Anasuya Sengupta creates history at Cannes, becomes the first Indian to win the Best Actress award.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Anasuya Sengupta has created history at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. Kolkata-based Anasuya has become the first Indian to win the Best Actress award at this prestigious film festival. She has received this award for the film 'Shameless', which is directed by Bulgarian filmmaker Konstantin Bozanov. In the film, Anasuya has played the role of a sex worker who escapes from a brothel in Delhi after stabbing a policeman. Anasuya Sengupta has been selected as the Best Actress in the Un Certain Regard segment of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Anasuya has dedicated her award to the bravery of the gay community and marginalized communities around the world. In her speech after receiving the award, she said, 'You do not need to be gay to fight for equality for all

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Who is Anasuya Sengupta who won award at Cannes?

Anasuya Sengupta, originally from Kolkata, has made a name for herself as a production designer in Mumbai. Currently, she lives in Goa. She has designed the set of the Netflix show 'Masaba Masaba'. Anasuya has studied from Jadavpur University. Earlier, in an interview to 'The Kolkata', Anasuya had said, 'When I got the news, when Constantin told me that our film has got a nomination at Cannes, I jumped with joy!'

Screening of 'Manthan' and three consecutive awards

Cannes 2024 has been special for India. While Shyam Benegal's film 'Manthan' had a special screening at the festival 48 years after its release, just before Anasuya, films by Meerut's Mansi Maheshwari and FTII students have also won awards.

Tilottama Shom has posted this for Anusaya

Celebrating Anasuya's win, actress Tillotama Shome posted on Instagram, “Beautiful!!!!!!!!! History is being made. Unfortunately, I don't have glasses and can't see the figures. Let us know how to share this! But I can't express the happiness I am feeling right now. Lots of kisses to Anasuya from me.”

What is the story of Anusuya's film 'Shameless'

Konstantin Bozanov is both the writer and director of the film 'Shameless'. The story of the film revolves around Renuka, who escapes from a brothel in Delhi after killing a police officer. The film also stars Renuka's girlfriend Omara Shetty.

Meerut's Mansi Maheshwari brought glory to the country at Cannes, FTII student's film won an award

'Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know' and 'Bunnyhood' also won awards

It is a matter of pride that apart from Anasuya, two Indian films 'Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know' and 'Bunnyhood' have also secured first and third place in 'La Cinéf Selection' at this year's Cannes. Of these, 'Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know' is a Kannada short film directed by Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) student Chidanand Naik. While 'Bunnyhood' is directed by Manasi Maheshwari. She hails from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh and is studying in the UK.

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