Suchitra Sen, 82 was known for her Bengali films like Deep Jwele Jaai and Uttar Falguni and Hindi movies like Devdas, Bambai Ka Babu and ...
Suchitra Sen made her debut in films with Shesh Kothaay in 1952, but it was never released.
Suchitra Sen's first hit was opposite Uttam Kumar in Sharey Chuattor, a film by Nirmal Dey. It was a box-office hit.
Suchitra Sen was born in Pabna in present day Pabna District of Bangladesh.
Suchitra Sen on the cover of Anand Lok magazine.
Suchitra Sen posed for an exclusive shoot with Hindustan Times. (HT Photo)
Suchitra Sen was awarded with Padma Shri in 1972 by Government of India. (HT Photo)
Suchitra reportedly refused the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2005. (HT Photo)
For me, Mahanayika will always be our very own Suchitra Sen. I am very thankful to Uttam jethu (uncle; late actor Uttam Kumar) as he was the first guardian in my career. After his sudden demise, I lost that guardian. But when it comes to Mrs Sen, I have scant memory of her.
My personal memory of her is from a picture I have with me where she is kissing my cheeks on the sets of Chhotto Jigyasa (1968; Prosenjit worked as a child actor in the film).
I wanted her as an adviser in my life, just like Uttam jethu. But we all respected her privacy. I heard many things about her from my father, and that formed my memory of her.
We lost our Mahanayak (the popular title given to Uttam Kumar) a long time back; now, our Mahanayika has left us too. It’s truly a great loss for all of us — for those who loved her uncondition-ally: her fans, followers and the industry.
There was a time when I, and every person I know, used to sit in front of the television just to watch some of the classics of Mrs Sen and Uttam jethu.
There are a lot of films that I still love watching, but Uttar Falguni (1963) truly touched my heart. As Rina Brown (Sen’s character in Saptapadi; 1961), she was the dream girl for many young boys at that time. I can bet she still is for many guys of this generation too.
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