Debashree Roy

Debashree Roy is an Indian actress, dancer, choreographer, politician and animal rights activist. As an actress, she is known for her work in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil cinema. She acted under the screen name Chintamani in the Tamil film industry. She has been cited as the reigning queen of Bengali commercial cinema. She acted in more than a hundred films and won over forty awards, including a National Award, three BFJA Awards, five Kalakar Awards and an Anandalok Award. As a dancer, she is known for her stage adaptations of the various forms of Indian folk dances as well as her innovative dance forms imbued with elements from Indian classical, tribal and folk dance. She is the producer, choreographer and motivator of Natraj dance troupe. She is the founder of Debasree Roy Foundation, a non-profit organisation that works for the cause of stray animals. Roy is a Member of the Legislative Assembly from Raidighi constituency since 2011.


Debashree Roy is an Indian actress, dancer, choreographer, politician and animal rights activist. As an actress, she is known for her work in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil cinema. She acted under the screen name Chintamani in the Tamil film industry. She has been cited as the reigning queen of Bengali commercial cinema. She acted in more than a hundred films and won over forty awards, including a National Award, three BFJA Awards, five Kalakar Awards and an Anandalok Award. As a dancer, she is known for her stage adaptations of the various forms of Indian folk dances as well as her innovative dance forms imbued with elements from Indian classical, tribal and folk dance. She is the producer, choreographer and motivator of Natraj dance troupe. She is the founder of Debasree Roy Foundation, a non-profit organisation that works for the cause of stray animals. Roy is a Member of the Legislative Assembly from Raidighi constituency since 2011.
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