Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen passed away
Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen (82) passed way in Kolkata due to massive heart attack. She was the first Bengali actress to be honored at an international film festival (She received the Best Actress award for ‘Saat Paake Bandha’ at the 1963 Moscow film festival).
About Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen
- Known for power-packed performances in highly acclaimed Bengali films viz. Deep Jwele Jaai, Uttar Falguni, etc and in Hindi movies viz. Devdas, Bombai Ka Babu, Mamta, Aandhi, Saat Paake Bandha, etc. She has been nicknamed as the Greta Garbo of Bengali cinema.
- Received the Best Actress Award for the film Devdas (1955), which was her first Hindi movie.
- Her role in Hindi film Aandhi opposite Sanjeev Kumar is memorable as well as controversial. She portrayed the character of Indira Gandhi in the film.
- Ms. Sen was the only celebrity to refuse the Dadasaheb Phalke Award just to avoid travelling to New Delhi.
She devoted her retirement years working for the Ramakrishna Mission.
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