Interesting Facts and Figures: Raima Sen

March 24th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

Raima Sen 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.
-Sampurn Media
Raima Sen

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