is an Indian
actress in Bollywood
films as well as television. She won National Film Award
for Best Supporting Actress
in 1999, for her performance in Gulzar
's film Hu Tu Tu
Early life and education
Suhasini was born in Patna where she spent the early part of her childhood. She lost her father when she was only three and was brought up by mother, Vijaya Mulay because of whom she was attracted towards films.
In 1965 she was chosen by Pears Soap to be its model. It was this ad film which caught the great Mrinal Sen's attention and he signed her for Bhuvan Shome
(1969). The then 19-year-old Mulay went on to win a National Film Award
for her powerful performance.
In spite of Bhuvan Shome proving to be a milestone in Indian cinema, Suhasini did not opt for acting as a career. Being a brilliant student she enrolled for a course in agricultural technology with specialization in soil chemistry and microbiology at the prestigious McGill University
in Montreal, Canada. She also finished a degree in mass communication. She majored in film, radio, TV, journalism and print from the same university.
Suhasini returned to India in 1975 and was picked up as assistant to Satyajit Ray
in the Bengali film Jana Aranya
. Later she went back to Mrinal Sen
as assistant director in Mrigaya
. Since then, she is actively producing... Read More