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Star Jalsha
Revamped Star Jalsha Diamond Logo as of June,2012.png
The revamped logo of Star Jalsha
Launched 8 September 2008 (in Middle East)
22 November 2012 (in UK and Ireland)
Owned by 21st Century Fox
Slogan Cholo Paltai (Let's Change)
Country India
Language Bengali
Headquarters 1107 12th floor, Shahadat Hossain Selim Road, Kolkata
Sister channel(s) STAR Plus
STAR World
STAR Vijay
STAR Utsav
Life OK
STAR Pravah
Jalsha Movies
Tata Sky (India) Channel 842
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 805
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 808
OSN (Middle East) Channel 294
UCS (Bangladesh) Channel 58
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel TBA
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel TBA
mio TV (Singapore) Coming soon
TalkTalk Plus TV(UK) Channel 553

Star Jalsha (Bengali: স্টার জলসা) is a Bengali language general entertainment television channel based in India.[1] Star Jalsha is part of 21st Century Fox's STAR India network. The shows include a mix of family dramas, comedies, youth-oriented, reality shows, shows on crime and telefilms. The channel also airs latest Bengali films.

The channel is also distributed worldwide by Fox International Channels, subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.


Star Jalsha was official launched on 8 September 2008 with Sujay Kutty, being the CEO and Kevin Vaz being the President and General Manager of the channel respectively. On Sunday, 17 June 2012, Star Jalsha unveiled a refreshed identity, featuring a new logo – a diamond star amidst a fictionalised event show titled ‘Chalo Paltai’ (let’s bring a change).[2] A music video (Cholo Paltai... aaj jalsha shuru notun bangalir) composed by Pritam was used to launch the channel which was a first for any Bengali channel. The channel made history by otaining the highest television rating among all competing Bengali general entertainment channels since its debut.[3] The characters Jhilik and Pari, from the serial Maa....Tomay Chara Ghum Ashena which aired on the channel was a huge hit among the audiences.[4] The channel with its sister channel Jalsha Movies have emerged as the biggest franchise in the Bengali entertainment space with TV rating of 692 GRPs (gross rating points) in week 52 of 2012.[5] Star Jalsha, the Bengali general entertainment channel from Star Network, was launched in the UK on Sky channel 808 on 22 November 2012 while it was also launched in the Middle East.[6][7] The channel also airs Star Jalsha Awards to felicitate the characters and programs aired on the channel.[8]


The channel telecasts latest Bengali movies every Sunday. It has premiered movies from Tollywood like Royal Bengal Rahashya, Iti Mrinalini, Rang Milanti, Baishe Srabon, Dui Prithibi, Autograph, Egaro, Paglu 2, 100% Love, Chander Pahar among others. The latest movies are shown under the World TV Premiere property of the channel. The channel premiered the Hindi movie, Kahaani, a first for any Indian channel. Recent Movie Television Premieres include Chander Pahar and Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2.



  1. ^ "Star Jalsa: No. 1 Bengali Entertainment Channel | Calcutta Music Blog". Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Star Jalsha goes in brand refresh with new diamond star identity". Best Media Info. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Star Jalsha tops the West Bengal market in week 7". Indian Retrieved 19 Feb 2015. 
  4. ^ "Star Jalsha's Maa to wrap up with a dhamaka". The Times of India. 
  5. ^ "STAR Jalsha, JALSHA Movies garner record ratings". Business Standard. Retrieved 4 Jan 2013. 
  6. ^ "Star Jalsha launched in Uk". Best Media Info. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Star Jalsha launcheds in Middle East". Best Media Info. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Star Jalsha awards break rating record". Sify. Retrieved 19 Apr 2011. 

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