Benny has been brought up on stage from her childhood as a trained singer-actor. She is an acclaimed performance-artist and a coach for actors.

Her orientation has been very close to the Indian theatre for the last thirty-five years. On stage she has worked with directors like Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Asit Basu, Usha Ganguly, Bibhash Chakraborty, Debesh Chattopadhyay, Arun Mukhopadhyay, Suman Mukhopadhyay, Anjan Dutt to name only a few.

She is a known name in cinema as well, where she has acted, coached and researched as a consultant for directors like Rituparno Ghosh, Vishal Bhardwaj, Kaushik Ganguly, Shoojit Sircar, Srijit Mukherji, Anik Dutta, Raj Chakraborty, Indranil Roychowdhury and Parambrata Chattopadhyay.

Benny currently handles the responsibility of coaching national and international actors/performers across the world through The Class Act Commune (ClassAct) which looks to engage actors, performers, artists and anyone in learning or thinking deeply about issues that would help them in breaking the set patterns of their own comfort zones.

In pursuit of understanding more about herself as a performer Benny always chose to better her learning constantly. Her training in Cultural Anthropology (from Centre of Studies in Social Sciences , Calcutta) draws its strength from her base in Philosophy (Presidency College, Calcutta University) and love for ontology. She is a voracious reader and likes to study a new course in every few years. Lately she’s invested into learning and understanding Jungian Psychology and Esoteric Psychology, and finding ways in which it can be applied to enhance performance.

Benny is still working on and experimenting with different techniques and schools of acting around the world, which challenges and moves beyond set myths and hallowed practices amongst practitioners.

She is thoroughly trained in the Eric Morris System of Beyond-Method acting, by Eric Morris himself, in Hollywood.

Benny is a Compassionate Inquiry graduate, which is a trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. This modality of therapy is combined by her in tandem with Eric’s System to help the actors recognize the unconscious dynamics and/or inhibitions that run the blueprint of their performance/lives and how to liberate themselves from them.

As a Coach she has been accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

Benny is a guest faculty for IIM - Calcutta and National School of Drama, India.

She lives her life by the motto ‘If it aint fun it aint worth it!’