Sunetra Sastry Biography
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Sunetra Sastry is a British make-up artist who is mostly known for being the former wife of Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean; an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter. As a professional make-up artist, she has worked on the legendary comedy show Black Adder. The couple who married in 1990 divorced in 2015.
Short Bio Of Mr. Bean's Ex-Wife
Sunetra Sastry was born in 1957 in England to a British mother, and an Indian father. Her mother was raised in an affluent English family, but after marrying her father, her mother's family refused to maintain any kind of relationship with her.
Later, when Sunetra asked about her mother's family; in response, she simply said that it was worth it and she didn't regret. Sastry was grown up in England where she faced racism because of her mixed ethnicity. Despite the civil movements during that period, they had not changed their ground reality.
After completing her schooling, she went to the beauty college. Her parents easily accepted their daughter’s decision when they saw her passion for the profession.
Career As a Make-up Artist
Soon after her education, Sastry began to work in London as a make-up artist. She has worked for many Rowan Atkinson's productions, including Black Adder, and also worked on the television movies Smack and Thistle for the BBC in 1988.
She is also a social worker who has been involved in several NGOs such as The Brain Cancer Foundation of Great Britain.
However, Sastry rose to fame after marrying English actor, comedian, and screenwriter Ronan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean. Though today, the couple isn't together but still, she recognized as the former wife of Atkinson.
Atkinson is known for starring in the television series Not the Nine O'clock News and Blackadder. He is best known for his infamous role as Mr. Bean in the TV series and 1997 feature film of the same name. He was honored with the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire, in 2013.
Received 10 Million-Worth Oxfordshire House and Few Millions As a Divorce Settlement
Sunetra earns huge amount of money from her career. She assembled considerable amount functioning as a make-up artist for the Legendary Historical Comedy Series 'Blackadder.' As a makeup artist, Sastry is paid around $101k a year.
Though her exact net worth is not available, we can assume it to be in millions, She also received hefty alimony from the divorce settlement and got £10 million-worth Oxfordshire house made in 8000 square ft. which her ex-husband bought in 2006 for £2.6 million. After buying the house, he re-constructed it spending £5 million.
Her former husband is one of the richest English actors, he has an estimated net worth of $130 million.
Divorce With Rowan Atkinson After 24 Years Marriage
Sastry is possibly single as of 2019. Prior, she was married to her longtime boyfriend, Rowan Atkinson. Her ex-husband is one of the well-respected actors as well as a comedian who has worked in radio, television, theatre, and films.
The couple first met in 1986 and got engaged in 1989. The former couple tied the knot in February 1990 at the famous Russian Tea Room in New York City. Sastry and Atkinson have two children, Benjamin, born in 1993, and Lily born in 1995.
After working on Black Adder II, Sastry started working for the television film Smack and Thistle. However, she quit work and decided to focus on raising her children instead.
In February 2014, Sastry and Atkinson separated, when news of a new woman in his life came to light. Their divorce petition was finalized in 2015.
As of 2018, Rowan is in a relationship with Louise Ford, who is an actress by profession. They first met in 2012 and has 29 years of an age gap. People often criticize their huge age gap but the couple seems unaffected with that kind of troll and criticism.
In December 2017, the couple welcomed a child, but due to their secretive nature, the name of the child has not been revealed yet. On 28th March 2018, the pair were spotted together at the birthday bash of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
On the other hand, the makeup artist is leading a low profile life. She is is also less active on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. It is also the reason behind her little information regarding her love life.