Sunetra Sastry- Tragedy Of Rowan Atkinson Wife

by Manisha Fri Mar 24 2023 Updated On Sat Mar 25 2023
Sunetra Sastry- Tragedy Of Rowan Atkinson Wife

Sunetra Sastry is the ex-wife of actor, comedian, and writer Rowan Atkinson also known as Mr. Bean

She is a make-up artist by profession. She was born to an Indian father and a British mother

She has two children, a son, Benjamin Atkinson, and a daughter, Lily Sastry with her then-husband, Rowan.

Sunetra Sastry with her ex-husband, Mr. Bean, and their daughter, Lily.
Sunetra Sastry with her ex-husband, Mr. Bean, and their daughter, Lily. Source: Pinterest

How Did She Meet Rowan?

In the early 1980s, BBC hired her as a make-up artist. She worked with BBC on the project Black Adder where she met Rowan. 

Rowan fell in love with Sunetra when he saw her for the first time. She was the makeup artist for his colleague Stephen Fry

He asked Stephen to switch her with his make-up artist. His colleague has no idea what Rowan was up to at that time. He just agreed to his request.

In his biography, Atkinson mentioned that he wanted her to take on a date the minute he saw her. He described her as funny and attractive. 

They dated for two years and tied the knot in 1990 at the Russian Tea Room in New York

The two shares two kids together. They got separated in 2015 after being married for 25 years.

Sunetra Sastry with her ex-husband.
Sunetra Sastry with her ex-husband. Source: Pinterest


Sunetra is 65 years old. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall. She weighs around 55 kg.

Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $35 million. She has earned this fortune from her career as a make-up artist

Sunetra Sastry's son Benjamin Atkinson
Sunetra Sastry's son Benjamin Atkinson. Source: 

Rowan Finds Social Media Unrelaxing

Rowan is not on any social media platform. In an interview, he said he likes to keep his things to himself and his activities private. 

He said it is very relaxing without social media. He doesn’t like the concept of social media so he prefers to stay away from it, although he is a massive star. 

Is Rowan Dating Anyone?

Rowan had been dating actress and comedian Louise Ford since 2014

They met in 2013 on the set of West End Play and made their relationship official in 2014 shortly after his split from his ex-wife.

Louise moved in with Rowan in 2016 and a year later they were blessed with their first child. Louise left her then-boyfriend James Acaster for him. 

Rowan Shared His Awkward Encounter With His Fans

Rowan said that people always half recognize him and never fully recognize him. He said they stare at him and say nothing. 

He had a funny incident with one guy at the car park department. He was hanging around with some guys, and one guy from the group stared at him for a while. 

After a few minutes, he came to him and said that he looked just like Mr. Bean

He said that he played the role of Mr. Bean but that guy didn't believe him. 

The more he tried to convince him that he was the one who played Mr. Bean, the less he believed him. 

The guy said that he resembled Mr. Bean but was not the real Mr. Bean.

He said he has an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Bean and should use his face to earn a fortune. 

Rowan Talked About Playing Mr. Bean

Rowan said that he enjoyed the most while playing the character of Mr. Bean. He wanted it because Mr. Bean was the least similar to his character. 

He said that a person disliked him because he was very odd, wired, and rude. He shared he performed as Mr. Bean on stage for the first time in 1996

He revealed that his character didn’t have a name as he spoke no words, and it was a silent sketch. 

They thought the character was funny and exciting and decided to develop it into a comedy character who doesn’t speak. 

To be on television, they have to give the character a name, so they came up with the name Mr. Bean.

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