Bengali actress Devdatta Banerjee, also known as Arya Banerjee, was found dead at her south Kolkata residence on Friday (December 11), police said. The police broke open the door of the 33-year-old’s third-floor apartment and found her lying dead, bleeding from her nose, in the bedroom.
Her domestic help had raised an alarm when she got suspicious that Arya did not respond to doorbells and phone calls in the morning. The domestic help then informed the neighbours, who called the police.
Arya lived alone and kept to herself mostly, the domestic help said. The police said the body was sent for post-mortem examination and a forensic team collected samples from her room.
Arya was the daughter of late sitarist Nikhil Bandyopadhyay. She did modelling jobs in Mumbai and acted in Bollywood films such as The Dirty Picture (2011) and LSD: Love Sex Aur Dhoka (2010).
(With inputs from agencies)