- Sunita Sanyal was born on October 9, 1945
- Sumita Sanyal was married to Bengali revolutionary Subodh Roy
- She co-starred with Dilip Kumar in 1970 Bengali film Sagina Mahato
Saddened at the passing of veteran actress Sumita Sanyal. My condolences to her family, friends and fans— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 9, 2017
Saddened to hear about the demise of the veteran actress Sumita Sanyal— Prosenjit Chatterjee (@prosenjitbumba) July 9, 2017
May her soul rest in peace
Netizens remembered Sunita Sanyal invoking her best known roles in movies like 1966's Nayak, Aashirwad and Anand. "Her role in Aashirwad, Anand is unforgettable. Classical actress Sumita Sanyal was. God bless her," read a tweet. "Short but an impressive acting career she had. Specially her unforgettable performance in Satyajit Ray's Nayak. Rest in peace Sumita Sanyal," said another user on Twitter.
The late actress famously co-starred with Uttam Kumar and portrayed the role of an ambitious actress in Nayak, written and directed by Satyajit Ray. Her memory will also be etched in the minds of movie aficionados for her role of a governess in Tarun Majumdar's 1971 suspense thriller Kuheli. Teen Bhubhaner Parey, Apanjan and Deya Neya are some of her other notable Bengali films. She also shared screen space with Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar in 1970 Bengali film Sagina Mahato. Sumita Sanyal also featured in Bollywood projects like Guddi, Mere Apne and The Peacock Spring.
(With PTI inputs)