Antara Biswas (born 21 November 1982), better known by her stage name Monalisa, is an Indian actress. She has done mostly Bhojpuri language films, and has also appeared in Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu language films. She was a contestant of Indian show Bigg Boss 10 in 2016 and is known for portraying Mohana Rathod in Nazar. In 2020, she is playing the main antagonist, Iravati Verma in Namak Issk Ka on Colors TV.
Antara Biswas was born to a Bengali Hindu family. She adopted the stage name of Monalisa at the behest of her uncle. She studied at Julien Day School in Elgin Road, South Kolkata, and graduated from Ashutosh College of the University of Calcutta, earning a BA degree in Sanskrit before starting out a few years ago as a small-time TV actress and model in Odia video albums.
She acted in several low budget films before making her debut in Bollywood with Blackmail, starring Ajay Devgn and Suniel Shetty. She then acted in South Indian films before coming to notice through her role in Tauba Tauba opposite Amin Gazi. She acted in a Kannada film titled Jackpot.
In 2010, The Hindu reported that Monalisa (along with Rinku Ghosh) was the most sought after actress in the Bhojpuri film industry.
She married Bhojpuri actor Vikrant Singh Rajpoot in the Bigg Boss house on 17 January 2017.