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Rimi Sen (born 21 September 1981) is a former Indian film actress and producer who has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, and Bengali films. Sen debuted as child actress in the Bengali film Damu. She made her debut Lead Actress in the Telugu movie Nee Thodu Kavali. In 2003, she made her Hindi acting debut in the hit comedy Hungama for which she was nominated at Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut. Subsequently, she appeared in several successful films including Baghban (2003), Dhoom (2004), Garam Masala (2005), "Kyon ki (2005)"Phir Hera Pheri (2006) and Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006). She also participated in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2015.
21 September 1981
|Known for||Dhoom, Hungama, Phir Hera Pheri|
Sen was born as Subhamitra Sen in Calcutta, West Bengal. She completed her schooling from Bidya Bharati Girls' High School in 1998. She completed her graduation in Commerce from University of Calcutta.
Since childhood, Sen dreamt of becoming an actress. She lived at Jyotish Roy Road, New Alipore, Kolkata with her mother. She did her schooling from Vidya Bharati New Alipore near Mint. After completing her studies, she persuaded her mother to accompany her to Mumbai. She later said that she wasn't encouraged by anyone in her family except by her grandfather. After doing the rounds, she got into ads including one Coca-Cola ad with Aamir Khan. She was instantly noticed, and her first offers for films started rolling in.
Sen made her debut as a lead actress in the Telugu movie Nee Thodu Kavali. Her debut Hindi film, Vijay Galani's Hungama was released in 2003. It was a comedy film, in which she co-starred with Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani and Paresh Rawal.
She followed it with appearances in big budget movies such as Dhoom (2004), Kyon Ki (2005), Garam Masala (2005) and Golmaal (2006). Sen also did a cameo in the 2006 film Dhoom 2, and she followed it with Johnny Gaddaar, alongside newcomer actor Neil Nitin Mukesh. In 2008, she appeared in De Taali and in 2009, Sankat City and Horn Ok Pleasse. All three of these films were box office disasters. After these films, her career declined.
Sen was a celebrity contestant in the ninth season of the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother, Bigg Boss. It aired in October 2015. Sen entered the house with Suyyash Rai as her partner for the show; however, her pairing was revised on Day 5, when Rochelle Rao was chosen as her new partner. She was evicted after staying in the house for 7.5 weeks.
|2015||Bigg Boss 9||Contestant||Entered Day 1, Evicted Day 51|
|2000||Paromitar Ek Din||Niece of Paromita's First Husband||Bengali||Bengali Debut|
|2001||Ide Naa Modati Prema Lekha||Anjali||Telugu||Telugu debut|
|2002||Nee Thodu Kavali||Sindhu|
|Deewane Huye Paagal||Tanya/Natasha Mulchandani|
|2006||Phir Hera Pheri||Anjali|
|Golmaal: Fun Unlimited||Niraali|
|Dhoom 2||Sweety Dixit||Special appearance|
|Horn 'Ok' Pleassss||Ria/Sia (dual role)|
|2016||Budhia Singh – Born to Run||N/A||Debut as producer (credited as Subhamitra Sen)|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2004||Hungama||Filmfare Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Most Promising Newcomer – Female||Nominated|
|Stardust Award||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Nominated|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Star Debut of the Year - Female||Nominated|
|Anandalok Puraskar Awards||Best Debut Actress||Won|
|Star's Sabsey Award||Favourite Nayi Heroine||Won|
|2010||Sankat City||Screen Awards||Best Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|2016||Budhia Singh - Born to Run||63rd National Awards||Best Children's Film||Won|
|River Florence Indian Film Festival||Best Film||Won|
|Houston Film Festival||Best Film||Won|
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- "Rimi Sen: 'I was furniture in Dhoom, Phir Hera Pheri, Hungama, Golmaal and other comedies'".
- "Rimi Sen". IMDb. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
- "Rimi Sen: Acting cannot be taught". smashits.com. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Good things are happening to me: Rimi Sen". Rediff. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
- Banerjee, Urmimala (10 August 2016). "Here is what ex-Bigg Boss contestant Rimi Sen is upto nowadays?". Bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
- "Rimi Sen unveils the poster of her maiden production 'Budhia Singh' - Entertainment". Mid-day.com. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
- "Rimi Sen is Back With her Maiden Production Venture Budhia Singh". Pinkvilla. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
- "Rimi Sen in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble". The Times of India. 13 October 2015.
- "Took up 'Bigg Boss' to reconnect with fans: Dhoom girl Rimi Sen". The Indian Express. 12 October 2015.
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