Sumita Devi

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

Sumita Devi (Bengali: সুমিতা দেবী; February 2, 1936 – January 6, 2004) was a Bengali film and TV actress. She was born Hena Bhattacharya in Manikganj District, Bengal (now in Bangladesh). She was married to the filmmaker Zahir Raihan.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Sumita Devi was born to a Brahmin family. Following her entry into movies, she married the director Zahir Raihan in 1961 and had two sons.

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 Sambaru Chandra Mohanta. "Devi, Sumita". Banglapedia. Retrieved 2012-11-27.