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8 Actors From Manipur Who Featured In Malayalam, Hindi, and Assamese Movies and Series

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8 Actors From Manipur Who Featured In Malayalam, Hindi, and Assamese Movies and Series



Lin Laishram: Manipuri model and actress Lin Laishram made her appearances in Hindi films like Priyanka Chopra starrer Mary Kom and Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, and Kangana Ranaut starrer Rangoon. In 2015, she acted in the Indie film Umrika directed by Prashant Nair playing a Nepali girl opposite Prateik Babbar. She made her presence felt in the Bollywood industry after Netflix hit comedy-drama Axone in 2020.

Priyakanta Laishram: It is a lesser-known fact the popular multiple award-winning Manipuri filmmaker and actor Priyakanta Laishram was featured in AIB's (All India Bakchod) music video The Bollywood Diva (2017), starring Kangana Ranaut and directed by Tanmay Bhatt.

Priyakanta said he had done the music video as his college project while he was doing his Bachelor's in Mass Media at Mumbai University. He was also featured in an episode of Savdhaan India in 2016, playing the role of a teenager from Northeast India but later the episode got shelved.

Bala Hijam: Popular Manipuri actress Bala Hijam starred as the leading lady in the 2013 Malayalam road thriller film, Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi alongside Dulquer Salmaan. The film was directed by Sameer Thahir. She also started shooting for her Hindi film debut Zindagi on the Rocks in 2013 but was left incomplete due to some issues.

Lukram Smil: Manipuri actor and model Lukram Smil debuted in a Hindi movie, Penalty, directed by Subham Singh in 2017. He also featured in the 2022 Lionsgate Play Originals, Jugaadistan.

Loitongbam Dorendra: Manipuri actor and theatre director Loitongbam Dorendra is known for essaying the role of Tiger Sanga in the 2022 Hindi film, Anek starring Ayushmann Khurrana and directed by Anubhav Sinha.

Mairembam Ronaldo: The transgender actor from Manipur, Mairembam Ronaldo was featured in the Amazon Prime series, Pataal Lok directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy. The series featured Jaideep Ahlawat, Gul Panag, Neeraj Kabi, and Swastika Mukherjee in the lead roles.

Tonthoi Leishangthem: National Film Award winner, Manipuri actress Tonthoi Leishangthem was featured in two Assamese films, Borxharanya (The Rainforest) directed by Diganta Majumdar in 2015, and Ishu directed by Utpal Borpujari in 2017.

Biju Thaangjam: Manipuri actor Biju (Bijou) Thaangjam has been featured in many Hindi television commercials. He has also been featured in small roles in several popular Hindi movies and series like Mary Kom, Shivaay, Penalty, Jagga Jasoos, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, Made In China, and The Test Case amongst others.


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