Sushmita Sen was born on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, India. She is a well-known Bollywood actress who has also appeared in few Tamil films and a former beauty queen, who was crowned Miss Universe 1994. Sushmitha has a brother, Rajeev Sen and a sister, Neelam Sen. She studied at the Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute and Air Force Silver School in New Delhi. Sushmitha sen studied English and also holds a degree in journalism.Subhra Sen who worked as a fashion artist and jewelery designer. Sushmitha has lived in Nagpur, Jorhat and New Delhi.
Sushmita won the title of Femina Miss India beating out Aishwarya Rai who was the runner up in the year 1994, at the age of 18. Sen represented India at the Miss Universe Pageant, held in Manila, Philippines. Sushmita won the Miss Universe 1994 contest.At Miss Universe, Sushmita ranked third overall in the preliminaries Sushmita, making her the first woman from India to become Miss Universe.Sushmita’s rival at the 1994 Miss India pageant, Aishwarya Rai, went on to win the 1994 Miss World contest.
Sushmita first movie, Dastak was in 1996, where she played the victim of a stalker, that didn’t do well at the box office. Her subsequent Tamil film Ratchagan, was a huge hit. However, it was two years later that her appearance as Rupali in David Dhawan’s movie Biwi No.1 won her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in 1999. The same year, she was also nominated for her role in Sirf Tum in the same category, making her an obvious choice for winner. She received critical acclaim and box office success for film Aankhen.
Sushmitha biggest hit has been the 2004 movie Main Hoon Na, in which she starred as Shahrukh Khan’s love interest. Later on, she played a lawyer in Main Aisa Hi Hoon opposite Ajay Devgan. 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. SHer most recent movies include Karma, Confessions and Holi (2006) opposite Naomi Campbell, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (2007) and the recently announced Dulha Mil Gaya (2007) opposite Shahrukh Khan.