Birth: 06-05-1986 , New Delhi, India

Shahana Goswami is a Indian Bengali Actress who works in Bollywood Flims. Shahana Goswami was born in New Delhi 6 May 1986, and attended Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi and Sophia College, Mumbai. Shahana was the house captain and sports champion in her school. She secured second position at the National Artificial Wall Climbing Competition and has represented her school in athletics, badminton, basketball and volleyball at the zonal level. In addition, Shahana received training in Odissi for 10 years under Guru Padmashri Kiran Segal and has travelled and performed extensively with her dance troupe. Her father is an Economist and her mother works as an Editorial Consultant. Shahana's elder brother and sister-in-law are physicists.

 

Shahana had a single-minded focus on professional acting since childhood. She moved to Mumbai to complete her graduation and to explore the possibility of taking up acting as a career. In Mumbai, Shahana's first steps in acting were at Jaimini Pathak's theatre group Working Title. There, she started off as a production assistant and then acted in their productions Seagull and Arabian Nights. Through her theater circle she met talent consultant Shanoo Sharma who asked her to audition for a role in Naseeruddin Shah's directorial debut Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota. Subsequently, she stumbled upon a small role of Boman Irani's daughter in Reema Katgi's Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., when she visited the production house for some other work.

 

Meanwhile, a cinematographer who noticed her work in Yun Hota recommended her and she auditioned for the lead role in Percept Picture Company's Rubaru, directed by Arjun Bali, with Randeep Hooda as her co-star. With no contacts in the film industry and no one to back her, Shahana remained steadfastly focused on her goal through rejections and unsuitable offers to finally get the big break in the role of Debbie in Rock On!!, and her memorable performance secured her a spot on the Bollywood map. She appeared in the music video for Dido's song, "Let's Do the Things We Normally Do" as the taxi driver in Mumbai, shot by Siddharth Sikan.