Nigel Akkara made his debut in films with Bengali film Muktodhara and top Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta was the leading actress in the film. Nigel Akkara had some troubles with the filmmakers of Muktodhara and he decided not to appear again in Bengali films.
After the release of Muktodhara, Nigel Akkara has worked in a South film and now he has changed his mind – Nigel will again work in Bengali films.
Recently Nigel Akkara has signed two films — Sourav Mukherjee's Mangrove and Parthasarathi Joardar's Shei Sakaler Nei Ami.
In Bengali film Mangrove, Nigel Akkara will portray the role of a medical student and in fully commercial film Shei Sakaler Nei Ami, Nigel will play the role of a struggling director. News is that actress Ananya Chatterjee will be paired with Nigel Akkara in Shei Sakaler Nei Ami.