Mamata Shankar actor dancer choreographer by Monica Boirar aka Monica Beurer
Mamata Shankar (born 7 January 1955) is an actress in the Bengali language film industry of India. She has acted in films by renowned film directors including, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadev Dasgupta and Gautam Ghosh. In addition to being an actress, she is a dancer and choreographer. [1 ]
She is the daughter of legendary dancers
Uday Shankar and Amala Shankar, and the niece of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Her son is Ratul Shankar.
Early life and education [ edit ]
Born in 1955 to
Uday Shankar and Amala Shankar, her brother was a renowned indo-western fusion musician Ananda Shankar.
She received her training in dance and choreography at the Uday Shankar India Culture Centre', Calcutta under Amala Shankar.
She made her film debut with
in 1976, directed by Mrigayaa Mrinal Sen. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film for the year.
Mamata is married to Chandrodoy Ghosh, and runs 'Udayan - Mamta Shankar Dance Company' (founded in 1986, and which travels extensively throughout the world), with the 'Mamata Shankar Ballet Troupe'. The troupe was founded in 1978, and performed its first production, based on a
Rabindranath Tagore work, , in 1979., Chandalika it was followed by [3 ] , Horikhela , Aajker Ekalabya , Milap , Shikaar , and Mother Earth” . Amritasyaputra [4 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
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