Sushmita Sen is an Indian actress who appears in mainly Bollywood films. A former beauty queen, she was crowned Miss Universe 1994. Sushmita was the first Indian woman to win the competition.
Sushmita Sen is a Bengali, born on 19 November 1975 in Hyderabad, India. Her father is an Indian Air Force Wing Commander. Her mother is a jewelry designer and also owns a store in Dubai called Renee.
At the age of eighteen, Sushmita won the title of Femina Miss India and represented India at the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant, held in Manila, Philippines and won there. Suhsmita first woman from India to become Miss Universe.
After her reign as Miss Universe came to an end, she ventured into acting. She made her debut in Bollywood with ‘Dastak’ in 1996. Her subsequent appearance as Rupali in David Dhawan’s ‘Biwi No. 1’ won her an award in the Best Supporting Actress category.
Sushmita’s biggest hit has been the 2004 movie Main Hoon Na, in which she starred as Shahrukh Khan’s love interest. The film grossed a total of Rs 340,000,000 and was the second best selling movie of that year. In 2005, she also starred in a remake of Cactus Flower, called Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya: Sen played the lead opposite Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Her most recent movies include Karma, Confessions and Holi (2006) opposite Naomi Campbell, Do Knot Disturb, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (2007) and Dulha Mil Gaya (2010) opposite Fardeen Khan.
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