Pallavi Dey (1997-2022), also known as Pallabi Dey , was an Indian actress and model, who worked in Bengali television. As of 2022, she was playing the role of ‘Gauri’ in the Bengali TV serial ‘Mon Mane Na.’ On 15 May 2022, she was found dead at her rented flat in Garfa, Kolkata.
Pallavi Dey was born on Sunday, 23 February 1997 (age 25 years; as of 2022) in Howrah, West Bengal. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.
She did her schooling at Santragachi Bhanumati Girls High School in Howrah, West Bengal. Thereafter, she attended the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, to pursue her graduation.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Pallavi’s father’s name is Nilu Dey, and her mother’s name is Sangita Dey. She had a younger brother.
Pallavi Dey was in a live-in relationship with Sagnik Chakraborty. Sagnik works at a telecom company in South Kolkata. Pallavi and Sagnik were staying together at a rented accommodation in South Kolkata since April 2022.
In February 2021, Sagnik proposed Pallavi for marriage by presenting her a ring.
Pallavi Dey made her acting debut in 2017 with the Bengali TV serial ‘Tobu Mone Rekho’ as Supriya.
In 2018, she appeared in the Bengali television historical soap opera ‘Aami Sirajer Begum’ as Lutfunnisa Begum. The show starred Sean Banerjee as the male lead. Although the show had a brief run, Pallavi enjoyed a good fan base as the female lead. She came into the limelight after playing a meaty role in the TV serial ‘Resham Jhanpi’ (2018).
Subsequently, she appeared in the Bengali TV serials ‘Kunjo Chaya’ (2019) and ‘Saraswatir Prem’ (2020). As of 2022, she was playing the female lead Gauri in ‘Mon Mane Na’ opposite the Bengali actor Samm Bhattacharya.
On 15 May 2022, Pallavi Dey was reportedly found dead at her rented flat in Garfa, Kolkata. According to the police, she was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her room. The investigating officer in an official statement said,
The actor was found hanging from a ceiling fan with the help of a bedsheet. The incident took place at about 9:30 am. A case of unnatural death has been registered.”
As soon as the police reached the spot, she was rushed to M. R. Bangur Hospital, Kolkata, where she was declared brought dead. Based on the initial investigation, the police suspect that Pallavi had committed suicide. Talking about it to a media person, the investigating officer said,
Prima facie, it seems that it is a case of suicide. However, the final conclusion can be made only after the post-mortem report is available. We have started an investigation after filing a case of unnatural death.”
Police also questioned Sagnik Chakraborty (Pallavi’s boyfriend) who told the police that he had gone out to buy some cigarettes from the market and on his return, he found that the door was locked from the inside. He broke open the door and found Pallavi’s body hanging from the fan. He immediately informed the police about it.
While police suspected it as a case of suicide, Pallavi’s family alleged that there was a foul play. Talking to a media person, her father, Nilu Dey, said,
Her partner had a registered marriage with someone else two years ago and we came to know about this six months back. There was another girl who he was close to and it would often create trouble in their relationship. We don’t know who saw her hanging.”
They told the police that Chakraborty had forced Pallavi to pay for an apartment they bought in Rajarhat. However, Chakraborty’s mother while denying the allegations said,
The flat in Rajarhat which Pallavi’s parents are claiming was purchased with her money, was bought by us. Pallavi did not contribute anything. We had paid Rs 43 lakh in cash and took a loan to pay the remaining amount.”
Her parents also alleged that Chakraborty was financially dependent on their daughter Pallavi. The two of them had purchased a luxury apartment in New Town worth Rs. 60 lakhs (at the expense of Pallavi Dey).
However, Sagnik’s parents denied all the allegations and said that Pallavi and Sagnik never had any major issues. While speaking to a media person, Sagnik’s mother said,
They used to live together. Although we were not in complete support, we allowed them since they are grown-ups. A few times I had asked Sagnik to stay elsewhere and start living together once they are married. They didn’t have any major issues. I don’t know what happened.”
Later, Pallavi’s father lodged a complaint with the Kolkata police against Sagnik, alleging that he and a woman had killed his daughter. Based on Pallavi’s father’s complaint, Sagnik was called to Garfa police station on 16 May 2022 and was questioned for about 18 hours at the police station. Later, he was arrested for withholding crucial information regarding his employment and his joint financial investments with Dey. According to Atul V., deputy commissioner of police in charge of the south suburban division of Kolkata police, Sagnik Chakraborty was booked under IPC sections related to murder, cheating, criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy and dishonest misappropriation of property. He further stated that the arrest was based on a financial fraud committed by Chakraborty. Talking about Chakraborty to a media person, the investigating officer said,
Several inconsistencies have been found in Chakraborty’s statements regarding his work and source of income. We have found that he had closed his Salt Lake office a week before the victim died and is currently jobless. He, however, did not say this when we asked him about his profession.”
Pallavi’s post-mortem report showed no signs of injury and confirmed that the actress had committed suicide.
The news of her demise left her co-stars and fans in a deep shock. Many of her co-stars mourned her death through social media. Her co-star from Mon Mane Na Samm took to his Instagram account to express his pain. He wrote,
I have no words to justify what I witnessed today. Such an incident is unthinkable to even in one’s wildest dream.”
He further said,
You shall always be my first on-screen wife. No one else will ever be Rudra’s Gouri.”
- Beverage: Tea
- Sport: Cricket
- Pallavi enjoyed travelling, cooking, reading, and listening to music in her leisure time.
- She was often spotted drinking alcohol at various events.
- Her family and friends fondly called her Mistuu and Mishti
- She was an avid animal lover and owned a pet rabbit named Dustu and a dog named Raw.
- She had a tattoo inked on her right forearm.
- Pallavi followed a non-vegetarian diet.
- According to some sources, Pallavi had spoken to her domestic help twice, hours before she was found hanging with the ceiling fan of her room.
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