Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

Updated: Dec 04, 2019, 10:45 | Nikita Wagh
  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    Born to a Bengali family on August 22, 1990, popular telly-bahu Devoleena Bhattacharjee hails from a small town in Assam. She was very young when she lost her father. Devoleena lives with her mother and brother. (All photos/Devoleena Bhattacharjee's official Instagram account)

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    Devoleena Bhattacharjee is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and you would be surprised to know that the actress had auditioned for the dance based reality show Dance India Dance too.

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    In 2011, Devoleena Bhattacharjee made her acting debut with TV show Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto, where she played a supporting role of a character named Gurbani Dhilon.

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    The very next year, Devoleena Bhattacharjee replaced Giaa Manek to play Gopi Kapadia aka Gopi bahu (daughter-in-law) in the much popular daily soap Saath Nibhaana Saathiya.

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    Devoleena Bhattacharjee garnered applause for her portrayal of Gopi Bahu and soon became a household name.

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    In 2017, Devoleena Bhattacharjee became a certified water diver. "It's really an achievement for me to be certified water diver. I have learned swimming a month back for the dive. Later got my dive training from Dive India institute and SSI certified me as water diver after I passed out my examinations for it," Devoleena said in a statement.

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    One of the highest-paid actresses of Indian television, Devoleena Bhattacharjee is an optimistic person and loves to approach everything with a 'yes'.

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    Devoleena Bhattacharjee's onscreen image of Gopi 'bahu' is completely different from what you will see her in real life. And her Instagram images are proof enough!

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    And to show her real-side even more clear, Devoleena Bhattacharjee turned Bigg Boss contestant this year. Along with Gopi's image, the 29-year-old wanted Television fans to know her as a person and this was one of the reasons, she cited for entering Bigg Boss. "I would like to put all my best efforts... of course, people who are connected with me through my social media, they know me, but the ones who don't know, I would like to say, 'This is the time when you are going to know me'," she said in an exclusive interview with mid-day.

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    Devoleena Bhattacharjee found it challenging to stay with strangers inside the house, but adjusting with the housemates is not a big problem for the actress. She said she is quite friendly by nature. "I make friends easily. I adjust well with people wherever I go. I don't know what will happen inside the house or how I'll adjust -- whether I will make friends or not. But I will try to remain the way I am. I believe in honesty."

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    Devoleena Bhattacharjee also aspires to make a career in Bollywood. "I want to make a debut on the big screen and romance Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. Doing Bollywood movies, that too with them, will be my dream come true moment," Devoleena said in a statement.

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    "I also want to see myself in Bollywood movies working with well-known production houses like Yash Raj Films or in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movies," she added.

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    While she was seen donning ethnic wear on Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Devoleena says that she wants to explore a western look in films. "I won't mind to switch to western avatar and would love to see myself in western look on camera. I wear western clothes off screen too," she added.

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  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee: The Bigg Boss 13 contestant is a far cry from the demure Gopi Bahu

    Devoleena shocked her fans as she left the controversial show this Weekend Ka Vaar owing to her severe back injury. However, the latest buzz is she is all set to come back on Salman Khan's show soon. Watch this space, as Devoleen will have her big re-entry in BB 13 house!

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Devoleena Bhattacharjee, who rose to fame with the role of Gopi bahu in Star Plus's drama Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, was one of the participants of Bigg Boss 13. However, the actress quit the show a few days ago citing health issues. But the latest buzz is that Devoleena will soon be re-entering Bigg Boss 13 house. Meanwhile, we take a look at Devoleena's journey in the Television world, so far.