Payal Ghosh Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Kolkata
Age: 33 Years
Smoke: Yes

Payal Ghosh

Profession(s)Model, Actor, Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourMedium Golden Brown
DebutTelugu Film: Prayanam (2009, as Harika)
Payal Ghosh in the movie Prayanam

British Telefilm: Sharpe's Peril (2009, as the daughter of a revolutionary freedom fighter )

Kannada film: Varshadhaare (2010, as Mythili )
Payal Ghosh in the movie Varshadhaare

Tamil Film: Therodum Veedhiyile (2014, as Pavalakodi )
Payal Ghosh in the movie Therodum Veedhiyile

Bollywood: Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi (2017, as Pooja)
Payal Ghosh in the movie Patel ki Punjabi Shaadi

Televison: Saath Nibhaana Saathiya (2016, as Radhika)
Payal Ghosh in the show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Mumbai City Icon Award (2018) in the category of Promising debut in the entertainment industry
Mumbai City Icon 2018

• Times Leading Icon Award (2019)

• Icon of the Year Award (2019)

• Aspiring she magazine award (2020) for the 'Most fascinating face of the year'
PartyRepublican Party of India (Athawale)
Republican Party of India (Athawale) Flag
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 November 1989 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 33 Years
Zodiac signScorpio
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
School St. Paul's Mission School, Kolkata
College/University Scottish Church College, Kolkata
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Arts Hons. Political Science
• Diploma in fashion technology [1]The Hindu
ReligionHinduism [2]Instagram
EthnicityBengali [3]The Times Of India
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [4]The Health Site
ControversyIn September 2020, Payal Ghosh accused Anurag Kashyap, a famous Bollywood director, of sexual harassment. The alleged incident took place in 2014 when Payal visited the director's house. While giving her a house tour, Anurag Kashyap suddenly stripped naked in front of the actress and molested her. Payal also claims that Kashyap told her that Bollywood actresses like Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, and Mahie Gill frequently indulged in such sexual encounters with him. [5]YouTube Payal politely refused the offer and immediately left the house citing that she was unwell. Anurag Kashyap, through a series of tweets, dismissed the sexual assault allegations and intended to pursue the matter legally. [6]Times of India In August 2023, she talked about the case and said that she was battling alone against Kashyap as he is an influential person in the industry, and nobody wants to raise voice against him. She said,

"I am not the richest or the most powerful and so I don’t even expect others to come out and support me against him. I am fighting the battle alone and I know that’s how it is going to be in future as well. Nobody will take a stand for me and go against him. Everyone values their relations with him because he is a film director." [7]The Free Press Journal
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Irfan Pathan (cricketer)
Payal Ghosh's post on X about dating Irfan Pathan
Note: According to Payal Gosh, she had dated Irfan Pathan for five years, starting in 2011. She made this claim through a post on X on 1 December 2023. [8]The Free Press Journal
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Payal Ghosh with her father
Mother- Name Not Known
Payal Ghosh's mother
SiblingsSister- Name Not Known
Payal Ghosh's sister
FoodChinese food (Mainland China and Chinoiserie at Taj Bengal)
ActorShah Rukh Khan

Payal Ghosh


Some Lesser Known Facts About Payal Ghosh

  • Does Payal Ghosh smoke?: No (She quit smoking in the year 2019) [9]NewsKarnataka
  • Does Payal Ghosh drink alcohol?: Yes
    Payal Ghosh
  • Payal Ghosh is an Indian actress of Bengali origin. After establishing her name in South Indian film industry, she made her debut in Bollywood with the movie, Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi (2017).
  • During her teenage days, Payal took part in various stage shows and dramas and was much appreciated for her performances. She belonged to a conservative family, and her father did not support her desire to become an actress. At the age of 17, she ran away from her home in Kolkata and went to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting. She stayed at her eldest sister’s house in Mumbai where she shot a couple of advertisements with Tata Indicom and Docomo.
  • In 2009, she accompanied her friend to an audition for Sharpe’s Peril, a British telefilm, and secured a part in the movie for herself. She played the part of a village girl, the daughter of a revolutionary freedom fighter from Bengal.
  • Later, she pursued an acting course at Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute, Mumbai. In 2009, she had an encounter with Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, a film director who was auditioning for the Telugu movie, Prayanam. Payal made her debut in the Telugu film industry with the film Prayanam in which she played the lead role of Harika. Other Telugu films in which she starred include Oosaravelli (2011) and  Mr. Rascal (2011).
  • Payal Ghosh prioritizes portraying roles which highlight her performance. In an interview, she said,

    I look at roles that provide scope for performance. If I had to choose between a big project in which my role is not substantial and playing a brilliant character in a small film, I would probably opt for the latter. I want my skill to be appreciated”

  • In 2017, she made her debut in Bollywood with the movie, Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi, opposite Vir Das, and shared screen with veterans like  Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal.
  • She is the brand ambassador of Nutramantra, a Hyderabad based company.

  • On 26 October 2020, she joined the Republican Party of India (Athawale), which is led by the Union Minister Ramdas Athawale. Reportedly, she was also named as the vice president of the party’s women’s wing. While welcoming Ms. Ghosh into the party, Athawale said,

    I told her RPI(A) is Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s party. It helps all sections of society, be it Dalits, Adivasis, OBCs, villagers, slum dwellers. The RPI will get a good face if you join the party. After I discussed this with her, she was ready to join the party.”

    Payal Ghosh joining the Republican Party of India (Athawale)

    Payal Ghosh joining the Republican Party of India (Athawale)

  • On 1 October 2023, Payal Ghosh made a critical comment about Bollywood through a post on X. In the post, she expressed her relief at not working in Bollywood as she believed that the filmmakers would have asked her to undress to get roles in films. According to Ghosh, filmmakers in Bollywood focus on using female bodies rather than using creativity. Payal’s post soon attracted many negative responses from users; Payal was called less talented and unworthy of being cast in Bollywood films by users. [10]The Times of India

    Payal Ghosh's post about Bollywood on X

    Payal Ghosh’s post about Bollywood on X

  • On 2 November 2023, Payal playfully extended a marriage proposal to an Indian cricketer named Mohammed Shami through a post on X. In the post, Payal mentioned that she might consider becoming his second wife if he would work on improving his English speaking skills. [11]Times Now

  • On 1 December 2023, Payal Ghosh mentioned that while she was dating Irfan Pathan, a former cricketer and current politician named  Gautam Gambhir used to express interest in her. She added that Gautam used to give her many missed calls, which Irfan was aware of. Payal, moreover, mentioned that actor Akshay Kumar also used to like her, but her heart belonged only to Irfan. [12]The Free Press Journal