Bollywood Diva Sushmita Sen: Breaking Stereotypes Like A Queen

Sushmita Sen is an Indian Actress & beauty pageant personality who won Miss Universe for India in 1994. She has worked in Bollywood, Tollywood, and Kollywood film industries.

By Rupsa Das Jun 10 2021 7:36PM 3351 Read
Journey of Sushmita Sen : The Queen of the Beauty Pageants

Sushmita Sen is an Indian actress and model who have been winning hearts for decades. She is well known for her contribution to Bollywood and was also seen in Tollywood and Kollywood film industries. She was ranked 10th in the 'Top Bollywood Actresses' in 2006. She sets an inspiration to everyone by living an independent and successful life.

Sushmita Sen : Key Highlights

  • Date of Birth : 19 November 1975
  • Nickname : Sush, Titu
  • BirthPlace : Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Nationality : Indian
  • Zodiac Sign : Scorpio
  • Religion : Hinduism
  • Height : 5'9"
  • Weight (approx) : 54 Kg

Sushmita Sen : Early Life

Sushmita was born in a Bengali Baidya family in Hyderabad, though she grew up in New Delhi.

She did her schooling at Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, studying English and St. Ann's High School in Secunderabad. Also, she wished to pursue journalism though she did not continue it any further.

Sushmita Sen : Family

Sen's father is Shubeer Sen, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander and her mother, Subhra Sen, a jewellery designer and fashion artist. She has two siblings, a sister, Neelam Sen and a brother, Rajeev Sen.

Sushmita has been connected to many people romantically but chose to remain unmarried. She's proudly a single mother with two adopted daughters, Renee and Alisah.

Sushmita Sen : Film Career

  • The 1990s Sushmita Sen got into the field of acting after she had won the grand title of Miss Universe. Dastak was the first movie of Sushmita as an actress in 1996, but it did not receive much success.
    Then, it followed by a Kollywood film, Ratchagan, which was a big hit at the box office. Again, she played the role of Rupali in Biwi No.1 after two years. In 1999, it was the second best selling movie. Also, she acted in the film Sirf Tum in that period.
  • The 2000s Sen starred in the movie Aankhen, a massive hit and had famous co-stars like Arjun Rampal, Amitabh Bachchan, Aditya Pancholi, Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal.
    Also, her best movie, in which Sushmita had won the hearts of every individual, was Main Hoon Na in 2004. The film also starred the King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan, and it earned Rs 330,000,000 and was the year's second top-grossing film.
    Sushmita played various roles in several films like Main Aisa Hi Hoon, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Karma Aur Holi. She appeared in a dance song in the movie Fiza, in the year 2000.
  • The 2010s Sushmita had become a popular figure in the Hindi film industry. She starred in the film Dulha Mil Gaya and received a good response and moderate success in 2010. Also, that year, she starred in No Problem, an action-comedy film.
    Later, she appeared in Nirbaak, a Bengali drama, in 2015. It was her first step in the Tollywood film industry.

Sushmita Sen : Modelling Career

  • Femina Miss India Sushmita Sen won the honorary title of 'Femina Miss India Universe' at eighteen in 1994. She had beaten Aishwarya Rai, who was awarded as the runner up.
  • Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita also had won the Miss Universe contest and was the first woman to represent India. It was held in Manila, Philippines.
  • Miss World Again, Sen could not continue the winning record and Aishwarya Rai, her Miss India pageant rival, won the title of Miss World in 1994.
  • Miss Universe Judge 2016 Sushmita Sen was invited as one of the judges of the Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant in January 2017, celebrating the 65th Miss Universe. It was held on 30 January 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Sushmita Sen : Accolades and Recognitions

2000Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressBiwi No.1Won
Best Supporting ActressSirf TumNominated
Star Screen AwardsBest Supporting ActressBiwi No.1Won
Best Supporting ActressSirf TumNominated
IIFA AwardsIIFA Best Supporting Actress AwardNominated
IIFA Best Supporting Actress AwardBiwi No.1Won
Zee Cine AwardBest Supporting ActressWon
2001Planet-Bollywood People's Choice AwardsBest Supporting ActressBas Itna Sa Khwaab HaiNominated
2003Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressFilhaal... Nominated
Star Screen AwardsBest Supporting Actress Nominated
IIFA Awards IIFABest Supporting Actress AwardNominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2004Star Screen AwardsBest ActressSamay: When Time StrikesNominated
2005Stardust AwardStar of the Year –FemaleMain Hoon NaNominated
2005Zee Cine AwardsBest Supporting ActressMain Hoon NaNominated
2006Rajiv Gandhi AwardAchievement in BollywoodN/AWon
2013Mother Teresa AwardsSocial JusticeN/AWon
2016Indian Affairs India Leadership ConclaveEternal Beauty & Actress of the DecadeN/AWon
2016GeoSpa AsiaSpa India AwardsWoman of Substance AwardN/AWon
2017Lux Golden Rose AwardsTimeless Beauty AwardN/ANominated
2018I Am Woman AwardsWoman of Substance AwardN/AWon
2020Filmfare OTT AwardsBest Actor in a Drama Series (Female)AaryaWon
2020Critics Choice AwardsBest ActressAaryaWon
2020Raj Kapoor AwardsFemale Actor Award ( OTT ) 2020AaryaWon
2020Dadasaheb Phalke Awards International Film Festival Awards 2021Best Actress -Web SeriesAaryaWon
2020IWM(BUZZ) Digital AwardsBest Actress In Web SeriesAaryaWon
2021Champions Of Change Award 2021National Award For Social Welfare & Women EmpowermentNAWon

Sushmita Sen : The Beauty Pageant Conqueror

Sushmita reported PTI during an interview,
"I always believe I am a satellite hit because whatever work I did when it came on satellite, it became a hit, and people started applauding the performance. But back then, when it was in the theatres, it didn't work."
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With over 5+ years of experience in the field of anthologies and more than a year of experience in the field of content writing, Rupsa Das, an English Literature student, is a co-author of 20+ anthologies, compiler of two anthologies. She had worked with some online news portal companies, digital marketing, and travel blogging companies. She is currently serving as the PR and Branding Director of Rotaract Club of Calcutta Park Point and the Assistant Coordinator of Bethune College Students’ Committee.

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