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Gita Dey – Bengali movie and theatre actress

Gita Dey born on 1931 is a famous Bengali movie and theater actress. She acted in more than 200 Bengali movies and 2000 theater show. She has acted in radio plays also. In the later part she even acted in many Bengali folk theater. At the age of 15 she was married to businessman Ashim Kumad De of Taltala. She has two sons and one daughter. She has acted under directors like Ritwick Ghatak, Satyajit Ray, Tapan Singh, Tarun Majumdar, Arabindo Mukhopadhyay. Her famous movies are ‘Sagar Sangame’, Meghe Dhaka Tara’, Komal Gandhar, Subarnarekha, Avaya o Srikanta.

 Gita Dey and Bengali movie industry

Gita Dey started her moviey career as a child artist in 1938. At the age of six, she acted in a Bengali movie directed by Dhiren Ganguly. She joined All India Radio in 1954 and acted in many character roles.
In Bengali movies, Gita Dey is considered as a special artist. Her versatile acting talent has charmed the audiences. She was equally powerful in comic and negative roles. Again her role in Ritwik Ghatak’s Meghe Dhaka Tara is unforgettable.

Gita Dey has worked with almost all established movie directors of Tollygaung,. She worked with famous movie directors like Sisir Bhaduri, Ritwik Ghatak, Debaki Bose and Satyajit Ray.

Few of the famous Bengali movies of Gita Dey

Meghe Dhaka Tara, Saat Paake Bandha, Nauka Dubi, Malyadaan, Abhaya o Srikanta, Jaya, Nishipada, Dui Bhai, Ahoban, Barnochora, Pita Putro, Mouchak, Tolly Lights, Chirodini Tumi Je Amar

Death of Gita Dey

January 17, 2011 in Kolkata

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