Moushumi Chatterjee Age, Husband, Children, Biography & More

Moushumi Chatterjee Profile

Real NameIndira Chattopadhyaya
Profession Actress, politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourDark brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 April 1948
Age (as in 2017)69 Years
Birth PlaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
Nationality Indian
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
SchoolNot known
CollegeDid not attend
Educational QualificationHigh school Graduate
Film DebutBengali: Balika Badhu (1967)
Hindi: Anuraag (1972)
Anuraag (1972)
FamilyFather- Prantosh Chattopadhyaya (Army)
Mother- Not Known
Brother- 1
Sister- 1
AddressGitanjali building, Khar, Mumbai
HobbiesWatching movies, listening to music, travelling, cooking
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorsDev Anand, Rishi Kapoor
Favourite ActressesTanuja, Kajol, Tabbu
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot known
Husband/SpouseJayant Mukherjee (Director, producer)
Moushumi Chatterjee with Husband Jayant Mukherjee
Marriage DateYear 1972
ChildrenSon- None
Daughters- Payal (Works for Disney), Megha (Actress, social worker)
Moushumi Chatterjee with daughter Megha Chatterjee

Moushumi Chatterjee

Some Lesser Known Facts About Moushumi Chatterjee

  • Does Moushumi Chatterjee smoke?: Not known
  • Does Moushumi Chatterjee drink alcohol?: Not known
  • Moushmi was just 10 when she did her first film ‘Balika Badu’ (1967). Notably, she won  BFJA Award for Best Actress for the movie.
  • When she was only 15, one of her close aunts was on the death bed and wished to see Moushmi’s wedding. Hence she got married at such a young age.
  • Her father-in-law, a playback singer (by profession), was the one who convinced her to do her first Hindi film ‘Anurag’ (1972).Anuraag (1972)
  • Moushmi was the first Indian women to start her career in the Film Industry as a lead actress after getting married.
  • She became a mother of a baby girl at the age of 18. People thought it would be the end of this leading lady’s career. However, the birth of her daughter proved to be lucky for her, as she gave back-to-back hits, resulting in getting more work.
  • Moushmi Chatterjee was the sixth highest paid actress in Bollywood and the highest paid actress in Bengali film industry, during the period of 70’s.
  • She was the first choice for the lead role in the movie ‘Guddi’ (1971). But she was pregnant at the time and had to turn down the offer. Later the role went to Jaya Bachchan and the film became a huge hit.
  • Due to her pregnancy, the song ‘Hai Hai Yeh Majboori’ from the film ‘Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan’ (1974) also went to Zeenat Aman. The song was first to be filmed on Moushmi Chatterji.Roti Kapada Aur Makaan 1974
  •  She is also a social worker and had started working with Mother Teresa at an early age. Mother Teresa was very close to her and even wrote a poem for her.
  • She was very close to Vinod Khanna’s family and used to baby sit his children when her husband and Vinod Khanna used to go for parties.