Shobha Sen

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Shobha Sen

September 1923 (age 94)
Faridpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
(Now Bangladesh)

Died on 13.08.2017
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
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.

Shobha Sen (also known as Sova Sen) was Bengali theatre and film actress.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

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’.[2] She has also worked in some films including Ek Adhuri Kahani.

On 10 April 2010 Sen received the Mother Teresa International Award.[3]





  1. ^ Anit Mukerjea (28 June 2004). "A Woman of Grit" Asia Africa Intelligence Wire (From The Statesman (India))
  2. ^ a b "Bethune X Distinguished Alumni". Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Anonymous (9 April 2010). "Kapil, Wadekar to receive Mother Teresa International Award" (accessed 14 Jan 2013)
  4. ^ Viewable: "The film - Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna - revised file" 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)
  5. ^ See also Bhagaban Sree Sree Ramkrishna listing at Gomolo.

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