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Bengali Actresses
Bengali Actresses are the most beautiful, talented and evergreen of the whole Indian film industry. The incomparable acting ability has made them well-known to all.
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 Bengali Actresses have enriched Bengali Cinema with their performances and talents for the past several years. Beauty, grace and talent are apt to define Bengali Actresses. With time, the themes of these films have definitely altered but there seems to be no dearth of talent as far as the Bengali film personalities are concerned. Bengali Actresses such as Kanan Devi, Arundhati Devi and Molina Devi are some of the earliest performers who graced the Bengali film screens. Their serene presence and beautiful handling of the scripts have made them worth while.

Bengali Actresses Kanan Devi
She is the pioneer of all Bengali film actresses. She acted first in the silent film Jaidev in 1926. In 1931 she became heroine in Jorbarat. She got Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1976.

Arundhuti Devi
Her debutant film was Mahaprashthaner Pathey in 1952 where she executed the role of Rani, a young widow. After this, she performed in many other movies and reached a great height in her acting career.

Sabitri Chatterjee
She is perhaps one of the most versatile actors in Bengal. Be it a comedy or a melodrama she could emote with ease. Her spontaneous acting, versatility and charming personality, not to mention the powerful performances, made her a household name. Her first released film was Pasher Bari in 1952. Her films also included Brajabuli, Kal Tumi Aleya, Bhranti Bilas, Dui Bhai, Marutirtha Hinglaj, Tasher Ghar, Nabojanma, Champadangar Bou and many others. She got Life time Achievement award in 2004 which was given by Bengal Film Journalist Association.

Bengali Actresses Suchitra Sen
This is the name that sets a legendary body in the Bengali Film industry. She is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and evergreen female stars that Bengali cinema has ever seen. She is the first Indian actress to get the International Film Festival Award. She won the Best Actress award for the movie Saat Paake Bandha in 1963 in the Moscow film festival. With Uttam Kumar, she created an enduring romantic duo with sparkling screen magic in Bengali cinema. Apart from the films with Uttam Kumar she has also acted in films such as Hospital, Uttar Falguni, and others. Her career best performance was in Dweep Jele Jayi. She was the reigning queen in the Bengali film industry with an amazing screen presence and outstanding performance.

Madhavi Mukherjee
She is also an outstanding actress in Bengali film industry. She started acting as a child artist and made her debut in Premendra Mitra's Kankantala Light Railway (1950). She first acted in a lead female role in Tapan Sinha's Tonsil (1956). She devoted much on Baishe Shravon (1960), Kapurush (1965), Chhadmabesi (1971), Antardhan (1992), Utsab (2000) and many others.

Debashree Roy
She first appeared as a child artist in Balak Gadadhar in 1969. She played a lead role in the film Nadi Theke Sagare in 1981. In 1996 she won the Best Actress Award in National Film Festival for the film Unishe April. She did a marvellous job in Asukh (1999) and in Dekha (2001).

Bengali Actresses Rituparna Sengupta
She is the most contemporary and versatile actress of Bengali film. Her first film was Swet Pathorer Thala by Pravat Roy. She did wonderful job both in commercial and art movies. She got national award for Best Actress for her role in Dahan. She is remembered for her spontaneous acting in Utsav (2000), Alo (2003), Anuranan (2007).

Indrani Halder
She was quite familiar for her performance in the serial Teroparbon. Her first film appearance was in Mandira (1990). She has proven herself in both lead and cameo roles. She also got a National Award as the Best Actress for the film Dahan.

Other Bengali actresses include the following:

Anubha Gupta Mithu Mukherjee Nandita Das Samata Das
Chhaya Devi Sharmila Tagore Rituparna Sengupta Raima Sen
Geeta Dey Rakhee Shatabdi Roy Rita Koiral
Kanan Debi Jaya Bachchan Ruma Guha Thakurata Gargi Roy Choudhury
Manju Dey Mahua Roy Chaudhury Sreelekha Mitra Locket Chatterjee
Sandhya Roy Debashree Roy Konkona Sen Sharma Koel Mullick
Lily Chakraborty Indrani Haldar Rachana Bannerjee Swastika Chatterjee
Karuna Bannerjee Jyotsna Gupta Arpita Pal Churni Ganguly
Kaberi Basu Labani Sarkar Anu Chowdhury Koneenica Bannerjee
Tanuja Rupa Ganguly Chandrayee Ghosh Shonali Chakraborty
Supriya Devi Mamata Shankar Sreelekha Mitra June Malia
Madhabi Mukherjee Moonmoon Sen Sreela Majumdar Priyanka Sarkar
Aparna Sen Moushumi Chatterji Sanghamitra Srabanti

(Last Updated on : 05/09/2013)
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