Sumita Devi

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Sumita Devi
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Born Hena Bhattacharya
(1936-02-02)February 2, 1936
Manikganj District, British India (now in Bangladesh)
Died January 6, 2004(2004-01-06) (aged 67)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Resting place
Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard, Dhaka
Other names Sumita Devi, Nilufar Begum
Occupation Actress, filmmaker
Spouse(s) Amulya Lahiri[1]
Zahir Raihan (m. 1962; widow 1972)
Children Anal Raihan[2]

Hena Bhattacharya or Nilufar Begum (February 2, 1936 – January 6, 2004; known by her stage name Sumita Devi) was a Bangladeshi actress. [1]

Early life[edit]

Devi was born to a Brahmin family in Manikganj district (now in Bangladesh).

Career[edit]

Beside acting, Devi directed five films - Agun Niye Khela, Momer Alo, Mayar Sangsar, Adarsha Chapakhana and Notun Probhat.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Devi's first marriage to Amulya Lahiri was short. Later she married filmmaker Zahir Raihan in 1962. Upon marriage she was converted to Islam and took the name Nilifuar Begum.

Awards[edit]

  • All Pakistan Critic Award, 1962
  • Nigar Award 1963 for Kancher Deyal
  • Bangladesh Film Journalist Association Award
  • Television Reporters Association of Bangladesh Award
  • Agartala Muktijoddha Award, 2002
  • Janakantha Gunijan and Pratibha Sammanona, 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sambaru Chandra Mohanta. "Devi, Sumita". Banglapedia. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "জহির রায়হানের পরিবারের বাড়ি দখলমুক্ত করার নির্দেশ". Daily Janakantha. February 13, 2011.