Chandrabati Devi was born in Muzaffarpur, Bihar on October 19th, 1909. Her nickname was Chhoton. Her father was Ganga Prasad Sahu. Chandrabati was the younger sister of Kankabati, the noted film actress. Chandrabati was educated in Bramho Balika Sikshayala and there after in Bethun College in Kolkata.
She got her first break as a character artist in the silent movie “Piyari” in 1929. Later she approved as Meera in the double version takie “Meera Bai” in 1933 directed by Debika Basu. She was selected in the role of Meera in the insistence of actor Amar Mallick. Her acting and singing in that film were highly praised. She took her music lessons from Dinu Talukdar under the supervision of Rabindranath Tagore.
After the success of “Meera Bai” she was called from ...» read full biography