Sushmita Sen is an actress, model who was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 1994 and she later won the Miss Universe 1994 contest at the age of 18. Sen is the first Indian woman to win the competition. Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she has also appeared in Tamil and Bengali language films. She has won several accolades including a Filmfare Award.
After completing her reign as Miss Universe,Sushmita Sen began receiving various offers to act in movies. She made her acting debut with the Hindi film Dastak in 1996. The Tamil musical Ratchagan (1997) was her first commercial success. She rose to prominence by featuring as the female lead in several top-grossing films including Sirf Tum (1999), Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999), Biwi No.1 (1999), Aankhen (2002), Main Hoon Na (2004) – her biggest commercial success so far, and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005), and received critical recognition with female-oriented roles in films such as Filhaal… (2002), Samay: When Time Strikes (2003), Chingaari (2005) and Zindaggi Rocks (2006).
In addition to acting in films, Sushmita Sen has been an active stage performer and has stood up for social causes and was honoured at the Mother Teresa Awards 2013 for her social works.At the Indian Leadership Conclave 2016, she was awarded with the “Eternal Beauty & Actress of the Decade'” award for her contribution in the field of Arts.She has also judged the Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant. Sen is a single mother of two daughters.
Sushmita Sen was born ( 19 November 1975) into a Bengali Baidya family in Hyderabad. Her parents are Shubeer Sen, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander, and Subhra Sen, a jewelry designer and owner of a Dubai-based store. She has two siblings, a sister named Neelam and a brother named Rajeev.
She has attended Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute in New Delhi and St. Ann’s High School in Secunderabad, but did not pursue higher education.
In 1994, as a teenager, Sushmita Sen participated in the Femina Miss India contest. She 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 Greece Rea Totounzi. 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. It ran for three years (from 2010 to 2012). In 2013, Femina was awarded the contract back.
As a celebration of 65th Miss Universe, 23 years after winning the pageant, she returned to Manila, Philippines, in January 2017, as one of the judges of the Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant. The pageant took place at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 30, 2017. Joining her as judges were Cynthia Bailey, Mickey Boardman, Francine LaFrak, Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, and Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres.
Sushmita played the role of a successful supermodel called Shimmer in Dulha Mil Gaya; the film was a moderate success that year. She additionally appeared in the action-comedy film No Problem the same year. In 2015, she starred in a Bengali drama film titled Nirbaak. In Sushmita’s career, this was her first film in Bengali language. Sushmita Sen adopted a baby girl in 2000 and a second girl in 2010.Agency.