(Last Updated on : 06/09/2013)
Assamese Film Actresses since the inception of Assamese Films
have contributed significantly with their brilliant performances and charming screen presence. Assamese cinema actually started in 1935 when Jyoti Prasad Agarwala
released his movie Joymoti. Since then Assamese cinema has developed its characteristic slow-paced susceptible style, especially with the brilliant movies of Bhabendra Nath Saikia and Jahnu Barua
However despite the long history of Assamese cinema and its artistic successes, their talented actresses are to be credited at a large extent. Assamese cinema has never really managed to make the breach on the national screen despite its film industry marking a benchmark in the National Awards over the years. Although the beginning of the 21st century has seen Bollywood styles, Assamese movies have its distinctive trend on screen. Assamese film industry has not been able to compete on the national market and is significantly overshadowed by the larger industries like Bollywood.
Jamuna Baruah ruled the world of Assamese cinema from 1919 to 2005 and was a leading Assamese Film Actress. She hailed from Gauripur of Assam
's Goalpara district
and was married to the legendary actor director Pramathesh Barua
, or P. C. Barua, who died in 1950. Jamuna Baruah began her acting career in her husband's famous production 'Devdas
' in 1936 and played the film's lead character Parvati
or Paro. Jamuna Baruah further went on to make a number of unforgettable movies in Assamese
, notably Amiri, Adhikar, Mukti and Sesh Uttar. She stopped acting after the death of her husband.
Chetana Das is an Assamese Film Actress and had earned huge fame in 1970s and 1980s. Her debut film was Titash Ekti Nadir Naam, released in 1973. Other films acted by Chetana Das include Banoria Phul, Abhijaan, Shurjo Grahan, Kallol, Debdas, Indira and others.
Bindiya Goswami was a Bollywood actress and acted in Hindi films from the late 1970s to early 1980s. Bindiya started acting when she was just fourteen years old. She met superstar Hema Malini
's mother at a party who recommended her to film producers. Her debut Hindi film was "Jeevan Jyothi", opposite Vijay Arora. Bindiya soon became a success starring for director Basu Chatterjee
in Khatta Meetha (1977) and Prem Vivah (1979). However, the best performance of this actress was in the film Golmaal (1979) by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
. Soon, she worked in the big-budget film Shaan
(1980). She is also a well known costume designer and designed costumes for female stars such as Rani Mukherjee
and Kareena Kapoor
for her husband J. P. Dutta
's films, such as Border (1997), Refugee (2000) and LOC Kargil (2003).
Divya Desai is an Assamese actress who also worked in Hindi, Bengali, Manipuri and Bhojpuri movies. Her credits include the Assamese movie Kanyadaan, opposite Jatin Bora and the Bhojpuri movie Kab Hoi Gauna Hammar, opposite Ravi Kishan. Her Hindi debut was Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke, alongside Raveena Tandon
. She played the character of 'Mandodari' in Zee TV
Jerifa Wahid, also known as Zerifa Wahid or Zerifa Waheeda was born in Kolkata
and is a popular Assamese Film Actress. Some of her recognized films are Abhimaan, Agnigarh, Agnisakshi, Tumi Mor Matho Mor, Anya Ek Jaatra, Seuji Dharani Dhunia, Naayak, Prem Geet, Gun Gun Gaane Gaane, Kadambari, Deuta Diya Bidaay, Ahir Bhairav and so on.
Other Assamese Film Actresses
||Barasha Rani Bishaya