Sunetra Sastry is a makeup artist and famous for being (Mr. Bean) Rowan Atkinson’s ex-wife. She is very famous due to her work in the BBC series Smack and Thistle and Black Adder which is also one of the famous shows of BBC.
Her attention was quickly grabbed by the media when she married Rowan who is one of the famous and legendary comedian actors of all time. In this article, we will look into her life and also everything related to her.
Who Is Sunetra Sastry?
Sunetra is of Indian origin but was born to a UK makeup artist, her birthdate was on September 5, 1957, making her 63 years old by now and her birthplace is in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
She was forced by her family to choose the career of nursing but she was not interested in this profession and she was more into creative like makeup. Finally, she convinced her parents, and with their support, she began to pursue her career in the world of makeup as well later she also joined Beauty College in London.
Experienced Makeup artist
She is an experienced makeup artist where she has already worked on many movies as well. Her first work as a makeup artist for TV was for the series Blackadder II in 1986.
She worked with another makeup artist Victoria Pocock in this series which also cast the stars like Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, and many others. After working for this series her demand was quickly rising and later she also worked with another movie Smack and Thistle in 1991.
Her married life with Rowan
This couple’s first meeting happened in 1986 when she was a makeup artist and she was in charge of doing makeup for Blackadder II casts. In the set, Rowan was attracted towards her first and he also requests the set director to flip the makeup artist because at that time Sunetra was the makeup artist for Stephen Fry.
After some time spending on the set, Rowan approaches her for the date and they started to date. Talking about the Rowan character she described him as a clever, funny, and captivating guy.
Sunetra and Rowan married in February 1990 and their marriage was held in New York’s famous restaurant Russian Tea Room. In their marriage, they invited their close friends, families, and their close circles.
They were married for about 25 years but this long relationship was destroyed in minutes when their divorce was finalized in November 2015.
Sunetra Sastry shares two children with Atkinson
Sunetra and Rowan were blessed with two children in their 25 years of marriage life. Their first child Benjamin Atkinson was born in 1993 and by now he is a fully grown-up man who is also working in British Armed Forces.
He was interested in the military from his young days so he also joined Royal Military College in Sandhurst to pursue his dream in the Military.
Whereas, Sunetra’s second child Lily was born in 1995 and she is also an actor as well as a singer. She is pursuing her career on the same path where her father walked in for his career.
Till now Lily has already worked on some famous movies with her father like Johnny English Reborn, The Fifty Cent Smile, and more. After the divorce, she was hurt and she also did a legal process to change her surname ‘Atkinson’ to Lily Sastry.
Is Sunetra Sastry Indian?
Sunetra was born in Newcastle, United Kingdom making her a citizen of the UK but her name sounds like she is from an Asian country especially India. Being the daughter of Indian and English she got her Indian-like name due to being the daughter of an Indian and English-like face due to her British mother.
As per data, when she was young she used to face bullies being different races and she also faced racism in her young days due to her father’s culture.
What is Sunetra Doing After Divorce?
There is no hint about her by now because after the divorce she never came in limelight and she also avoids the limelight. There is no media agency that has found anything about this lady these days.
She has no active social media like Facebook, Twitter, or any other means so, we don’t have any exact information about her.
Ex-Husband has a girlfriend
While Sunetra and Rowan were married he was engaged in another relationship with Louise Ford. As per the reports it was found that they were dating since 2014 but their first meet happened in 2013 when both of them were performing in the West End play Quartermaine’s Terms.
After the meet, Rowan was quickly attracted towards her and he approached her for the date since this couple has been rocking and living a chill life together.
Louise is also an actor and she has already worked on some movies like Crashing (2016) and The Windsors, her role is comedian.
Rowan and Louise have a child named Isla Atkinson and he was born in 2017. Till now this couple has never get married and they are enjoying their life as a living together.
How Much Is Sunetra Sastry Net Worth?
Sunetra is makeup by profession for TV movies and series of the 90s, also after marrying one of the famous men and comedians she might shared a great fortune with Rowan. As per news, as a divorce settlement, she received an Oxfordshire mansion which was worth about £10 million at the time of divorce.
So, we can say she has a massive worth of property and we don’t have exact figure but we are sure that she is wealthy.