Debashree Roy, also known as Debasree Roy, is an actress, dancer, choreographer, politician and Indian activist. As an actress, she is known for her work in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil cinemas. She acted under the screen name Chintamani in the Tamil film industry. She has been cited as the reigning queen of Bengali commercial cinema. She has appeared in more than 100 films and has won more than 40 awards, including a national award, three BFJA awards, five Kalakar prizes and an Anandalok award. As a dancer, she is known for her stage adaptation of various forms of Indian folk dances as well as for her innovative dance forms imbued with Indian classical, tribal and folk dance elements. She is the producer, choreographer and motivator of the Natraj dance troupe. She is the founder of the Debasree Roy Foundation, a non-profit organization that works for the cause of stray animals.