Paoli Dam is an Indian film actress who began her career in 2004 with the Bengali television serial "Jibon Niye Khela". Her Bengali debut film was "Agnipariksha", directed by Rabi Kinagi. She came into prominence with the 2009 film "Kaalbela" directed by Goutam Ghose. In 2011, she received international recognition for her role in the Bengali film, "Chatrak". The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and also at Film Festivals in Toronto, U.K. In 2012, Paoli Dam made her Bollywood debut in "Hate Story".
Early Life of Paoli Dam
Paoli Dam was born on 4th October 1980 in Kolkata, West Bengal to a Bengali family which is originally from Faridpur District, Bangladesh. She attended Loreto School in Bowbazar. Paoli Dam was admitted to Vidyasagar College of the University of Calcutta, graduating with a degree in chemistry. She earned a postgraduate degree in chemistry from Rajabazar Science College of the University of Calcutta.
Career of Paoli Dam
Paoli Dam began her acting career in Bengali television serials. In 2003 she appeared in "Jibon Niye Khela" for Zee Bangla and later in the ETV Bangla serial "Tithir Atithi. The actress also appeared in "Tarpor Chand Uthlo", "Sonar Harin" and "Jaya".
Paoli Dam’s first film was "Agnipariksha" directed by Rabi Kinagi where she played a supporting role. The actress next appeared in "Tulkalam", directed by Haranath Chakraborty. Her 3rd Bengali film release was "I Love You", in which she had a supporting role as the heroine’s friend. In 2008 the actress appeared in the Bengali film "Hochheta Ki", a comedy of errors directed by Basu Chatterjee in which Paoli played a Bengali housewife. In 2009 Paoli appeared in several Bengali films and came into focus with the success of "Kaalbela" directed by Goutam Ghose. "Moner Manush" was Paoli Dam’s second film with Goutam Ghose. In 2011 Dam appeared in "Chatrak", directed by the Sri Lankan director Vimukthi Jayasundara. The actress played Paoli, a Bengali girl, and the film triggered controversy in India when an explicit unsimulated no-body-double sex scene with Paoli Dam and Anubrata Basu was leaked on the Internet.
In 2012 Paoli Dam’s 1st Hindi film "Hate Story", was released. After "Hate Story", she appeared in Vikram Bhatt’s next film, "Ankur Arora Murder Case". The film, directed by Sohail Tatari, is based on the true story of a young boy who died in an operating room due to medical negligence. Paoli Dam plays a lawyer fighting for justice. She also performed an item number in the 2014 comedy-horror film "Gang of Ghosts", directed by Satish Kaushik.
Filmography of Paoli Dam
"Yaara Silly Silly" (Hindi)
"Ajana Batas" (Bengali)
"Sada Canvas" (Bengali)
"Gang of Ghosts" (Hindi)
"Obhishopto Nighty" (Bengali)
"Chaya Manush" (Bengali)
"Baga Beach" (Konkani)
"Ankur Arora Murder Case" (Hindi)
"Hoi Choi" (Bengali)
"Elar Char Adhyay" (Bengali)
"Hate Story" (Hindi)
"Teen Yaari Katha" (Bengali)
"Someday Somewhere... Jete Pari Chole" (Bengali)
"Ajob Prem Ebong..." (Bengali)
"Moner Manush" (Bengali)
"Bangla Banchao" (Bengali)
"Kagojer Bou" (Bengali)
"Takhan Teish" (Bengali)
"Tara (they)" (Bengali)
"Thana Theke Aschi" (Bengali)
"Shob Charitro Kalponik" (Bengali)
"Mallick Bari" (Bengali)
"Box No. 1313" (Bengali)
"Jamai Raja" (Bengali)
"Hochchheta ki" (Bengali)
"Aamar Pratigya" (Bengali)
"I Love You" (Bengali)
Filmography of Paoli Da in Television
"Jibon Niye Khela" (Zee Bangla)
"Tithir Atithi" (ETV Bangla)
"Tarpor Chand Uthlo" (Tara TV)
"Sonar Harin" (ETV Bangla)
"Scandal" (Tara TV)
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