Asit Sen was born on 24 September 1922 in Dhaka (now known as Bangladesh), Bengal in British India. His only son name is Partha Sen. He was a cinematographer, screenwriter and film director, who has worked both for Bollywood film Industry and Bengali film Industry. Asit Sen has directed many films in his career. A total 17 films have been directed by him both in Bengali and Hindi. He became popular for the films like Uttar Falguni which was released in the year 1963, Deep Jweley Jai in 1959,
in !969, Safar in 1970, and Anokhi Raat in 1968.
Asit Sen kick-started his career at new theaters in Kolkata as Assistant to . In 1950, when Kolkata Film Industry was going down and declining, Asit Sen decided to move to Mumbai along with his team. His team members were
, Salil Chaudhury, and
. In the year 1952, he restarted his career with the movie named “Maa” which was released in the year 1952. He has also made Assamese film named Biplabi in the year 1948. His Hindi debut film’s name was Parivaar which was released in the year 1956 and was produced by Bimal Roy with
in the lead role.
After coming to Hindi Cinema, Asit didn’t leave the Bengali Industry and continued making Bengali films. He also worked as an assistant director with Roy in the movies like Biraj Bahu which was released in the year 1954 and Parineeta which was released in the year 1953. In the year 1956, he made a Bengali film named Chalachal with
in the lead role. Later on, due to its great success, he made a remake of this movie in Hindi and named it as “Safar,” which again was a blockbuster. He has worked with many Bollywood biggies like
, etc. The film named “Khamoshi” was directed by him and was the Hindi version of Bengali movie- Deep Jwele Jaai. A movie named “Mamta” was also a Hindi version of Bengali movie named “Uttar falguni.” In the year 1993,
Asit Sen became the Vice Principal and joined National Institute of Film and Fine Arts. He has worked for film education for the society till his last breath. Asit Sen was nominated for Best Director Award in Film fare, twice and has won the Award, once. He got nominated for the movie named “Mamta” and won the Award for the movie named “Safar.” He died at the age of 79 on 25 August 2001 at a Kolkata hospital.