Biography|August 11, 2012 4:11 pm

Sushmita Sen Biography

Sushmita Sen was born on 19 November, 1975 and is a former model and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned as the winner of Miss Universe 1994 by outgoing titleholder Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico at the 43rd edition of the Miss Universe Pageant held at the Philippine International Convention Center, in Manila, Philippines on May 20, 1994. She made history by becoming the first woman of Indian origin to win the crown, beating a bevy of beauties from around the world.

On May 12, 1995, Sushmita Sen crowned her successor Chelsi Smith of USA at the Windhoek Country Club Resort Windhoek, Namibia. After successfully completing her reign, Sen went on to pursue her acting career in Bollywood movies.

She started her career with Dastak, a movie rumored to have been based on her life. She rose to stardom in Tamil blockbuster Ratchagan; later, she attained commercial and critical recognition for her roles in Sirf Tum (1999) and the comedy Biwi No.1 (1999). The latter earned her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.

She has acted in commercially successful films such as Aankhen (2002), Main Hoon Na (2004) – her biggest commercial success so far and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005). She received high critical acclaim for her female-oriented roles in films such as Filhaal… (2002), Samay: When Time Strikes (2003), Chingaari (2005) and Zindaggi Rocks (2006).

In 2010, she ventured into partnership with Tantra Entertainment Private Limited, becoming the president of the “I Am She – Miss Universe India” contest, the winner of which earns the right to represent India at the annually held Miss Universe Pageant.

Sen was born into a Bengali family on 19 November, 1975.[4] in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her family consists of her dad, Shubeer, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander, and her mom Subhra, a jewelry designer and owner of a Dubai-based store. She has two siblings, a sister named Neelam, who is married to Nauman Malik, and a brother named Rajeev.

Often known as the most stylish and glamorous lady of India, Sushmita Sen made history by adopting a baby girl named Renée in 2000. She, as a single woman of only 25 years of age, was not viewed as socially acceptable to obtain the guardianship of the baby. However, the High Court of India quashed the appeal and she obtained gain of cause. On 13 Jan, 2010 she adopted a three-month-old girl and named her Alisah.

Sushmita was said to be dating Mudassar Aziz. They met in 2008 when she was shooting for his film Dulha Mil Gaya but started dating much later. They broke up in 2010. Sushmita Sen has also been linked to another Bollywood personality, Randeep Hooda. They had a ugly break-up in 2009 which impacted the running of film Karma Aur Holi.