Suchitra Sen dies in Kolkata hospital after massive heart attack

Suchitra Sen – Veteran Indian actress died at a hospital (Belle View Clinic) in Kolkata on 17 January 2014 at 8:25 a.m., of a heart attack. She had been admitted due to chronic chest infection.

Known as the Greta Garbo of India for leading a reclusive life after she left films, Sen was an iconic star of regional Bengali cinema.

She also acted in a number of Bollywood films such as Devdas and Aandhi.

Sen teamed up with Bengali star Uttam Kumar to form a popular pair that delivered a series of hits in Bengali cinema for over two decades.

Hindi movies

Year

Title

Role

1955 Devdas Parvati (Paro)
1957 Musafir Shakuntala Verma
1957 Champakali
1960 Bombai Ka Baboo Maya
1960 Sarhad
1966 Mamta Devyani / Pannabai / Suparna
1975 Aandhi Aarti Devi

Awards

Year

Award

Film

1963 Moscow Film Festival – Best actress award Saptapadi
1972 Padma Shri For notable contribution in Arts
2012 Banga Bibhushan Lifetime Achievement in Film acting

 

Bengali films

Year

Title

Role

1952 Shesh Kothay
1953 Saat Number Kayedi
1953 Bhagaban Srikrishna Chaitanya Bishnupriya
1953 Sharey Chuattor Romola
1953 Kajori
1954 Sadanander Mela Sheela
1954 Agnipariksha Bengali
1954 Ora Thaake Odhare
1954 Grihaprabesh
1954 Atom Bomb
1954 Dhuli Minati
1954 Maraner Parey Tanima
1954 Balaygras Manimala
1954 Annapurnar Mandir
1955 Shapmochan Madhuri
1955 Sabar Uparey
1955 Snaajhghar
1955 Snaajher Pradeep
1955 Mejo Bou
1955 Bhalabaasa
1956 Sagarika Sagarika
1956 Trijama Swarupa
1956 Amar Bou
1956 Shilpi
1956 Ekti Raat Swantana
1956 Subharaatri
1957 Harano Sur Dr. Roma Banerjee
1957 Pathe Holo Deri Mallika
1957 Jeeban Trishna
1957 Chandranath Saraju
1958 Rajlakshmi O Srikanta Rajlakshmi
1958 Surya Toran Aunita Chatarjee
1958 Indrani Indrani
1959 Deep Jwele Jaai Radha
1959 Chaaowa Pawoa
1960 Hospital Sarbari
1960 Smriti Tuku Thaak Shobha
1961 Saptapadi Rina Brown
1961 Saathihara
1962 Bipasha
1963 Saat Paake Badha Archana
1963 Uttar Fhalguni Debjani / Pannabai / Suparna
1964 Sandhya Deeper Sikha Jayanti Bannerjee
1967 Grihadaha Achala
1969 Kamallata Kamallata
1970 Megh Kalo Dr. Nirmalya Roy
1971 Fariyaad
1971 Nabaraag
1972 Alo Amaar Alo Atashi
1972 Haar Maana Haar
1974 Devi Chaudhurani Prafullamukhi
1974 Srabana Sandhya
1975 Priyo Bandhabi
1976 Datta Bijoya
1978 Pranoy Pasha

 

She quit films in 1978 and led a hermit-like existence, reportedly refusing to meet people outside her own family. She had not been seen in public or photographed in the past three decades.



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