Arpita Mukherjee was active in the Bengali and Oriya film industries between 2008 and 2014. She was also a model.
She comes from a middle-class family in Belghoria, a northern suburb of Kolkata, and was into modeling since her college days.
After the death of her father, she was married to a businessman from Jhargram, but not much is known about the marriage as she returned to Kolkata.
She acted in the film "Partner" with Jeet in 2008 and in 2009 in "Mama Bhagane" opposite Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee.
In 2019 and 2020, Arpita Mukherjee was the face of the promotional campaigns of 'Naktala Udayana Sangha', one of the largest Durga Puja committee in Kolkata. Partha Chatterjee was the chief patron of 'Naktala Udayan Sangh'.
Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, has been in the limelight after Rs 20 crore cash was recovered from her house last week. Both were arrested a day later in connection with the school job scam in Bengal.
The ED conducted raid on the 30-year-old model, actor and Instagrammer's fourth house on Thursday. So far, the agency has recovered ₹ 50 crore in cash from two homes of Ms Mukherjee.
Besides cash and gold, the probe agency also recovered a number of incriminating documents and records from various premises of the individuals involved in the scam.