Rituparna Sengupta

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Rituparna Sengupta
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Rituparna Sengupta
Born Rituparna Sengupta
(1971-11-07) 7 November 1971 (age 43)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1989–present
Height 1.65 metres
Spouse(s) Sanjay Chakrabarty (1999–present)
Children Ankan (son) Rishona Niya (daughter)
Parents Prabir Sengupta (father) and Nandita Sengupta (mother)
Website
www.rituparna.com

Rituparna Sengupta (Ritupôrna Shengupta; born 7 November 1971) is a Bengali Indian film actress and producer who is known for her work in Indian (Bengali and Hindi) and Bangladeshi films.[1][2][3] Having garnered the National Film Award in 1998 for her work in Dahan, she is Known for portraying very bold and sensuous characters.[4]

Early life[edit]

Rituparna was interested in the arts since a young age and learned painting, dancing, singing and handicrafts at a painting school, called Chitrangshu. She studied at Mount Carmel school, and later graduated in History from Lady Brabourne College. She began studying Modern History for an M.A. at University of Calcutta, but had to interrupt studies to concentrate on her career as an actress.[5]

Her first film was Swet Patharer Thala with Aparna Sen who played her mother-in-law.[5] in Her Hindi debut was N N Sippy's Teesra Kaun directed by Parto Ghosh.[5] Hema Malini picked her for a negative supporting role in Zee's home-production Mohini, starring Madhu and Sudesh Berry.[5] In 2013, she will be making her Malayalam debut with Sohanlal's Kadhaveedu.[6]

She had named her favourite Bengali films – Sujan Sakhi, Shami Keno Ashami, Moner Manush, Adorer Bon—directed by the quickie-hit-maker Swapan Saha, Ami Shei Meye directed by Prasenjeet, Sansar Sangram directed by Chiranjeet.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Rituparna Sengupta at Mumbai during Durga Puja on 2012

Sengupta got married to her childhood friend Sunava Chakrabarti,[7] founder and CEO of MobiApps on 13 December 1999 in Munshigonj and the couple has a son named Ankan and a daughter named Rishona Niya.

Canadian Airport Harassment[edit]

In July 2013, Sengupta was entering Canada for a festival to showcase her new film, Mukti Dir Reshmi, when she was allegedly stopped by immigration officials, who harassed her for over 6 hours. She had reported that she was entering Canada on a legal and valid visitor's visa, when the immigration officials said that her visa was expired and that she would have to leave the country without being allowed into Canada. [8]

Awards and honours[edit]

Year Award
1995 Bharat Nirman Award
1996 Kazi Nazrul Islam Birth Centenary Award by the Law Society Of Calcutta
1998 National Film Award for Best Actress, for Dahan 42nd National Film Festival of India.
1999 Anandalok Puraskar for Best Actress for Dahan
2000 Anandalok Puraskar for Best Supporting Actress for Attiya Sajan
2005 Anandalok Puraskar for Best Glamour Queen
2007 Anandalok Puraskar for Best Actress for Anuranan
2004 BFJA – Best Actress Award, Alo
2006 BFJA – Best Actress Award, Dwitiya Basanta
1993 Kalakar Award for Best Supporting Actress, Swet Pathorer Thala [9]
1997 Kalakar Award for Best Actress, Abujh Mon [9]
1998 Kalakar Special Award, Moner Manush [9]
2001 Kalakar Award for Best Actress, Sasurbari Zindabad [9]
2004 Kalakar Award for Best Actress, Mondo Meyer Upakhyan [9]
2006 Kalakar Award for Best Actress, Dwitiya Basanta [9]
2007 Kalakar Award for Best Actress, Batikrami[9]
2008 Kalakar Award for Best Actress, Anuranan[9]
2009 Kalakar Award for Best Actress, Mon Amour[9]
2010 Kalakar Award for Best Actress, Aaynate[9]
2014 Filmfare critics Award for Best Actress, Alik Sukh

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Language Note
2014 Taan Mukul Roy Chowdhury Bengali
2014 Parapaar Sanjoy Nag Bengali
2013 A Political Murder Agnidev Chatterjee Bengali
2013 Calapor Dinesh P. Bhonsle Hindi
2013 Alik Sukh Shibprasad Mukhopadhyay and Nandita Roy Bengali Nominated,Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Female) – Bengali

