Krishna Roy



Smt. Krishna Roy, popularly known on the stage as Smt. Dipanwita Roy, was born in 1929 in Calcutta. She received training in Acting from her husband Shri Tarun Roy and in the art of make-up at Leichner Studio in London. She also underwent training in music and dance from such eminent teachers as Guru Atamba Singh & Shri Kelu Nair in dance and Shri Dilip Kumar Roy in music. Smt. Roy has been acting for years in main roles in leading theatre groups of Calcutta. She has been associated, as an actress, with such well known theatre organisations as Jatiya Natya Parishad, Theatre Centre, Rangamahal, Biswaroopa, Kashi Viswanath Manch and others. Some of her most successful and famous leading roles are Asha Choudhury in Rajanigandha, Nima Wangdi in Agantuk, Gouri in EK Mutho Akash, Jahanara in Shahjahan, Sodhoshi in Saratchandra’s Sodoshi, Gunavati in Tagore’s Visarjan, Kusum in Athacha Sanjukta and Woman in Parajita Nayak, the last of which was also played at the World Drama Festival in Nancy (France) and at London. She has travelled throughout the country and overseas. Smt. Roy is currently lecturer in Acting and Make-up in Theatre Centre Drama School of Calcutta and also its General Secretary. With her professional career spanning over more than three decades, Smt. Krishna Roy is today ranked amongst the best actresses of the Bengali stage and is known for a sensitive interpretation of her roles. For her eminence in the field of theatre and her contribution to its enrichment, Smt. Krishna Roy receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting for 1977.