Sengupta, the reigning queen of Tollywood started her career in the mid nineties, with her
first film Swet Patharer Thala directed by Pravat Roy, an eminent director of Tollywood. In the film she played the teenage lead. That
year the film got National Award in the category of the best Bengali film.
After that there was no looking back . She became the undisputed heroine or
queen of the Bengal Film Industry.
became famous in all the commercial flicks: Moner Manush, Sangsar
Sangram, Swami Kano Ashami, Sudhu Ekbar Balo, Swamir
Adesh, Tumi Ele Tai, Swasurbari Zindabad, Aalo, Akrosh,
Hungama, Chander Bari and many others.
She has worked with directors like Aparna Sen, Pravat Roy,
Biresh Chetterjee, Swapan Saha, Haranath Chakraborty, Sanat Dutta, Sujit Guha,
Chiranjit Chakraborty and other big directors.
career in parallel cinema started little later when Rituparno Ghosh, first gave
her a break in he film Dahang talent, which actually
brought her the best reward in the film industry i.e.—The National Award for
the Best Actress in Dahan. Another film that brought out my acting
skills to the fullest was Paromitar Ek Din. Mrinal Sen complemented me
by saying that my performance was very balanced."
she worked with Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Aparna Sen, Sandip Ray,
Tarun Majumder, Raja Sen, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ashok Viswanathan and
of her famous films are: Dahan, Utsab, Paromitar Ekdin, Mandyo Meyer
Upakhyan, Aalo, Devipakshya, Dwitiya Basanta, Byatikrami, Nishijapon, Sangshoy,
has acted in lot of films of other languages of south and eastern regions.. Her
releases are: Tarun Chetterjee’s Dandyo, Ashok Viswanathan’s Andhakarer
Shabdo, Subhrojit Mitra’s Mon Amour, Subhas Sen’s Bouma Zindabad,
Raj Basu’s Piyalir Password, Anjan Dutta's B.B.D. in Hindi . She
has another 7-8 films on the floor at present.
her foray in Mumbai film industry has created waves with Main Meri Patni aur
Woh, she got lot of critical acclaim. Her second film Unns, which is a love
story and now released all over India Gauri - The Unborn.
came to Washington DC recently for inauguration of her another movie ,
Piyalir Password which is based on a
story here in the US . During her brief stay in the US Capitol, she came to VOA
Bangla Service . This interview is about her film career and future plans.