Rimi Sen

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Not to be confused with Reema Sen, Raima Sen, or Riya Sen.
Rimi Sen
Rimi sen bappa lahiri wedding.jpg
Rimi Sen at Bappa Lahiri's wedding reception
Born Shubhomitra Sen
(1981-09-21) 21 September 1981 (age 32)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Actress

Rimi Sen (born Shubhomitra Sen; 21 September 1981) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.

Biography[edit]

Sen was born as Shubhomitra Sen in Kolkata, West Bengal. She completed her schooling from Bidya Bharati Girls' High School in the year 1998.[citation needed] She completed her graduation in Commerce from University of Calcutta.[1]

Career[edit]

Since childhood Sen nursed the dream of becoming an actress. After completing her studies, she persuaded her mother to accompany her to Mumbai. She later said that she wasn't encouraged by anyone in her family except for her grandfather. After doing the rounds, she got into ads including one Coca-Cola ad with Aamir Khan. She was instantly noticed and her first offer for films started rolling in.[1]

Rimi made her debut as a lead actress in Telugu movie Nee Thodu Kavali. Her debut Hindi film, Vijay Galani's Hungama, released in 2003. It was a comedy film, in which she co-starred with Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Paresh Rawal, as well as other actors.

She followed it with appearance in big budget movies like Dhoom (2004), Garam Masala (2005) and Golmaal (2006). She also did a cameo in 2006 film Dhoom 2, and followed it with Johnny Gaddaar alongside newcomer actor Neil Nitin Mukesh. In 2008, she appeared in De Taali and in Sankat City and Horn Ok Pleasse in 2009. All the three films here have been box office disasters. After these films, her carer has plummeted down considerably.

She further appeared in the films Thank you and Shagird in 2011 and both the films were declared box office failures.

Rimi is currently going by the screen name Rimmi. She explains the name change as a career move: there are many other Sens working in Bollywood right now, and a single name may help her stand out from the crowd and stay apart from others.

Controversy[edit]

In 2006, when Rimi was at the peak of her career, she said in an interview during Rohit Shetty's Golmaal promotion, "Rohit Shetty is amazing as a director. He can make even a black African look pretty." This Anti African racist slur created a huge controversy and protests. The British African group Ligali had openly condemned her statement and said the fact that the majority of readers saw Sen's comments as acceptable exposed "how normalised anti-African ideology is within Bollywood and its audiences".[2][3][4][5] Since making these comments her career has suffered very much.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Other notes
2002 "Nee Thodu Kavali" Sindhu Telugu
2003 Hungama Anjali Hindi
Baghban Payal Malhotra Hindi
2004 Dhoom Sweety Dixit Hindi credited as Rimii
Swapner Din Ameena Bengali
2005 Andarivaadu Swetha Telugu credited as Remmi Sen
Garam Masala Anjali Hindi
Kyon Ki Maya Hindi
Deewane Huye Paagal Tanya/Natasha Mulchandani Hindi
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Anjali Hindi
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Niraali Hindi
Dost - My Best Friend Hindi Stalled
Dhoom 2 Sweety Dixit Hindi Special Appearance
2007 Hattrick Kashmira Hindi
Johnny Gaddaar Mini Hindi credited as Rimi
2008 De Taali Kartika/Anjali Hindi
2009 Sankat City Mona Hindi
Horn 'Ok' Pleassss Ria/Sia (dual role) Hindi
Yahan Ke Hum Sikander Hindi Stalled
2011 Thank You Shivani Hindi
Shagird Varsha Mathur Hindi credited as Rimi

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