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Sabitri Chatterjee Padma Shri Awarded In 2014

Sabitri Chatterjee

Sabitri Chatterjee

Award Name : Padma Shri

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Arts

Location : Comilla, Chittagong, Bangladesh


Sabitri Chatterjee is an Indian actress who is known for her work in Bengali cinema. Her career spans more than 50 years. She was born in Comilla, in British India. She was born on February 21, 1937 in Comilla, Bangladesh. She joined a theatre group Uttar Sarathi who were doing a play on the refugees from East Pakistan titled ‘Natun Yahudi’. The play was being directed by Kanu Banerjee – the actor who would later performed as Harihar Roy, in Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali and Aparajito. Sabitri also acted the film version of the play which was released in 1953. Sabitri appeared as the female lead in Sudhir Mukherjee’s comedy film Pasher Bari (1952). Sabitri Chatterjee continues to act in commercial Bengali cinemas and television till date. She is one of the stars of the mega soap opera Sonar Harin that has run more than 1000 episodes, which was aired on ETV Bangla. She has acted as Muktokeshi in serial Subarnalata adaptation of Ashapurna Devi's novel, which was aired on Zee Bangla. Other than the cinematic world, Sabitri Chatterjee is also associated with many welfare organisations. Her long innings in the silver screen and commercial stage has offered her viewers with wide variety of roles unparalleled by her contemporaries. In 2013 she was awarded by the Government of West Bengal its highest civilian award Banga Bibhushan. In 2014, Government of India conferred upon her its fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri.