Munmun Dutta is an Indian model and a television and film actress. She is famous for her portrayal of the character ‘Babita’ in one of the longest running television sitcoms in India, “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.”
Early Life and career
Munmun Dutta was born on September 28, 1987, in Durgapur, West Bengal. The members of her family are singers by profession. As a child, Dutta was trained in classical music. She finished her higher secondary school certification in Bengal and then came to Pune to attend college and pursue a degree in dance art and fashion.
During her graduation days in Pune, Munmun took part in many fashion shows. She auditioned for Gladrags which is what allowed her to come to Mumbai.Dutta states that she did not know anyone in the city and that no one came to her aid as far was work was concerned. The 5’5″ lass managed to get a few television commercials and ramp shows, but that was all the work which came her way.
Her struggle finally ended when she got a part in the TV show ‘Hum Sab Baraati’ which aired on Zee TV and featured veteran actors like Bhavana Balsaver and Dilip Joshi. Despite the great cast, the show faced some issues and was taken off air. Munmun went back to doing commercials. Later in the year 2008, she was offered the role of Babita in the TV sitcom ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah,’ and the rest is history.
Munmun Dutta maintains that she owes her success to Dilip Joshi. She had learnt a lot about acting from him while shooting for the Zee TV show. Also, it was Joshi who recommended the name of Dutta to Asit Modi, the producer of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The show is a big success today and Munmun attributes the fame and popularity of all those associated with the show, from the actors to the producers, to just the TV show. She remains thankful to Dilip till this day!
Munmun Dutta’s debut in Bollywood was the movie Mumbai Express made by Kamal Hassan. She then went onto act in the 2006 film Holiday.
Marriage and relationships
Munmun Dutta always wanted to be associated with the entertainment industry in some way or the other. She has realized her dream and is currently worth about INR 10 crores, with an annual remuneration of about INR 2 crores. So is marriage on the cards for Munmun Dutta?
Munmun states that she has no boyfriend, and that she is currently very much single and wants to remain that way. According to her relationships and marriage take up a whole lot of your time and are full of varied responsibilities. Hence, even though she may get married in the future, she wants to do a lot of things before eventually settling down. She wants to enjoy life to the fullest, travel the world, and be answerable to only herself at the moment. She wants to savor each and every moment of life and then take that abundance of joy gained into a relationship, finally culminating in marriage.
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