Voyages — 01 January 2013

… died on 2nd December 2012

Preeti Ganguly, born 1953 into the famous Ganguly family from Bengal, was the daughter of actor Ashok Kumar and an Osho sannyasin.

Preeti was an actress and played several comic roles in Hindi movies in the ’70s and ’80s. She was immensely talented and performed exceedingly well in the comedy roles that came her way owing to her own out-sized figure. She is best known for her comic role as Freni Sethna, the die-hard Amitabh Bachchan fan in Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Khatta Meetha’ (1978) (‘Sweet and Sour’).

Seven years ago, Preeti set up an acting school in Mumbai, the ‘Ashok Kumar’s Academy of Dramatic Arts’. She felt that she wanted to engage in more meaningful endeavours and her acting school is an outgrowth of this desire.

Preeti Ganguly wearing the mala

Preeti Ganguly wearing the mala

Preeti with her dad Ashok Kumar

Preeti with her dad. actor Ashok Kumar

Preeti Ganguly in action

Preeti Ganguly in action

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