Joy Mukherjeewrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Shakuntala Barua was born on 22nd April, 1947 in Kolkata. Her parents were Subodh Bhattacharya and Dipti Bhattacharya. She passed her Higher Secondary from Bethune School in 1956, after this she completed her graduation with political Science (hons) from Gokhale College in 1968. Director Sachin Adhikari introduced Shakuntala Barua with Sukhen Das. He selected her as a lead actress in the film called ‘Sayani’ directed by Sukhen Das himself, was released in the year 1979. Shakuntala Barua always dreamt to be an singer, but became an actress. She is a good singer and has also cut albums in the market. Shakuntala Barua has a daughter and she is also a good singer. She took her music lessons from Suchitra Mitra, Karishma Chatterjee and from Dilip Mitra. Shakuntala Barua was honored Rabindra Sangeet by Bengal Music College and ‘Gitabharati’ from Gitabitan.