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Cannes 2024: Anasuya Sengupta creates history, becomes 1st Indian to win prestigious Best Actress award

Anasuya Sengupta’s win at Cannes 2024 is a landmark achievement that celebrates her exceptional talent and dedication

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 25th 2024 01:05 PM
Cannes 2024: Anasuya Sengupta creates history, becomes 1st Indian to win prestigious Best Actress award

Cannes 2024: Anasuya Sengupta creates history, becomes 1st Indian to win prestigious Best Actress award

Cannes 2024: In a historic moment momentous event for Indian cinema, Anasuya Sengupta become the first Indian actress to win the prestigious Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival 2024. 

Sengupta’s groundbreaking achievement has brought immense pride and joy to the Indian film industry, marking a significant milestone on the global stage.


She won the historic achievement for her remarkable performance in 'The Shameless', a gripping film that competed in the Un Certain Regard section of the 77th edition of the festival.

"This is for the queer community everywhere, and all other marginalized communities all over the world, for bravely fighting a fight they shouldn't have to fight," Anasuya passionately stated upon receiving her award. 


"More female gaze is the way forward, and the browner the better," she added.

The 77th Cannes Film Festival has been a significant event for India.

The festival also saw a dazzling array of Indian celebrities and influencers making waves on the red carpet.

This year, Indian films and actors garnered numerous nominations across various categories, underscoring India's growing influence in global cinema.

Anasuya Sengupta, hailing from Kolkata, delivered an extraordinary performance as Renuka in 'The Shameless,' directed by Bulgarian filmmaker Konstantin Bojanov. 

Adding to the Indian triumph at Cannes 2024, two Indian films clinched top honours in the La Cinef Selection.

As the 77th Cannes Film Festival concluded on May 25, it marked a significant milestone for Indian cinema on the global stage. 

Anasuya Sengupta’s win at Cannes 2024 is a landmark achievement that celebrates her exceptional talent and dedication. It is a proud moment for India and a significant step forward for Indian cinema on the world stage. Her success story is an inspiration to many and a testament to the power of dreams and determination.

- With inputs from agencies

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