A vetern filmmaker and actress, Aparna Sen has been in the industry for over half a century. Born on 25th October 1945 in Calcutta, she completed her Bachelor’s in Arts from Kolkata’s Presidency College. She showed an interest for films even before graduating as she appeared in Teen Kanay, a
film, at just the age of sixteen.
As an actress Sen has appeared in over 62 films throughout her career, the last of which was in 2014’s Chotushkone. She has worked heavily in both Indian and Bengali films and received various prizes throughout her career including the Moscow Film Festival’s Best Actress award for her role in Mahaprithibi.
She debuted as a director in 1981 with 36 Chowringhee Lane winning the Indian National Film Awards, Best Director. The film also won an award at the Manila International Film Festival. Having directed over 11 years throughout her career many of her films were well received including the hit Yugant. The movie won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali.