Mamata Shankar
Indian actor
Mamata Shankar
Mamata Shankar 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.
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Shambhu Bhattacharya Dance Festival in Kolkata
Calcutta Tube - almost 5 years
Dance fest for Shambhu Bhattacharya Srijan Creation announced a cultural event “Shambhu Bhattacharya Nritya Utsav’ at a press conference in Kolkata on Apr 3, 2012. Veteran dancers Amola Shankar and Mamata Shankar, music composer Kalyan Sen Borat, dancer Alakananda Roy and dancer-actor Dolon Roy, Soumili Biswas were present at the press meet. The two-day dance festival in honour of famous creative dancer Shambhu Bhattacharya will be held on 11th & 12th April 2012 at Kalamandir.     ( Images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury/IBNS)
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When teasing actually helps - The Asian Age
Google News - over 5 years
And it showed eminent Bengali personalities like danseuse Mamata Shankar and litterateur Sunil Gangopadhyay with tears in their eyes. The ad aroused the curiosity of many. After a few weeks, the mystery shrouding the advertisement was revealed when
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It was poetry in motion - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
Directed by Mamata Shankar and brought to life by her dance troupe, this Tagore piece deals with the events behind the Ramayana, which set the stage for what happened subsequently. Through a choreography that had the audience in rapt attention,
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Dance, drama in an event in Kolkata - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
The Mamata Shankar Dance Company put up a brilliant show. What stood out most, however, was the stagecraft. The courtroom of the Pathan king was recreated beautifully. The costumes (by Mamata Shankar herself), the ambience, the lighting (by Chandrodoy
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The world is not a peaceful place: Mamata Shankar - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
In an age when the constant streaming of images of war and destruction on television have already desensitized viewers to pain and sorrow, one is bound to ask Mamata Shankar why she chose to stage Rabindranath Tagore's " Hori Khela"
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Emami to launch juices, health snacks - ImagesFood.com
Google News - over 5 years
In West Bengal, the edible oil brand, Healthy and Tasty is endorsed by four celebrities- novelist Sunil Gangapadhyay, orator Bratati Bandhyopadhyay, actress Rituparna Sengupta, and artist Mamata Shankar. In Tamil Nadu, actor Suriya is the company's
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Bharat Laxmi stored classic memories - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
This atmosphere was enhanced by a vintage car he brought into the studio where Mamata Shankar, Roopa Ganguly and Rimjhim Mitra were acting. At that point of time studio owner Jyoti Choukhani had big plans for BLS - bigger floors, better equipment,
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Ronjona Ami Ar Ashbona (2011)-Bengali Movie Review - Calcutta Tube
Google News - over 5 years
June 27, 2011 (Calcutta Tube): 'Ronjona Ami Ar Ashbona' is a 2011 Bengali movie directed by Anjan Dutt with Anjan Dutt, Kabir Suman, Kanchal Mullick, Parno Mitra, Koushik Ghosh, Mamata Shankar, Abir Chatterjee and others in the cast
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Emami turns to local stars to promote edible oil brand - Moneycontrol.com
Google News - over 5 years
Besides, in West Bengal it has signed on poet and novelist Sunil Gangapadhyay, orator Bratati Bandhyopadhyay, actress Rituparna Sengupta, and art and culture icon Mamata Shankar. "The Bengalis in West Bengal look up to their stars and so is the case
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Interview: Anjan Dutta - "Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbo Na is my culmination of music ... - Washington Bangla Radio
Google News - over 5 years
Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbo Na (www.ranjanaamiarashbona.com) is a "Bengali rock-musical" movie written and directed by Anjan Dutta, starring Anjan Dutta, Parno Mittra, Mamata Shankar, Amyt Datta, Nondon Bagchi, Lew Hilt, Ushasie Chakraborty and Kabir Suman
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Interview: Rishi Kaushik - Bengali Film and TV Actor Talks About Ekhane Akash ... - Washington Bangla Radio
Google News - almost 6 years
Rishi has appeared in a well-appreciated role against Ananya Chatterjee in Rituparno Ghosh's Abohoman (Blu-Ray - DVD) along with Dipankar Dey, Riya Sen, Mamata Shankar, Jishu Sengupta etc. featuring music by 21 Grams. Fans of Rishi Kaushik are
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Varied visitors keep Mamata busy - Times of India
Google News - almost 6 years
Chaiti Ghosal, Mamata Shankar and June Malia followed soon after. It was perhaps only Dev who attracted more eyeballs than Mamata herself. As Mamata stepped out of her home to pose with these stars before photographers, little girls kept making a
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FILM REVIEW; Thanking Satyajit Ray
NYTimes - over 18 years
When Ismail Merchant and James Ivory embarked on their filmmaking career more than 30 years ago, they received valuable guidance and help from the great Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Themselves now distinguished, Mr. Merchant and Mr. Ivory have long acknowledged their debt to this master, who died in 1992, and in recent years, Merchant Ivory
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Review/Film; Satyajit Ray: A Work Of Closure
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Satyajit Ray's last film, "The Stranger," opening today at the Walter Reade Theater, is a fitting grace note to the career of the great Indian film maker, who died last month, just short of his 71st birthday. "The Stranger" is a small, gentle, exquisitely realized comedy about, among other things, family loyalties and trust in a world in which
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Review/Film; Societal Evils in Microcosm
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Satyajit Ray's "Branches of the Tree" has the gravity if not the dramatic complexity of a play by Ibsen staged with a mortifying emphasis on the text. Sparely and rigorously directed by Mr. Ray, who also wrote the screenplay, the film is a lament for the loss of ethics in an Indian society where money increasingly dominates behavior. It opens today
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SCREEN: 'CASE IS CLOSED'
NYTimes - about 32 years
MRINAL SEN'S ''Case Is Closed'' begins by introducing a middle-class Calcutta couple who are flirting with the idea of hiring a young servant. Soon thereafter, a lower- class boy of about 11, not much older than their own son, enters the couple's employ. The film, which opens today at the Film Forum, is about the aftermath of an accident that
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mamata Shankar
    THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 31
    Mamata is married to Chandrodoy Ghosh, and runs the Udayan - Mamta Shankar Dance Company, which was founded in 1986, and which travels extensively throughout the world, with the 'Mamata Shankar Ballet Troupe'.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 28
    This was in 1983, while she reviewed; "Aajker Ekalabya"; a ballet on the theme of Guru-Disciple relationship as prevalent in the present day society.
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  • 1976
    Age 21
    She made her film debut with Mrigayaa in 1976, directed by Mrinal Sen.
    More Details Hide Details The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film for the year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Age 0
    Born in 1955 to Uday Shankar and Amala Shankar, her brother was a renowned Indo-Western fusion musician Ananda Shankar.
    More Details Hide Details She received her training in dance and choreography at the Uday Shankar India Culture Centre, Calcutta under Amala Shankar.
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