Veteran Hindi and Bengali actress Sumita Sanyal has passed away at the age of 71. She was born on October 9, 1945. She was married to film editor Subodh Roy. She has a son. She is best remembered for her role in Hindi Classics ‘Anand’ in 1970 opposite Amitabh Bachchan. She made her debut in Bengali film – ‘Khokhababur Pratyabartan’ in the year 1960. She acted in over 40 Bengali films including ‘Sagina Mahato’ opposite Dilip Kumar and in the lead role in ‘Kuheli’ alongside Biswajit and Sandhya Roy. She also acted in a number of Hindi films. She also acted television serials, professional stage and in group theatre with the notable association with ‘Ranga Sabha’.