Sunetra Sastry is a British make-up artist who has worked on the legendary comedy show, Black Adder. She is the former wife of comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson (Mr.Bean). Sastry has worked as a make-up artist on projects such as the legendary comedy show, Black Adder and the television film, Smack and Thistle. She worked as a make-up artist in several Rowan Atkinson production projects. She continued working for a long time until she decided to quit to take of her children. Sunetra started to work as a make-up artist for BBC in the early 1980s.

Birth Name

Sunetra Sastry




Professional Makeup Artist, Celebrity Ex-wife



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Sunetra Sastry was born on the 5th of September 1957, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK


She’s currently 66 years old.

Sun Sign




She has Anglo-Indian ancestry.




Sunetra attended a beauty college in London after high school, even though her parents wanted her to be a nurse.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Sunetra Sastry has dated –

  • Rowan Atkinson (Mr.Bean) (1990-2015) – On 5 Feb 1990, Sunetra exchanged vows with comedian Rowan Atkinson. In 1986, they first met and in 1989, engaged after three years. Their wedding was attended by their loved ones at the Russian Tea Room in NYC. In 1993, They welcomed their first child, a son, Benjamin. Then in 1995, their third daughter Lily was born. But after 24 years, their conjugal life fell apart when the news of Rowan having an affair surfaced. The case for separation was filed and on 10 Nov 2015, their divorce was finalized.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 162 cm
  • In meters – 1.62 m


  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-27-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Sunetra became known as a Makeup artist who is best recognized for her work on the 1991 film Smack and Thistle and the BBC series, Blackadder. She is best known as the former long-time wife of comedian Rowan Atkinson (Mr.Bean).

Sunetra Sastry Net worth

Sunetra Sastry has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2023.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sunetra Sastry

  • Sastry was born in England to a British mother and an Indian father. Her mother was raised in a wealthy English family, but after she wed Sunetra’s father, her family forbade her from living with them.
  • Sunetra and her mum were close. Growing up, she always assured her daughter that the marital life she chose was worth it.
  • She enrolled in a beauty college in London. However, this was against her parents’ wishes as they wanted her to pursue nursing.
  • Nevertheless, she managed to win their heart. They came to realize that pursuing beauty was her real passion, and they decided to support her dreams.
  • After her college education, she was lucky to land a job at BBC as a make-up artist.
  • It was during this period when she started working as a crew member on Black Adder the BBC1 pseudo-historical situational comedy.
  • Sastry is mostly popular for marrying and then divorcing actor Rowan Atkinson.
  • She worked as a make-up artist in several Rowan Atkinson production projects. She continued working for a long time until she decided to quit to take of her children.
  • Her daughter Lily has a few small credited roles in movies – mostly in her dad’s projects, but uses her mum’s surname instead of her father’s. She also writes music, poems, and stories.


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