Sandhya Roy

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Sandhya Roy
Born Nabadwip
Political party Trinamool Congress
Sandhya Roy
Member of the India Parliament
for Medinipur
Assumed office
Preceded by Prabodh Panda

Sandhya Roy (Bengali: সন্ধ্যা রায়) is an Indian actress and politician. She is one of the most famous actresses of Bengali cinema and is widely acknowledged 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 Nabadip,West Bengal. After some day, she went to Bangladesh with her family. Her grandfather was landlord "Jamindar" 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 again come back to India. Her first film was "Mamlar fol" starring Sabitri Chatterjee where she played role as crowd.

It is her effortless acting prowess that made her equally comfortable in the critically acclaimed ventures such as Satyajit Ray's Ashani Sanket and Tarun Majumdar's 'Thagini' and the out-and-out commercial venture such as Baba Taraknath. She also acted in "Manihar" a romantic movie against Biswajeet and Soumitra Chatterjee and in a thriller "Kuheli" (double role) opposite Biswajeet. This film had a stellar cast including Chhaya Devi, Ajitesh Banerjee, Subhendu Chatterjee, Sumita Sanyal and Satya Bandopadhyay.

Political career[edit]

In 2014 she contested in Lok Sabha Election for All India Trinamul Congress and won the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from Medinipur constituency and became a member of Parliament of India. [1]



  • 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.


  1. ^ "West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Results 2014, WB Constituency List". Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

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