Indian actress, dancer, and animal rights activist. As an actress, she is known for her work in Hindi as well as Bengali cinema. She has been cited as the reigning queen of Bengali commercial cinema. She acted in more than a hundred films and won over forty awards, including a National Award, three BFJA Awards, five Kalakar Awards and an Anandalok Award. She acted under the screen name Chintamani in the Tamil film industry. As a dancer, she is known for her stage adaptations of the various forms of Indian folk dance as well as her innovative dance forms imbued with elements from Indian classical, tribal and folk dance. She is the producer, choreographer and motivator of Natraj dance troupe...