, Bihar, India
Suhasini Mulay is an Indian actress in Bollywood films as well as a Television artist. She has won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999, for her performance in Gulzar's film `Hu Tu Tu`. In 1965, she was chosen as the model by Pears Soap. This ad film 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 Film Award for her powerful performance.
In spite of `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 Montreal, Canada. 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 has been actively producing films and has made over 60 documentaries. She achieved national awards for 4 of them.
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 films.