Paoli Dam is an Indian actress who started her career in 2004, with the Bengali television serial Jibon Niye Khela. She then worked in Bengali television serials such as Tithir Atithi and Sonar Harin. Dam’s first film release was Agnipariksha, directed by Rabi Kinagi.
In 2011, she received international recognition for her role in the Bengali film Chatrak. The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and also at film festivals in Toronto and the U.K. In 2012, Dam made her Bollywood debut in Hate Story and also appeared in Vikram Bhatt’s Ankur Arora Murder Case, directed by Sohail Tatari. She won the Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Actress for her performance in ‘Natoker Moto’ at the Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival in 2016.