Pratyusha Banerjee (10 August 1991– 1 April 2016) was an Indian television actress. She had appeared in numerous television and reality shows. Banerjee first gained recognition in 2010 in the television show Balika Vadhu. This was her first leading role in the television series where she earned her household name “Anandi”. She had participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 7 (2013).
Personal Life :
Pratyusha was born in a Bengali family in Jamshedpur city of Jharkhand to Shankar and Soma Banerjee. Her father is known social worker and runs their own NGO. In 2010, she left Jamshedpur to work in Mumbai.
Shows done by Pratyusha Banerjee :
1) Balika Vadhu
2)Bigg Boss 7
3) Sasural Simar Ka
4)Savdhaan India at 11 Crime Alert
5) MTV Webbed
8)Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 5
9) Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar
10)Hum Hai Na
11) Killer Karaoke
Awards For Which Pratyusha Banerjee was nominated :
Best Fresh New Face – Female – Indian Telly Awards in 2010 , Best Actress in a Lead Role – Indian Telly Awards in 2012 , Best Television Personality – Indian Telly Awards in 2012 , Best Onscreen Couple – Indian Telly Awards in 2012 , Favourite Drama Actress – People’s choice Awards India in 2012 , Most Good-Looking Onscreen Jodi – People’s choice Awards India in 2012 .
Won awards of Pratyusha Banerjee :
Big Star Most Entertaining Television Actor – Female – Big STAR Entertainment Awards in 2012
On 1 April 2016, Banerjee was found hanging in her Mumbai apartment and according to the postmortem report the cause of death was asphyxia.
However her parents allege she was murdered by her boyfriend and passed off as suicide. They have pressed charges against him.