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Bengali Movie Actress Mamata Shankar
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Mamata Shankar was born on 7th January 1955 in Kolkata, West Bengal. She belongs to Bengal’s one of the most influential family. Her parents, Uday Shankar Uday Shankar is one the most well-known Indian fil >> Read More... and Amala Shankar Bio coming soon... >> Read More... both were legendary dancers and choreographers of their time. Her brother, Ananda Shankar Ananda Shankar is an Indian musician, singer, and >> Read More... is a well know indo-western fusion musician. She is also the niece of Pandit Ravi Shankar Born on April 7, 1920, in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, >> Read More... and cousin to Norah Jones. Mamata received her training in dance and choreography from her father’s institute called Uday Shankar Indian Culture Centre and got trained by her mother itself. She is married to Chandrodoy Ghosh and had two sons- Ratul Shankar Bio coming soon... >> Read More... and Rajit Shankar Ghosh. Her husband Chadrodoy presently runs Udayan- Mamata Shankar Dance Academy along with Mamata founded in the year 1986.

Mamata entered film industry with Mrinal Sen Mrinal Sen was a renowned and highly skilled India >> Read More... ’s Mrigayaa in 1976 alongside debutant Mithun Chakraborty When we talk about the few legends in the Indian f >> Read More... . The film was not only celebrated in box-office but was also the recipient of The National award for Best Feature Film and Mithun himself received National Award for Best Debut. The film was also showcased in 10th Moscow International Film festival where it won the Golden Prize. As an actress, Mamata worked with some of the most talented and known film directors such as- Satyajit Ray Biographies reveal bare details about the maverick >> Read More... , Mrinal Sen, Rituparna Ghosh, Gautam Ghosh, and Bhudhadev Dasgupta. Mamata won Special Jury Award at National Film Awards The National Film Awards gets presented every year >> Read More... in 1992 for her film- Agantuk.

Shankar made an appearance in several films. She acted in films like- Ek Din Pratidin, Dooratwa, Oka Oori Katha, Pink, Kharij, Dakhal, etc. She was engaged with Mithun Chakraborty, her co-star in her debut film but soon both of them went their separate ways breaking their engagement. Though Mamata and her husband found the dancing institute in the year 1986, Mamata already had a ballet troupe since the year 1978 known as Mamata Ballet Troupe which went on conducting ballet performances in several countries. The ballet group’s first production was based on Rabindranath Tagore’s Chandralika in the year 1979.

The group gave various performances Milap, Sabari, Shikaar, Mother Earth, etc. Her son Ratul Shankar is a known percussionist and an actor. Mamata has worked in several films and did not plan to stop anytime soon. She believes in waiting for the good and different script to work on before signing for her roles. In the year 1993, Mamta received Bengal Film and Journalism Association Award for her supporting role in film Shakha Prashakha and the year 2000, she again became the recipient of BFJA Award for being a supporting actress in movie Utsab.


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