Bidita Bag is an upcoming Indian film actress known for her work in Indian Hindi, Bengali and Assamese language films. Bag started her career in the capacity of a professional model and soon ventured into the film industry making her debut with the Bengali language film ‘Mukti’ in 2011. She made her Hindi film debut the following year, in 2012 appearing in Prateek Chakraborty’s drama film ‘From Sydney With Love’. Bag is mostly known for appearing in socio-political film, which feature edgy characters.
Apart from her work as an actress, Baig is also a successful model having walked the ramp for high profile Indian fashion designers like Kiran Uttam Ghosh and Sabyasachi Mukherjee and also walked at the Lakme Fashion week. Bag is the face of several big brands in India which she endorses including Lakme Elle-18, Vaseline, Reliance, Fair and Lovely, Bombay Dyeing etc. Her Hindi language film ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ turned out to be a semi-hit.
Early Life and Education
Bag was born on 30 September 1991 in the Santragachhi neighbourhood of Howrah City, West Bengal, India in a Bengali family to her parents. Not much is known about her early life. Bag aspired to be a teacher and a painter as a youngster and also considered astronomy as a career path in her youth. A trained classical singer, Bag wished to pursue singing in college.
Bag studied at the Kendriya Vidyala in Santragachi from where she matriculated and moved to Kendriya Vidyalaya Fort William to completed her higher secondary education degree in science. She later attended Jadavpur University, Kolkata from where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
During her college days, Bag began pursuing a career in modelling and was soon spotted by ace make-up artist, the late Prabeer Kumar Dey and Jeena Mitra Banik in Kolkata. The duo offered her the opportunity to work with high profile fashion designers Kiran Uttam Ghosh and Sabyasachi Mukherjee for whom she walked the ramp. Bag completed her graduation and moved to Mumbai where she established herself as a successful print and television model, endorsing brands such as Lakme Elle-18, Vaseline, Colgate, Reliance, Fair and Lovely, 7 Up, Dyeing etc., and even walked at the Lakme Fashion week.
Bag made her film debut with the 2011 Bengali language film ‘Mukti’ in which she essayed the role of Haasi and appeared in another Bengali film ‘Icche’ which was a critical and commercial success. She made her Hindi film debut with ‘From Sydney With Love’ in which she portrayed Megha Banerjee. In the same year, she made her Assamese film debut with ‘Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare’ which was also made in Hindi with the title ‘As The River Flows’. Her later roles include Bengali films ‘Kagojer Nouka’ and ‘Sangabora’, the Hindi film, ‘X: Past Is Present’ and the Oriya film ‘Bhaunri – The Sinking Reality’. She is slated to appear in films like ‘Once Again’, ‘T For Taj Mahal’ and ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ in which she replaced actress Chitrangada Singh.
Bag is a private person and chooses not to speak about her personal life with the media. She has never spoken about a boyfriend or a partner and prefers to let her work do her bidding. She is unmarried.
Bag has quoted actresses Konkana Sen Sharma and Priyanka Chopra as her influences. She is an avid fan of Bengali actor Prosenjit Chaterjee and Hindi film veteran Amitabh Bachchan. She enjoys reading the works of Paulo Coelho and Salman Rushdie.
Bidita Bag – Pictures
Bidita Bag is working on her upcoming movie ‘Daya Bai’, a biopic based on the Kerala-born Daya Bai, who works to improve the lot of tribals in Central India