Suchitra Sen | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 09, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:05 AM, April 18, 2015

Suchitra Sen

Suchitra Sen's debut Bengali film “Shesh Kothaay” was never released. However, she has the rare glory of winning the Best Female Actor award for her portrayal of Paro in her Bollywood debut “Devdas”.

Suchitra is also the first Bengali actress to win the award for Best Female Actor at an international film festival. It was for her role in “Saat Paake Bandha” at the 1963 Moscow Film Festival.

She once refused to work in Satyajit Ray's “Chaudhurani”, and because of that, the Oscar winning director never made the film.

Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar were the biggest-hit on-screen couple of Bengali film industry. They acted in about 30 films together.

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