Remembering Asit Sen, the famous Hindi film comedian of Yesteryears, on his 26th death anniversary today.

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Remembering Asit Sen, the famous Hindi film comedian of Yesteryears, on his 26th death anniversary today.

Asit Sen was a prolific Hindi film comedian. Asit Sen was born on May 13, 1917 in Gorakhpur. Starting his film career in 1951 at the New Theatre in Bombay as an assistant to Bimal Roy, Sen acted in over 200 films between 1953 and 1993 until his death. Do Bigha Zamin (1953) was his debut film. He had a very thin voice, in striking contrast to his huge physical frame. He often portrayed a character with authority, such as a police inspector or landlord, but with comedic effect, mostly as a slow-speaking person.

His acting career was particularly prolific in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. He is known for films like Parakh (1960) , Bees Saal Baad (1962), Bandini (1963), Teesri Kasam (1966), Do Dooni Char (1968), Buddha Mil Gaya (1971) and Anand (1971).

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