Bollywood has always played the Big Daddy role in trying to nurture young talent and has recognized quite a few cult names who have made a mark in the film industry never to be forgotten in the coming years. Let’s talk about some of the most famous Assamese actors in Bollywood who have given some of the most memorable acts of all times on the Big Screen.
1. Seema Biswas
Hailing from Nalbari district of Assam, this famous artiste, theatre personality and prominent figure in the showbiz industry, shot into prominence with her epic role as the Bandit Queen Phoolan Devi in Shekhar Kapur’s film “Bandit Queen (1994)”. Seema Biswas made Assam proud with her spectacular acting and is now a respectable name in Bollywood who has essayed some of the strongest characters in almost all her films and has the reputation of picturing herself as the strong woman of the modern era in most of her movies.
Seema Biswas recently essayed the role of a village school’s headmistress and actor Arjun Kapoor’s mother in the film “Half Girlfriend (2017)”. Her other works of immense recognition are-Best actress Genie award for her role as Shakuntala in Deepa Mehta’s “Water (2005)” and Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2000. She is one of the most successful female Assamese actors in Bollywood.
2. Adil Hussain
An ex-product of “National School of Drama” in Delhi, Adil Hussain has become a cult name not only in the entertainment world of Assamese film industry but also in mainstream Bollywood too. Coming from a tiny village in Goalpara district of Assam, Adil Hussain has worked extremely hard to etch his name in the showbiz industry and has worked over 50 movies combining both Bollywood and Hollywood. He is one of the most successful Assamese actors in Bollywood.
Adil Husain started his career as a stand-up comedian and working in the state’s local mobile theatre groups before stepping into the big world of Bollywood without any source. Assam is proud to have such a valuable talent who is an inspiration for the upcoming generation.
3. Dipannita Sharma
Born and brought up in Oil India Limited colony town of Duliajan in Dibrugarh district, this Assamese damsel came into limelight when she reached the top final five of Miss India in 1998 contest. For five years she has been the worldwide face for Breguet watches & jewelry, after which she continued with her modeling assignments, walking the ramp for top designers and hosting various TV shows.
This pretty face from Assam soon got noticed by Bollywood and made her first debut with the 2002 Bollywood film “16 December”. After which Dipannita kept doing cameo roles in movies like “Dil Vil Pyar Vyar”, “My brother Nikhil” etc. and the last appearance in the big screen was for the Assamese movie-“Xhoixobote Dhemailite (2017)” which was her first Assamese movie.
4. Plabita Borthakur-One of the most loved and appreciated Assamese actors in Bollywood
Do you remember this petite younger sister of Anushka Sharma from the film “Pk”? If yes, then you have watched the movie very attentively, but if not then you better watch it again. Plabita Borthakur is a singer, classical singer, and actor hailing from Kamrup district of Assam who was born and brought up in the Oil India company colony town of Duliajan in Dibrugarh district.
Plabita has already made her screen presence felt by her numerous TV commercials and is currently being seen playing the main protagonist in the much spoken about Bollywood movie “Lipstick under my burkha (2006)”. The Assamese brethren are waiting to see her talent to be recognized not only in Bollywood but the world over.
5. Parineeta Borthakur
The beautiful actress Parineeta Borthakur from Assam has now become a household name who was last seen in the famous Hindi serial Swaragini on Colors TV as Sharmishtha, mother to the two sisters Swara and Ragini. This serial gave her the much-awaited recognition she was looking for and viewers liked her performance in this serial who liked her simple, homely character of an independent woman but with rooted virtues.
Parineeta also featured in Bollywood movies like Force, Chalo Dilli, and Kurbaan. Her Assamese fans are waiting impatiently to see her on screen more often.
6. Diganta Hazarika
This hottest hunk from Nagaon, Assam has already made girls go “ooh la la” over his well-sculpted abs and sturdy look with those heart-rending attitude which can give top names from the showbiz industry a run for their money.
Last seen as in the role of actor Hrithik Roshan’s friend in the epic adventure movie by director Ashutosh Gowarikar, Diganta Hazarika is slowly getting steady offers from mainstream Bollywood with his latest Assamese film being “Anuradha” directed by Rakesh Sarma. Seeing his killing looks and a god gifted body that of an actor, his talents are commendable and soon will be making a mark in the mystic world of Bollywood like a wave.
7. Riya Khaund
Though Bollywood has no dearth of upcoming young talented actors and every year the audience get to see a new face on the big screen. The Assamese film industry is giving chance to upcoming young talent and Riya Khaund is no less than a young talent but a promising actress who has already forayed her path into Bollywood.
She played as a supporting actress in the Hindi feature film “Bollywood Diaries”, a tribute to the aspiring actors. Riya is seen here in the movie playing the role of Ashish Vidyarthi’s daughter. Riya’s role has been applauded and her talent has been recognized in the showbiz industry.
8. Fairy Priya Ahmed
What is showbiz without a little bit of the “Oomph” factor? Presenting to you the bold and beautiful actress from Assam, FairyPriya Ahmed who has not only surprised her fans with her power-packed performances but is slowly going to vow her fans with her latest Bollywood movie titled “I hate Valentine’s Day”. Hope this pretty damsel creates a rippling effect in Bollywood and raise the ante of our Assamese brother and sisters vying for a golden opportunity in Bollywood.
Devoleena Bhattacharjee: Indian television’s famous on-screen bahu, Gopi Bahu aka Devoleena Bhattacharjee has become a household name after her on-screen avatar on the hit Indian prime-time serial-“Saath Nibhana Saathiya”. This petite former classical dancer who hails from Assam, though hasn’t got her big break in Bollywood, is quite content with her work in serials. To know about some of the lesser known facts of this beautiful Assamese actress, read this article Devoleena Bhattacharjee: 6 Facts You May Not Know About.
The Maya of Bollywood is so sweet and yet so ridiculously lucrative that no one can stay away from its aura for a very long time. Be it the oldies or the youngsters, everybody loves the entertainment world, whatever the genre maybe and feel like a part of this mega family. Our Assamese friends are no more lacking behind in this field. With advancement in science and technology and digital marketing making a wave into the showbiz market, young talents are getting noticed very quickly by big names from Bollywood. The future of many seems bright and some have already become a brand name in their own standards. These big names are in fact the inspiration to our future generation and the development of the future Assamese film industry too.