Rimi Sen

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Rimi Sen
Rimi Sen walks the ramp for Rocky S at the IBFW on day 2 in Goa (09) (cropped).jpg
Sen in 2017
Subhamitra Sen[1]

(1981-09-21) 21 September 1981 (age 37)
Years active2000-2016
Known forBigg Boss 9

Rimi Sen (born 21 September 1981) is an Indian former actress and film producer who has appeared in Bollywood, Telugu and Bengali films.Sen first debut as child actress in the Bengali film Damu. Sen made her debut Lead Actress in the Telugu movie Nee Thodu Kavali. In 2003, she made her Hindi acting debut in the hit comedy Hungama for which she was nominated at Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut. Subsequently, she appeared in several successful films including Baghban (2003), Dhoom (2004), Garam Masala (2005), Kyon Ki (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006) and Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006). She also participated in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2015.

Early life[edit]

Sen was born as Subhamitra Sen in Kolkata, West Bengal. She completed her schooling from Bidya Bharati Girls' High School in 1998.[2]She completed her graduation in Commerce from University of Calcutta.[3]


Sen in 2012

Since childhood, Sen dreamt of becoming an actress. She lived at Jyotish Roy Road, New Alipore, Kolkata with her mother. She did her schooling from Vidya Bharati New Alipore near Mint. 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 by 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 offers for films started rolling in.[3]

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

She followed it with appearances in big budget movies such as Dhoom (2004), Kyon Ki (2005), Garam Masala (2005) and Golmaal (2006). Sen also did a cameo in the 2006 film Dhoom 2, and she followed it with Johnny Gaddaar, alongside newcomer actor Neil Nitin Mukesh. In 2008, she appeared in De Taali and in 2009, Sankat City and Horn Ok Pleasse. All three of these films were box office disasters. After these films, her career declined.

She further appeared in the films Thank you and Shagird in 2011 and both the films were box office failures. In 2015, she participated in the reality show Bigg Boss.

Sen has produced a film, Budhia Singh - Born to Run.[4][5] She changed her screen name, Rimi, to her real name, Subhamitra Sen for her production venture.[6]

Reality TV[edit]

Sen was a celebrity contestant in the ninth season of the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother, Bigg Boss.[7] It aired in October 2015.[8] Sen entered the house with Suyyash Rai as her partner for the show; however, her pairing was revised on Day 5, when Rochelle Rao was chosen as her new partner. She was evicted after staying in the house for 7.5 weeks.

Year Name Role Channel Notes Ref
2015 Bigg Boss 9 Contestant Colors TV Entered Day 1, Evicted Day 51


Year Film Role Language Other notes
2000 Paromitar Ek Din Niece of Paromita's First Husband Bengali Bengali Debut
2001 Ide Naa Modati Prema Lekha Anjali Telugu Telugu debut
2002 Nee Thodu Kavali Sindhu
2003 Hungama Anjali Hindi Hindi Debut
Baghban Payal Malhotra Hindi
2004 Sajani Priya Bengali
Dhoom Sweety Dixit Hindi
Swapner Din Ameena Bengali
2005 Andarivaadu Swetha Telugu
Garam Masala Anjali Hindi
Kyon Ki Maya
Deewane Huye Paagal Tanya/Natasha Mulchandani
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Anjali
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Niraali
Dhoom 2 Sweety Dixit Special appearance
2007 Hattrick Kashmira
Johnny Gaddaar Mini
2008 De Taali Kartika/Anjali
2009 Sankat City Mona
Horn 'Ok' Pleassss Ria/Sia (dual role)
2011 Thank You Shivani
Shagird Varsha Mathur
2016 Budhia Singh - Born to Run N/A Debut as producer (credited as Subhamitra Sen)[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations for work in films
Year Film Award Category Results
2004 Hungama Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female Nominated
Stardust Award Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year - Female Nominated
Anandalok Puraskar Awards Best Debut Actress Won
Star's Sabsey Award Favourite Nayi Heroine Won

Zee Cine Awards

Best Female Debut

Baghban Nominated
2005 Dhoom Stardust Award

Best Breakthrough Performance – Female

2010 Sankat City Screen Awards Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
2016 Budhia Singh - Born to Run 63rd National Awards Best Children's Film Won
River Florence Indian Film Festival Best Film Won
Houston Film Festival Best Film Won


Rimi Sen joined BJP in January 2017.


  1. ^ Vyavahare, Renuka (26 February 2015). "Rimi Sen resurfaces as Subhamitra". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Rimi Sen". IMDb. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Rimi Sen: Acting cannot be taught". smashits.com. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  4. ^ Banerjee, Urmimala (10 August 2016). "Here is what ex-Bigg Boss contestant Rimi Sen is upto nowadays?". Bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Rimi Sen unveils the poster of her maiden production 'Budhia Singh' - Entertainment". Mid-day.com. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Rimi Sen is Back With her Maiden Production Venture Budhia Singh". Pinkvilla. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Rimi Sen in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble". The Times of India. 13 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Took up 'Bigg Boss' to reconnect with fans: Dhoom girl Rimi Sen". The Indian Express. 12 October 2015.

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