Ritabhari Chakraborty is a Bengali actor who started her career with modelling and eventually rose to fame as an actress. Below, a modelling institute in Kolkata recounts her rise as a star.

Success Story of Ritabhari Chakraborty

According to a modelling institute in Kolkata, Ritabhari Chakraborty started her journey as a model when she was still in high school. She got her first role at the age of fifteen as the protagonist of a popular television show , “Ogo Bodhu Sundori”. Due to the immense success of the show, a Hindi remake was made called “Sasural Genda Phool”. She was also the female lead in the show, “Chokher Tara Tui”. But because of some health issues, she quit the show early.

She was a part of the theatre group, Jojok, with whose collaboration she played the role of “Charulata” in a theatrical adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Charulata.

Chakraborty made her debut in movies with films like “Tobu Basanta” and “Barood”. She also starred in Srijit Mukherji’s movie, “Chotushkone”, in 2014. The actress was then seen in “Bawal”, which was a Bengali drama film under the direction of Biswaroop Biswas. In 2015, she started working in “Onyo Apalaa”, which was officially selected for Indian Panorama.

Ritabhari received many awards for her incredible roles. In 2010, she was awarded the Best Actress and Best Female Debutant. Later, in 2014, she again received the Best Actress award in Uttam Kumar Kala Ratna Awards.

In 2017, the Bengali actress starred in Ayushmann Khurrana’s music video, “Orrey Mon”. The single got great recognition as it crossed over twenty million views. She continued producing and acting with Parambrata Chatterjee, Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor, Kunal Karan Kapoor, and Anurag Kashyap. She was also cast in a Bollywood movie called “Pari”, in which Anushka Sharma played the role of the protagonist.

Breaking Stereotypes

According to an acting academy in Kolkata, Ritabhari Chakraborty is well-known for breaking stereotypes both in real and reel life. In 2020, she acted in a Bengali film. “Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti”. The movie revolves around the societal taboos of menstruation, the concept of Kanyadan, and the right of a woman to priesthood.

In her personal life, she struggled with PTSD and depression after having two surgeries. Post her surgery, she gained some weight but she did not let it affect her confidence. In her recent film, “Fatafati”, she played the role of a plus-sized model who experiences societal judgment based on unrealistic beauty standards.

Ritabhari Chakraborty is an inspiration not only for upcoming actors but also for the youth of today, says a dance academy in Kolkata. Through her immense resilience, she teaches us how to rise against all odds to become who we truly want to be.