Happy birthday Suchitra Sen: The timeless beauty turns 82
April 6, 2013, 4:31 pm
A career spanning over two decades, a legendary actress and a craft that refined Bengali and Hindi cinema, this is Suchitra Sen's brief introduction. Today when the actor turns 82, we take a look at her career and life.
Suchitra Sen was expected to debut with 'Shesh Kothaay' in 1952, but it was never released.
She received a Filmfare nomination for the Best Actress for the movie 'Aandhi', which was released in 1974. The movie was directed by Gulzar.
Sen received many awards for her first Hindi film 'Devdas' (1955). The actor essayed the role of Devdas's childhood love 'Paro' in the film and was immensely appreciated for it.
In the year 1963, the actor won the Best Actress award for the film 'Saptapadi' at the Moscow Film Festival. She played the role of a christian girl named Rina Brown in the film.
Suchitra Sen was conferred with West Bengal government's highest award Banga Bibhushan in 2012.
One of Suchitra's best known performances is in the film 'Deep Jweley Jai' in the year 1959. The actor played the role of Radha, a hospital nurse employed by a progressive psychiatrist. Radha develops a personal relationship with her patients as part of their therapy in the film.
The actress' other landmark film is 'Uttar Falguni' (1963). She acted with Asit Sen in it. Suchitra carried the roles of Pannabai, a courtesan and her daughter Suparna, a proficient lawyer, with ease.
Suchitra Sen was born on April 6, 1931 in Pabna. Her father was a school teacher.
Suchitra's original name was Rama Dasgupta. She started acting with 'Sharey Chuattor' in 1953.
She married an industrialist Dibanath Sen in 1947. Her daughter Moon Moon Sen is also an actress.
Suchitra Sen's grandchildren Riya and Raima are also film actresses.