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Protima Das Gupta – Profile & Filmography

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Real Name – Protima Das Gupta

Profession – Actress/Producer/Director

Active Years – 1930s – 1940s

Nationality – Indian

Religion – Hindu

Ethnicity – Bengali

Date of Birth – 5th December, 1919 (Kathiawar – British India)

Date of Death

Debut Film

Last Film

Significant others in the Film Industry – Begum Para (Sister-in-Law)

Miscellaneous Information – Protima Das Gupta was born on December 5th, 1919 in Kathiawar, British India. She was the daughter of the Chief Engineer of the state. She made her debut in Dev Dutta Film’s Bengali film ‘Gora’ in 1938. After that, she gave constantly successful performances in many Bengali films including Sarmistha, Path Bhule, Byabadhan, Suktara and Jiban Sangani. She changed her venue of activity to Bombay to act in Court Dancer/Raj Nartaki (1941). She played the female lead in Kunwara Baap and Raja. She also launched her own production company under the name of Protima Productions and produced Jharna (1948). She also directed three Hindi films including Chhamia (1945), Jharna (1948) and Pagle (1950).

Chic, petite and dusky Protima was perhaps the most smartly dressed girl in the film-trade. Horse riding, race and reading were her favorite hobbies. She was a dancer of repute and had a troupe of her own. She was married to Major Manzoor-ul-Haq (brother of actress Begum Para) – (Majority of the information including her picture provided by Sudarshan Talwar).

Filmography

Filmographies might not be 100% accurate or complete because of various reasons including artistes with similar names

TitleYearCountryProducerDirector
Impossible1938IndiaIndira M.R. N. Vaidya
Na Honewali Baat1938IndiaIndira M.R. N. Vaidya
Rukmini1939IndiaDeb DuttaBhola Addi
Raj Nartaki1941IndiaWadia MovietoneMadhu Bose
Kunwara Baap1942IndiaAcharya ArtKishore Sahu
Namaste1943IndiaKardar ProductionSadiq, Sunny
Raja1943IndiaPurnima ProductionKishore Sahu
Shararat1944IndiaHindustan ChitraKishore Sahu
Chhamia1945IndiaD. C. PicturesProtima Das Gupta
Jharna1948IndiaProtima ProductionProtima Das Gupta
Pagle1950IndiaMercury ProductionProtima Das Gupta
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