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||Sushmita Sen|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Sushmita Sen|
|Date of Birth||19 November 1975|
|Age (as of 2023)||48 years|
|Birthplace||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Current Address||6th Floor, Beach Queen, Yari Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai|
|Education Qualification||Graduate (English Honors, Journalism)|
|Hobbies and Interests||Writing Poems & Prose, Jet Skiing, Biking|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English, Bengali|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Sushmita Sen – Wikipedia|
|IMDb Profile link||Sushmita Sen – IMDb|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||33-25-34 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5 feet 7 inches or 171.5 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||57 kg or 126 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hairstyle||Medium-length and straight|
|Distinctive Features||Her smile, her eyes, her confidence|
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||Shubeer Sen (former Indian Air Force Wing Commander)|
|Mother||Subhra Sen (Jewelry Designer and owner of a Dubai-based store)|
|Children||Renee and Alisah (Adopted)|
|Siblings||Rajeev Sen (Younger brother)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Vikram Bhatt (Director), Sanjay Narang (Businessman), Sabeer Bhatia (Entrepreneur), Randeep Hooda (Actor), Imtiaz Khatri (Businessman), Manav Menon (Ad-filmmaker), Bunty Sachdeva (Businessman), Mudassar Aziz (Director), Wasim Akram (Cricketer), Ritik Bhasin (Businessman), Rohman Shawl (Model and Actor) (2018-2021), Lalit Modi (businessman and cricket administrator) (July 2022-present)|
|Significant Relationships||Rohman Shawl (co-star and close friend), Lalit Modi (business partner and lover)|
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 – Dastak
Successful Film – Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
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||Dastak (1996)|
|Notable Roles||Rupali in Biwi No.1 (1999), Chandni in Sirf Tum (1999), Neha in Aankhen (2002), Chandni in Main Hoon Na (2004), Naina in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005), Shreegauri Sawant in Taali (2023)|
|Recent Films – New Movies||Nirbaak (2015), Aarya 2 (2021), Taali (2023)|
|Popular Television Series||Aarya (2020–present)|
|Awards and Achievements||Miss Universe 1994, Femina Miss India 1994, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Biwi No.1, IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for Biwi No.1, Zee Cine Award for Best Supporting Actress for Filhaal…, Filmfare OTT Award for Best Actress – Drama Series for Aarya, Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice, Rajiv Gandhi Award for Achievement in Bollywood, among others|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Kalyan Jewellers, Assotech, Clinic Plus, Olay, Pantene, etc.|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Supported various causes such as women empowerment, child welfare, education, health and environment, adopted two girls Renee and Alisah, donated Rs. 25 lakh to Kerala flood relief fund, donated Rs. 5 lakh to a Delhi-based NGO that works for the welfare of women and children, etc.|
|Professional Associations||Cine & TV Artistes’ Association, Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association, etc.|
|Training and Education||Graduate in English Honors and Journalism from Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute in New Delhi|
|Production Company||Tantra Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Biwi No.1 (1999), Main Hoon Na (2004), Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), etc.|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Sirf Tum (1999), Filhaal… (2002), Samay: When Time Strikes (2003), Chingaari (2006), Aarya (2020 present), Taali (2023), etc.|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 140-160 crore or $20 million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 3-4 crore or $0.4-0.5 million|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 1-2 crore or $0.1-0.3 million|
|Sponsorship Deals||Kalyan Jewellers, Assotech, Clinic Plus, Olay, Pantene, etc.|
|Business Ventures||Tantra Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Sushmita Sen Foundation|
|Real Estate Holdings||A bungalow in Versova, Mumbai, a penthouse in Bandra, Mumbai, a villa in Alibaug, Maharashtra, a farmhouse in Lonavala, Maharashtra, a flat in Kolkata, a property in Dubai|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||Diamond and emerald jewellery, paintings by M.F. Hussain, a collection of designer bags and shoes, etc.|
|Cars Collection||Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW X6, Audi Q7, Land Rover Range Rover Vogue, etc.|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Actress||Angelina Jolie|
|Favorite Music Bands||N/A|
|Favorite Books||The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch|
|Favorite Color||Black, Silver|
|Favorite Food||Sushi, Chocolate fudge, Thai food|
|Things s/he like||Writing poems and prose, jet skiing, biking|
|Things s/he dislike||N/A|
Top 5 Best Films – Sushmita Sen
|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 – Sushmita Sen
- 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 – Sushmita Sen
- 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..