About Madhuurima Banerjee
Madhuurima was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Madhuurima’s father is a mechanical engineer who served in the Indian Navy, before he began working as the general manager of the largest private shipyard of India. Her mother had been working as researcher in the field of virology and as a content writer for multinational companies and later turned a novelist. Madhurima has one brother who is four years younger to her. She has completed her Bachelor of Laws with an LLB degree.
Madhuurima has learnt Hindustani classical music and ghazal from her mother and used to sing children songs. She also learnt the classical dancing form Kathak but had to discontinue due to her father’s transferable job. While recording a song one day, she was spotted by noted director G. V. Iyer who signed her on for a Hindi television serial Kadambari. She was supposed to play Sita’s role in a film adaptation of Ramayana that G. V. Iyer was planning to shoot, however the director died and the project failed to materialize. During her eleventh standard, she acted in further TV serials, including one by K. Balachander, while anchoring in a TV channel as a part-time job. However, owing to her studies had to turn down some big banners, until Priyadarshan managed to convince her to play the lead in his movie.
Madhuurima Banerjee, popularly known mononymously as Madhuurima or Nyra Banerjee, is an Indian film actress and an assistant director. Following appearances in various television serials, she made her feature film debut in director Priyadarshan’s comedy film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, which was a moderate success and then went on to act in several successful Telugu films. In 2016, she changed her name to Nyra Banerjee and was credited with that name in the film One Night Stand. She also assisted director Tony D’Souza for his film Azhar