Anjana Bhowmick

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Anjana Bhowmick
Native name অঞ্জনা ভৌমিক
Born Arati Bhowmik
(1944-12-30) 30 December 1944 (age 72)
Cooch Behar
Occupation Actress
Years active 1960 to 1980
Spouse(s) Anil Sharma

Anjana Bhowmik (Bengali: অঞ্জনা ভৌমিক) was an actress of Bengali cinema from the 1960s until the 1980s. She was born on 30 December 1944 in Cooch Behar. Her real name is Arati Bhowmik and nickname Babli. Her father was Bibhuti Bhusan Bhowmik. She spent her school days in Cooch Behar. She passed the Higher Secondary Exam of West Bengal Board from Suniti Academy of Cooch Behar in 1961. After that she also studied in Sarojini Naidu College, an undergraduate college, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta.

She made her film debut at the age of 20 in the 1964 film "Anustup Chanda" directed by Pijush Bose. Before releasing the film she changed her name to Anjana from Arati. Right from the first film she became popular. Her acting talent was praised not only by the audience but also by the critic. She became one of the major heroines of Uttam Kumar. She and Uttam Kumar gave major hits like Chowringhee, "Kokhono Megh", "Nayika Sambad", "Roudra Chhaya", "Raj Drohi". At a certain time of her career when critics predicted she wouldn’t be successful without Uttam Kumar as hero, she paired with Soumitra Chattopadhyay in "Mahashweta" and it was highly acclaimed.

Anjana got married to Navy Officer Anil Sharma and is now settled in Mumbai. Her daughters are Nilanjana Sharma and Chandana Sharma [1] are also actresses. The older one, Nilanjana Sharma is married to Bengali Actor Jishu Sen Gupta.


Title Year Character
Nishibasar 1987
Shukhe Thako 1981
Bandini Kamala
Bhagyalipi 1979
Roudra Chhaya 1973
Pratham Basanta 1971
Dibaratrir Kabya 1970
Shuk Sari 1969
Chowringhee 1968 Sujata Mitra
Kakhano Megh 1968 Seema Roy (Art Teacher)
Mahasweta 1967
Nayika Sangbad 1967 Urmila/Gita
Griha Sandhane 1966
Rajdrohi 1966 Chinta
Thana Theke Aschhi 1965 Sheela (Chandra Madhab's Daughter)
Anustup Chhanda 1964


  1. ^ "Tollywood top girls on the go, at a glance". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 4 September 2004. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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