Nusrat Jahan

Indian actress and politician

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Nusrat Jahan
SouBoyy meets Nusrat Jahan at FIERAA, a fashion and lifestyle exhibition held at Sapphire Banquet 2, Calcutta.JPG
Nusrat Jahan at FIERAA, a fashion and lifestyle exhibition held at Sapphire Banquet 2, Calcutta
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
24 May 2019
Preceded byIdris Ali
Majority350,369 (24.44%)[1]
Personal details
Nusrat Jahan Ruhi[2]

(1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 31)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress
Nikhil Jain[a]
(m. 2019; separate 2021)
  • Actress
  • model
  • politician

Nusrat Jahan (born 8 January 1990) is an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Bengali cinema.[3][4] She joined active politics in 2019 and contested from Basirhat as a Trinamool Congress candidate.[5] Jahan's screen debut was in Raj Chakraborty's Shotru. She then appeared in the film Khoka 420, under the banner Eskay Movies. Her other notable films include Khiladi, with Ankush Hazra, Sondhe Namar Agey, with Rahul Bose and Power, with Jeet under the banner of Shree Venkatesh Films. She is an elected Member of Parliament for Basirhat.[6]

Personal life

Nusrat Jahan was born in a Bengali Muslim family in Kolkata, West Bengal, India to Muhammed Shah Jahan and Sushma Khatun on 8 January 1990.[7] She completed her schooling from Our Lady Queen of the Missions School, Kolkata and then went to college in Bhawanipur College, Kolkata graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree. Nusrat Jahan had been in a relationship with businessman Nikhil Jain since 2018 and they had a marriage ceremony on 19 June 2019 in Turkey followed by a reception attended by Mamata Banerjee and Mimi Chakraborty.[7][8][9][10] Nusrat has claimed that the marriage was not legal- "Being on foreign land, as per Turkish Marriage Regulation, the ceremony is invalid. Moreover, since it was an interfaith marriage, it requires validation under Special Marriage Act in India, which did not happen". As per Nusrat as it was nothing more than a live-in relationship, both of them are now separated.[11] Nikhil Jain has stated that they lived together as husband and wife and introduced themselves as a married couple in the society. He has claimed that "I devoted all my time and resources being a faithful and responsible husband."[12]

Acting career

She started her modelling career after winning the beauty contest, Fair One Miss Kolkata in 2010.[13][14] She made her Tollywood debut in film, Shotru alongside Jeet. After a year of hiatus, she starred in her second film, Khoka 420, with Dev. Her next release of that year was Khiladi, opposite Ankush Hazra. After that, she appeared in two item songs, namely "Chicken Tandoori" from Action and "Desi Chhori" from Yoddha - The Warrior, both of which were instant hits and became chartbusters. She was then seen in Sondhe Namar Agey, with co-star Rahul Bose. In 2015, she featured in the comedy film, Jamai 420, opposite Ankush Hazra and an ensemble cast including Payel Sarkar, Mimi Chakraborty, Soham Chakraborty and Hiran. She was also a part of the theme song of BCL (Bengal Celebrity League) for the team "Midnapoor Mighities", with Dev and Sayantika Banerjee. Her next and last film of 2015 was Har Har Byomkesh, released in December 2015. The movie was a huge box office success. In 2016, she appeared in director Rajib Biswas' film Power, with Jeet and Sayantika Banerjee. That same year, she starred in the comedy film Kelor Kirti, with Dev Adhikari, Jishu Sengupta, Ankush Hazra, Mimi Chakraborty, Koushani Mukherjee and Sayantika Banerjee. Later that year, she was seen in Love Express, opposite Dev and after that in Zulfiqar, directed by Srijit Mukherjee. Zulfiqar was among the top earning films of 2016. She ended the year 2016 with the comedy film Haripada Bandwala, with Ankush Hazra under the direction of Pathikrit Basu. In 2017, she was first seen in One, with Prosenjit Chatterjee and Yash Dasgupta, which was directed by Birsa Dasgupta. In May 2017, her next film Ami Je Ke Tomar was released. On 22 September 2017, her next movie Bolo Dugga Maiki was released. 2018, she acted in Uma as a guest, then she took place in Crisscross directed by Birsa Dasgupta and after that Rajiv Kumar Biswas selected her for the film Naqaab with Shakib Khan and Sayantika Banerjee. Next she danced in the song (Joy Joy Durga Maa) composed and featured by Jeet Gannguli, cricketer Sourav Ganguly, actress Subhashree Ganguly, Mimi Chakraborty, Nusrat Jahan and actor Bonny Sengupta were shown in the screen. This was released on the behalf of Captain TMT Bar advertise.[15][better source needed]

