Padma Shri Suchitra Sen was born Roma Dasgupta on this day in 1931. If she had not expired in 2014, she would have been 87 today. Predominantly working in Bengali movies, she has also starred in Bollywood movies. She won several accolades and retired from the public eye in 1979. Due to this, she is often compared to Greta Garbo. 2005 saw her refusing the Dadasaheb Phalke Award because she did not want to appear in public. West Bengal Government conferred upon her the highest honor in the state Banga Bibhushan in 2012.
Bollywood and Suchitra Sen: Some songs picturized on Suchitra Sen are:
Pa ma ga ma re ga… Bambai Ka Babu (1960)
Manzil ki chah mein… Devdas (1955) This was her entry movie in Bollywood.
Chhup gaya koi re door se pukarke… Champakali (1957)
Pyar ka vatan yahi… Sarhad (1960)
Chhupa lo dil mein pyar mera… Mamta (1966)
Is mod se jate hain… Aandhi (1975)