Jamuna Barua was born in Kolkata. Her parents were used to live in Uttar Pradesh but later on, got settled down in Kolkata after her birth. Basically, Jamuna Barua was Hindu, her real surname was ‘Gupta’.
Jamuna Barua could not continue her studies upto the last due to some problems. She made her acting her acting debut in the film called ‘Ruplekha’ directed by Promothesh Barua, was released in 1934. Jamuna Barua was awarded with the Life Tine Achievement award bu BFJA too.
Jamuna Barua tied her knots with the director Promothesh Barua in 1934. She was the 4th wife of Promothesh Barua. After the director’s death she announced her retirement from films. Jamuna Barua had worked in many Hindi films too.