SUSHMITA SEN – The Girl with Gorgeous Looks won the Heart’s in the Miss Universe Contest.
She was born on November 19, 1975 in Hyderbad, Andhra pradesh (India),but grew up in Delhi. Her father Shubeer Sen is a former Indian Air Force officer; Mother Subhra Sen worked as a fashion artist and jewellery designer. She has one brother, Rajiv Sen and a sister, Neelam Sen.She belongs to Bengali family as her mother tongue is Bengali. She attended school at Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute and Air Force Silver in Delhi, also studied English and planned a career in journalism, her later schools were in Nagpur and Jorhat.In 1994 at age of eighteen,Shusmita won the title of Miss India (beating out Ashwaraya rai),she also became the India’s first Miss Universe (’94) in the Miss Universe Pageant held in the Philippines and even one of the youngest woman to achieve this title.She then stepped her career in Bollywood, working as an actress.Her first movie Ratchakan in Tamil,was a huge flop.Being careful about her career, her subsequent movies like Dastak (’96), where she played the victim of the stalker, that even didn’t do well in cinema. But her appearance as Rupali in David Dhawan’s movie Biwi No.1 gave her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in(’99).In 2001, she adopted a girl named,Ranee.So far, her biggest hits,in which she starred as Shah Rukh Khan’s love interest,movie Main Hoon Na (’04).Later on,she played a lawyer in Main Aisa Hi Hoon oppisite Ajay Devgan.She even starred in a remake of Cactus Flower, called in Maine Pyaar Kyon Kiya 2005):with a wonderful performance,she played the lead oppisite Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif and eassayed the role of Ingrid Bergman. Her most recent movies include Chingaari 2005 as a prostitute, Gulel (’06), Karma, Confessions and Holi (’06) oppisite Drena DeNiro and Naomi Campbell and her latest movie Zindagi Rocks 2006. She is also a well-known popular actress in Bollywood Industry.