Munmun Dutta (born 28 September 1987) is an Indian television actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Babita Krishnan Iyer in the popular Hindi sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
Early Life and Education
Dutta was born on 28 September 1987 in Durgapur, West Bengal. She completed a master’s degree in English. In Kolkata, she used to perform as a child singer for Akashvani and Doordarshan. While living in Pune, Dutta participated in fashion shows. She came to Mumbai and had her acting debut in Zee TV’s 2004 serial Hum Sab Baraati. Her first film role was in Kamal Haasan’s Mumbai Xpress. In 2006, she appeared in the film Holiday.
Munmun Dutta Age Boyfriend Husband Family Biography
|Famous Role||Babita Krishnan Iyer in TV serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008 to present)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 55 kg
in Pounds- 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34|
|Date of Birth||28 September 1987|
|Age (as of 2023)||36 Years|
|Birthplace||Durgapur, West Bengal, India|
|Hometown||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|School||Oxford Model Senior Secondary School, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|College||University of Mumbai, Mumbai|
|Education Qualification||Master of Arts (M.A.) in English|
|Debut||Film: Mumbai Express (2005)
TV: Hum Sab Baraati (2004)
|Family||Father– Name Not Known (Singer, Died in 2018)
Mother– Name Not Known (Singer)
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
|Hobbies||Singing, Dancing, Travelling|
|Controversies||• On 9 May 2021, she posted a video on Instagram in which she used a casteist slur. Later, she received heavy criticism on social media for this. On 10 May 2021, she took to Twitter and Instagram to apologize while terming her act as unintentional. The Indian Express She wrote on Twitter, “This is in reference to a video that I posted yesterday where in one word used by me has been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent of insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings. Because of my language barrier, I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word. Once I was made aware of its meaning I immediately took the part down. I have utmost respect for every single person from every caste, creed or gender and acknowledge their immense contribution to our Society or nation.”
• In September 2021, she shared two posts on Instagram in which she criticised the general public of India and the media for being insensitive towards women. Her remarks came after she was trolled on social media for dating her Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah co-star Raj Anadkat who is 9 years younger than her. India Today
• In February 2022, some sources claimed that she was arrested in the csteist case. Later, she clarified that she was not arrested rather she was called for interrogation and said that she was ‘deeply upset’ about the rumours of her arrest. The Times of India
|Actor(s)||Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Actresses||Rani Mukerji, Madhuri Dixit, Anushka Sharma|
|Colour(s)||White, Blue, Black|
|TV Show||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi (2016)|
|Film(s)||Titanic (1997), A Walk to Remember (2002)|
|Relationships & More|
|Affair/Boyfriend||Raj Anadkat (actor) (rumoured) The Times of India|
She is best known for her role as Babita Iyer in the popular Indian sitcom “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.” This show, which has been running for many years, played a significant role in establishing her career and gaining her widespread recognition.
Her character, Babita Iyer, was well-received by the audience, and she became a household name for her performance in the series. Munmun Dutta’s portrayal of Babita, a beautiful and elegant woman living in the Gokuldham Society, was one of the central characters of the show.
While “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” has been her most prominent work, Munmun Dutta has also made appearances in a few other television shows and participated in various reality TV programs.
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On 9 May 2021, a case was registered, in Hansi, against her due to a discriminatory slur (seemingly violating the “Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989”) made on her YouTube video that went viral. The actress, however, apologized for the comment after hashtags demanding her arrest, on social media, after which she stated- “She did not know that language and didn’t intend to hurt anyone’s sentiments.” In 2022, she was arrested and interrogated but was later released.
|2004||Hum Sab Baraati||Meethi|
|2008–present||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Babita Krishnan Iyer|
|2018||Indian Idol 10|
|2020||India’s Best Dancer|
|2021||Kaun Banega Crorepati 13|
|2022||Bigg Boss 15|
|The Khatra Khatra Show|