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Bangla cinema has produced a long list of fine masterpieces since its early days until today. Along with the films that have been rated in recognition and popularity are actors and actresses whose performances made the films truly memorable.
Popular actors include:
1) Uttam Kumar
He is recognized as "the superstar of Bangla movies and the most popular Bangla actor ever. His first film, Dristidaan, was released in 1948. Since then he made countless films every year until 1980 when he unexpectedly died of a heart attack. Film fans especially loved his romantic films with actress Suchitra Sen.
2) Saumitra Chatterjee
This talented actor is a favorite of Bangla director Satyajit Ray, and appears in about half of all the films made by the great director. He first appeared in the final film of the Apu trilogy as the struggling Apu. He also appeared in another trilogy, this time in all three films - Charulata, Samapti and Ghare Baire, also by Satyajit Ray, called the Calcutta trilogy. Apart from being an actor, Saumitra Chatterjee also wrote and directed plays in the Bangla Theater.
The most popular Bangla actresses are:
1) Suchitra Sen
Considered the most popular Bangla actress of all time, Suchitra Sen also stands out as the first Indian actress to receive an award from an international film festival. This was the award for best actress for the film Saat Paake Bnadha, which was awarded to her during the Moscow Film Festival 1963. She is also most loved as the other half of the enduring love team with Uttam Kumar.
2) Supriya Chaudhury
Supriya Chaudhury was a favorite of movie directors during the golden era of Bangla cinema, and served as the female lead in most of her films. She is mainly remembered for her role in Bangla natok Meghe Dhaka Tara as Neeta, the caretaker of a struggling refugee family.