Menoka Debi was born in the year 1918 in Benaras. Due to family problem she could not pursue higher education. As she was born and bought up in Benaras, her Bengali was not very strong. Menoka Debi faced the camera f or the first time in the film called ‘Sonar Sansar’ directed by Debikumar Basu, which was released in the year 1936. She had to learn Bengali properly to work in the Bengali Film Industry.
Menoka Debi took her music lessons from Ashfaq Hossain. She tied her knots with producer Pannalal Srivastava in 1930.» read full biography