21 July 2013 :: In a weekly Poll survey by Lenseye.co, 100 % people said The lead character in the film ‘The Bandit Queen’ has been played by Seema Biswas. The Question of the Weekly Poll was The lead character in the film ‘The Bandit Queen’ has been played by
The Nominees were : Rupa Ganguly, Seema Biswas, Pratiba Sinha, Shabama Azmi
Seema Biswas (born 14 January 1965) is an Indian film and theatre actress from Assam who shot into prominence with the role of Phoolan Devi in Shekhar Kapur’s film Bandit Queen (1994). She has a reputation for performing strong character roles. Biswas won the 1996 National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Bandit Queen. She won the 2000 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the 2006 Best Actress Genie Award for her role as Shakuntala in Deepa Mehta’s Water (2005).
Bandit Queen is a 1994 Indian film based upon the life of Phoolan Devi. It was directed by Shekhar Kapur and starred Seema Biswas as the title character. It was produced by Bobby Bedi’s Kaleidoscope Entertainment. The music was composed by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Directed by Shekhar Kapur
Produced by Bobby Bedi
Written by Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue), Mala Sen
Starring Seema Biswas
Music by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Roger White
Cinematography Ashok Mehta
Editing by Renu Saluja
Distributed by Koch Vision, USA 2004 (DVD)
Release date(s) 9 September 1994