Interesting Facts and Figures: Raima SenMarch 24th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Raima Sen: She is the daughter of Moon Moon Sen and the grand-daughter of legendary actress Suchitra Sen. Her sister, Riya Sen, is also in the Bollywood industry. Their father is Bharat Dev Varma, scion of the erstwhile royal family of Tripura state.Her paternal grandmother Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar (in Bengal), whose younger sister Gayatri Devi is the Maharani of Jaipur. Raima’s public profile and image is much lower-key and more demure than that of her sister Riya who has been compared more to their mother. Raima is also said to resemble her grandmother much more than either her mother or her sister. Journalists who meet her describe her as easy to talk to, and devoid of starry airs.
Birthday: 11th November, 1979 in Mumbai.
Debut Film: Godmother (1999).
Major Impact: Rituparno Ghosh’s Chokher Bali (2003).
Successful Films: Godmother (1999), Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001), Chokher Bali (2003), Parineeta (2005), Dus (2005), Antar Mahal (2005), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Manorama Six Feet Under (2007).
Awards: Winner of the BFJA-Most Promising Actress Award for Nishijapon (Bengali film).
Upcoming Films: Sunglass and Teen Patti.
Facts we didn’t know:
“Internet Girl’, that’s what family and friends call Raima Sen, the dusky beauty from Kolkata.
She was previously seeing Kunal Kapoor of Rang De Basanti fame.
She has signed her first Tamil film and she is expected to do more south Indian films. She has yet, however, to play the leading role in any hit movie.
In an interview, she says while she enjoys Mumbai’s faster pace of life, its gyms and its nightclubs, she misses her family in Kolkata, her dog Cuddles, and Kolkata’s street food, notably Jhal Muri and Aloo Chaat.
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- 'Kashmakash' mundane remake of Tagore novel (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***) - May 20, 2011
- I'm not in Bollywood's rat race, says Raima Sen - Oct 24, 2010
- Rituparno Ghosh Transforms the Bombshell Teaches Riya Sen to Tie a Saree, Cut Vegetables - Jul 02, 2009
- Please respect grandmother's privacy: Raima Sen - Sep 14, 2010
- Riya Sen now game for Bengali movies of all genres - Feb 15, 2010
- Aishwarya keen to work again with Rituparno Ghosh - Nov 15, 2010
- Suchitra Sen in hospital - Jul 01, 2010
- Ritupono Ghosh: Riya Sen Is a Very Talented Actress, But Her Talent Still Unexplored - Nov 18, 2010
- Rohit Bal wants to dress up Riya Sen - Aug 20, 2012
- Suchitra Sen's condition stable - Jul 02, 2010
- Rabindranath Tagore's 'Nouka Dubi' To Be Revisited By Rituparno Ghosh & Subhash Ghai! - Nov 29, 2010
- Thriller, comedy, drama at the box office this Friday - May 18, 2011
- 'Bollywood Striptease' speaks the truth: Riya Sen - Feb 28, 2012
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