Priya Banerjee Biography :
Born: April 16, 1990
Age : 24
Height : 5.5
Birthplace : Calgary, Canada
Movies: Ula, Madrasi, Joru
Wiki : Priya Banerjee is a popular name in South Indian movies who has worked in a couple of Tamil and Telugu movies. She hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada wherein she was born and brought up in a non filmy family. Her parent’s hails from West Bengal’s capital Kolkata but his father shifted to Canada with a job in engineering profession, while her mother is a housewife. She has also lived in Middle East for a while, but completed her schooling and college from Canada. She did her degree in international marketing along with computer science. However, since from her school days, she was very much fond of doing drama and theatres, which made her move to modelling and try pageants.
Priya Banerjee started her career in modelling after her studies and went on winning the Miss World Canada under the category of Miss Photogenic in 2011. However, her interest to work in Indian movies led her to Mumbai, the city of dreams. After coming to Mumbai in 2012, she joined a crash course in acting in prestigious institute of Anupam Kher. After doing so, she also got a chance to work in a couple of commercial ads with Parineeti Chopra and Varun Dhawan for the social media messenger application called WeChat. Later, with one of her friend’s help, she got the chance to enter Tollywood getting her first Telugu movie called Kiss after the director Adivi Sesh has auditioned around 150 girls for the said movie.
Her performance was applauded in Kiss, which gave her another Tamil film called Ula playing the character of Nanditha. This followed two other Telugu movies including Asura and Asura in 2014. Considering her decent performance, she was even nominated for the South Indian International Movie Awards; however, she lost to Avika Gor. After doing four films in South Indian movie film world, she was approached by one of her friend to try out her luck in Bollywood. She gave a couple of screen tests and auditions to get selected for her upcoming film Jazbaa along with competent actors like Irrfan Khan and Aishwarya Rai, which is her comeback movie after her maternity engagement.