Nivanani Debi was born on 1896 (Bengali: Fagun 20, 1303). Her father’s name was Jatindranath Bandopadhay and mother was Brojorani Debi. Though she was born in a very poor family, her maternal uncles were well off. She was brought up in maternal uncle’s family. Her father died when she was fifteen and her mother passed away when she was only nine. After her mother’s death she was brought up by famous actress Chunibala Debi.
When she six Chunibala brought her to stage director Ardhendu Sekhar Mustafi. Under his direction she appeared in a small role in a drama “Samaj”. When she was twelve she came to National Theatre with Chunibala Debi. Here she acted and danced in many theatre shows. While she was in National Theatre she was married to Hemandra Nath Roy Chowdhury. ...» read full biography