Abhishek Banerjee: News

Abhishek Banerjee is an Indian actor and casting director born on May 5, 1985. He started his acting career by working in Delhi theater. Banerjee’s first film appearance was in the 2006 drama film ‘Rang De Basanti’. In the year 2011, he served as a casting director in ‘The Dirty Picture’ as well as in the crime thriller ‘No One Killed Jessica’. He is best known for his role in the 2018 Amar Kaushik’s horror-comedy ‘Stree’, which earned Banerjee a nomination for the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role in 2019. His role as lead antagonist and dreaded serial killer Vishal Tyagi (Hathoda Tyagi) in the Amazon Prime Video web series ‘Paatal Lok’ was critically acclaimed. Banerjee has worked as a casting director for numerous films including ‘Ok Jaanu’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Secret Superstar‘, ‘Ajji‘, ‘Brij Mohan Amar Rahe’, and ’Knock Out’. He is a notable alumna of Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.

26 May 2023

OTT releases

Varun Dhawan's 'Bhediya' is finally streaming on OTT, for free

Varun Dhawan stans, rise and welcome the beast with moisty eyes!

19 Apr 2023

OTT releases

'Rana Naidu' Season 2: Things to expect from the sequel

The Indian adaptation of Ray Donovan, Rana Naidu has been renewed for a sequel. Starring the real-life uncle-nephew duo of Venkatesh Daggubati and Rana Daggubati, the Netflix series was at the top spot of most watched shows in India for three consecutive weeks.

05 Apr 2023


Abhishek Banerjee to feature alongside Amitabh Bachchan in 'Section 84'

Abhishek Banerjee is one of the most versatile actors from the current generation and in the recent past, he has donned some amazing characters. The Paatal Lok actor took to Instagram and shared the news of joining the cast of Ribhu Dasgupta's Section 84.

09 Mar 2023

OTT releases

'Rana Naidu': Everything to know before Venkatesh-Rana Daggubati series premiere

Tollywood fans are excited to watch Venkatesh Daggubati star alongside his nephew, Rana Daggubati, in the upcoming web series Rana Naidu.

14 Dec 2022

OTT releases

OTT release: TVF's 'Pitchers' Season 2 finally coming this December

ZEE5 released the trailer of The Viral Fever's Pitchers Season 2 on Wednesday. The web series will be released on the OTT platform on December 23.

05 Aug 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Darlings' to 'Maha': What to watch this weekend on OTT?

The first half of 2022 was eventful for the Indian entertainment industry.

Coal scam: SC allows ED to interrogate Abhishek Banerjee, wife

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira Banerjee in Kolkata.

24 Apr 2022


Abhishek Banerjee's short film 'Vakeel Babu' gets international recognition

Casting director-turned-actor Abhishek Banerjee has repeatedly proven that he is an actor with tremendous ability.

14 Feb 2022

West Bengal

TMC registers victory in 4 municipal corporations in West Bengal

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday crushed the Opposition in the civic polls held in four towns in West Bengal.

27 Sep 2021

Mamata Banerjee

BJP is 'jumla party,' will defeat it across India: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday termed the BJP as a "jumla (rhetoric) party" and asserted that she would defeat the saffron camp across the country in the days to come.

19 Aug 2021


'Ankahi Kahaniya' trailer presents unconventional tales of love and longing

A day after Netflix announced its upcoming anthology, the trailer for Ankahi Kahaniya was dropped today.

18 Aug 2021

Aparshakti Khurana

'Helmet' trailer: Aparshakti Khurana leads comedy on condoms, its taboos

"Everybody wants a condom. But they are scared (of outright buying it)."

06 May 2021

Amazon Prime Video

'Paatal Lok' broke my comedic actor image: Abhishek Banerjee

Actor-casting director Abhishek Banerjee says after starring in back-to-back comedy films, he was scared of getting typecast but his role of the fearsome killer Hathoda Tyagi in the series Paatal Lok helped him break out of that image.

21 Feb 2021

West Bengal

Abhishek Banerjee's wife summoned by CBI in coal scam case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday served a notice to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife in connection with the coal pilferage case.

19 Feb 2021

West Bengal

Bengal court summons Amit Shah in Abhishek Banerjee's defamation case

A special court for MPs and MLAs in West Bengal on Friday issued summons to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with a criminal defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee.

02 Feb 2021

West Bengal

Not allowed to work: Two-time MLA quits Trinamool Congress

Just ahead of the high-voltage polls in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is losing one MLA after another. The latest one to join the list is Dipak Haldar, a two-time MLA from Diamond Harbour, that falls under the Lok Sabha constituency of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew, Abhishek Banerjee.

24 Apr 2020

Neeraj Kabi

Anushka Sharma's series 'Paatal Lok' to release on May 15

Anushka Sharma is all set to foray into the world of web shows as a producer.

04 Nov 2019


Watch: This is how Ayushmann Khurrana went bald for 'Bala'

Even before hitting the theaters, Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala has been the talk of the town ever since its trailer came out.

10 Oct 2019


'Bala' trailer: Ayushmann is back with another intriguing social message

Ever since his arrival in Bollywood with Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor, the amazingly talented Ayushmann Khurrana has delivered back-to-back hits, that are both high on entertainment value and are socially relevant.

13 Sep 2019

Movie Review

'Dream Girl' review: Ayushmann Khurrana shines in this flimsy rom-com

It would be quite unfair to have a bagful of expectations from a film like Dream Girl, but hurt strikes you when it promises to be more, and then fails to deliver miserably.

02 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Condemning Assam killings, TMC to organize protest rallies across Bengal

The Trinamool Congress will organize protest rallies across West Bengal today to protest the "brutal killings" of five Bengali-speaking people in Assam.

14 Aug 2018

West Bengal

TMC lawmaker sends notice to Amit Shah, asks to apologize

Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress lawmaker has sent a legal notice to Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah for demeaning him at his rally in Kolkata and has demanded a public, unconditional apology.

Ahead of 2019, Mamata Banerjee's TMC undergoes heavy restructuring

WB CM and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee is gearing up full-time for the 2019 battle.