Suchitra Sen, a superstar of Bengali cinema who became a recluse for over three decades after she quit acting, was born Rama Dasgupta on 6 April 1931 in East Bengal (now Bangladesh).
The first film she acted in was Sesh Kothay but it remained incomplete. The 1953 film Sat Number Kayedi, in which she appeared opposite Samar Roy, was her first film to be screened at a theatre. In the same year her other films such as Kajari and Bhagaban Sri Krishna Chaitanya were released. But it was in the Nirmal Dey-directed Sade Chuttar that she first appeared opposite the Bengali film icon Uttam Kumar. The two together would become the most successful star romantic pair of the Bengali film industry.