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Ruma Guha Thakurta
Also known as: Ruma Ghosh, Ruma Guhathakurta, Ruma Debi
Born: November 21, 1934 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Ruma Guha Thakurta, also known as Ruma Ghosh and Ruma Debi, was an Indian actress and singer born on November 21, 1934, in Kolkata. At the age of ten, she played a role in her first film, Jwar Bhata (1944). She primarily worked in Bengali films and is known for her work in movies like Abhijan (1962), Subha O Debatar Gras (1964) and Antony Firingee (1967). She received a Bengal Film Journalists` Association Award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the movie Palatak (1963). In 2006 she appeared in Mira Nair`s acclaimed film The Namesake. In 1958 she founded the Calcutta Youth Choir along with Salil Chowdhury and Satyajit Ray, her maternal uncle. The organisation became a milestone in popularising choir music and her name is associated with it to this day.
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The Namesake
Wheel Chair
Arogya Niketan
Arogya Niketan (1969)
Baghini (1968)
Antony Firingee (1967)

Did You Know? (3)

  • Ruma Guha Thakurta`s Bengali version of the song We Shall Overcome was recorded during the Bangladesh War of Independence and became one of the best selling Bengali records of all time.
  • Ruma Guha Thakurta had a hand in recommending Jaya Bhaduri to Satyajit Ray for her debut film, Mahanagar.
  • Ruma Guha Thakurta`s first film was Jwar Bhata, which was also Dilip Kumar`s debut film.
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