Sukla das was born on 1939 in Barishal (now in Bagladesh). Her father was Sudhir Ranjan Das.
She studied in Sister Day School in early years. Then she passed Matriculation Examination from Ramesh Mitra School in 1954. She passed BA from Ashutosh College, Kolkata. She made her debut in the film “Prithibi Amare Chay” directed by Sukumar Dasgupta in 1959 in a small character role.
She made her first big role in “Dolna” directed by Parthapratim Choudhury. She learnt dance from Atinlal. She performed many dance drama under the direction of Mani Shankar. She acted in many Bengali films including “Kancha Mithe”, “Kangsha Surer Piyasi”, “Mr and Mrs Choudhury”, “Sishichara” etc.
She was associated to All India Radio. She acted in many Radio Drama.She marriaed Prabir Kumar in 1960. But later they were separated.