Swatilekha Sengupta

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Swatilekha Sengupta
Born 1950
Nationality Indian
Occupation Theatre personality
Spouse(s) Rudraprasad Sengupta
Children Sohini Sengupta

Swatilekha Sengupta (born 1950) is a Bengali stage actress.[1] She has received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Indian theatre as an actor.


Swatilekha started her career in theater in Allahabad in the early 1970s, acting in productions under the direction of A.C. Banerjee. She also received guidance from B.V. Karanth, Tapas Sen, and Khaled Chowdhury. Then she moved to Kolkata and joined the theater group Nandikar in 1978. In Nandikar she worked under the direction of Rudraprasad Sengupta, whom she went on to marry.[2]

She was also the lead female protagonist in Ghare Baire, a 1985 film by Satyajit Ray, against Victor Banerjee and Soumitra Chatterjee. This film was based upon a novel of the same name Ghare Baire written by the famous Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore.


  • 2011 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Indian theatre as an actor.[3]
  • West Bengal Theatre Journalists’ Association award.
  • Paschim Banga Natya Akademi award.


  1. ^ "My mom and me". India Today. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Swatilekha Sengupta Akademi Award: Acting". http://sangeetnatak.org. Retrieved 10 March 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Nandikar people". Nandikar. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 

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