Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Wiki, Age, Death, Awards Biography, Family

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Wiki:

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was one of the highest significant ladies of India. Kamaladevi was an Indian social worker and freedom fighter. She was born on 3 April 1903 in Mangalore Karnataka, British India.

Apart from social work and fight for nation she also contributes to India for handicrafts, handlooms, Natya Sangeet and many other cultural activities. We can say that she laid the foundations of music, dance, cultural events in India.

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay fight for the nation with Nation father Mahatma Gandhi. Her contribution to Nation is unconditional. Before 1947, She fights for freedom and later got freedom she works for India in cultural as well as social awareness for India. Also Read: Anandi Gopal Joshi

Family Background:

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay brought up in Mangalore Karnataka. She belonged to an aristocratic family from Karnataka. She was the younger daughter of her father Ananthaya Dhareshwar who was the District Collector of Mangalore. Her mother name is Girijabai. She belongs very well educated family.

At her early age of 7, her father died. Her mother and she were alone at that time but she stands with her courage.

In 1917 at the age of 14, she married Krishna Rao but two years later he died. After that, she again married her sister friends brothers Harindranath Chattopadhyay in 1919.

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay – Wiki – Biography:

NameKamaladevi Chattopadhyay
Date of Birth3 April 1903
Age85 Years
Death29 October 1988
ProfessionSocial worker, Freedom fighter, Actress
BirthplaceMangalore Karnataka, British India.
SchoolQueen Mary’s College in Chennai
College/ UniversityBedford College, University of London,

diploma in Sociology.

Father’s NameAnanthaya Dhareshwar
Mather’s NameGirijabai
Brother’s NameNot Known
Sister’s NameSaguna
Son’s NameRamakrishna Chattopadhyaya
Daughter’s NameNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseKrishna Rao (m. 1917–1919)
Harindranath Chattopadhyay(m. 1919–1928)

‘Mricchakatika'(Vasantsena) (1931)


Favorite ActorNot Known
Favorite ActressNot Known
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBalck- White
Height in CentimetersN/A
Weight in KilogramsN/A
BooksThe Awakening of Indian women, Everyman’s Press, 1939.
Japan-its weakness and strength, Padma Publications 1943.
Uncle Sam’s empire, Padma publications Ltd, 1944.
In war-torn China, Padma Publications, 1944.
Towards a National theatre, Aundh Pub. Trust, 1945.
America: The land of superlatives, Phoenix Publications, 1946.
At the Cross Roads, National Information and Publications, 1947.
Socialism and Society, Chetana, 1950.
Tribalism in India, Brill Academic Pub, 1978
Handicrafts of India, Indian Council for Cultural Relations & New Age International Pub. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1995.
Indian Women’s Battle for Freedom. South Asia Books, 1983
Indian Carpets and Floor Coverings, All India Handicrafts Board, 1974.
Indian embroidery, Wiley Eastern, 1977.
India’s Craft Tradition, Publications Division, Ministry of I & B, Govt. of India, 2000.
Indian Handicrafts, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd, Bombay India, 1963.
Traditions of Indian Folk Dance.
The Glory of Indian Handicrafts, New Delhi, India: Clarion Books, 1985.
AwardsRamon Magsaysay Award (1966)
Padma Bhushan (1955)
Padma Vibhushan (1987)Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship
Main ContributionsEstablish National School of Drama,
Sangeet Natak Akademi.Set up the Indian Cooperative UnionStarted theNatya Institute of Kathak and choreography (NIKC), BangaloreLead Member of Salt Satyagraha (1930)Set up the National School of Drama

Interesting Facts About Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay:

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay is a well-known women freedom fighter of Indian independence movement.

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was also the actress, she acted in the first silent film of Kannada film industry, ‘Mricchakatika'(Vasantsena) (1931) and Tansen.

She is also the lead members of 7 in Salt Satyagraha (1930) with Mahatma Gandhi.

In 1936, she became president of the Congress Socialist Party.

Kamaladevi got many National Awards such as Ramon Magsaysay Award (1966), Padma Bhushan (1955), Padma Vibhushan (1987).

In 1974, She got lifetime achievement Award at Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, Ratna Sadsya, the highest award of Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama.

She graduated from Bedford College, University of London, and later she received a diploma in Sociology.

Her excellent contribution in music and drama She establish National School of Drama, Sangeet Natak Akademi.

On April 3rd, 2018, Google honored her with a Google Doodle to mark her 115th birth anniversary.

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  • Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay is a Social reformer, freedom fighter, and actress. Her contribution to India is tremendous. After 1947, she worked for developing India in a various way in cultural, handlooms etc.


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