|Born||Died on 13.08.2017|
|Spouse(s)||Utpal Dutt Earlier she was married to Deba Prasad Sen, a freedom fighter. They divorced and Shova married theatre personality Utpal Datta. Udayan, son from her first marriage died a few years earlier. She is survived by her daughter (with Utpal Dutta) Bishnupriya Dutta.|
She was wife of Utpal Dutt and the couple had one daughter, Dr. Bishnupriya Dutt,who is a professor of theatre history in the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She had four grandchildren Surya, Rahul, Noel and Ahana.
After graduating from Bethune College, she joined Gananatya Sangstha and acted in the lead female role of ‘Nabanna’. She joined the Little Theatre Group in 1953-54 which later became Peoples’ Theatre Group. Since then she has acted in many productions of the group, chief among them are: ‘Barricade’, ‘Tiner Taloyar’, ‘Titumir’. She has also worked in some films including Ek Adhuri Kahani.
On 10 April 2010 Sen received the Mother Teresa International Award.
- Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, 1955 film by Prafulla Chakraborty
- Bedeni, unfinished film of Ritwik Ghatak.
- Ek Adhuri Kahani, 1972 film directed by Mrinal Sen.
- Jharh, 1979 film directed by Utpal Dutt.
- Ek Din Pratidin, 1979 film directed by Mrinal Sen.
- Baisakhi Megh, 1981 film directed by Utpal Dutt.
- Pasand Apni Apni, 1983 Hindi film directed by Basu Chatterjee.
- Dekha, 2001 film directed by Gautam Ghose.
- Shadows of Time, 2004 German film in Bengali directed by Florian Gallenberger.
- Anit Mukerjea (28 June 2004). "A Woman of Grit" Asia Africa Intelligence Wire (From The Statesman (India))
- "Bethune X Distinguished Alumni". Retrieved 10 March 2012.
- Anonymous (9 April 2010). "Kapil, Wadekar to receive Mother Teresa International Award" Nerve.in (accessed 14 Jan 2013)
- Viewable: on YouTube; English subtitles give credits for Kanu Banerji (Sri Ramakrishna, 0:08), Bibhuti Chakravarty (photography, 0:11), Baidyanath Chaterji (producer, 0:30), Pulin Ghosh (stage setting, 0:44), New Theatre Studio (production location, 0:53), Officials of Dakshineshwar Kali Temple (thanks, 1:05), Chabi Bishwas (Mathur, 1:23), Shobha Sen (Sri Ma Saradadevi, 1:23), Kalyani Films (production, 1:38), Prafulla Chakravarty (script writer and director, 1:43) (accessed 14 Jan 2013)
- See also Bhagaban Sree Sree Ramkrishna listing at Gomolo.