Konkona Sen Sharma
Name: Konkona Sen Sharma
Birthday: December 3rd 1979
Marital Status: Married to Ranvir Shorey
Awards: 2 National Awards, 2 Filmfare Awards, 2 Zee Cine Awards and 1 IIFA Award.
Trivia: Konkona comes from a filmy background as her mother Aparna Sen was a famous actress. Her maternal grandmother was a noted film analyst and an eminent writer.
She completed her schooling from Modern High School for Girls and later attained her graduation in English from St. Stephen’s college.
Her acting experience was a 4 year old when she acted in the movie Indira. Konkona’s first fully fledged film was Ek Je Acche Kanya; which was a Bengali film.
She missed out on Mira Nair’s project The Namesake as she couldn’t offer her dates for the project.
Titli, the acclaimed Rituparna Ghosh directed movie was her first successful Bengali film. She acted with her mother Aparna Sen in this film.
Biography: After starting out her career with Ek Je Acche Kanya and Titli, Konkona got her major break through the movie Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. The performance received so much acclaim that Filmfare even included it in the ‘Top 80 Iconic Performances’ list. Even greater joy followed as she won the National Award for Best Actress that year. After such a brilliant start, she won even more acclaim after her portrayal of a journalist disillusioned by the film fraternity in Page 3. The movie did very well and despite being unconventional in its theme, it fetched the National Award for the Best Movie category. She moved on to doing supporting yet strong roles later, starting out with 15 Park Avenue and the role of a villager in Omkara. She bagged the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Omkara. She gave back-to-back hits with Traffic Signal and Life in a… Metro, both of which received critical acclaim as well as box office success. However, her next two commercial ventures Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Aaja Nachle were panned by the critics and the audience alike.
She was back in the limelight after portraying strong lead roles in Luck By Chance where she played the role of a struggling actress and Wake Up Sid where she cast as an ambitious magazine writer. Both movies did well and her performances were greatly appreciated.
Later, she starred in Right Yaa Wrong and Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge?, which didn’t do a good business at the box office. However, Konkona has managed to establish herself as highly talented actress and is even considered one of the most versatile actresses in the Bollywood Film industry. Her personal life has been going through a bit of turmoil owing to the constant reports of her impending divorce with husband Ranvir Shorey. Konkona however, looks set to continue her professional career strongly as she multiple big banner projects lined up in future. In the Bengali film industry she has Sunglass and Goynar Baksho, while in Bollywood Ekta Kapoor’s ambitious Ek Thi Daayan is also slated to release. Future looks quite solid for Konkona, who has recently become a blessed mother as she gave birth to her baby boy Haroon.
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