HAPPY BIRTHDAY-Sushmita Sen is an actress, model and the winner of the Miss Universe 1994 pageant. She is the first Indian to win the Miss Universe pageant. She was previously crowned Femina Miss India 1994 at the age of 18. After winning the Miss Universe pageant, she has worked as a film actress.
Sen won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the comedy film Biwi No.1 (1999), and was also nominated in the category for her roles in the dramas Sirf Tum (1999) and Filhaal… (2002). Her commercially successful films include Aankhen (2002), Main Hoon Na (2004), and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005). Sen has starred in the drama series Aarya since 2020, for which she won Best Actress at the Filmfare OTT Awards.
Sushmita Sen( 19 November 1975) was born into a Bengali Baidya family in Hyderabad to Shubeer Sen, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander, and Subhra Sen, a jewellery designer and owner of a Dubai-based store. She has one sibling.
She attended Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute in New Delhi and St. Ann’s High School in Secunderabad, but did not pursue any further higher education. In 1994, as a teenager, Sushmita Sen won the title ‘Femina Miss India Universe’, earning the right to compete at the Miss Universe 1994 contest.
At the Miss Universe contest, Sen ranked third overall in the preliminaries, behind Miss Colombia Carolina Gómez and Miss Venezuela Minorka Mercado. Sen went on to place second, fifth and third in the subsequent rounds and finally won the title and crown of Miss Universe 1994. She was the first Indian to win the title.After the Times Group relinquished the rights to choose the Indian representative to Miss Universe, Sen’s project, I Am She – Miss Universe India, took over, running it for three years (2010 to 2012). This was followed by Femina taking over.
in January 2017 appeared as one of the judges of Miss Universe 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines on 30 January 2017. Joining her as judges were Cynthia Bailey, Mickey Boardman, Francine LaFrak, Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, and Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres.Agency.