The rising star Antara Banerjee’s journey from TV to films
A bubbly, enthusiastic and full of energy girl from Kolkata, Antara Banerjee is a complete go-getter. Antara dreams of becoming a successful actor and making big in Bollywood.
Through a career that has seen a steady trickle of few cameos in Hindi films, but none that particularly nailed her as a big-star - Antara is as real as a Mumbai matinee girl can get. Antara’s personal compass seems to have led her into a comfortable work-life space.
On the work-front, she’s exploring Hindi cinema - her first Hindi film by DLB Productions will portray her as lead actress opposite actor Ashutosh Kaushik. The film which is recently being shot at Jaipur, Amritsar and Mumbai, will be released soon. Antara is all excited to bag the dream role of her life. “This is the first film where I will be playing the lead role. She is a media person and a true Indian, exploring the various facets of India. It’s a patriotic film, portraying what it takes to enhance the image of our country on an international map,” narrates Antara.
A Bengali girl belonging to a humble family background from Kolkata came to Mumbai few years back. “It was my passion to become an actress which brought me to the city of dreams. To pursue my ambition of becoming an actress, I had to leave school post-grade 12,” says Antara.
The only daughter of Subrata and Atasi Banerjee, Antara shifted to Mumbai in 2013 and started pursuing her BSW (Bachelor in Social Work) from Nirmala Niketan College. But her long-hours of shooting for TV serials left her with no time to pursue her studies. However, her strong belief of continuing education opened-up several avenues. Antara is currently pursuing her correspondence course in English Literature from IGNOU.
After doing cameos in Akshay kumar starring movie, ‘Shaukeen’ and a few ad commercials, Antara burst onto the small screen in Balaji Telefilm’s teenage crime show, ‘Gumrah’, Life OK’s ‘Savadhaan India’, Franklin Production’s fictional shows and many more. Antara had also taken up modeling assignments for TVC brands in the past.
Known as a perfect sporty go-getter, Antara believes that eventually, the winner takes it all. “Don’t think too much about what is happening to you. Work hard, give it your best shot. Do the job you like, enjoy your life but never give up your work. If work is fun, if your days are passing quickly, you must be happy, right?” says the chirpy Antara.
Besides acting, Antara loves to sing and dance. A kathak dancer for the past 15 years Antara has done several stage-shows in Kolkata. Antara has also learned classical singing. Antara believes that such hobbies keeps you happy and glowing all the time.