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Malaya Goswami has mesmerized Assamese movie fans even in her debut film. She has
never looked back since her first movie and made Assamese film community proud by bringing the
first National Award by Assamese actress into the state.
Malaya Goswami in an Interview
Malaya Goswami was born in Dibrugarh in Rajkhowa family of Sivasagar. Her father Kailash Rajkhowa was an engineer
in Assam Electricity Board and used to transfer from one place to other due to work
responsibilities. But Malaya and her sister stayed all of their school years in Nagaon.
After her matriculation from Nagaon Girls' High School she came down to Guwahati. She completed her
graduation from Handique College and completed her master degree from Guwahati University.
Malaya was very active in sport during her college days and got selected even for the
first women's Hockey team from Assam.
After her education, she took teaching as her profession. Initially she worked in Sonari College for
few years and then joined Jagiroad college in 1983.
In 1981, Malaya married Pradip Goswami, whois also an engineer in Assam State Electricity Board like
her father. Her husband was a source of great inspiration towards her acting career.
Her debut film was from the great Assamese Film maker Late Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia in 1987.
The movie named 'Agnisnaan' was based on Saikia's famouis novel 'Antareep'. In the movie
Malaya Goswami had the main role as 'Menaka'. Her on screen personality and gravity
immediately caught attention assamese film industry. Even she just missed the best actress award
with slight margin.
In 1992, Malaya Goswami acted in her second movie 'Firingoti', directed by another
great film maker of Assam Jahnu Baruah. She played the role a lady who overcomes personal
trauma and dedicate her life for the education of a village. This film bagged her the
the most prestigious National "Rajat Kamal" award for best actress in the year 1992.
There was no looking back for Malaya Goswami after these couple of movies. "Uttarkaal", Maa", "I Killed Him Sir", "Aasene Konoba Hiyaat",
"Sesh Upahaar",etc are few of the other movie she has acted. Her on screen
personality always bagged her very decent Assamese films. She also acted in various popular
TV serials like "Writu aahe writu jaai". She has acted agaiinst all veteran directors and actors of
Assam. Her strong voice also attracted All India Radio to give her chance in more than 40
radio plays. Malaya Goswami has also made a mark in poetry recitation of great poets like
Nabakanta Baruah, Jyotiprasad Agarwalla.
She is also involved in various stage plays and has won critics words.
Malaya Goswami has been awarded with "Joymoti Award" and also "Best TV Actress" for "Writu aahe writu jaai".
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