Sitara Devi was born on November 8, 1920 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India as Dhanalakshmi. She is known for her work on Devdas (1936), Watan (1938) and Professor Waman M. Sc. (1938). She was married to Pratap Barot and K. Asif. She died on November 25, 2014 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.