All of 24, the gorgeous TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee, who committed suicide today will be dearly missed. As this young life bids adieu to us all, let us try to remember all the good times Pratyusha gave us as an artist, and also know more about her sweet and charming nature.
Pratyusha began her acting career by playing Anandi in the hit TV serial, Balika Vadhu. She gained fame and popularity as the lovable young housewife. After making a name for herself in this soap, she began participating in many TV reality shows.
She was a contestant on the popular TV dance show, Jhalak Dikhlaja and won praises for her dancing ability. However, she became a household name when she became a member of Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss family during its seventh season. Her friendship with Kamya Punjabi and her sweet and friendly nature, which came across in the show, made her an instant favorite.
Pratyusha also hosted a couple of episodes of Saavdhan India.
In Dec 2015. Pratyusha participated in the reality show Power Couple with her beau Rahul Raj Singh. The couple shared a good chemistry and were also rumoured to be tying the knot soon.
Pratyusha also had her tryst with the law. In January, Pratyusha had filed an FIR against eight men, including three policemen who barged into her residence on Mumbai. Pratyusha had said that eight men entered her Kandivali residence and asked for her friend Rahul Raj Singh. When she told them he was not at home, they misbehaved with her. “I’m extremely upset with whatever happened last evening. If this is how policemen are going to behave, then what to do? I have filed an FIR against eight men, of whom three are policemen,” the actress had said. The goons were apparently there in connection with a failed car loan payment of her beau Rahul.
In 2013 the actress had filed a case against her ex boyfriend Makrand Malhotra when he barged into her home and abused her family members.
Pratyusha was also a feminist and stood for women empowement. She had said to Pinkvilla, “A concrete woman would be who can take care of house and her work. Femininity is a very big part of womanhood. Our hearts are filled with forgiveness and love and at the same time. Still, she is bold enough to stand on her own feet and make the world bow down if need be. Don’t shy away and do not feel bad. If someone is misbehaving with you, it is not your fault. There are laws in the country, which are meant for women’s safety. So, I think just be open about it, whatever harassment or torture of ordeal you are facing, just speak up. As at the end of the day, if you are right then nothing can take you away from it. I did the same and I knew I wasn’t wrong. So, there’s no harm in standing up for your right.
Pratyusha was said to be in a long relationship with Rahul Raj Singh. However, buzz is that Rahul had recently moved on and was seeing someone else, which made Pratyusha take this drastic step. In fact it was Rahul who discovered the body and rushed it to the hospital.
Well, a few months back Pratyusha was happy and content with her relationships. She had visited the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai with Rahul. During the time, the lovely actress had said, “I feel very happy and peaceful each time I visit there. After visiting Siddhivinayak Temple Rahul and I went to Mount Merry Church to seek blessings and it was an amazing feeling.”
She had also said spoken about the TV show Power Couple. “It is an amazing feeling doing a show with Rahul. I have never been so happy doing something individually.I feel very delighted when I hear Rahul and my name together on radio and news channel and even when I see our pictures together on the hoarding. It is a superb feeling.The biggest blessing for me is having Rahul in my life and I am very happy with him. Also it is a nice show and there is a lot to explore in it.”
Some years back, Pratyusha was dating Makrand Malhotra. However, the two broke off after a messy break up. The actress had also filed an FIR agaist Makrand saying that he barged into her home one day at 3 AM and abused her and her family members.
Well, it is such a shame that Pratyusha had to take this drastic step. Family members are distraught and the whole industry is shaken by the news.