Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Suchitra Sen’s 9th death anniversary today

Today is the 9th death anniversary of legendary Bengali film actress Suchitra Sen. The legendary artiste was born on April 6, 1931 in Pabna district of Bangladesh as Roma Dasgupta. The enigmatic beauty did her schooling at a local high school but because of the Partition in 1947 the Dasgupta family had to migrate to West Bengal. In the same year, Suchitra stepped into an early marriage with Dibanath Sen, son of then famous industrialist Adinath Sen.

She debuts her first film as a heroine with ‘Sesh Kothaay’ in 1952 and this time her name was changed to Suchitra Sen. But unfortunately her first film did not get released. 

Suchitra Sen gets popularity after pairing with Mohanayek Uttam Kumar in ‘Sharey Chuattor’ in the following year. It was a box-office hit and is remembered for launching Uttam-Suchitra as a leading pair. They went on to become the icons for Bengali dramas for more than 20 years, becoming almost a genre unto themselves. 

Suchitra Sen first appeared in the Hindi films by ‘Devdas’ paired with Bollywood Superstar Dilip Kumar in 1955. The film was a box-office hit also got popularity in the whole of India.

Suchitra Sen last appeared in the film ‘Pronoy Pasha’ and retired from the screen in 1978 after a career of over 25 years to a life of quiet seclusion.

The actress breathed her last on January 17 in 2014 in Kolkata.