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Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation: movie actress
Managed by: Manoshi (Mum) Bhattacharya
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Immediate Family

    • Jayant
      husband
    • Payal
      daughter
    • Meghna
      daughter
    • Prantosh Chattopadhyaya
      father
    • ***********
      sister
    • ----------------
      brother

About Moushumi Chatterjee

Moushumi Chatterjee (26 April 1953; Bengali: মৌসুমি চ্যাটার্জী; Moushumi Chāţārjī) is a Bollywood actress, who has also acted in Bengali cinema. She worked with actors like Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra and Vinod Mehra. Chatterjee was born in Calcutta. Her father Prantosh Chattopadhyaya was in the Army. She had a sister and a brother.[1] Her grandfather was a judge. She is married to Jayant Mukherjee (son of Hemant Kumar). They have two daughters, Payal and Megha.[2] She started to act in Bollywood movies after her marriage, which was quite unusual for women during that time. [edit]Career

Moushumi Chatterjee was never considered to have conventional beauty, yet she was considered one of the most beautiful faces to hit the Hindi screen in the 1970s. She made her film debut in the Bengali hit, Balika Badhu (1967) directed by Tarun Majumdar. Her debut as heroine in the Hindi film Anuraag (1973) came courtesy of another famous Bengali director, Shakti Samanta. She played a blind girl who falls in love, and her performance earned her a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress. The film won the Filmfare Award as Best Picture. That led to another huge hit film, where played a rape survivor in Manoj Kumar's Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974). Her rape sequence in the film is still considered to be one of the most disturbing scenes in Hindi cinema. Her performance earned her a Filmfare Nomination as Best Supporting Actress. That led to more starring roles opposite superstar Amitabh Bachchan in the thriller Benaam (1974) and Basu Chatterjee's film Manzil (1979). She did more Hindi and Bengali hit films and, by the 1980s, she made the transition to character roles of mother and bhabhi (sister-in-law). Moushumi's personal life has kept her in the gossip columns since the beginning of her career. She married early to producer Jayanta Mukherjee, son of legendary music composer and singer Hemant Kumar. They have two daughters, Payal and Megha. She acted in Hindi films after marriage, which was unusual at that time, as it was customary to act in films before marriage and leave films after marriage. At one point, she was said to leave her husband for film distributor Ramesh Sippy (not to be confused with the director of Sholay (1975)) but then changed her mind and stayed with her husband and their daughters. In 2005, she was thrilled when director Tarun Majumdar, who had introduced her to films in Balika Badhu (1969), decided to introduce her younger daughter Megha in his next Bengali film Bhalobasar Anek Naam. (Moushumi played a supporting role as cousin sister to Megha. It was also the debut movie of Uttam Kumar's grandson Gaurav Chattopadhyay.) Her older daughter Payal has made a name for herself behind the camera as the creative head at the Prime Channel, which oversees television shows. In middle age, Moushumi has accepted new challenges as playing a dual role in Tanuja Chandra's Zindaggi Rocks (2006) and crossed over to Canada to act in Bollywood/Hollywood (2003). She entered politics in 2004, even though she has had no experience, but she tried to compensate with enthusiasm and hard work. [edit]Awards

Best Actress award for Balika Badhu (Bengali) Best Actress Nominee for Anurag Best Supporting Actress Nomination for Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) [edit]Filmography

The Japanese Wife (2010) ... Maashi "Zindaggi Rocks" (2006) ... Maus and Mom Golapi Ekhon Bilatey (2006) Hum Kaun Hai? (2004) .... Mrs. Martha Pinto Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) .... Mrs. Seth Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) .... Mrs. Malhotra Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) .... Rohan's Mother Keemat – They Are Back (1998) .... Sulakshana Tripathi Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1998) .... Mrs. Chandrika Bansal Kareeb (1998) .... Neha's Mother Jallaad (1995) Kartavya (1995) .... Sharda Varma Ikke Pe Ikka (1994) .... Kaushalya Devi Udhaar Ki Zindagi (1994).... Janki Santaan (1993) .... Laxmi Prateeksha (1993) .... Laxmi Nishchaiy (1992) .... Renuka Singh Khule-Aam (1992) (as Moushmi Chatterjee) .... Roopa Zulm Ki Hukumat (1992) .... Pitamber's wife Ghayal (1990) .... Indu Mehra Shehzaade (1989) .... Padmini Singh Sikka (1989) .... Laxmi Jung Baaz (1989).... Mrs. Krishna Prasad Saxena Aakhri Baazi (1989) .... Parvati P. Kumar Aakhri Gulam (1989) Agnee (1988) .... Shobha Vijay (1988) .... Rita Param Dharam (1987) .... Savitri Aag Hi Aag (1987) .... Mrs. Ganga Singh Mera Karam Mera Dharam (1987) .... Mala Ghar Ek Mandir (1984 film) (1984) Jawaani (1984) .... Prema Mohan Pet Pyaar Aur Paap (1984) Justice Chaudhury (1983) .... Janki Chaudhary Angoor (1982) .... Sudha A. Tilak Daasi (1981) Itni Si Baat (1981) .... Asha Krodhi (1981) .... Aarti Ogu Bodhu Sundari (1981) Pyaasa Sawan (1981) .... Shanti Do Premee (1980) .... Payal/Parvati Singh Dogra Chambal Ki Kasam (1980) Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980) .... Anu Maang Bharo Sajana (1980) .... Sita Ram Kumar Swayamvar (1980) .... Roopa Bhargav Manzil (1979) .... Aruna Khosla Gautam Govinda (1979) .... Sandhya Prem Bandhan (1979) - Meena Mehra Do Ladke Dono Kadke (1979) .... Rani Bhola Bhala (1978) .... Renu Dil Aur Deewar (1978) .... Saroj Phandebaaz (1978) Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978) .... Shanti Swarg Narak (1978) .... Shobha Mohan Kapoor Tumhari Kasam (1978) .... Vidya Ab Kya Hoga (1977) (.... Lady who asked for a cup of Tea Anand Ashram (1977/I) .... Kiran Zindagi (1976) .... Seema (as Moushumi) Jai Bajrang Bali (1976) -- Devi Maa Sita Sabse Bada Rupaiya (1976) .... Sunita Anari (1975) Do Jhoot (1975) Mazaaq (1975) .... Moushumi Natak (1975) Raftaar (1975) .... Rani/Rita Umar Qaid (1975) Benaam (1974) .... Sheela Srivastav Badla (1974) .... Kalpana Humshakal (1974) .... Radha/Sita Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974) .... Tulsi Us-Paar (1974) .... Kamla (Kamli) Zehreela Insaan (1974) Ghulam Begam Badshah (1973) Kuchhe Dhaage (1973) .... Sona Naina (1973) Anindita (1972) Anuraag (1972) .... Shivani Parineeta (1969) .... Lalita Balika Badhu (1967)

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1953
April 26, 1953
Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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