Joy Mukherjeewrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Basanti Chattopadhay was born on 12th May 1939 in Jamshedpur. Her nickname was Basu, her parents were sri Amulya Roy and Smt Shanti Roy.
Basanti Devi is educated upto class eight. Basanti Debi made her acting debut in the film called ‘Lakh Taka’, directed by Niren Lahiri, was released in the year 1953. Though she was quite talented but due to lack of offers, Basanti Devi could no create her own identity in Indian Film Industry. She had worked in Star Theatre for 12 years. Apart from acting, she has acted in many stage shows.
Basanti Debi was a regular face in theatres, radio and in Doordarshan too. She took her music lessons from Umapati Sheel and Sri Bishwanath Gangopahay and learned dancing too from the famous artist like Binoy Ghosh, Anadiprasad and Atanilal. She got married in the year 1959.