Madhurima Banerjee, popularly known mononymously as Madhurima is an Indian film actress. Following appearances in various television serials, she made her feature film debut in Toss: A Flip of Destiny (2009) and went on to act in several Telugu films.
Early life of Madhurima Banerjee
Madhurima was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Madhurima’s father is a mechanical engineer who served in the Indian Navy, before he began working as the General Manager of the largest private shipyard of India. Her mother had been working as researcher in the field of virology and as a content writer for multinational companies and later turned a novelist. Madhurima has one brother who is four years younger to her. Madhurima has completed her Bachelor of Laws with an LLB degree.
Madhurima has learnt Hindustani classical music and ghazal from her mother and used to sing children songs. She also learnt the classical dancing form Kathak but had to discontinue due to her father’s transferable job. 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. 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. During her eleventh standard, she acted in further TV serials, including one by K. Balachander, while anchoring in a TV channel as a part-time job.
Career of Madhurima Banerjee
Madhurima made her feature film debut in Toss: A Flip of Destiny (2009). 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. In 2012, her second Bollywood film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal directed by Priyadarshan released. Next year she appeared in two Telugu films Mahankali and Shadow.
2014 she was first seen in the Telugu film Veta, which was followed by her first Kannada release, Savaari 2 and her first Malayalam release, Koothara. Savaari 2 saw her playing a bank manager, while in Koothara she essayed the role of Shaista, an NRI.She then starred in Maruthi’s Kotha Janta starring Allu Sirish and made a special appearance in Green Signal which was coo-produced by Maruthi.
Madhurima Banerjee became signed for a Tamil film, Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupadu. A remake of the Hindi film Ab Tak Chhappan, it was later renamed as Eepeeko. She has completed the Malayalam film Black Coffee, in which she plays a Malayali living in Mumbai. She had signed two Tamil films too, one of which is Serndhu Polama helmed by Malayalam director Anil Kumar and stars Vinay Rai.
By Anil Blon