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Happy Birthday The Indian Actress 'Roma Dasgupta' Suchitra Sen

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Suchitra Sen

Today is April 6; the 92nd birthday of the great actress Suchitra Sen who is still immersed in the hearts of millions of people both in Bangladesh and India. Her acting was begun in the '60s paired with the Superstar Uttam Kumar. The silver-screen fine-elegant pair is still popular in the audience's mind. Suchitra Sen became same famous for acting in Hindi films alongside Bengal. The Indian actress Suchitra Sen whose early name was Roma Dasgupta is Bangladeshi by birth.

Suchitra Sen was born on April 6, 1931, in the British colonial Pabna district Sadar. Her ancestor was in Sen Bhangabari village under the Belkuchi police station in the Sirajganj district.

Her father’s name was Karunamoy Dasgupta, headmaster of a local school and her mother Indira Devi was a housewife. She was the fifth child of the family and the third daughter. Suchitra Sen studied in the city of Pabna. She was the granddaughter of poet Rajanikanta Sen.

As the first international award winner actress in India Suchitra Sen won the Silver Prize for Best Actress at the Moscow Film Festival in 1963, for her performance in the movie ‘Saat Pake Bandha', a film about tragic complexities in a middle-class family,  Suchitra gave a powerful performance in the central role.

In 1972, the Government of India conferred her Padma Shri award. It is heard that in 2005, she was offered for Dadasaheb Phalke Award. But Suchitra Sen did not accept the award because she did not want to come in public. In 2012, she was awarded the highest honor Bangabhushan, by the West Bengal government, India.

In 1947, Suchitra Sen was married to Dibanath Sen, son of prominent industrialist Adinath Sen. Their only daughter, Munmun Sen is also a celebrity actress.

In 1952, Suchitra Sen became associated with the Bengali film world. Suchitra Sen's first film was not released. She was debuted in the film ‘Shesh Kothaay’ in 1952.

Suchitra started her career in cinema with the film, Sharey Chuattar, in 1953. Most notably, she worked with Uttam Kumar in over 25 films, including the classics, Sagarika, Harano Sur and Saptapadi. She played Sagarika, Dr. Roma Banerjee and Reena Brown respectively, with elegance. The song of love, Tumi Je Amar, from Harano Sur, featuring Uttam and Suchitra, resonates with people to this day.

She retired from the film in 1978, after performing for 25 years long. She then went hidden from the public eye and joined the Ramakrishna Mission. The legendary artist died of a heart attack at Calcutta's Bell-View Hospital on January 17, 2014, at 8:25 am in Indian time.

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