Sunetra Sastry - Updated Jun 2024

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Sunetra Sastry

Sunetra Sastry is a makeup artist who has served on one of the popular shows “Black Adder“. Sunetra Sastry came into the limelight after her marriage to the famous comedian and actor, Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean.

Early Life and Childhood

The makeup artist was born on 5th September 1957, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Her present age is 66 years old and her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Likewise, Sunetra holds British nationality and belongs to the Anglo-Indian ethnicity. Sunetra Sastry was born to her Indian father and her English mother.

Moreover, she grew up in the 1960s in England and also experienced social racism because of her father’s ethnicity.

Sunetra’s mom grew up in a wealthy English family. Also, her mother was forbidden from her own house before her marital relationship with Sunetra’s father.

In the case of Sunetra, she follows both the Christian and Hindu religions. Later, the actress even tried to ask her mom about the same matter and her mother told her that it was worth it.

Looking at her educational background, she completed her school education and joined a beauty college in London.

At first, her parents were questioned about it as they wanted to make their daughter a nurse. Subsequently, after some time they agreed to their daughter’s decision after they saw her passion for it is a reality.

Sunetra Sastry

Caption: Sunetra Sastry with her former husband when they were young (Source: TopTrendNow)

Sunetra Sastry – Relationship Status

Sastry and Atkinson got to meet each other in the year 1986. They were in a romantic relationship for 3 years before getting their engagement done in late 1989.

The couple’s wedding was in February 1990 at the popular Russian Tea Room in New York City. Luckily, they became parents and gave birth to their first child who was a son in 1993.

His name is Benjamin. Then after two years, they gave birth to their daughter, Lily in the year 1995. Then, Sastry quit her job and decided to focus on raising and taking care of her kids.

In the year 2014, Sastry’s twenty-four-year marital relationship with Atkinson started declining when there was news of a new woman who entered Rowan’s life.

Later, it was out that the new woman was Louise Ford who is an actress. Moreover, Rowan met Louise while they were serving together in a West End production of Simon Gray’s drama “Quartermaine’s Terms”.

The play was out at Wyndham’s Theatre in January 2013. While the couple’s divorce was proceeding, they were in the center of a building of an £ 11 million house in Oxfordshire.

The behavior of the actor not only angered his fans but his daughter as well, even her father’s actions were “a dick move”.

While their divorce was in process on 10th November 2015, their divorce was then complete after conducting a judge within sixty-five seconds after beginning as Atkinson was unable to show up in the court.

His doing was “unreasonable” by the judge. In October 2017, it was declared that Atkinson’s daughter Lily had decided to not use her dad’s surname anymore and take her mother’s original surname.

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Caption: Sunetra Sastry with her ex-husband and daughter (Source: Famous People Wiki)

Sunetra Sastry – Net Worth 2024

The makeup artist has an amazing net worth of $15 million which she has been earning from her profession as a talented makeup artist.

As of the year 2018, she had a net worth of just $650,000. Moreover, Sastry has earned her fortune through her amazing work and she earns normally 40 thousand dollars every year.

On the other hand, her former husband, Rowan Atkinson’s net worth must be around $130 million. Also, the primary source of his income is his profession as an actor, writer, and comedian.

Sunetra Sastry – Professional Life

After graduating from the university, she began to serve in London in the profession of a make-up artist.

Also, in the early 1980s, she was recruited by BBC and eventually began serving as a part of “Black Adder”. It was the BBC1 pseudo-historical situational comedy.

In the beginning, she gave a makeover to Stephen Fry, who later admitted that Sastry was one of the few women whom he had been charmed by.

The openly gay actor confessed in his 2010 book “The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography” that he wanted to ask her out.

He also wrote that Sastry was “bright, funny, and as captivatingly alluring as any girl I had met for years”. Then, one day Rowan Atkinson talked to him and asked to exchange make-up artists with him.

At first, Fry thought that Atkinson might not be happy with the one he had but it began on him soon enough that Atkinson also wanted to ask her out.

Also, Fry represented Atkinson’s best man. After serving on “Black Adder II”, the makeup artist worked on the TV film “Smack and Thistle”.

More about her career

Sastry subsequently stopped working and decided to focus on taking care of her children instead.

At the time of their marriage, Rowan Atkinson had already become a well-praised actor and comedian for his considerable work on radio, TV, theatre, and also movies.

She promoted the hand from home as Rowan brought to life one unforgettable role after another, from Mr. Bean to Johnny English and again to Enrico Pollini.

Besides her career, Sastry loves to travel to different places and paint as well. Her favorite actors and actresses are Eddie Redmayne and Emma Stone.

Likewise, Sastry’s dream destination is London and she loves the black color.

Furthermore, Atkinson & Sastry’s beautiful daughter, Lily Atkinson is also an actress. In the year 2012, Lily turned out to be a viral personality at a film premiere with her parents.

She was present in 2 films, “Johnny English Reborn” in the year 2011 and “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” in the year 2007 together with her father. Also, she was featured in the family movie “Tooth” in the year 2004.

Sunetra Sastry

Caption: Sunetra Sastry with her former husband at an event (Source: Pinterest)

Body Measurements

Coming to the body measurement, Sunetra Sastry has an average height and a suitable weight. Sunetra has a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 163 cm.

Similarly, the makeup artist has a body weight of 55 kg or 123 lbs. Sastry’s body measurements are 34-28-34 inches.

Also, she has a pair of brown eyes with light brown long hair. Moreover, Sunetra has a fair complexion with a slim body type. Being a makeup artist, she has a beautiful face and skills.

Social Media

Regarding social media topics, the makeup artist is not active on any of the social media platforms. Sastry neither has an Instagram account nor a Twitter account and also not a Facebook page.

Sastry has been maintaining a low profile in front of the public. It seems like Sastry is not an attention seeker and does not want any more trouble.

Moreover, Sunetra Sastry also has never been in any rumors and controversies as she has been quite secretive and her personal life as well.