Filmfare Critics award for Best Actress

2013 Mrs. Sen Agnidev Chatterjee Bengali
2013 Kathaveedu Sohanlal Malayalam
2012 3 Kanya Agnidev Chatterjee Bengali
2012 Muktodhara Shibprasad Mukhopadhyay and Nandita Roy Bengali
2012 Aalaap Manish Manikpuri Hindi
2012 Charuulata 2011 Agnidev Chatterjee Bengali
2011 Jiyo Kaka Bengali
2011 Aagun Pakhi Bengali
2011 Nacklace Bengali
2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Madhur Bhandarkar Hindi
2010 Bedini Bengali
2010 Bumm Bumm Bole Priyadarshan Hindi
2010 Life Express Anup Das Hindi
2010 And Once Again Amol Palekar Hindi
2010 Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon Sanjay Sharma Hindi
2010 Arohan Hindi
2010 Rehmat Ali Partho Ghosh Bengali
2010 Mahanagar@Kolkata Suman Mukhopadhyay Bengali
2010 Footpath Hindi
2010 Main Osama Faisal Saif Hindi
2010 Mittal v/s Mittal Karan Razdan Hindi
2009 Do Knot Disturb David Dhawan Hindi
2009 Trishna Pritam Jalan Bengali
2009 Fox Deepak Tijori Hindi
2009 S.R.K Ajoy Varma Hindi
2009 Love Khichdi Srinivas Bhashyam Hindi
2008 Phera Partha Sarathi Jowardar Bengali
2008 Sirf Rajaatesh Nayar Bengali
2008 Aaynate Dulal Dey Bengali
2008 Mon Amour: Shesher Kobita Revisited Subhrajit Mitra Bengali
2008 Chaturanga Bengali
2007 Gauri: The Unborn Akku Akbar Hindi
2007 Chander Bari Tarun Majumdar Bengali
2006 Hungama Swapan Saha Bengali
2006 Mahasangram Kumarjit Patitundu Bengali
2006 Anuranan Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Bengali
2006 Tapasya Bengali
2005 Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh Chandan Arora Hindi
2005 UNNS Hindi
2005 Shaktimaan K.Ravi Bengali
2005 Nishijapon Sandip Ray Bengali
2004 Debipaksha Raja Sen Bengali
2002 Alo Tarun Majumdar Bengali
2002 Mondo Meyer Upakhyan Buddhadev Dasgupta Bengali
2001 Chairman Montazur Rahman Akbar Bengali Bangladeshi film
2000 Sasurbari Zindabad Bengali
2000 Utsab Rituparno Ghosh Bengali
2000 Paromitar Ek Din Aparna Sen Bengali
2000 Ranga Bou Bengali Bangladeshi film
1999 Sagorika Bengali Bangladeshi film
1998 Ami Sei Meye Bengali Bangladeshi film
1998 Aakrosh Ramesh J. Sharma Hindi
1997 Adarer Bon Bengali
1997 Moner Manush Bengali
1997 Swami Keno Asami Bengali Bangladeshi film
1997 Dahan Rituparno Ghosh Bengali
1997 Daadagiri Arshad Khan Hindi
1995 Zakhmi Sipahi T L V Prasad Hindi
1996 Abujh Mon Bengali
1995 Ghatotkachudu S. V. Krishna Reddy Telugu Special appearance
1995 Sujan Sakhi Bengali
1995 Mohini Hindi
1995 Bhagya Debata S.Raghuram Bengali
1994 Teesra Kaun Partho Ghosh Hindi
1994 Swet Pathorer Thala Bengali

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bindloss, Joe (1 October 2009). Northeast India. Lonely Planet. pp. 59–. ISBN 9781741793192. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Bold & beautiful – The New Indian Express
  3. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/91010/i-dont-want-lose-grip.html
  4. ^ "She's bold & beautiful". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 3 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Rediff On The NeT, Movies: An interview with Rituparna Sengupta
  6. ^ "Rituparna Sengupta to enter Mollywood with Kadhaveedu - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  7. ^ Rituparna, Actress (16 May 2010). "Comfort zone". The Telegraph (Calcutta) (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rituparna Sengupta detained at Toronto Airport". The Times Of India. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j http://kalakarawards.co/images/listofawardees.pdf

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