Interview | ANANYA DUTTA - Actress, Model, Danseuse - Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie NATOBAR NOT OUT


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Bengali Actress ANANYA DUTTA

Ananya Dutta is a well-known model and actress living in Mumbai. In her debut in Tollywood, her first Kolkata Bengali feature film NATOBAR NOT OUT (2010) is releasing first week of August 2010, where she appears in a lead role with Mustafa Prokash, Raima Sen, Ramaprasad Banik and others. The film is directed by Amit Sen (WBRi exclusive interview audio) and produced by Bunch of Buddies lead by Manu Malhotra (WBRi feature).

Ananya Dutta has been featured in 2004 as the face of the young global Indian in a documentary on rock music produced by the iconic Mick Jagger featuring the Rolling Stones during their visit to India. The short film will have extensive interviews with Ananya as well as a Indian classical dance-based performance accompanied by the Stones superhit Start Me Up (Download MP3). In this interview, listen to Ananya as she describes her experience of working with Jagger and the Stones and talks about how she actually had great fun dancing under the famous Gateway of India in Mumbai for the film.


Ananya is a powerful actress with acclaimed performances in stage theatre. She made her stage debut in Bharat Dabholkar's Hinglish (a uniquely Indian concoction of Hindi and English words) comedy Oh No! Not Again!!! and went on to do more than 400 shows of various plays on the Indian English Stage. The plays she has acted in have all done Silver Jubilee runs and have performed to audiences in various cities in India and abroad. Amongst the famous productions she has acted in on stage are Got to be Aishwarya, Carry on Heaven, Funny Thing called Love, Monkey Business and so on.

Ananya is an extensively trained and accomplished danseuse with expertise in Odissi and Bharat Natyam forms of Indian Classical Dance.

A very bright performed in academics, too, Ananya is an English Honors Graduate from Calcutta University and is a receiver of 2 National Scholarships.

A multi-faceted persona, Ananya Dutta has spent years learning various diverse art forms which have culminated into her diversified talent. Model, Actor, Compere, Dancer - the beautiful Ananya has accomplished much in different fields of media in the last few years.

As a Model, Ananya has more than 130 ads in her name. Ananya has modeled for national and international brands such as Videocon, Thums Up, Sprite, Bisleri, De Beers, XS juices, Close-Up, Nestle, Tetley Tea and tons more, including overseas brands for Dubai and Sri Lankan markets. Ananya's glamorous side has also found expression in many a feature in magazines like in Elle, Savvy, Femina, and on ramp shows for designers/fashion houses like Sabyasachi, Shaina NC, and Weekender, Loreal etc.

As for music videos, this talented lady has shown her mettle in songs for Shaan, Nitin Bali and Shomshukla.

In another interesting mode of artistic appearance, Ananya's sizzling dance talent was showcased in two numbers in the English film God Only Knows to the music of renowned composer Louis Banks.

Ananya has only been a few years in the media industry, but this Bengali Talent from Kolkata has already made her space in the Mumbai Glamour Horizon. She believes that a lot of her raw talent has been honed by working with people who are stalwarts in their own fields. Directors, Photographers, Actors, Singers such as Mick Jagger, Salman Khan, Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Bharat Dabholkar, Prahlad Kakkar, Gautam Rajyadhaksh, Daler Mehndi, Boman Irani, Prasoon Pandey, Ken Ghosh, Tom Alter, Shaan etc. Ananya also enjoys swimming, kickboxing and horse riding. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her friends and her 4 dogs and her African Grey parrot.

Though Ananya has been quite successful in the modeling world and on stage, she looks forward to experimenting in different forms of performance in the years to come.

This dazzling combination of brains and beauty with her brown hair and deep brown seductive eyes prefers to maintain a low-profile as she wants to her work speak for herself. But her sizable portfolio is still increasing and we will certainly to hear a lot more of her in the near future.

Natobor Not Out is a comedy which will appeal to a wide cross-section of Bengalis - urban, small town and even rural, as almost every Bengali is either already a poet or at least aspires to be one. That there’s something in them that pulls them towards poetry is now a known fact. This is the story of a young chap ‘Natobor’ from a typical north Calcutta middle-class neighbourhood whose heart beats for poetry, but with no appreciation coming from any quarters – not even the local club, he loses heart almost every day.

Producer: Bunch Of Buddies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Amit Sen
Star Cast: Raima Sen, Mustafa Prokash (Debut), Ananya Dutta (Debut), Ramaprasad Banik, Biswajit Chakrabarty, Mousumi Saha, Sudeepa Bose, Kharaj Mukherjee, Chandan Sen, Kaushik Ganguly, Kamalika Banerjee; special appearances by Tollywood hero JEET, Munmun Sen, Mir, Biplab Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee

Music: Debajyoti Mishra
Lyrics: Kamaleswar Mukherjee
Editing: Sumit Ghosh
Art Direction: Mridul Baidya
Story: Kamaleswar Mukherjee
Sound Design: Sumit Ghosh