Tillotama Shome


Tillotama Shome made her film debut with director Mira Nair’s romantic movie ‘Monsoon Wedding’ where she played a supporting role as Alice with Naseeruddin Shah and Lillete Dubey in 2001. Then she appeared in several movies most of which got positive remarks at the box office. In 2009, the actress played a nun in the Australian film ‘The Waiting City’ directed by Claire McCarthy. Italo Spinelli’s social awareness movie ‘Gangor’ based on Mahashweta Devi’s novel had her playing a social worker.

Shome also acted in Qaushiq Mukherjee’s Bengali film ‘Tasher Desh’ as Queen along with Soumyak Kanri Debiswas and Anubrata Basu in 2012. After that, she played the character Mrs. Ahmadi in the Hindi political thriller film ‘Shanghai’ directed by Dibakar Banerjee. Seeing her brilliant performance in the movie, Rediff stated: “Shome created one of this year’s most heartbreaking performances in a Hindi film”.

Her other roles have included Lara in ‘Little Box of Sweets’, Jaya in ‘Long After’ Afia Nathaniel and Miracle in ‘Butterfly’. Her mind-blowing performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in the movie ‘Qissa’ won the title ‘Best Actress’ in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The charming actress next appeared in the film ‘Children of War’ which is based on Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. She was last seen in the Hindi movie ‘Budhia Singh-Born on Run’ as Sukanti in 2016.

The devoted actress Tillotama Shome married Kunal Ross who is Jaya Bachchan’s nephew in 2015. She is very fond of cooking and reading books. Now the lady is leading a happy conjugal life with her husband in Mumbai.

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