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Moushumi Chatterjee Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 8, 2021

Short Biography

Moushumi Chatterjee was born on 26-04-1948 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. She is an Indian Film Actress & Politician who is known for her work in Bollywood as well as Bengali movies. On 02-01-2019, she joined the political party BJP (Bharatiya Janta Party).

Other Name: Indira Chattopadhyay, Moushumi Chattopadhyaya, Moushumi Mukherjee
Other Professions: Politician
Appearance: Bollywood Bengali

Moushumi Chatterjee Complete Bio & Career

She made her entry into films with the Bengali film called Balika Badhu in 1967.  She was just 14 by then. After Balika Badhu she was bombarded with film offers but she decided to complete her studies first.  She made her Hindi film debut in 1972 with the film called Anuraag. Her performance as a blind girl in this movie was widely appreciated. After Anuraag, she was never short of roles and did one role after the other. She was then paired opposite BIG B in the thriller film Benaam.
Since her debut in Bollywood, she was paired opposite all the leading stars of Bollywood like Vinod Mehra, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna, and Dharmendra among others. From the 1970s to the early 1980s, she starred in hit films like Ghar Ek Mandir, Justice Chaudhary, Angoor, Pyasa Sawan, Sab Se Bada Rupayya, and Roti Kapda Aur Makan among others.
After the mid-1980s, she started doing character roles. In this period, she did films such as Ghayal, Aa Ab Laut Chalein, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, and Zindaggi Rocks among others. She hardly played any glamorous role, she was always seen as a lady cladded in Saree.  
In addition to Hindi, she also did various Bengali films and was a star of Bengali cinema as well. Her noted Bengali films include Anand Ashram, Parineeta, Shatarupa, The Japanese Wife, and Bhalobasar Anek Naam among others. Recently she received Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. 

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Moushumi Chatterjee Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to an Indian Army Officer Prantosh Chattopadhyaya and a homemaker mother. In 1972 at the age of 24, she is married to film producer/director Jayant Mukherjee. Together the couple was blessed with two daughters named Payal Mukherjee & Megha Chatterjee (actress). Their daughter Payal died on 13-12-2019 after a prolonged illness. Playback singer Bela Mukherjee was her mother-in-law & singer/composer Hemant Kumar was her father-in-law. Playback singer Ranu Mukherjee is her sister-in-law. 

Life's Important Dates Of Moushumi Chatterjee

Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 30
Hip Size 38
Body Figure 34-30-38
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Gitanjali Building, Khar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Sir Nripendra Nath Girls High School, Kolkata
College Not Attended
Qualification High School
Hobbies Listening to Music, Cooking, Watching Movies & Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Bengali Film - Balika Badhu (1967)
Bollywood Film - Anuraag (1972)
Best Movies Balika Badhu (1967), Anuraag (1972), Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), Goynar Baksho (2013) among others
Best Friends Basabi Ghatak
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Player Sunil Gavaskar , Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Tanuja Mukherjee , Tabu , Kajol Devgan , Sridevi Kapoor
Favorite Actor Rishi Kapoor , Dev Anand
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar , Kishore Kumar
Favorite Place New York
Favorite Dress Saree

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Moushumi Chatterjee

  • She was the sixth highest-paid actress in Bollywood cinema in the time of 1970s.
  • Her real name is Indira Chattopadhyay.
  • She has no acting background while making her debut film Balika Badhu.
  • Her husband Jayant Mukherjee and his family was her neighbour and she fell in love with Jayant Mukherjee (Babu) before their marriage.
  • Her daughter Payal Mukherjee died on 13-12-2019, who was suffering from diabetes-related complications and was admitted to the hospital since 2017.
  • Before the Indian general election in 2019, she quit the INC party and joined BJP on 02-01-2019.
  • Her daughter Megha Chatterjee is also an actress, who made her acting debut as a lead actress in Mohan Sharma's movie Ruslaan (2009).

Moushumi Chatterjee Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

74 years, 7months, 3 days old age Moushumi Chatterjee will turn 75 on 26 April, 2023. Only 4 months, 27 days, 18 hours,46 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Moushumi Chatterjee has celebrated the total number of 74 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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