Gita Dey

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Gita Dey

Born: 5 August 1931

Died: 17 January 2011

  • She was an Indian actress in Bengali cinema, theatre, and Bengali folk theater.
  • She became a stage artist at the age of 6 years.
  • She came to the film industry in 1943.
  • Her first film release was Ahuti (1941) as a child actress.
  • She acted in over two hundred Bengali language films and over two thousand stage shows.
  • She acted in the movie Teen Kanya under the direction of Satyajit Roy and Rittik Ghatak’s Meghe Dhaka Tara, Subarnarekha, Komal Gandhar, Kato Ajanare. She also acted in Hindi movies such as Parineeta (2005) with Vidya Balan and Sanjay Dutt and other movies.
  • She was associated with All India Radio for a long time doing Shruti Natok.
  • She received the Presidential Award for Lifetime Achievement from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and many other awards during her lifetime.
  • She has been associated with All India Radio since 1954 and enacted character roles in radio play.
  • However, her last play was Badsahi Chaal (1996), which was directed by Ganesh Mukherjee, and was staged at the Rangana theatre in north Kolkata.

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