Birth Name: Sushmita Sen
DOB: 19th November, 1975
Past Partners: Sanjay Narang, Vikram Bhatt, Randeep Hooda, and Maanav Menon
Debut movie: Dastak
No of marriages with names of spouse: None
Most remembered for: Won Miss Universe, Main Hoon Na
Litigations involved: None
Famous pairing: Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan
Sushmita Sen Biography
Sushmita Sen was born in a Bengali family to Shubeer Sen, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander and Subhra Sen, worked as a fashion artist and jewelery designer. She has a brother, Rajeev Sen and a sister, Neelam Sen. Sushmita was born at St.Theresa’s hospital, Hyderabad, and grew up in New Delhi. She went to school at Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute learning English, and had career plans in journalism. She has been linked romantically to several people. In the year 2000, Sushmita adopted a girl, Renee, as a single mother.
Sushmita’s defense background ensured that she led a nomadic life. Her mother’s decision to shift base to Delhi, was to provide some permanency in her children’s lives, as also to enable her children have good education. With an advantageous height, Sushmita made her debut into the world of fashion. She did a few fashion shows before she participated in The Femina Miss India pageant.
In 1994, at the age of eighteen, Sushmita Sen won the title of Miss India beating out Aishwarya Rai who was the runner up. Sen represented India at the Miss Universe Pageant, held in Manila, Philippines, and won the Tiltle of Miss Universe.
At Miss Universe Contest, She ranked third overall in the preliminaries, right behind preliminary winner Miss Colombia Carolina Gomez and Miss Greece Rea Totounzi, who ranked second but won the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Sushmita went on to place second, fifth and third in the swimsuit, interview, and evening gown semi-final competitions respectively, placing her in third place behind Miss Colombia and Miss Venezuela Minorka Mercado. All three women went on to be the final three contestants. Finally, the judges ranked their votes on Sushmita Sen, making her the first woman from India to become the Miss Universe.
Sushmita’s supposed rival at the Miss India pageant, Aishwarya Rai, went on to win the 1994 Miss World contest.
Sushmita’s decision to join movies was well accepted and Bollywood welcomed her with open arms.
Sushmita Sen made her debut in the film Dastak in 1996, as a role of a vulnerable girl being haunted by a psycho. The film didn’t do well at the box office. Her subsequent Tamil film Ratchagan, was a huge hit.
However, it was two years later that her appearance as Rupali in David Dhawan’s movie Biwi No.1 won her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in 1999. The same year, she was also nominated for her role in Sirf Tum in the same category, making her an obvious choice for winner. She received critical acclaim and Box Office success for the movie “Aankhen.” Sushmita also did a romantic role opposite Abhishek Bachchan in “Bus Itna Sa Khwab Hai”. She was seen in a very realistic role in Meghna Gulzar’s directorial debut “Filhaal”, for which she received critical reviews for her convincing portrayal of the character in the film.
Until now, her greatest hit has been the 2004 movie “Main Hoon Na”, in which she featured as Shahrukh Khan’s love interest. Later on, she 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. Sushmita’s latest movies include “Karma”, “Confessions” and “Holi” (2006) opposite Naomi Campbell, Ram Gopal Varma Ki “Aag” (2007) and then “Dulha Mil Gaya” (2007) opposite Shahrukh Khan.
Sushmita Sen Favourites:
Holiday destination: USA and Goa
Shopping: India & abroad
Restaurants, hang outs: The Great Wall
Cuisine:Chinese and Sushi
Causes/ organization the star supports: P&G’s project ‘Shiksha’, focused on education of underprivileged children
Star endorses: Kiah, Tag Heuer, Thumbs Up
Sushmita Sen Filmography
- No Problem (10 Dec 2010)
- Dulha Mil Gaya (8 Jan 2010)
- The Expat (1 Jan 2010)
- Do Knot Disturb (2 Oct 2009)
- Karma Aur Holi (6 Mar 2009)
- Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (31 Aug 2007)
- Zindaggi Rocks (6 Oct 2006)
- Chingaari (17 Feb 2006)
- Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (15 Jul 2005)
- Main Aisa Hi Hoon (6 May 2005)
- Bewafaa (25 Feb 2005)
- Kisna (21 Jan 2005)
- Vaastu Shastra (22 Oct 2004)
- Main Hoon Na (30 Apr 2004)
- Samay – When Time Strikes (10 Oct 2003)
- Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye (2 May 2003)
- Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (22 Feb 2002)
- Filhaal (1 Feb 2002)
- Kyonkii Main Jhuth Nahi bolta (21 Sep 2001)
- Nayak (7 Sep 2001)
- Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (6 Jul 2001)
- Aaghaaz (6 Oct 2000)
- Fiza (8 Sep 2000)
- Hindustan Ki Kasam (23 Jul 1999)
- Sirf Tum (11 Jun 1999)
- Biwi No 1 (28 May 1999)
- Zor (13 Feb 1998)
- Dastak (29 Nov 1996)
- Paisa Vasool (1 Jan 1978)
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