Kajal Gupta was born in Kolkata on January 8th, 1936. Her real name was Sandhya. Her debut director Rajen Tarafdar gave her the name “Kajal”. Her father was Hrishikesh Chattopadhay and mother was Chinmoyee Chattopadhay. She passed her Higher Secondary Examination from Bethun Collegiate School. She also took lessons classical singing. She was expert in swimming cycling and riding.
She made her debut in the film “Antariksha” in the year 1957 directed by Rajen Tarafdar. Because of her acting in film “Kancher Swarga” she was highly praised both by the critic and the audience though the role was a small one. Later she became one of the major supporting actress in Bengali films. She got married cinematographer/director Dinen Gupta in the year 1955. Her only daughter is Sonali Gupta, who was also a well known film actress. Kajal Gupta died in Kolkata on October 22nd,1996.