-Actor and model Arya Banerjee was originally named Devdutta Banerjee
-She was the younger daughter of the late sitarist Pt Nikhil Banerjee.
-Arya Banerjee featured in ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha’, the Dibakar Banerjee directorial hit the screens in 2010.
-She gained prominence with her performance of essaying Shakeela in the 2011 film ‘The Dirty Picture’. Arya shared the frame with Vidya Balan in this movie.
-Apart from Bollywood movies, Arya had also featured in a few modelling assignments and in 2014, she made an appearance in a crime TV show.
Chandan Roy Sanyal reminisced the time he spent with Arya and had shared in a Facebook post, “She gave me so many free passes and forced me to come along to so many events and gigs because she felt out of place and wanted me to accompany her as if I was any better, discussing classical music and watching people from a corner, she was a great cook and fed me and so many of us with her food.”
While Bollywood actress Bidita Bag had shared on Instagram that her senior Arya was ‘a very famous model in Kolkata’ and had described her as ‘A very talented girl…who used to sing and dance like a rock-star… she amazed us with her acting and dancing stint in films.”
Arya Banerjee’s maid had informed the police that Arya Banerjee mostly kept to herself. Kolkata Police Joint Commissioner (crime) Murlidhar Sharma told IANS that the actor-model was suffering from cirrhosis of lever, he had said, “It was not a case of homicide. Alcohol was found in her stomach at the time of her death.”