Sefalika was born on 1922 in Kolkata. Her nickname was Putul. She did not much education due to he family’s bad financial condition. She made her film debut in silent film “Bicharak” directed by Sishir Bhaduri. Her first talkie film was “Chand Soudagar” directed by Prafulla Roy in 1934. She got tremendous public acceptance in the film “Behula”. She also acted in “Shyamasudari”, “Ranga Boi”, “Daas Putra” etc. She also acted in Satyajit Ray’s “Apur Sangsar” and “Mahanagar”. She knew dance well. Her mentor was Sishir Kumar Bhaduri. She was very glamorous in 30s and 40s in the Bengali Film Industry.