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)
Bengali veteran actress Suchitra Sen has become "weak" due to poor food intake although her cardiac condition is stable, a medical bulletin said on Thursday.
According to the latest bulletin, "her oxygen saturation again dipped Wednesday evening but with intensive chest physiotherapy, it has now stabilized. Her cardiac condition remains stable.
"In view of her poor food intake, she is weak and her dietary therapy has been intensified. She is being seen by two pulmonologists," it said.
Following complications, Sen was put on the ventilator Jan 3.
According to experts, her respiratory tract infection is under control though it still remains detrimental to her health.
The 82-year-old actress was undergoing treatment for chest infection at a nursing home since Dec 23. Her condition worsened Dec 28 night.
Dubbed as the Greta Garbo of Bengali cinema, Sen is known for her performances in films Deep Jwele Jaai and Uttar Falguni in Bengali as well as Hindi movies Devdas, Bombai Ka Babu, Mamta and Aandhi.
She won the best actress award for "Saat Paake Bandha" at the Moscow Film Festival in 1963.