Bharati Debi was born in Kolkata on October 22nd, 1922. Her real name was Mahamaya. Amar Mallick named her Bharati. Her father’s name was Hari Krishna Das.
She studied in Bharati Bidyalaya but could not sit for the higher Secondary Examination for her busy schedule of film acting. Her family friend was internationally famous body builder Bishnu Charan Ghosh. He introduced Bharati Debi to music director Raichand Baral. For Raychand’s recommendation she got a chance of a leading lady in the film “Daktar”, that was her debut film released in the year 1940 directed by Nitin Basu and Sailajananda Mukhopadhay.
She started learning Hindi, Urdu and Gujrathi to act in films in those languages. She learnt singing from Amir Khan and Asraf Hussain. She used to do playback ...» read full biography