Paoli Dam is an Indian actress especially known for her Bengali movies and television serials. She first started her career with Bengali serials and then gradually made her mark in both Tollywood and Bollywood industry. She has become a household name in West Bengal. In 2014, she won the most desirable woman award by Calcutta Times.
Her first notable work in Tollywood was Kaalbela followed by Box No. 1313 Mallick Bari, Tinmurti, Shob Choritro Kalponik, Moner Manush, Elar Char Odhyay, etc. Her role in Moner Manush, directed by Rituporno Ghosh, where she played a Baul named Komli, got critical acclaim from the industry.
Paoli Dam made her Bollywood debut in Vikram Bhatt’s production movie Hate Story in 2012. She also played a significant role in another Vikram Bhatt’s production movie Ankur Arora Murder Case, directed by Sohail Tatari.
She got her international recognition in 2011 in the film Chatrak directed by the Sri LankanVimukthi Jayasundara. This movie was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and film festival in Toronto, UK.
Paoli Dam Biography, Family and Early Life
Paoli Dam was born on 5th October 1980 in Kolkata, West Bengal. She is a Bengali, born and brought up in Kolkata. Her father is Amol Dam and mother is Papiya Dam. Her parents originally belong to Faridpur District, Bangladesh. She also has a brother named Mainak Dam.
She did her schooling from Loreto School in Bowbazar, Kolkata. After that, she joined Vidyasagar College with Chemistry as a major Under University of Calcutta for her graduation. After graduation, she went to have her post-graduation from Rajabazar Science College of Calcutta University. She also took lessons in classical dance and singing in her childhood. In many interviews, she mentioned that she never thought of becoming an actor, rather she used to become a pilot or a chemist.
Paoli started her career in Tollywood industry with television serial ‘Jibon Niye Khela’ for Zee Bangla in 2003. Then she appeared in ‘Tithir Atithi’ which was a hit in Bengali film industry. ‘Teen Yaari Katha’ was her first movie that was started in 2004 but failed to be released before 2012. This sultry Bong beauty has come a long way since then featuring in many movies.
Paoli Dam Height, Weight, Personal Profile
Name: Paoli Dam
Date of Birth: 4th October 1980
Age: 35 years
Height: 5’ 3.”
Weight: 51 KGs
Place of Birth: Kolkata, West Bengal
Father: Amol Dam
Mother: Papiya Dam
Education: Post Graduation in Chemistry, Rajabazar Science College, Calcutta University
Debut Movie: Agnipariksha (2006)
Current Residence: Kolkata, West Bengal
Boyfriend(s): Vikram (Actor)
Paoli Dam Controversies
When a five-minute long clip from the movie Chatrak (Mushroom), directed by Sri Lankan Director Vimukthi Jayasundara, got leaked over the internet, it triggered a huge controversy in the whole country, especially in Bengal. The scene portrayed an explicit no-body-double sex scene with Paoli and Anubrata Basu, another Bengali actor. The clip was also uploaded to international porn sites.
The promotional activity of the movie Flop-e, directed by Pritam Sarkar, was about to start when this video got leaked. Pritam decided to drop Paoli from all the promotional activities of the film. He stated that nudity and vulgarity are different things, and the kind of thing Paoli had done, was vulgar and hence he was debarring her. At that time lot of eminent personalities like director Gautam Ghosh, Rituporno Ghosh, actor Parambrata Chatterjee from Tollywood had supported Paoli stating that if a film would demand that kind of scene, an actress shouldn’t shy away. Even Chatrak director Vimukthi Jayasundara himself backed Paoli by saying that he wants to cast Paoli in his next film.
Paoli Dam Filmography
|Year||Movie Title||Character Role||IMDB Rating|
|2007||Tulkalam, I Love You||Borsha (Pooja's friend)||--|
|2009||Kaalbela, Shob Charitro Kalponik||Madhabilata, Kajori Roy||Kaalbela [6.9]
Shob Charitro Kalponik [6.9]
|2010||Thana Theke Aschi||Sandhya Mondol||7.1|
|2012||Teen Yaari Katha||Guest Appearance||7.3|
|2012||Hate Story||Kavyah Krishnan||5.2|
|2012||Elar Char Adhyay||Ela||5.2|
|2013||Ankur Arora Murder Case||Kajori Sen||6.4|
|2014||Obhishopto Nighty||Miss Monica||5.6|
|2014||Gang of Ghosts||Guest Appearance||3.7|
|2015||Natoker Moto - Like a Play||Kheya||8.3|
|2015||Yaara Silly Silly||Mallika a.k.a Devanshi S Roy||5.9|