About Suhasini Mulay
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
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 16-year-old Mulay went on
to win a National award for her powerful performance.
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
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 films and has made over 60 documentaries. She achieved national awards for 4 of them.
to 30 years after Bhuvan Shome, she made a great comeback into
mainstream bollywood cinema, through Gulzar's Hu Tu Tu for which she
received another national award as the best supporting actress. She has
been plying motherly roles in Bollywood since then.