The year 2016 will see both fresh and recognized talents from North East India, featuring in numerous Bollywood films. Acting their way to stardom, here are 11 actors from the region, who have landed different roles and will appear on the silver screen this year.
Shillong girl, Andrea Tariang will be making her debut in Bollywood with Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming film, “Pink”, where she will be seen alongside one of the biggest names in the industry- Amitabh Bachchan. The young actress, who is also a musician, was previously part of a band called “Lavender Groove.”
Having carved a niche for himself in the film industry, Bijou Thaangjam has earlier featured in numerous TV commercials and advertisements. This year, the actor from Imphal, Manipur will be seen in numerous films including Pradeep Ingole’s “Robinhood ke Pote”, Sanjib Dey’s “III Smoking Barrels”, Gitanjali Sinha’s “Karma Café” apart from playing an important role in Ajay Devgan’s “Shivaay.” He is also currently shooting for Shubham Singh’s “Penalty.”
Zhokhoi Chuzho belongs to the Chakhesang tribe of Nagaland and will be featured in Abhinay Deo’s “Force 2” in the current year, sharing screen with well known stars like John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha. He also features in “Te Amo” and “Detective “Byomkesh Bakshi.” Zhokhoi Chuzho is a martial artist apart from being an actor.
Model turned Actor, Diganta Hazarika is from Assam and will be featured in a film called “Mohenjo Daro” directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker. In the film, he will appear alongside Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hedge. Diganta has also been featured in several other films apart from TV commercials and shows.
Kenny Basumatary is a director and an actor, best known for the film, “Local Kung Fu”, an Assamese martial artscomedy. He has also starred in different other films and this year, he will be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Yaara”, sharing screen with Amit Sadh, Vidyut Jamwal and Shruti Hassan.
25 year old, Lukram Smil is a graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and presently works with the Future Group India as a Corporate Designer. The young designer from Manipur will be making his debut in Bollywood with Shubham Singh’s “Penalty.”
An award winner in different categories for excellence in sports, Lin Laishram went on to become a model, brushing shoulders with renowned names in the glamour industry. Further into acting, she plays an important role in Vishal Bardwaj’s “Rangoon”, where she will share screen with Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana. Apart from this, she will also be featured in Prashant Nair’s film, “Umrika”.
Monsoon Boruah is a graduate of Handique Girls College, Guwahati and began her career in acting with the Asmita Theater Group. The girl from Assam is debuting as one of the leading cast in “Chinese Bhasad,” the web series by Saurabh Tewari for the Voot original.
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Siddharth Boro is a model and actor from Assam and will debut in Sanjib Dey’s “III Smoking Barrels” this year. Earlier, he won the Mega Mr. North East title during 2014. Siddharth Boro is also a finalist of Gladrags Manhunt 2016 TV Reality Show.
Riken Ngomle, from Arunachal Pradesh, pursued acting from the National School of Drama in Delhi and has earlier worked with Bollywood directors like Robin Das and Ranjit Kapoor. This year, he will be seen in Anurag Basu’s “Jagga Jasoos” sharing screen with accomplished actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
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Devi Dolo, who also hails from Arunachal Pradesh is a model and actress and features in Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Mohenjo Daro.” She has also done several TV Commercials.DEVI DOLO: Devi Dolo, who also hails from Arunachal Pradesh is a model and actress and features in Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Mohenjo Daro.” She has also done several TV Commercials.