Anasuya Sengupta Makes History as First Indian Best Actress at Cannes

Kolkata-born actress Anasuya Sengupta has etched her name in Indian cinema history, becoming the first Indian to win the Best Actress award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

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Sengupta’s powerful performance in the Bulgarian film “The Shameless” earned her the recognition in the Un Certain Regard section, a category dedicated to innovative and unique cinematic works. Directed by Konstantin Bojanov, the film tells the story of Renuka, played by Sengupta, a sex worker who escapes a Delhi brothel after a dramatic turn of events.

The news of Sengupta’s win sent shockwaves of excitement through the Indian film industry. Colleagues showered her with congratulations, with many expressing pride in her achievement. Sengupta herself spoke of disbelief and overwhelming gratitude, acknowledging the jury’s appreciation for her work.

Sengupta’s historic win is not just a personal triumph; it’s a significant moment for Indian cinema on the global stage. This recognition places Indian actors and actresses in a new light, showcasing their talent and potential to international audiences.

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This is a momentous occasion for Indian cinema, and Anasuya Sengupta’s achievement is sure to inspire future generations of actors and filmmakers.


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