In 2020, she appeared in Asur[16] and then in an action film on hostage rescue operation SOS Kolkata, as ATS technical head Amanda Jones.[17]

Political career

On 12 March 2019, West Bengal Chief Minister and president of Trinamool Congress party Mamata Banerjee announced that Jahan would contest the upcoming general election of 2019 from Basirhat Lok Sabha Constituency.[18][19] She emerged as the winner by a margin of 350,000 votes against BJP candidate Sayantan Basu.[20]


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2011 Shotru Pooja
2013 Khoka 420 Megha
Khiladi Pooja
2014 Action Herself
Yoddha : The Warrior Special Appearance in item song Desi Chhori
Sondhey Namar Age Rupsa
2015 Jamai 420 Priyanka
Har Har Byomkesh Shakuntala
2016 Power[21] Shruti
Kelor Kirti Urvashi
Love Express Neelasha / Neel
Zulfiqar Rani Talapatra (Cleopatra)
Haripada Bandwala Sweety
2017 One Megha
Ami Je Ke Tomar Esha
Bolo Dugga Maiki Uma
2018 Uma Herself
Crisscross Meher
Naqaab Disha
2020 Asur Aditi
SOS Kolkata Amanda [22]
2021 Dictionary Smita
2021 Swastik Sanket Rudrani


  1. ^ Though they married in 2019 in Turkey, the marriage stands null and void as per Nusrat. She claims that it was per Turkish procedures and is not valid in India. She considers it as nothing more than a domestic partnership
  1. ^ "Basirhat Election Results 2019 Live Updates: Nusrat Jahan Ruhi of TMC Wins". News18. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  3. ^ Ganguly, Ruman (27 April 2011). "It's too good to be true: Nusrat Jahan". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 November 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Interview: Tollywood Actress Nusrat Jahan Talks About Bengali Movie "Shatru" Co-Starring Jeet and her Background and Experience – Washington Bangla Radio USA". Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Meet the glamorous new parliamentarians Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan | Photogallery - ETimes". The Times of India. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Bengal election results: Dev, Mimi, Locket, Nusrat rule as bed tea goes bitter for Moon Moon". India Today. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Members : Lok Sabha Profile". Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  8. ^ "TMC first-time MP Nusrat Jahan gets married in Turkey; skips Parliament oath-taking ceremony". The Economic Times. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Inside newly-elected MP and Bengali actress Nusrat Jahan's dream wedding in Turkey". New Indian Express. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Actress-MP Nusrat Jahan wedding reception: Mamata Banerjee and Mimi Chakraborty arrive at function". India Today. 4 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Marriage with Nikhil Jain not legal, our separation happened". Times Of India. 9 June 2021.
  12. ^ Estranged husband Nikhil Jain claims Nusrat Jahan always avoided getting marriage registered, Economic Times, Jun 14, 2021
  13. ^ "Pageant pretty". The Telegraph. Kolkata. 16 May 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Nusrat Jahan Miss Kolkata 2010". the times of india. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Nusrat Jahan- Jiyo Bangla". Jiyo Bangla. January 1970. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  16. ^ Chatterjee, Arindam (1 January 2020). "'Asur' is my best till date: Nusrat Jahan". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  17. ^ Chakraborty, Saionee (22 October 2020). "SOS Kolkata co-stars Nusrat Jahan and Yash get into Puja classics for this shoot". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  18. ^ Ganguly, Ruman (12 March 2019). "I'm thrilled to start my political career: Shehzad khan". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Film star MPs hit back at 'outfit trolls'". BBC News. 29 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Basirhat Election 2019: Basirhat Election Results, Political Parties, Trinamool Congress, CPI, BJP, Congress, Nusrat Jahan, Pallab Sengupta, Abdur Rahim Quazi, Sayantan Basu".
  21. ^ "Jeet in a new avtar". Eisamay. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  22. ^ "anshman ready with his next film to hit the floors on Monday". Times of India.

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