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Chitra Sen:


Chitra Sen (Mandal) (Bengali: চিত্রা সেন) is a Bengali actress and dancer. She has worked mainly in theatres but she has also worked in films and televisions. She started her career under Jnyanesh Mukhopadhyay. She has also worked with Rabi Ghosh, In Swapnasandhani, she has worked under her son Kaushik Sen.

Personal life:

Chitra Sen (Mandal) was born on 5 May 1934 in Kolkata. Her father was Panchu Gopal Mandal and mother was Arati Mandal. Sen took Manipuri and Bharatnatyam dancing trainings from Balkrishna Menan and Shakti Nag. She married Shayamal Sen in 1966 who was also an actor and a student of Utpal Dutt. In beginning Chitra Sen worked under Shyamal Sen's direction. Her daughter in law Reshmi Sen is a dancer and actress and her grandson Riddhi Sen, son of Kawshik and Reshmi is also an aspiring actor.



  • Joutuk (1958)
  • Komal Gandhar (1961)
  • Personal Assistant (1959)
  • Kanyadan (1993)
  • Unishe April (1994)
  • Anu (1999)
  • Daaybaddho (2000)
  • Cancer (2001)
  • Haraner Natjamai (2002)
  • Path (2003)
  • Je Jon Thake Majhkhane (2006)


  • Alakanandar Putra Kanya.
  • Jalchabi (with Rangrup theatre group under the direction of Seema Mukhopadhyay)
  • Maer Moto (based on a play of Kabita Singh directed by Mohit Chattopadhyay)
  • Bhalo Rakkhosher Galpo (with Swapnasandhani)
  • Aloka.