Suchitra Sen

  • Birthday: 06. March 1931
  • Birthplace: Pabna, Bengal Presidency, British India
  • Awards: 1963 – Won 3rd Moscow International Film Festival – Best Actress Award for Saat Paake Bandha, 1972 – Won Padma Shri for notable contribution in arts, 1967 – Nominated Filmfare Best Actress Award for Mamta, 1976 – Nominated Filmfare Best Actress Award for Aandhi, 2012 – Won Banga Bibhushan for lifetime achievement in film acting, 2014 - Won Filmfare East Lifetime Achievement Award


Suchitra Sen Bengali: সুচিত্রা সেন (Bengali pronunciation: [ʃuːtʃiːraː ʃeːn] About this sound listen (help·info)), born Roma Dasgupta (About this sound listen (help·info); 6 April 1931 – 17 January 2014), was an Indian film actress who worked in Bengali and Hindi cinema. The movies in which she was paired opposite Uttam Kumar became classics in the history of Bengali Cinema.

Suchitra Sen was the first Bengali actress to receive an award at an international film festival when, at the 1963 Moscow International Film Festival, she won the Silver Prize for Best Actress for Saat Paake Bandha. In 1972, she was awarded the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards in India. From 1979 on, she retreated from public life and shunned all forms of public contact; for this she is often compared to Greta Garbo. In 2005, she refused the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest cinematic award in India, to stay out of the public eye. In 2012, she was conferred the West Bengal Government's highest honour: Banga Bibhushan.