a promotional event of Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
Born
Madhurima Banerjee

May 14, 1987 (1987-05-14) (age 32)
Other namesNyra Banerjee[1]
OccupationActress, model
Years active2009–present

Early life

Banerjee was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father is a Bengali mechanical engineer who served in the Indian Navy, before he began working as the general manager of the largest private shipyard of India.[3] Her mother had been working as researcher in the field of virology and as a content writer for multinational companies and later became a novelist.[3] Madhurima has one brother who is four years younger to her. She has completed her Bachelor of Laws with an LLB degree from pravin Gandhi College of Law Mumbai.[3]

Banerjee learnt Hindustani classical music and ghazal from her mother and used to sing children songs.[3][4] She also learnt the classical dancing form Kathak but had to discontinue due to her father's transferable job.[5] While recording a song one day, she was spotted by noted director G. V. Iyer who signed her on for a Hindi television serial Kadambari.[3][4] She was supposed to play Sita's role in a film adaptation of Ramayana that G. V. Iyer was planning to shoot, however the director died and the project failed to materialize.[5] During her eleventh standard, she acted in further TV serials, including one by K. Balachander,[3] while anchoring in a TV channel as a part-time job.[5] 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.

Career

Banerjee made her debut with a guest appearance in Toss: A Flip of Destiny (2009).[6] The same year she appeared in her first Telugu film. She went on to act in three Telugu projects within the next one 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.[7] In 2012, her second Bollywood film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal directed by Priyadarshan released.[8] Next year she appeared in two Telugu films Mahankali and Shadow.[9] She had also signed for the Tamil remake of the Hindi film Ab Tak Chhappan, Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupadu,[10][11] which was later renamed as Eepeeko,[12] but the film was later released under the title En Vazhi Thani Vazhi (2015) and her role was removed.

In 2014 she was first seen in the Telugu film Veta,[13] which was followed by her first Kannada release, Savaari 2 and her first Malayalam release, Koothara. Savaari 2 saw her playing a bank manager,[14] while in Koothara she played the role of Shaista, an NRI.[15] She then starred in Maruthi's Kotha Janta starring Allu Sirish[16] and made a special appearance in Green Signal which was co-produced by Maruthi.

In early 2015, she was seen in the very successful and was critically acclaimed for her work Puri Jagannadh's Temper,[17] and then in two Tamil films, Serndhu Polama[18] helmed by Malayalam director Anil Kumar[19] and Sundar C.'s Aambala.[20] 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.[21]

In 2016, Banerjee changed her name to Nyra Banerjee and appeared with that name in the film One Night Stand opposite Tanuj Virwani and Sunny Leone.[1] She also assisted director Tony D'Souza for his film Azhar.[2]

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

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
2009Toss: A Flip of DestinySherryHindi
2009Aa OkkaduDr. PavitraTelugu
2010Saradaga KasepuManimalaTelugu
2010Mouna RagamSandhyaTelugu
2010OrangeMadhuTeluguSpecial appearance
2012Kamaal Dhamaal MalamaalMariaHindi
2013ShadowBinduTelugu
2014VetaDevraj's sisterTelugu
2014Kotha JantaPentammaTelugu
2014Savaari 2Arjun's girlfriendKannada
2014Green SignalTeluguSpecial appearance
2014KootharaShaistaMalayalam
2015TemperLakshmiTelugu
2015AambalaNadu Ponnu's daughterTamil
2015Serndhu Polama Tamil
2015DohchayTeluguSpecial appearance
2015Best ActorsRed HotTelugu
2015Supari SuryaKannada
2015Ishq Ne Krazzy Kiya ReHindi
2016One Night StandSimranHindi
2016AzharHindiAssistant director
2017TigerGowriKannada
2019 Operation Cobra [22] Tahira Shaikh Hindi

Television

YearSerialRoleChannelNotes
2019-presentDivya DrishtiDivya SharmaStar Plus[23]

References

  1. Nayak, Elina Priyadarshini (11 May 2016). "The name is nyra, ok? I don't want to be called Madhuurima". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. Bhatnagar, Rohit (12 May 2016). "One Night Stand actress Nyra turns assistant director for Azhar". The Asian Age. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. "EXclusive Chitchat with Madhurima (Saradaga Kasepu Heroine)News,Telugu movie news, latest news, political news, Updated Movie News:EXclusive Chitchat with". Myfirstshow.com. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  4. "Multi-pronged attack". Deccan Chronicle. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  5. "Metro Plus Visakhapatnam / Profiles : Balancing act". The Hindu. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  6. "Toss girl in Tollywood – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  7. "Madhurima Banerjee Interview | Venkatesh Shadow | Priyadarshan Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal – Interviews – CineGoer.com". cinegoer.net.
  8. "I'm privileged to work in Bollywood: southern actress Madhurima – NDTV". Movies.ndtv.com. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  9. Aditya Pancholi in Venky`s Shadow
  10. "RK-Shaji Kailash go 'Eepeeko'! – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  11. "Madhurima signs Tamil film with Vinay – The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  12. "Madhurima | Actress Madhurima | Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu | Sankranthi". CineGoer.com. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  13. "Veta Telugu Movie Review – cinema preview stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes". Indiaglitz.com. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  14. "Madhuurima excited about her multiple releases – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  15. "Madhuurima to romance Bharath – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  16. "Allu Sirish grooves to Chiranjeevi's song – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  17. Hemanth Kumar (2 November 2014) Madhuurima to share screen with NTR Jr. Times of India
  18. "Vinay, Madhurima to go to New Zealand – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  19. "Madhurima wants performance-oriented roles". Deccan Chronicle. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  20. "Madhuurima and Madhavi Latha join Aambala team". The Times of India.
  21. "Good girl roles? No way!: Madhurima Banerjee – The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  22. "ErosNow presents first trailer of new web series Operation Cobra". The Digital Hash. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  23. "I am happy that Indian television is getting modernized says Nyra Banerjee".


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