15 July 2024
Anasuya Sengupta

Anasuya Sengupta scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. She won this prestigious accolade for her work in The Shameless directed by Bulgarian director Konstantin Bojanov. Since Anasuya Sengupta won the Best Actress award at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, she has been the topic of the town and a focal point for every Indian. As Anasuya Sengupta has not been seen in the Indian film industry by the broader Indian audience, most people are eagerly searching for who is Anasuya Sengupta after her achievement at the Cannes Film Festival. Acknowledging Anasuya Sengupta’s talent, we have given a brief introduction of her and explained what role she played in The Shameless which won her the Best Actress award at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

Anasuya Sengupta

Who is Anasuya Sengupta? Best Actress Cannes 2024

Anasuya Sengupta who was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, hit the news headlines after she won the best actress accolade at the Cannes. Reportedly, this honor came in the Un Certain Regard section for her role in The Shameless. Speaking of her character in the film, the Indian actress played the role of a s3x worker who flees a brothel after killing a police officer in Delhi. For the unversed, Un Certain Regard section is one of the main accolades awarded at Cannes. This honor also keeps the same honor and value as the main competition and it also seeks to introduce new trends and countries making cinema.

Following her historical achievement at the Cannes Film Festival, Anasuya Sengupta became the center of attraction as everyone was questioning who is she. As mentioned, Anasuya Sengupta was born in Kolkata but she is now residing in Goa. Furthermore, The Shameless actress is a successful art director. In her career, Anasuya Sengupta has acted in several films like Saat Uchakkey directed by Sanjeev Sharma, and Forget Me Not by Bengali director Srijit Mukherji. In addition, Anasuya Sengupta also has appeared in the anthology Ray on Netflix. The Bengali actress has not worked extensively in the Bengali film industry except in a couple of roles including a supporting role in the Bengali film Madly Bangalee released in 2009 and directed by Anjan Dutt.

After Anasuya Sengupta won the best actress award at Cannes, the head of the direction and screenplay writing department at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute based in Kolkata, Anirban Datta said she has known Anasuya Sengupta since he was at FTII of Pune. Anirban also said that Anasuya Sengupta who is an alumna of Jadavpur University, is like a whip to him.

Speaking of Anasuya Sengupta’s film The Shameless which also stars Omara Shetty is a thriller film. The plot of the film revolves around the backdrop of the old devadasi system. The film’s storyline centers around Renuka played by Anasuya Sengupta, who flees a brothel after murdering a police officer. Renuka later starts dating Devika who is a teenager, played by Omara Shetty. The shooting of the film was majorly done in Nepal and for a night in Mumbai as well. As of yet, The Shameless has not been released in India but after creating a history by winning the best actress in the Un Certain Regard segment, The Shameless may be released in India very soon.

Anasuya Sengupta was born in Kolkata and spent many years in Mumbai before settling in Goa where she found her life partner Yashdeep who is an artist. Reportedly, Anasuya Sengupta met Yashdeep through social media because Yashdeep wanted to buy a copy of her calendar.

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