Pratyusha Banerjee (10 August 1991 – 1 April 2016) was an Indian television actress. She had appeared in numerous television and reality shows.
Banerjee first gained recognition in 2010 in the television show Balika Vadhu. This was her first leading role in the television series where she earned her
household name “Anandi”. She had participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 5), Bigg Boss 7, and Power Couple.
She was signed as lead role in 2010 Indian television series Balika Vadhu as an adult Anandi, replacing Avika Gor. According to the actress, she was
chosen via a talent hunt, surpassing the contestants Nivedita Tiwari from Lucknow and Ketaki Chitale from Mumbai. Following the success of the show
Banerjee participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 5). But she left the dance show, stating that she was not comfortable during the dance rehearsals. She
was also one of the most competitive contestants in the seventh season of the show Bigg Boss. She appeared in Power Couple, along with her partner
Rahul Raj Singh. Banerjee had played vital roles in Hum Hain Na,Sasural Simar Ka and Gulmohar Grand.
Banerjee was born in Jamshedpur city of Jharkhand to Shankar and Soma Banerjee. In 2010, she left Jamshedpur to work in Mumbai.
On 1 April 2016, Banerjee was found hanging in her Mumbai apartment, and according to the postmortem report the cause of death was asphyxia.
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