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
Sen at Bappa Lahiri's wedding reception
Born Subhamitra Sen[1]
(1981-09-21) 21 September 1981 (age 34)[citation needed]
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Actress

Rimi Sen (born 21 September 1981) is an Indian actress and film producer, who has appeared in Bollywood, Telugu and Bengali films. She also participated in the Indian reality show, Bigg Boss in 2015.

Biography[edit]

Sen was born as Subhamitra 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.[2]

Career[edit]

Since childhood Sen dreamt 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 offers for films started rolling in.[2]

Rimi made her debut as a lead actress in the 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, and Paresh Rawal.

She followed it with appearances in big budget movies like Dhoom (2004), Kyon Ki (2005), Garam Masala (2005) and Golmaal (2006). She also did a cameo in the 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 three of these films were box office disasters. After these films, her career has declined.

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

Sen has produced a film Budhia Singh - Born to Run, which is slated to release on 5 August 2016.[3] She has changed her screen name, Rimi, to her real name, Subhamitra Sen for her production venture.[4]

Controversies[edit]

Sen was accused of racism after making the following remarks during the publicity of Golmaal: "Rohit Shetty is amazing as a director. He can make even a black African look pretty."[5][6][7]

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.[8] It went aired in October 2015.[9] Sen entered the house with Suyyash Rai as her partner for the show; however, her pairing was revised on Day 5 where Rochelle Maria Rao was chosen as her new partner. She was evicted after staying in the house for 7.5 weeks.

Year Show Role
2015
Bigg Boss 9
Contestant - Evicted on Day 50 (1 December 2015)

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Other notes
2000 Paromitar Ek Din Niece of Paromita's First Husband Bengali Bengali Debut
2002 Nee Thodu Kavali Sindhu Telugu
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 Hindi
Deewane Huye Paagal Tanya/Natasha Mulchandani Hindi
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Anjali Hindi
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Niraali Hindi
Dhoom 2 Sweety Dixit Hindi Special appearance
2007 Hattrick Kashmira Hindi
Johnny Gaddaar Mini Hindi
2008 De Taali Kartika/Anjali Hindi
2009 Sankat City Mona Hindi
Horn 'Ok' Pleassss Ria/Sia (dual role) Hindi
2011 Thank You Shivani Hindi
Shagird Varsha Mathur Hindi
2016 Budhia Singh - Born to Run N/A Hindi Debut as producer (credited as Subhamitra Sen)[4]

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