Sushmita Sen, an Indian film actress and model, has left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry with her talent, beauty, and charisma. The Bollywood Actress she is not just an actress, but also a role model for many, having broken several stereotypes and norms in her personal and professional life.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on November 19, 1975, in Hyderabad, India, Sushmita was raised in a Bengali family. Her father, Shubeer Sen, is a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander, and her mother, Subhra Sen, is a jewelry designer. She has a younger brother named Rajeev Sen.
Sushmita attended Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute and St. Ann’s High School in Secunderabad.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Sweety Shetty|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Anushka, Anu, Sweety|
|Date of Birth||November 7, 1981|
|Age (as of 2023)||41 years|
|Birthplace||Puttur, Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Current Address||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Education Qualification||Bachelor of Computer Applications from Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru|
|Hobbies and Interests||Yoga, reading, gardening, and travelling|
|Languages Known||Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and English|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Anushka Shetty – Wikipedia|
|IMDb Profile link||Anushka Shetty – IMDb|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||36-27-36 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||68 kg or 149 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hairstyle||Long and wavy|
|Distinctive Features||Her smile, her height, her eyes|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Sushmita is a single mother of two adopted daughters, Renee and Alisah. She adopted Renee at the age of 24 and Alisah in 2010. Her decision to adopt and raise her daughters as a single mother has been widely admired.
In terms of relationships, Sushmita has been linked with several personalities, including business tycoon Lalit Modi.
|Spouse – Husband||N/A|
|Father||A.N. Vittal Shetty|
|Siblings||Gunaranjan Shetty (brother), Sai Ramesh Shetty (brother)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Krish Jagarlamudi (rumoured), Prabhas (rumoured)|
|Significant Relationships||Prabhas (co-star and close friend)|
Rise to Stardom
Sushmita made her acting debut in 1996 with the film Dastak. However, it was her performance in the 1999 comedy film “Biwi No.1” that earned her wider recognition and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She has worked in several commercially successful films, including Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya.
Debut Film – Super
Successful Film – Sye Raa Narsi
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Sushmita’s career is adorned with several awards and recognitions. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Biwi No.1”.
In 2006, she was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Award for her outstanding achievement in Bollywood. After a career hiatus, she made a successful comeback with the web series “Aarya”, for which she received critical acclaim.
|Debut Film||Super (2005)|
|Notable Roles||Arundhati in Arundhati (2009), Saroja in Vedam (2010), Devasena in Baahubali series (2015-2017), Bhaagamathie in Bhaagamathie (2018)|
|Recent Films – New Movies||Nishabdham (2020), Ondraga (2021)|
|Upcoming Films||Bhagmati Returns, Ponniyin Selvan, Silence|
|Popular Television Series||N/A|
|Awards and Achievements||Three Filmfare Awards South, two Nandi Awards, one Tamil Nadu State Film Award, one Kalaimamani Award, one Behindwoods Gold Medal, among others|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Head & Shoulders, Colgate Active Salt, MBS Jewellers, The Chennai Silks, etc.|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Donated Rs. 10 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the Hudhud cyclone in Andhra Pradesh, donated Rs. 5 lakh to Blue Cross of Hyderabad, supported TeachAIDS campaign, etc.|
|Professional Associations||South Indian Film Artistes’ Association, Movie Artist Association, etc.|
|Training and Education||Bachelor of Computer Applications from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Vikramarkudu (2006), Singam series (2010-2017), Baahubali series (2015-2017), etc.|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Arundhati (2009), Vedam (2010), Deiva Thirumagal (2011), Rudhramadevi (2015), Bhaagamathie (2018), etc.|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 110-130 crore or $16 million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 3-5 crore or $0.4-0.7 million|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 1-2 crore or $0.1-0.3 million|
|Sponsorship Deals||Head & Shoulders, Colgate Active Salt, MBS Jewellers, The Chennai Silks, etc.|
|Real Estate Holdings||Bungalows and apartments in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, acres of land in four major cities|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||N/A|
|Cars Collection||Audi Q7, BMW X6, Range Rover Vogue, etc.|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Akkineni Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu|
|Favorite Actress||Soundarya, Simran, Jyothika|
|Favorite Music Bands||N/A|
|Favorite Books||The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho|
|Favorite Color||Black, White|
|Favorite Food||Chicken dishes|
|Things s/he like||Yoga, traveling, gardening|
|Things s/he dislike||N/A|
Top 5 Best Films – Anushka Shetty
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya||2005||Naina|
|Samay: When Time Strikes||2003||ACP Malvika Chauhan|
|Main Hoon Na||2004||Chandni Chopra|
Controversies – Anushka Shetty
- Sushmita’s relationship with Lalit Modi, which sparked a social media storm.
- The casting decision for Sushmita to play Gauri Sawant in “Taali”, which received mixed reactions.
- The controversy around her adoption of her second daughter, Alisah.
- The public reaction to her relationship with Rohman Shawl.
- The backlash she received on social media, with many calling her a gold digger.
Interesting Facts – Anushka Shetty
- Sushmita was the first Indian to win the Miss Universe title in 1994.
- The gown she wore at the finals of the Miss Universe competition was made by a local tailor.
- She adopted her first daughter, Renee, at the age of 24.
- She has judged the Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant.
- She made her acting debut in 1996 with the film Dastak.
- She has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Award for her outstanding achievement in Bollywood.
Sushmita Sen’s journey, both personal and professional, is a testament to her strength, resilience, and talent. She continues to inspire millions with her work and her life. As an Indian actress and a Bollywood icon, she has truly made her mark in the world of entertainment..