Aparna Sen

  • Birthday: 25. October 1945
  • Birthplace: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
  • Awards: National Film Award for Best Direction - 1981, National Film Award for Best Direction - 2001, National Film Award for Best Screenplay - 2002


Aparna Sen (née Dasgupta) (Bengali: অপর্ণা সেন Ôporna Shen; born 25 October 1945) is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and actress. She is the winner of three National Film Awards and eight international film festival awards.

Aparna Sen was born in Calcutta to a Bengali family, originally from East Bengal (now Bangladesh). Her father is the veteran critic and filmmaker Chidananda Dasgupta. Her mother Supriya Dasgupta is the cousin of renowned Bengali poet Jibanananda Das. She spent her childhood in Hazaribagh and Kolkata and had her schooling in Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata, India.