Famous Bengali actress Suchitra Sen died in Kolkota on 17 January 2014. She was 82.
She was born as Rama Dasgupta in Pabna district of West Bengal on 16 April 1931.
She was famously known as the Greta Garbo of Bengali cinema and had worked in more than 60 films, the most memorable being Aandhi in hindi and Deep Jwele Jai in Bengali. For Aandhi she was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.
The other memorable films in Bengali include Saat Paake Bandha, Agnipariksha, Saptapadi and Deep Jwele Jai.
In 1955, Suchitra Sen starred as Paro in her first Hindi film Devdas which was Bimal Roy's adaptation of Bengali classic Devdas. She played the leading lady opposite Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala in the film.
In 1963, Suchitra Sen became the first Indian actress to win an international award. She had received the Silver Prize for Best Actress at the Moscow Film Festival for Saptapadi.
In 2012, Suchitra Sen received the Banga Bibhushan award from the government of West BengaL.