Skip to main content

Mamata Shankar

Mamata Shankar (born 7 January 1955) is an actress in the Bengali language film industry of India.
She has acted in films by renowned film directors including, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadev Dasgupta and Gautam Ghosh. In addition to being an actress, she is a dancer and choreographer. 

She is the daughter of legendary dancers Uday Shankar and Amala Shankar, and the niece of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Her son is Ratul Shankar.

Born in 1955 to Uday Shankar and Amala Shankar, her brother was a renowned indo-western fusion musician Ananda Shankar.

She received her training in dance and choreography at the Uday Shankar India Culture Centre', Calcutta under Amala Shankar.

She made her film debut with Mrigayaa in 1976, directed by Mrinal Sen. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film for the year.

Mamata is married to Chandrodoy Ghosh, and runs 'Udayan - Mamta Shankar Dance Company' (founded in 1986, and which travels extensively throughout the world), with the 'Mamata Shankar Ballet Troupe'. The troupe was founded in 1978, and performed its first production, based on a Rabindranath Tagore work, Chandalika, in 1979., it was followed by Horikhela, Aajker Ekalabya, Milap, Shikaar, Mother Earth, and Amritasyaputra. 

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Mamata Shankar is a Bengali film actress, dancer and choreographer

Comments

Most Popular Post

Sridevi's last few special moments with her family

Sridevi’s last few moments with her family will break your heart. 

Do you know how much heroines charge for item songs?

Can you imagine how much these heroines charges for doing item numbers? 

Sridevi passes away in Dubai at the age of 54

Chandni goes in the moon country.