Supriya Devi | Family, Wedding Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Husband, Scandal, Weight, Wedding, Wiki & More

Supriya Devi | Family, Wedding Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Husband, Scandal, Weight, Wedding, Wiki & More

Indian actress
Born: January 8, 1935, Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: January 26, 2018
Parents: Gopal Chandra Banerjee

Children: Soma Choudhury
Awards: Padma Shri

Supriya Choudhury (8 January 1935 – 26 January 2018) was an Indian Bengali actress who is known for her work in Bengali cinema for more than 50 years. She is best known for her portrayal of Neeta in Ritwik Ghatak’s Bengali film Megha Dhaka Tara (1960).[1] She is considered as one of the most aphrodisiac sirens of Indian cinema and was often compared to her contemporary Hollywood legend Sophia Loren.[2][3] She has been conferred upon with a Filmfare Award and the BFJA Award for two times. In 2011, she received the Banga-Vibhushan, the highest civilian honour in West Bengal.[4] In 2014, She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for her contributions to the entertainment industry.[5]

She made her debut in Uttam Kumar starrer Basu Paribar (1952) under the direction of Nirmal Dey and successively appeared in Prarthana (1952) directed by Pranab Ray and Shyamali (1952) directed by Binoy Bandyopadhyay. She, then took a hiatus and returned to filmdom in Marmabani (1958) under Sushil Majumdar’s direction. She rose to prominence after she had appeared in the Uttam Kumar starrer blockbuster Sonar Harin (1959) directed by Mangal Chakraborty. At the beginning of 1960s, she came to a bigger attention for her successive roles in films such as Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960), Shuno Baranari (1960), Komal Gandhar (1961), Swaralipi (1961) to name a few. She made her Bollywood debut opposite Dharmendra in Begaana (1963) under Sadashiv Rao Kavi’s direction. Her demise in the early hours of January 26, 2018 due to a cardiac arrest was mourned by the entire film industry

In 1954, Supriya married Bishwanath Choudhury and a few years later her only daughter Soma was born.[22] She retired from films for a while before returning in the late 1950s. Later she lived together with Mahanayak Uttam Kumar.[15] Supriya died on 26 January 2018 from a heart attack in Kolkata, aged 83

Real Name Krishna Banerjee
Nickname Benu
Profession Actress
Physical Stats & More


Height (approx.) in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds-121 lbs

Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White
Personal Life
Date of Birth 8 January 1933

Date of Death 26 January 2018
Death Cause Heart attack
Age (at the time of death) 85 Years
Birth Place Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)

Place of Death Her resident in South Kolkata
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Hometown Kolkata, West Bengal, India


Educational Qualification Not Known
Debut Bengali Film: Basu Paribar (1952)
Basu-Paribar-1952-debut movie of Supriya Devi
Hindi Film: Begaana (1963)

Begaana – 1963
TV: Benudir Rannaghar (1998-2002)
Family Father- Gopal Chandra Banerjee (Lawyer)
Mother- Not Known

Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Reading, Travelling

Boys, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends Late Uttam Kumar (Actor)
Uttam Kumar boyfriend of Supriya Devi


Husband/Spouse Biswanath Chowdhury (Politician)
Biswanath Chowdhury husband of supriya devi
Marriage Date Year- 1954
Children Son- None
Daughter- Soma Choudhury

Some Lesser Known Facts About Supriya Devi

Supriya was seven years old when she acted in two plays directed by her father.
During World War II, her family moved from Burma to Calcutta (now in India). After reaching India, she continued with her dance classes.
At a young age, she became a very prominent dancer in Burma. Even the Prime Minister of Burma got impressed by her dance moves.

Her closest friend, Nihar Dutta, got married in Guha Thakurata family and became Mrs Nihar Guha Thakurata, an eminent social worker of Burma.
In 2014, she was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.
She was also awarded Filmfare East Lifetime Achievement Award and West Bengal government’s highest civilian award, Banga Vibhushan.


She was in a relationship with legendary Bengali actor Uttam Kumar, they lived together for many years. However, they could not get married.
She was last seen in the English movie ‘The Namesake’. She often appeared on Bangla television shows.

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