Nusrat Jahan

  • Actor

Jan 08, 1990  in West Bengal, India

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Before making her debut, Bengali film actress Nusrat Jahan participated in a beauty pageant, winning the Fair One Miss Kolkata title in 2010. Following this, she was cast opposite Jeet in the 2011 action movie Shotru, which is the Bengali remake of the Tamil film Singam. Since then, she has appeared in movies like Har Har Byomkesh, Kelor Kirti, Zulfiqar, and One.

Early Life
Nusrat hails from a Muslim family based in Kolkata, West Bengal. She studied at the Queen of the Mission School before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bhawanipur College. While studying, she pursued modeling and had also participated in the Fair One Miss Kolkata pageant in 2010, which she went on to win.

Movie Career
After winning the beauty pageant in 2010, Nusrat made her acting debut opposite Jeet in the 2011 Bengali remake of the Tamil action film Singam titled Shotru. The movie received critical acclaim and was declared a blockbuster hit. Next, she was seen in the romantic comedy Khoka 420 alongside Dev and Subhashree Ganguly, and the slapstick comedy Khiladi opposite Ankush Hazra, both of which released in 2013.

Despite a superlative cast, comprising Biswajit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta, Rahul Bose, and Palash Sen, the murder mystery Sondhye Namar Aage opened to mixed, mainly negative, reviews with critics calling out the actors on their mediocre performance. Her next, Jamai 420, was also met with negative reviews, however, Nusrat’s performance was praised but the movie failed to impress. She replaced Aditi Rao Hydari in Arindam Sil’s mystery thriller Har Har Byomkesh, playing the role of Shakuntala, the wife of a painter who was found dead under mysterious circumstances after a party thrown by him. The movie, starring Abir Chatterjee, Ritwick Chakraborty, and Sohini Sarkar, opened to mixed reviews but was still a runaway hit at the theaters.

Playing the role of Urvashi in the Bengali remake of the Tamil romantic comedy Charlie Chaplin, Nusrat was seen in Kelor Kirti, which saw an ensemble cast of Dev, Jisshu Sengupta, Ankush Hazra, Mimi Chakraborty, Koushani Mukherjee, and Sayantika Banerjee. Seen in another remake, Nusrat was cast alongside Dev in Love Express, which is the Bengali remake of the Telugu movie Venkatadri Express. National Film Award-winning director Srijit Mukherji signed her to play the part of Cleopatra in his adaptation of two of William Shakespeare’s tragedies Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra, titled Zulfiqar. Although the movie was panned by critics, it was a commercial success with the music of the movie topping the charts.

In 2017, she was seen in the action thriller One, which, yet again, in an official remake of the Tamil movie Thani Oruvan. Nusrat Jahan was cast alongside Yash Dasgupta, Prosenjit Chatterjee, and Rachel White. Her other projects of the year include Ami Je Ke Tomar alongside Ankush Hazra, Joy, and Sayantika Banerjee.