Born in Howrah, Bengal, on April 22, 1916, Kanan Devi was a famous country actress, singer and filmmaker. His original name was Kanan Bala. In the Indian cinema world, Kanan Devi is remembered as a celebrity who not only made a special identity among the audience by not only the genre of filmmaking but also with acting and playback. Without any training, Kanan entered the world of singing and also got his iron in the field of acting.
Kanan Devi was the first Bengali artist to be awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1976 for her commendable contribution to Indian cinema. When Kanan Devi was just 10 years old, with the help of a family friend, she got the opportunity to work in the film 'Jaydev', produced by Jyoti Studio. Kanan Devi then got the opportunity to work as a child artist in several films under the banner of Radha Films under the direction of Jyoti Banerjee.
The 1934 film 'Mother' proved to be the first hit of the cinemacareer of the lead actress Kanan Devi. Kanan Devi, who made a special identity among audiences through her produced films, playback songs and acting, said goodbye to the world on July 17, 1992.