Mahua Roychoudhury

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Mahua Roy Choudhury
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Mahua Roy Choudhury in Dadar Kirti (1980)
Native name
মহুয়া রায় চৌধুরী
Born(1954-09-24)24 September 1954
Died22 July 1985(1985-07-22) (aged 30)
kolkata or calcutta west bengal india
Years active30
Known forShriman Prithviraj
Dadar Kirti

Mahua Roy Choudhury (Bengali: মহুয়া রায় চৌধুরী), (24 September 1954 – 22 July 1985) was an Indian actress who is recognized for her work in Bengali cinema. She was born in Kolkata.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Roychoudhury was born on 24 September 1954. Her original name was Shipra Roy Choudhury. Director Tarun Majumdar named her ‘Mahua’. Tarun Majumdar discovered her and Sandhya Roy groomed her. Mahua Roy Choudhury was from a lower – middle-class family of DumDum. Her father Nilanjan Roy Chowdhury was a dancer.

So from her childhood she had the knack of dancing. She could not pursue her studies due to the economic instability of her family. Meanwhile, she made her acting debut in Tarun Majumdars Sriman Pritthiraj (1972). She had also shared screen with matinee idol Uttam Kumar in some films notable amongst being [[Seyi Chokh]], Bagh Bondi Khela etc. She had produced hit films pairing with actors like Deepankar De, Santu Mukhopadhyay, Samit Bhanja, Anup Kumar, Tapas Paul, Chiranjeet, Kaushik Banerjee, Ranjit Mallick, Prosenjit Chatterjee and even with the legend [[Sri Uttam Kumar]]. Her next-door girl type acting made her popular in Bengali household. Actresses Sabitri Chatterjee, Sandhya Roy groomed her acting skills which further improvised her acting style. Very few actresses of her time knew classical as well as modern dance so well. Mahua infused the art of dancing successfully in her films, a quality quite rare in those days.

She married actor Tilak Chakraborty on 2 May 1976. They had one son named Tamal[nickname is gola]. Many Bengali heroines lacked good dancing skills in the '70's. Mahua had all such qualities that could establish her as a good actress. She had a beautiful face, good acting and dancing ability. In a very short time she received both fame and money. Many say that Mahua came from a lower-middle-class family, the taste of fame, money were unexpected for her. Her outstanding performance in Tapan Sinha's Aadmi Aur Aurat with Amol Palekar won her critical acclaim that corrected her reputation of merely filling up the box office coffers. There was even a time when Bengali films used to run by her name only. Within a very short span of time Mahua had met with huge success and popularity. She almost by herself had put the Bengali cinema on a comeback-trail with Lal Golap in 1983.[4]


Note: Apart from these 65 movies (above) in 10 YEARS[1975-1985] so many movies we are not able to post due to not having proper informations. e.g.
  • Shathe Sathang,
  • Pratisruti,
  • Ajashra Dhanyabad,
  • Father and many. Even so many movies apart from these lists, under the process to release. But all are in vain, due to her sudden expiry [A huge rate of confusions about this expiry]. These all need to investigate for her fans. We have strong confusions about 2 of her movies e.g: 1> Pahari Phool and 2> Paroma - NEED PROPER INPUTS ON THIS]



On 22nd July midnight, 1985 Room No: 101, Mahua met with a fire accident receiving serious burns [This was really be a question, whether this was an accident or a suicidal motive]. On 22 July the same year, she succumbed to death owing to her injury. The exact cause of the fire accident remains a mystery. She had nearly around 15 films running on her shoulder at the time of her death. Many of her films were released after her death like 'Anurager Choya','Prem O Paap', 'Abhimaan','Ashirbaad','Kenaram Becharam' ,'Abir' etc. The whole industry grieved on her sudden demise.[12] Police did not know the particular cause of her death.

Her "Madhu Ma", a famous actress in Bengali Cinema, Mrs.Madhabi Mukherjee protested against this phenomena, but all were in vain. Everything was just eventually shut down - question is why?

A great genius, just passed away - but still, we remain silent.


  1. ^ "Mahua Raychowdhury". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Biography of Mahua Raychowdhury". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Mahua Raychowdhury profile". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Mahua Roychoudhury: A Death Most Foul - Out of Pandora". Out of Pandora. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Songs of Mahua Raychowdhury". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Top movies of Mahua Raychowdhury". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Bengali movies of Mahua Roy Chowdhury by year". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  8. ^ "mahua roychoudhury biography". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Filmography of Mahua Raychowdhury". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Queen of Bengali cinema Mahua Roychowdhury death remains a suspense drama : FILMS - India Today". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
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  12. ^ "Queen of Bengali cinema Mahua Roychowdhury death remains a suspense drama : FILMS - India Today". Retrieved 27 September 2015.

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