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Sayani Gupta

Sayani Gupta


1985-01-01 female Kolkata, West Bengal, India Homepage

Sayani Gupta, (pronounced as Shayoni) born and brought up in Kolkata, is a diverse individual who fine tuned skills in the segment of performing arts. Post her primary education and schooling, she moved cities for her college education to graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. Sayani is the daughter of Maitreyi & (late) Kamal Gupta. Her father was a gifted musician and played numerous instruments. He was with the All India Radio alongside being a singer, composer and lyricist. He was one of the pioneers in bringing FM Radio to India. Raised in a musically inclined family, Sayani trained in Bharatanatyam for 17 years from various Gurus including Thankamani Kutti in Kalamandalam. She was also a part of the theatre group Nandikar and regularly took part in theatre and further moved on to do multiple projects with renowned theatre veterans such as MK Raina in Delhi. An ECA student in college, Sayani was part of the Dance, Drama, Debating and Music societies. She is trained in Modern Dance, Ballet, Kallaripayatu (Indian martial arts). Post her graduation, Sayani wanted to stay in Delhi and continue with theatre and dance however knowing survival was key, she shifted careers to take up a job with an infrastructure research firm called Indian Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd where she dabbled in Marketing and Sales, which was far removed from arts. With sheer ambition and intelligence to match, Sayani evolved within the firm with 6 promotions in the span of a year. Feeling overworked and finding no time to indulge in the real profession she had always dreamed of doing, which was theatre, she decided to chase her passion instead. Her growing interest in cinema inspired her to fill up the admission form for The Film and Television Institute of India, Pune where she completed 3 years and specialised in acting. This was life changing. Thereafter, she moved to Mumbai in September 2011 Career Breakthrough: Sayani's last release was "Margarita with a straw", which has been globally acclaimed and creating huge buzz in numerous film festivals. Here she plays the lead opposite Kalki Koechlin, etching the character of a feisty young activist from New York who also happens to be blind. MWAS is directed by Shonali Bose and produced by Viacom 18. Her latest release is FAN with YRF directed by Maneesh Sharma this month. She is currently shooting for JAGGA JASOOS with UTV directed by Anurag Basu and has just wrapped BAAR BAAR DEKHO directed by Nitya Mehra for Excel entertainment. The other two releases are PARCHED directed by Leena Yadav and Tathagat directed by Manav Kaul. Sayani's debut film in 2012, was Second Marriage Dot Com where she played the female lead, received a lot of critical acclaim. The film was directed by Gaurav Punjwani. In 2013, she featured in the Bengali film Tasher Desh, which was directed by Q (of Gandu fame) and produced by Anurag Kashyap. Recently, Sayani was seen in the plays like 'Trivial Disasters' & 'Noises Off' which were both directed by Atul Kumar. Trivial Disasters featured Bollywood names like Purab Kohli, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadda and Cyrus Sahukar and was showcased in various cities across India and Singapore. The other play she is part of is called Cock which was directed by Manish Gandhi and written by Mike Bartlett.


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5.8 HD-RIP

Jagga Jasoos 2017

  • 5.8
  • 2017
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
180
min
Jagga Jasoos
A gifted teenage detective searches for his missing father with his ladylove assistant..
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6 720p Blu-Ray

The Hungry 2017

  • 6
  • 2017
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Bollywood

100
min
The Hungry
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus set in contemporary New Delhi. The Hungry is a contemporary retelling of Shakespearian tragedy...More.
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6.3 1080p BluRay

Fan 2016

  • 6.3
  • 2016
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Bollywood

142
min
Fan
The story of a fan whose world completely revolves around the movie star he adores..
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7.9 720p Blu-Ray

Parched 2015

  • 7.9
  • 2015
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Bollywood

116
min
Parched
In a rural Indian village, four ordinary women begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in this inspirational drama..
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7.2 720p Blu-Ray

Margarita with .. 2014

  • 7.2
  • 2014
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Bollywood

100
min
Margarita with a Straw
A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves India to study in New York. On her journey of self-discovery, she unexpectedly falls in love..
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7.5 HDCAM-RIP

Article 15 2019

  • 7.5
  • 2019
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Bollywood

130
min
Article 15
A young IPS officers new posting in rural India has him confronting caste disparities and uncomfortable truths in the face of a gruesome crime. When ...More.
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