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Sen in 2011
19 November 1975 |
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Title||Femina Miss India 1994 (Winner)
Miss Universe 1994 (Winner)
|Awards||Best Supporting Actress (1999) for Biwi No.1|
After completing her reign, Sen went on to pursue Bollywood. She started her career with the Hindi film, Dastak. She rose to stardom with the Tamil musical Ratchagan opposite Nagarjuna; later, she attained commercial and critical recognition for her roles in Sirf Tum (1999) and the comedy Biwi No.1 (1999). The latter earned her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. She has also acted in commercially successful films such as Aankhen (2002), Main Hoon Na (2004) – her biggest commercial success so far — and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005). She received critical acclaim for her female-oriented roles in films such as Filhaal... (2002), Samay: When Time Strikes (2003), Chingaari (2005), Zindaggi Rocks (2006), Aag (2007) and others.
Sen was born into a Bengali family in Hyderabad. Her parents are Shuber Sen, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander, and Subhra Sen, a jewelry designer and owner of a Dubai-based store. She has two siblings, a sister named Neelam and a brother named Rajeev.
Sushmita Sen made history by adopting a baby girl named Renée in 2000. She, as a single woman of only 25 years of age, was not viewed as socially acceptable to obtain the guardianship of the baby. However, the High Court of Bombay quashed the appeal and she obtained gain of cause. On 13 January 2010, she adopted a three-month-old girl and named her Alisah.
At Miss Universe, Sen ranked third overall in the preliminaries, right behind preliminary winner Miss Colombia Carolina Gómez, and Miss Greece Rea Totounzi, who ranked second but won the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Sen went on to place second, fifth and third in the swimsuit, India to the Miss Universe pageant from 2010-2012 through her project I Am She – Miss Universe India.
Miss Universe 2016
As a celebration of 65th Miss Universe, 23 years after winning the pageant, she returned to Manila, Philippines, in January 2017, as one of the judges of Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant. Sen has been invited to judge the pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines last January 30, 2017 (January 29, 2017 US time). Joining her to judge are Cynthia Bailey, Mickey Boardman, Francine LaFrak, Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, and Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres.
After her reign as Miss Universe, Sushmita became an actress. Her first film, Dastak was in 1996, in which she played the victim of a stalker played by Sharad Kapoor. Mukul Dev starred as the lead actor. She then starred in the 1997 Tamil, action film Ratchagan. Two years later her appearance as Rupali in David Dhawan's movie Biwi No.1 won her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in 1999. Biwi No.1 was the second highest-grossing movie of 1999. The same year, she was also nominated for her role in Sirf Tum in the same category. Following her dance song in Fiza known as 'Mehboob Mere', she tried to make a niche for her career in the Indian film cinema.
She received critical acclaim and box office success for film Aankhen starring opposite Arjun Rampal. The film co-starred Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Aditya Pancholi and Paresh Rawal. So far, her biggest hit has been the 2004 movie Main Hoon Na, in which she starred as Shahrukh Khan's love interest. The film grossed a total of Rs 330,000,000 and was the second best selling movie of that year. Later, Sushmita played a lawyer in Main Aisa Hi Hoon opposite Ajay Devgan. In 2005, she also starred in a remake of Cactus Flower, called Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?: Sen played the lead opposite Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.
In 2015, she did a Bengali film Nirbaak.
|1999||Sirf Tum||Neha||Nominated—Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award|
|1999||Hindustan Ki Kasam||Priya|
|1999||Biwi No.1||Rupali||Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award|
|1999||Mudhalvan||Special appearance (song)
|2000||Fiza||Special appearance (song)|
|2001||Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta||Sonam|
|2001||Nayak: The Real Hero||Special appearance (song)|
|2001||Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai||Lara Oberoi|
|2002||Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Mehak|
|2002||Filhaal...||Sia Sheth||Nominated—Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award|
|2003||Samay: When Time Strikes||ACP Malvika Chauhan|
|2003||Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye||Herself||Special appearance|
|2004||Vaastu Shastra||Dr. Jhilmil Rao|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Miss Chandni Chopra|
|2005||Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Naina|
|2005||Main Aisa Hi Hoon||Advocate Neeti Khanna/Neeti Chhahal|
|2005||Kisna: The Warrior Poet||Naima Begum||Special appearance (song)|
|2005||It Was Raining That Night||Ayesha Sahani||Bengali / English language film|
|2006||Alag||Special appearance (song)|
|2007||Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag||Durga/Devi aka Durga Devi|
|2009||Karma Aur Holi||Meera|
|2009||Do Knot Disturb||Kiran|
|2010||Dulha Mil Gaya||Shimmer Kanhai|
|2016||Jodi emon hoto|
Awards and nominations
- "Bollywood beauty Sushmita Sen turns 40". The Indian Express. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
- "Sushmita Sen turns a year older: Lesser known facts". India Today. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
- IANS (21 May 2010). "News : Sushmita Sen now wants a biological child". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
- Gupta, Pratim D. (20 April 2007). "Calcutta : Frontpage". The Telegraph. Kolkota, India. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- "Fans wish Zeenat, Sushmita on birthday". Sify.com. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
- "Sushmita Sen with Father". Photogallery.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- Sen, Sushmita. "Biography for Sushmita Sen". IMDB.
- Ganesh S Lakshman (12 February 2006). "MCH bulldozers may force St. Ann's to relocate". Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- Sharma, Garima (6 March 2010). "No college degree for Sushmita Sen". Times Of India. TNN. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Sush consoles Renee". Deccan Chronicle. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
- "The Hindu Business Line : Coke-Sushmita Sen deal cancelled". Thehindubusinessline.in. 16 July 2003. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
- "I'm a born entrepreneur: Sen Sen". Hindustan Times. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
- 23 years after Sushmita Sen won, she was back at Miss Universe pageant
- "Sen as a judge of 65th Miss Universe". Heavy. January 29, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
- "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
- "Dulha Mil Gaya is my project out and out: Sushmita Sen".
- Sushmita Sen's Bengali Film Nirbaak 'Big Moment' For Her Father
- "Harmony Foundation to host Mother Teresa awards on Nov 9". Daily News and Analysis. 8 November 2014.
- "Inspiring Youth icon Sushmita Sen bags the prestigious "Eternal Beauty & Actress of the Decade" at India Leadership Conclave 2016". Indian Affairs. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
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