Sandhya Roy

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Sandhya Roy
Born (1941-04-11) 11 April 1941 (age 77)
Citizenship Indian
Notable work Alor Pipasa
Sansar Simante
Dadar Kirti
Political party Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s) Tarun Majumder
Sandhya Roy
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Medinipur
Assumed office
Preceded by Prabodh Panda

Sandhya Roy is an Indian actress and politician.[1] She is one of the most famous actresses of Bengali cinema and is widely acknowledged[by whom?] for her great acting skills and sweet and cherubic face from 1960 to 1985. Being a versatile actress, she has experimented successfully with character-roles and second leads such as playing the sister-in-law in the first movie of Tapas Paul, Dadar Kirti, or in Sriman Prithviraj.

She was born in Nabadwip, West Bengal, India. She later immigrated to Bangladesh with her family. Her grandfather was a landlord ("zamindar") in Bangladesh. She lost her father and mother at the age of 7 and 9 respectively. She has a brother. After losing her parents, she went to her maternal uncle's house and took admission in school. In 1957, she returned to India. Her first film was Mamlar Fol, starring Sabitri Chatterjee, where she appeared as an extra.

She has been equally comfortable in critically acclaimed ventures such as Satyajit Ray's Ashani Sanket and Tarun Majumdar's Thagini, as well as out-and-out commercial ventures such as Baba Taraknath. She also acted in Manihar, a romantic movie, alongside Biswajeet and Soumitra Chatterjee and in the thriller Kuheli ( where she played a double role) opposite Biswajeet. Other prominent actors in the film included Chhaya Devi, Ajitesh Banerjee, Subhendu Chatterjee, Sumita Sanyal and Satya Bandopadhyay.

Political career[edit]

In 2014, she contested a seat in the Lok Sabha election for the All India Trinamul Congress and won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Medinipur constituency and became a member of the Parliament of India.[2]



  • Won- "Banga Bibhushan",the highest civilian award in West Bengal for her contribution to Indian Cinema in 2013.
  • BFJA Award - Best Actress Award for Nimantran in 1972.
  • BFJA Award - Best Actress Award for Sansar Simante in 1976.
  • BFJA Award - Best Supporting Actress Award for Tin Adhay in 1969.
  • Bharatnirman Award in 1997.


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