Sumita Mukhopadhay was born in Kolkata on 30th March 1949. Her nickname was Hansi. Her father was Manibhusan Mukhopadhay. She studied in Jogomaya College, Kolkata. Director Dinen Gupta selected Sumita for his new film “Aajker Nayak” against an advertisement printed by him. So Sumita made her debut in rhe film “Aajlker Nayak” in the year 1972.
She acted over hundred Bengali Films, including “Bikale Bhorer Phul” and “Ogo Badhu Sundari”against Mahanayak Uttam Kumar. She was fond of singing. She acted in professional stage so many times. She acted in “Jatra” also. She was a regular artist of T.V serial. She divorced her husband Sashadhar Mukhopadhay with to sons and married producer Ranbindranath Malhotra (Popular known as ‘Manna’ in industry). Once she attempt suicide for depression in life.
She won the best co-actress award in BFJA for the film “Arnesan” in 1985.