Suchitra Sen remains one of the most memorable actress from the Indian film industry. Suchitra Sen’s work in the Bengali and Hindi cinema is considered by film critics as being some of the most classic acting, till date.
Considered to be the Greta Garbo of Indian cinema, Suchitra Sen gave some of the most sensational acting performance in Bengali cinema, especially when she was paired opposite noted Bengali actor, Uttam Kumar.
Although married when she was only 16, Suchitra Sen became a household name in Bollywood and Bengali film industries thanks to her family’s support for her acting career.
About Suchitra Sen
|Real Name||Suchitra Sen|
|Date of Birth||6th April 1931|
|Age (at the time of demise)||83 years|
|Place of Birth||Sen Bhanga Bari (present-day Bangladesh)|
|Height||5 ft 3"
(161 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Father||Late Karunamoy Dasgupta
|Net Worth||INR 67,00,00,000
(USD 9.5 Million)
|Famous for||Sharey Chuattor (1953), Bhagaban Shrikrishna Chaitanya (1953), Agnipariksha (1954), Devdas, Shapmochan (1955), Chandranath, Musafir, Champakali (1957), Deep Jwele Jaai (1959), Smriti Tuku Thak, Bombai Ka Baboo, Sarhad (1960), Mamta (1966), Megh Kalo (1970), Fariyad (1971), Devi Chaudhurani (1974), Aandhi (1975)|
|First Movie||BENGALI -
Sharey Chuattor (1953)
|Hobbies||Reading books, dancing and singing|
Suchitra Sen continues to being regarded as the finest actress to have graced the Bengali film industry. Her legendary drama acting skills, combined with pitch-perfect dialogue delivery made Suchitra Sen an inspirational and super hit actress of the 1960s and 1970s.
Suchitra Sen was born on the 6th of April, 1931, in Sen Bhanga Bari village, in present-day Bangladesh. Suchitra Sen’s death was on the 17th of January, 2014, when she passed away at the age of 83 years from complications of lung infection. Suchitra Sen’s height was around 5 ft 3 inches (161 cm) while Suchitra Sen’s weight was around 68 kg (150 lbs). In her spare time, Suchitra Sen loved to read books, practice singing and dancing, as part of her hobbies.
Suchitra Sen’s father was late Karunamoy Dasgupta, who worked as a sanitation officer, while Suchitra Sen’s mother was Indira Devi, a homemaker. Although their names are not known, Suchitra Sen is said to have had 4 other siblings – 2 elder sisters and 2 elder brothers. Suchitra Sen’s husband was Dibanath Sen, a popular businessman who later ventured into film production in the Bengali movie industry.
Thanks to her immense success as an actress in the Bengali and Hindi film industries, Suchitra Sen’s net worth, at the time of her demise in 2014, is estimated to be around INR 67 crores (USD 9.5 Million).
Suchitra Sen was awarded India’s 4th-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri award, for her contribution to Bengali cinema, by the Government of India in 1972. Suchitra Sen was also awarded the Banga Bibhushan award for Lifetime Achievement in Film Acting, in 2012. Suchitra Sen also won the 2014 Filmfare East Lifetime Achievement Award (posthumously).
The list of Suchitra Sen’s award wins include winning the Bengali Film Journalists Association (BFJA) Best Actress Award for her impressive role in ‘Saptapadi’ (1962), the BFJA Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Uttar Phalguni’ (1964), the BFJA Best Actress Award for ‘Alo Amaar Alo’ (1973), the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival’s Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Saat Paake Bandha’ (1963) and also winning the Filmfare Best Actress Award for Regional Cinema for her role in the Bengali super hit ‘Priya Bandhabi’ (1975).
Suchitra Sen has also had the Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination for her role in the super hit Bollywood movie ‘Mamta’ (1967).
Interesting Facts About Suchitra Sen
- It is not known whether Suchitra Sen was a smoker or if she drank alcohol.
- Suchitra Sen entered the film industry at a young age, as her family had to shift to West Bengal after the Partition happened.
- Suchitra Sen’s marriage to Dibanath Sen was a boon for her as her in-laws and husband were very supportive of her acting aspirations.
- Suchitra Sen’s excellent on-screen chemistry with legendary Bengali superstar Uttam Kumar, resulted in the duo starring in over 30 super hit movies together.