Born: Nabadwip, Bengal Presidency, British India
Sandhya Roy (সন্ধ্যা রায়) is an Indian actress and politician. She is one of the most famous actresses of Bengali cinema and is widely acknowledged for her great acting skills and sweet and cherubic face from 1960 to 1985. Being a versatile actress, she has experimented successfully with character-roles and second leads such as playing the sister-in-law in the first movie of Tapas Paul, Dadar Kirti, or in Sriman Prithviraj.She was born in Nabadwip, West Bengal, India. She later immigrated to Bangladesh with her family. Her grandfather was a landlord (Jamindar) in Bangladesh. She lost her father and mother at the age of 7 and 9 respectively. She has a brother. After losing her parents she went to her maternal uncles house and took admission in school. In 1957, she returned to India. Her first film was Mamlar fol starring Sabitri Chatterjee where she appeared as an extra.She has been equally comfortable in critically acclaimed ventures such as Satyajit Rays Ashani Sanket and Tarun Majumdars Thagini, as well as out-and-out commercial ventures such as Baba Taraknath. She also acted in Manihar, a romantic movie, alongside Biswajeet and Soumitra Chatterjee and in the thriller Kuheli ( where she played a double role) opposite Biswajeet. Other prominent actors in the film included Chhaya Devi, Ajitesh Banerjee, Subhendu Chatterjee, Sumita Sanyal and Satya Bandopadhyay.
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