KOLKATA, India (AP) — Suchitra Sen, India's legendary actress known for her memorable roles in both Bengali language and Bollywood films, has died after a cardiac arrest, her daughter said Friday. She was 82.
Sen was hospitalized in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, more than three weeks ago for treatment of a respiratory tract infection. She died in the hospital early Friday, said Moon Moon Sen, who is also an actor.
Suchitra Sen started acting in 1952 and reigned supreme for 26 years. Sen won fame in the Bengali films, especially in movies in which she co-starred with actor Uttam Kumar. The two become the icons for Bengali melodramas and romantic movies through the 1960s and the 1970s.
She made her debut in Hindi films in 1955 and won several awards.