Anjana Bhowmik was born on Dec 30th, 1944. in Cooch Behar. Her real name is Arati and nickname Babin. Her father was Bibhuti Bhusan Bhowmik. She spent her school days in Cooch Behar. She passed the Higher Secondary Exam of West Bengal Board from Suniti Academy of Cooch Behar in 1961. After that she also studied in Sorojini Naidu College.
She made her film debut at the age of 20 in the 1964 film “Anustup Chanda” directed by Pijush Bose. Before releasing the film she changed her name to Anjana to Arati. Right from the first film she became popular. Her acting talent was praised not only by the audience but also by the critic. She became one of the major heroines of Uttam Kumar. She and Uttam Kumar gave major hits like “Chowringhee”, “Kokhono Megh”, “Nayika Sambad”, “Roudra Chhaya”, “Raj Drohi”. At a certain time of her career when critics predicted she wouldn’t be successful without Uttam Kumar as hero, she paired with Soumitra Chattopadhyay in “Mahashweta” and it was highly acclaimed.
Anjana got married to Navy Officer Arun Sharma and now settled in Mumbai. One of her daughter Nilanjana is also an actress and is married to Jishu Sen Gupta.