Sheena Chohan

Sheena Chohan is an Indian feature film, web series and theatre actress who was born in the Punjab but brought up in Kolkata.[1] She was crowned "Miss Kolkata"[2] and participated in beauty pageant I Am She–Miss Universe India, where she won the title "I Am Voice". Chohan was a theatre actress in various productions including working for five years in Delhi with legendary director Arvind Gaur and many other eminent directors before she was cast as the lead female role in the Malayalam film The Train.[3] She has played the lead in seven feature films, three of which were helmed by national award-winning directors.[4]

Sheena Chohan
Actress, Sheena Chohan.jpg
Chohan in 2022
Born
India
Occupation(s)Model, actress
Websitewww.sheenachohan.net

Soon, she will be seen playing a social media journalist in City of Dreams on Disney Hotstar and will also be seen as an PR Manager to Madhuri Dixit on a new Netflix show The Fame Game. Her next series, about to be released, is a comedy drama on MX Player, in which she plays the lead.[5]

CareerEdit

She made her film debut with the Malayalam film The Train co-starring Mammootty and directed by Jayaraj. The film was released in June 2011.[6][7]

In 2012, she acted in the Hindi films, Mukti and Patralekha, directed by Buddhadev Dasgupta,[8] Both the movies were based on Rabindranath Tagore's poems.[9] and in 2014, she was the lead protagonist "Rima" in Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's film Ant Story. The film made a world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2013.[10] In 2014, she was nominated for the best actress award at the Dubai and Shanghai International Film Festival for her performance in the Bangladeshi film "Ant Story".[11][12]

In 2016, she played one of the lead roles in the feature film Justice, directed by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay.[13] Next, she acted in the feature film Krishnogohobor in which she plays a scientist.[14] In the same year, she spent six months in Hollywood, acting in short films and taking acting classes.

Sheena acted in the role of a journalist in the 2017 Hollywood web comedy Words which also features American stand-up comedian and actor Jim Meskimen.[15]

In 2019, Sheena was selected to feature in the Hollywood film Nomad by award-winning director Taron Lexton.[16][17]

She has been the Youth for Human Rights Ambassador for South Asia. In 2019, she received the Human Rights Hero Award at the United Nations 16th International Human Rights Summit, where she was also a speaker.[18][19]

As an actress, she has worked with brands like Sony Bravia, Wella, Make-up Art Cosmetics and Videocon.

Sheena is currently working on a new web series directed by Nagesh Kukunoor for Hotstar.[20]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Director Language Notes
2011 The Train Meera Jayaraj Malayalam Opposite Mammootty
2012 Mukti Bela (Tagore's Daughter) Buddhadev Dasgupta Hindi Based on Rabindranath Tagores poems.
Patralekha Wife (Lead Role) Buddhadev Dasgupta Hindi Based on Rabindranath Tagores poems.
2014 Ant Story Rima (Famous Actress) Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Bengali English World Premiered at DIFF 2013
2016 Justice Traveller (Lead Role) Bappaditya Bandopadhyay Bengali/English
2016 Krishnogohobor Scientist (Lead) Ayan Chatterjee Bengali
2017 Words (Web Film) Journalist (Lead Role) English
2019 Nomad Traveller Taron Lexton English

Short FilmsEdit

YEAR PROJECT ROLE PRODUCTION HOUSE
2017 Pinkathon Lead Ogilvy
2017 Chhotu Lead Muvizz.com
2017 Words Lead Sheena Chohan
2017 Rubbish Lead Humaramovie.com
2018 Soi Fabulous ft. Sheena Chohan: Fallen Angel Lead Groovyfilms
2019 Taken For A Ride Lead Imperial Buddha

Web seriesEdit

YEAR TITLE ROLE PLATFORM REF
2021 The Fame Game PR Manager Netflix India
2021 City of Dreams Journalist Disney Hotstar [21]
2022 The Good Wife Jasmin Disney Hotstar IMDb [22]
2022 Exmates Shreya [23][24]

AwardsEdit

Miss Universe India - I am She 2010-"I am voice" (Best expression and audience connectivity)
Lakme Miss Kolkata
Cinderella Beauty and Talent, Kolkata
Wild Card Entry Winner of Miss Universe India - I am She 2010, Mumbai
Nominated as Best Actress for Ant Story at The Dubai International Film Festival 2013
Nominated as Best Actress for Ant Story at The Shanghai International Film Festival 2014 (Golden Goblet Awards)
Human Rights Hero Award 2019 at the United Nations as South Asia Ambassador for Youth for Human Rights (1st Indian to receive the award)[25]
Excellence in Leadership Award 2020 (as Human Rights South Asia Ambassador)[26]
Woman Super Achiever Award at the World Women's Leadership conference 2020[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sheena Chohan - India - Never Give Up!!". Humble Beginning Entrepreneurs. 6 November 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Miss Kolkata' Sheena Chohan to feature in Hollywood film 'Nomad". United News of India. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Sheena Chohan Performs With Ila Arun And K.K Raina For Laila's Role, In Henrik Ibsen's Adaptation Of The Classic Play, Peer Ghani, Staged At Royal Opera House And Prithvi". Broadway World. 6 January 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Sheena Chohan cast in new short film of Debi director". Dhaka Tribune. 22 October 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Sheena Chohan circles back to Prithvi Theatre after roles on Netflix & HotStar". India Bloomse. 18 November 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Sheena Chohan Performs With Ila Arun And K.K Raina For Laila's Role, In Henrik Ibsen's Adaptation Of The Classic Play, Peer Ghani, Staged At Royal Opera House And Prithvi". Broadway World. 6 January 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Being Mammootty's Soulmate". The Telegraph. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  8. ^ "I was surprised: Sheena Chohan". dna. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Sheena Chohan excited about film on Tagore's work: Wonder Woman". wonderwoman.intoday.in. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Sheena Chohan moving on up". Khaleej Times. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Sheena Chohan nominated for best actress at Shanghai film fest". Firstpost. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Sheena Chohan nominated for best actress at Shanghai film fest". Business Standard. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Sheena Chohan to feature in Hollywood film Nomad". India Blooms. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Sheena Chohan returns hosting BPL". Dhaka Tribune. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Sheena Chohan in Hollywood web comedy". Dhaka Tribune. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Sheena Chohan to feature in a Hollywood film". The Daily Star. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  17. ^ ""Dream big, stay happy and keep smiling" - Sheena Chohan". The Daily Star. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  18. ^ "Meet Actor Sheena Chohan Who Won the Human Rights Hero Award at UN". indiablooms.com. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Actor and humanitarian Sheena Chohan setting shining example for India!". cnbctv18.com. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  20. ^ "In Candid Conversation with an Artist, Human right ambassador & a Social messenger-Sheena Chohan". Women Planet. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Sheena Chohan recites poem for Kireet Khurana's 'Pravasi'". The Daily Star. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  22. ^ "The Actor Who Believes in Sprinkling Magic!". MoneyControl. 24 October 2022. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  23. ^ "These Bollywood personalities used the lockdown to create awareness about human rights". MoneyControl. 31 October 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  24. ^ "Bubbly Actress to watch out in the upcoming comedy drama series-". MyPencilDotCom. 1 September 2022. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  25. ^ "Indian actress Sheena Chohan awarded Human Rights Hero at the UN". India Blooms. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  26. ^ "Actress and human rights campaigner Sheena Chohan awarded at global peace and unity summit". India Blooms. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  27. ^ "Indian actress Sheena Chohan awarded for empowering women". India Blooms. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  28. ^ "Sheena Chohan Nominee". Eventfaqs. 1 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013.

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