Today is the birthday of Suchitra Sen, who won her performance in Hindi cinema and Bangla cinema. Suchitra Sen has worked with many Bollywood industry veterans and made a mark with her acting. Suchitra Sen used to rule crores of hearts due to her beauty and powerful performance. Apart from being a great actress, Suchitra Sen was also said to be quite self-respecting. .
After five years of marriage, he had stepped into the world of acting
Legendary actress Suchitra Sen was born on 6 April 1931 in Pabna district of present-day Bangladesh. His real name was Roma Das Gupta and his father’s name was Karunomay Das Gupta. Suchitra’s father was the head master in a school. Suchitra did her schooling from Pabna. In the year 1947, Suchitra got married to Dibanath Sen, son of Bengal’s famous entrepreneur Adinath Sen. Suchitra was fond of acting and she wanted to work on the screen. His wish was fulfilled after five years of marriage. Suchitra Suchitra Sen started her film career in the year 1952 with the Bengali film ‘Sesha Kotha’. But this film was never released, but in the same year he released another Bengali film Saare Chatur. This film is called his debut film.
Suchitra Sen did 30 films with actor Uttam Kumar
In the film ‘Sesha Kotha’, the pair of Suchitra and actor Uttam Kumar were well liked by the audience. After this, the pair of Suchitra and Uttam worked in many superhit films. Suchitra has 30 films with Uttam Kumar in total 61 films. Suchitra was not limited to Bengal cinema, her actress had also reached Bollywood. This was the reason that many big producers and directors of Hindi cinema wanted to have him in their films.
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Entry in Bollywood from the film ‘ Devdas’ , which came in the year 1955
In the year 1955, he got a chance to work in the Hindi film Devdas. This film proved to be a milestone in Suchitra Sen’s career. In the first Hindi film of her career, Suchitra got the opportunity to work with superstar Dilip Kumar. In this film, Dilip Kumar played Dev and Suchitra played the role of Paro. This film was very much liked by the Indian audience and upon seeing it, Suchitra had also become a big star of the Bollywood industry. After this film, Suchitra never looked back. After Devdas, he had a line of film offers. Suchitra Sen worked in many hit films during this period and impressed everyone with her performance and joined the list of top actresses.
He was in the news for taking more fees than the hero
Suchitra Sen also made headlines for her fees in films. It is said that Suchitra Sen was paid more than the hero for a film ‘Bipasha’ in the year 1962. According to the news, Suchitra got 1 lakh rupees for this film, while the film’s hero Uttam Kumar got only 80 thousand rupees.
Raj Kapoor’s film offer was turned down
It is said that Suchitra Sen never ran behind the director-producers for work. Suchitra Sen used to reject offers of big heroines who used to queue up to do films with big producer-instructions. If the news is to be believed, Suchitra also turned down Raj Kapoor’s offer. Suchitra was severely criticized for refusing to do Raj Kapoor’s film. But Suchitra Sen had his own reason, he said that he did not like the style of giving flowers while swinging Raj Saheb.
Retired from the film industry after 1978
Suchitra Sen worked in a total of 61 films in Hindi and Bengal between 1952 and 1978. Out of which more than 20 films were super-duper hits. At the same time, more than a dozen films were in the category of hits. Suchitra Sen was last seen in the 1978 film Prannoy Pash. After this, he had retired by saying goodbye to the film industry and became a member of the Ramakrishna Mission. During this time, he did a lot of social service related work. In 1972, he was awarded the Padma Shri award.
Suchitra Sen took her last breath in 2014 in Kolkata. Even today people remember his wonderful performance.