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Payal Ghosh
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Payal Ghosh in 2018
Born Payal Ghosh
(1989-11-13) November 13, 1989 (age 28)
Calcutta, India
Other names Harika[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Payal Ghosh is a South Indian celebrity actress who has recently made her debut into Bollywood.[2]


  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 Television
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Personal life[edit]

She studied at St. Paul's Mission School, Kolkata[3] and graduated in Political Science Honours from the Scottish Church College, Kolkata.[1] Presently, she is residing and working in Mumbai.


When she was 17 years old, she had accompanied a friend to an audition for Sharpe's Peril and landed a role in the BBC Telefilm. In the period drama based on English soldier Richard Sharpe, Payal had played the role of a village girl, the daughter of a revolutionary freedom fighter from Bengal.[4] Payal also starred in a Canadian film in which she played a school girl in love with her neighbour's servant.[5] Since her parents disapproved of her decision to join films, during her college holidays, she ran away from her home in Calcutta and came to Mumbai. She joined Namit Kishore's acting academy, where she met Chandra Sekhar Yeleti who offered her the lead role in his Prayanam, opposite Manchu Manoj.[4] Later, she was seen in the Telugu films Mr. Rascal and Oosaravelli and the Kannada film Varshadhare.

She has completed her first Tamil film Therodum Veediyile, directed by Saro Sriram, in which she plays a traditional girl, who lives in Erode. She was selected as the female lead by Vivek Agnihotri for his Bollywood film Freedom and filmed for it in 2012.[6] While the film has not released yet as of 2014, she has signed another Hindi comedy film, Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi opposite Vir Das, directed by Sanjay Chhel.[7] which is releasing worldwide on 15 September 2017. She is making her Bollywood Debut alongside industry Stalwarts Paresh Rawal, Rishi Kapoor and Prem Chopra.[8]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2008 Sharpe's Peril Padme English BBC
2009 Prayanam Harika Telugu released
2010 Varshadhaare Mythili Kannada released
2011 Oosaravelli Chitra Telugu released
2011 Mr. Rascal Soundariya Telugu released
2014 Therodum Veedhiyile Pavalakodi Tamil Completed
2014 Freedom Amrita Hindi Completed
2017 Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi Pooja Hindi released


Year Show Role Language Channel Notes
2016 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Radhika Hindi Star Plus Antagonist