Satabdi Roy

Satabdi Roy
শতাব্দী রায়
Member of the India Parliament
for Birbhum
Assumed office
22 May 2009
Preceded by Ram Chandra Dome
Personal details
Born (1968-10-05) 5 October 1968
Kolkata, West Bengal
Nationality Indian
Political party All India Trinamool Congress
Residence Kolkata
Occupation Actress
Member of Parliament (MP)
Religion Hinduism

Satabdi Roy (Bengali: শতাব্দী রায়; born 5 October 1968) is an Indian actress and politician from West Bengal. She has been acting since 1986 in the Bengali cinema and serving as a Member of Parliament since 2009.

Early life

She was born in Agarpara, to Shailen and Nilima Roy. Satabdi Roy passed her Madhyamik from Sorojini High School in 1986 and later attended Jogamaya Devi College, a women's college affiliated to the University of Calcutta.


Film career

She is an actress, director and teacher of acting in the Bengali language film industry as well as an author of poetry in Bengali.

Roy made her film debut in the film called Atanka, directed by Tapan Sinha, which was released in 1986. (Earlier she had worked in a film called Tina directed by Dinen Gupta, but it was never released.) More recently she acted in Fight 1:1, released in 2011.[2]


She became the Member of Parliament, having won in the Lok Sabha election on a Trinamool Congress ticket from the Birbhum constituency of West Bengal in 2009.[3][4] She again won from the same constituency on a Trinamool Congress ticket in 2014.


Personal life

When not working on a shoot, Roy would teach acting at the Satabdi Foundation or spend time with her son Samyoraj Banerjee(Tozo), daughter Samiyana Banerjee(zumi) and husband Mrigank Banerjee,Executive manager of Satabdi Roy Foundation.[2]


Roy won the BFJA Award for Best supporting actress for the film Debipaksha in 2005.[5][6]


  1. "Detailed Profile: Smt. Satabdi Roy". Indian Government. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. 1 2 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Weekend
  3. S.Saha. "Satabdi Roy -Political Profile,Contact, Blogs, News, Address".
  4. 'Shatabdi Takes to Playing Teacher' by Chandrima S. Bhattacharya, Calcutta Telegraph, 6 May 2009
  5. "IndiaDaily". IndiaDaily. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  6. The Telegraph. Calcutta, India Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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