Supriya Devi was an Indian actress who was best known for her work in Bengali cinema. She won numerous awards including Filmfare Award and BFJA awards. Recipient of Banga-Vibhushan, the highest civilian award in West Bengal, she is known for her versatility of roles. Her top 10 movies are-
- KOMAL GANDHAR (1961)
The film deals with the aftermath of the Partition of India in 1947 and the refugees coping with it; It explores three themes juxtaposed in the narrative: the dilemma of Anusuya, the lead character, the divided leadership of Ipta, and the fallout from the partition of India. Suchitra played the role of Anusuya.
- MEGHE DHAKA TARA (1960)
The film revolves around Neeta a beautiful young girl who lives with her family, refugees from East Pakistan, in the suburbs of Calcutta. Neeta is a self-sacrificing person who is constantly exploited by everyone around her, even her own family, who take her goodness for granted.
- ATMIYO SWAJAN (1998)
An aged couple, living on the outskirts of Kolkata, is deeply affected by the treatment given to them by their children and decide to attempt suicide. The film won the prestigious National Film Award.
- SANYASI RAJA (1975)
Doctor Bijoy Chakraborty is a family friend of Surya and lives in the same house. He plans to kill Surya and forces Surya’s wife Indu to keep quiet. In a burning ghat, a monk saves the life of Surya, but, back at his home, he finds that his whole property is already occupied by Dr. Bijoy. Surya Kishore now plans to recover his lost estate.
- SURYA SIKHA (1963)
Dipto and Achena marry but after the marriage, Achena becomes more active in housework rather than the hospital which makes Dipto frustrated. Subsequently, they separate and after many years Dipta and Achena meet once again. Supriya Devi played the role of Achena.
- ANDHA ATIT (1972)
Rakhal Das is a poor employee of the Postal department who is in severe need of money for the treatment of his only son. As a last resort, Rakhal takes the mailbag and drops it from a running train so that he can get it later. The bag is lost and how he finds it forms the plot of the film.
- BAGH BONDI KHELA (1975)
Bhabesh Banerjee is a corrupt and loose character. He lives in Ranipur, involved with any unauthorized business, smuggling, and immoral trafficking. His son Rajesh is an honest man who loves Dolon. How Rajesh’s newfound love creates problems between him and his father forms the plot of the film.
8. JADI JANTEM (1974)
Koushik Mitra, an engineer took the job of taxi driver because he was unable to find an appropriate service. One day he meets with Sujata, a scientist’s daughter and they fell in love. Sujata was trapped in a conspiracy where she is accused of a murder. How she gets released forms the plot of the film. Supriya Devi played the role of Sujata.
- SABYASACHI (1977)
The plot revolves around the activities of an absconded Bengali revolutionary Sabyasachi and India’s freedom movement against the British rule. The protagonist Sabyasachi forms a secret revolutionary organization Pather Dabi. Supriya Devi played the role of Rose whom Sabyasachi meets in a brothel.
- SUNO BARANARI (1960)
Himanshu is a village man who part from practicing homeopathy helps the local people with their odds and ends. One day he gets a call from a rich man to escort his daughter Juthika to Patna. On the road, he falls in love with her. What happens then forms the plot of the story.