Sumita Sanyal

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Sumita Sanyal
Born Manjula Sanyal
(1945-10-09) 9 October 1945 (age 71)
Darjiling, British India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1963–present
Spouse(s) Subodh Roy

Sumita Sanyal (born 9 October 1945) (Bengali: সুমিতা সান্যাল়) is an actress in the Bengali language film industry in India, also known as Tollywood.

Early life[edit]

Born Manjula Sanyal in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, British India.[1] Her father was Girija Golkunda Sanyal.


Director Bibhuti Laha (of Agradoot) named her Suchorita for his film Khokhababur Pratyabartan. After that director Kanak Mukhopadhay decided to make it shorter into Sumita. Famous actress Lila Desai was very much known to Sumita. Lila introduced her to Agradoot. After she got a chance in Khokababur Pratyabartan, she acted in more than 40 films in Bengali including Sagina Mahato opposite Dilip Kumar and in the lead role in Kuheli alongside Biswajit and Sandhya Roy. She also has acted in a number of Hindi films, the most notable of which was Anand in 1970 opposite Amitabh Bachchan. She also acted television serials, professional stage and in group theatre with the notable association with “Ranga Sabha”.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to film editor Subodh Roy. They have a son.[2][3][4]




  1. ^ "Sumita Sanyal Biography by Chandi Mukherjee". Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Sumita Sanyal". Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Sumita Sanyal Biography". Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  4. ^ "SUMITA SANYAL: Film Database - CITWF". Retrieved 2008-10-23. 

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