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Name: Sushmita Sen
Birthdate: 19th of November, 1975
1) In the year 2000, Sushmita Sen won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for the 1999 David Dhawan directed, ‘Biwi No. 1’. Same year, she also won the IIFA and the Zee Cine Best Supporting Actress award for the same film.
2) Next year in 2001, Sushmita won the Star Screen Best Supporting Actress Award for her film, ‘Biwi No. 1’.
3) In 2003, Sushmita was given the Zee Cine Best Supporting Actress Award for the Meghna Gulzar directed 2001 film named ‘Filhaal…’.
4) In 2006, she was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Award for her achievement in the Bollywood industry.
Biography: Sushmita Sen was born on the 19th of November, 1975 to a Bengali family in the state of Hyderabad. She did her schooling from the Saint Ann’s High School located at Secunderabad, but she did not go on to pursue higher studies. Her father Shuber Sen was a former Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force and his mother, Subhra Sen was the owner of a store in Dubai and she was also a jewellery designer. Sushmita has one brother called Rajeev and a sister, Neelam. Neelam is wedded to Nauman Mallick.
Sushmita Sen, the most glamorous and stylish lady in India, adopted a baby girl called Renee in the year 2000. Since she was a 25 year old single woman then, she was not given the permission to take the guardianship of the child. However, later on the High Court repressed the appeal and Sushmita obtained gain of cause. She adopted a 3 month old girl on the 13th of June, 2010 and she gave her the name of Alisha.
About her relationship status, she and Rajat Tara had been going along steadily but soon after she won the crown of Miss Universe, she broke up with him. Later on she was supposedly dating Mudassar Aziz whom she had met in the year 2008 when she was on the sets of ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’. In 2010, this pair eventually broke up. Sushmita had also been linked to Randeep Hooda, another Bollywood figure, but later on in 2009, both of them had to go through a rough breakup which had an impact on the film, ‘Karma Aur Holi’, directed by Manish Gupta.
In the year 1994, Sushmita Sen was given the title of ’Femina Miss India’. She defeated Aishwariya Rai in the race for the title. Same year, Sushmita Sen had represented India at the Miss Universe Pageant 2004 hosted at Manila in Philippines and she won it there.
At Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen held the third position worldwide in the preliminaries, after Miss Columbia Carolina Gomez, who was the preliminary winner, and Miss Greece Rea Totounzi, who was the winner of the preliminary evening gown and swimsuit competitions. Sushmita Sen had ranked third, fifth and second in the evening gown, interview and swimsuit semi finals respectively, thus placing her after Carolina Gomez and Rea Totunzi. All the 3 women were given votes by judges and Sushmita received the maximum number of votes and hence, she became the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe crown.
After receiving the title of Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen soon turned to acting. ‘Dastak’ (1996), directed by Mahesh Bhatt was Sushmita’s first film. This film starred Sharad Kapoor, Mukul Dev, Bhavna Dutta and other stars. Next year in 1997, Sushmita made her appearance in the Pravin Gandhi directed Tamil blockbuster film titled ‘Ratchagan’. In 1999, she starred in David Dhawan’s ‘Biwi No. 1’, where her portrayal of the character of Rupali won her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award that year. The very same year, Sushmita got a nomination in the same category for her role in Agathian’s ‘Sirf Tum’.
Later on in the 2000s, she appeared in Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s ‘Aankhen’ (2002), starring Sushmita Sen herself, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal and Paresh Rawal. This film was a huge success at the box office. One of her biggest hits till date is the Shahrukh Khan starrer, ‘Main Hoon Na’, directed by Farah Khan. Next up in the year 2005, she played the role of a lawyer opposite the renowned Ajay Devgan in Harry Baweja’s ‘Main Aisa Hi Hoon’. Same year, she had also signed up for a role in the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’. This movie directed by David Dhawan and produced jointly by Dhillin Mehta and Sohail Khan was a remake of the 1969 comedy film by Gene Saks named ‘Cactus Flower’.
Some of her latest releases include ‘Do Knot Disturb’ (2009), ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ (2010), ‘Ram Gopal Verma Ki Aag’ (2007) and ‘Karma, Confessions and Holi’ (2006).
One of Sushmita’s new three biggest projects includes the tentatively titled film, ‘Benazir Bhutto: The Movie’, where she would be portraying the character of Benazir Bhutto, the former (PPP) ‘Pakistan Peoples Party’ leader. This movie will be shot in Dubai, Britain, The United States of America and Pakistan.
Her second biggest project is an untitled project of Farah Khan where she is to appear opposite Salman Khan. The third includes the biopic of the actress, Rekha. This film which has been titled ‘Sitare’ will be Red Chillies Entertainment production.
Her filmography includes ‘Dastak’ (1996), ‘Zor’ (1997), ‘Ratchagan’ (1997), ‘Sirf Tum’ (1999), ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ (1999), ‘Biwi No. 1’ (1999), ‘Mudhalvan’ (1999), ‘Aaghaaz’ (2000), ‘Fiza’(2000), ‘Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta’ (2001), ‘Nayak: The Real Hero’ (2001), ‘Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai’ (2001), ‘Aankhen’ (2002), ‘Tumko Na Bhool Payenge’ (2002), ‘Filhaal…’ (2002), ‘Samay: When Time Strikes’ (2003), ‘Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye’ (2003), ‘Vastu Shastra’ (2004), ‘Main Hoon Na’ (2004), ‘Paisa Vasool’ (2004), ‘Chingaari’ (2005), ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?’ (2005), ‘Main Aisa Hi Hoon’ (2005), ‘Bewafaa’ (2005), ‘Kisna: The Warrior Poet’ (2005), ‘It Was Raining That Night’ (2005), ‘Zandaggi Rocks’ (2006), ‘Alag’ (2006), ‘Ram Gopal Verma Ki Aag’ (2007), ‘Karma Aur Holi’ (2009), ‘Do Knot Disturb’ (2009), ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ (2010) and ‘No Problem’ (2010).