Birthday Greetings to Moushumi Chatterjee, one of the biggest stars of the 1970s, who turned 71 years today.
The versatile actress Moushumi Chatterjee earned love and admiration of all filmgoers by her excellent character presentation in several films.
Moushumi Chatterjee is a Bengali and Hindi film actress who has had a long career in films starting from her debut in the Bengali film Balika Badhu(1967) with Tarun Majumdar. Her latest film was the super hit Piku (2015) which won her rave reviews. Moushumi has done more than a hundred films which have been box-office hits and critically appreciated as well.
Born into a family with an army background, Moushumi was married early in life to producer Jayant Mukherjee, the son of the famous music composer and singer Hemant Kumar. She started acting after her marriage and made her debut in Hindi cinema with Shakti Samanta’s Anuraag (1972) opposite Vinod Mehra. Her role as a blind girl was much liked by the audience and the critics.
Following the success of Anuraag (1972), Chatterjee went onto become one of the top leading ladies of the Indian film industry. Films like Anindita (1972), Ghulam Begum Badshah (1973), Naina (1973) and Kuchhe Dhaage (1973) followed. Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) with Manoj Kumar was another high point in Chatterjee’s career where she plays the role of a rape victim. For this film and for Anuraag (1972), she was nominated for Filmfare Awards for the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actress. Benaam (1974) and Manzil (1979) co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sabsa Bada Rupaiya (1976) co-starring Vinod Mehra and Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978) were other notable films that Moushumi Chatterjee acted in.
Towards the 1980s she started taking up character roles often playing the elder sister, mother or sister- in-law in films. Some of the films from this period include Justice Chaudhury (1983), Aag Hi Aag (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz and Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999).
She continued to work in the 2000s, some of her films of this time include Deepa Mehta’s Bollywood/ Hollywood (2002), Tanuja Chandra’s Zindaggi Rocks (2006) and Aparna Sen’s The Japanese Wife (2010), all of which got her critical appreciation.