|Died||1 January 1999(aged 65)|
|Occupation||Actress, director, writer and singer|
|Years active||1940 – 1982|
|Children||1, including Anindya Sinha|
Arundhati Devi was a student of Visva-Bharati University where she was trained in Rabindra Sangeet by Sailajaranjan Majumdar. She began her career as a Rabindra Sangeet singer at All India Radio in 1940. As an actress, Arundhati Devi made her film debut in Kartik Chattopadhyay's Bengali film Mahaprasthaner Pathe (1952) which also had a Hindi version under the title Yatrik. Further on she collaborated with directors such as Devaki Kumar Bose in Nabajanma (1956), Asit Sen in Chalachal (1956) and Panchatapa (1957), Prabhat Mukhopadhyay in Maa (1956), Mamata (1957), Bicharak (1959) and Akashpatal (1960), and Tapan Sinha in Kalamati (1958), Jhinder Bondi (1961), Jatugriha (1964). In 1963, she was conferred with BFJA Award for Best Actress for her role in the National Award winning Bengali film Bhagini Nivedita (1962) directed by Bijoy Bose. In 1967, she was conferred with the National Film Award for Best Film Based On High Literary Work for her directorial debut Chutti at the 14th National Film Awards.
Arundhati was born in Barisal, East Bengal, in British India (now Bangladesh). In 1955 she had a short-lived marriage with the director Prabhat Mukherjee. However, in 1957 she met film director Tapan Sinha at the Berlin International Film Festival and they eventually got married. Their son is scientist Anindya Sinha. She died in 1 January 1990.
- As an actress
- 1976 Harmonium
- 1972 Padi Pishir Barmi Baksha (one of her most famous directorial debut)
- 1969 Megh-O-roudra (also as a director)
- 1967 Chhuti (she did not act in this movie, however, she became first time director of the film plus also script writer and music composer)
- 1964 Jatugriha as Madhuri
- 1962 Shiulibari
- 1962 Bhagini Nivedita as Sister Nivedita
- 1961 Jhinder Bondi
- 1960 Khudita Pashan
- 1960 Indradhanu
- 1960 Akash-Patal
- 1959 Bicharak (she became a Producer)
- 1959 Shashi Babur Sansar
- 1959 Pushpadhanu
- 1958 Manmoyee Girls' School as Niharika
- 1956 Chalachal
- 1956 Nabajanma
- 1955 Dashyumohan as Chapala alias Miss Sandhya Ray
- 1955 Du-janay
- 1955 Godhuli
- 1954 Chheley Kaar as Mili
- 1954 Nad-o-Nadi
- 1952 Mahaprasthaner Pathey as Rani
- 1952 Yatrik as Rani (the Hindi Version of the well-known Bengali film Maha Prasthaner Pathe, in which she played the same role of Rani)
- As director
- 1985 Gokul
- 1983 Deepar Prem
- 1972 Padi Pishir Barmi Baksha
- 1969 Megh o Roudra
- 1967 Chhuti (also script writer and music composer)
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