Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sushmita Sen – The First Indian Miss Universe


Sushmita Sen, who is an epitome of Indian beauty, was born on 19 November, 1975. She was crowned as Miss Universe in 1994 when she was 18 years old, and hence became the first Indian lady to win the title by making her country proud.

She has completed her schooling from Air Force Silver School in Delhi and has also obtained a degree in Journalism. Sushmita’s family consists of her father, mother and two siblings. Her father, Shubeer Sen, is a former Air Force Wing Commander. Her mother, Subhra Sen, is a fashion artist and a jewellery designer. She has two siblings; a sister, named Neelam, and a brother, named Rajeev.

Sushmita Sen has adopted two baby girls whom she named Renee and Alisha. She adopted Renee on 13 April, 1999 and Alisha on 19 November, 2009, which also happens to be her birthday.

Sushmita Sen’s first public appearance was at the Air Force Club contest at the age of 15 years. After that she did a few fashion and ramp shows. Soon after that, she was crowned as Miss Universe. After winning the title, she appeared as an actress in a Bollywood movie, named ‘Dastak’, in the year 1996. Though the movie was not a hit, but Sushmita’s presence and work were noticed and well appreciated.

Two years later, she won the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress for the movie ‘Biwi No. 1’. Since then, she did many movies and won many nominations. One of her biggest hits till date is the film ‘Main Hoon Na’ that was released in the year 2004, in which she was starred opposite to Shahrukh Khan. She also won the Rajiv Gandhi Award for achievement in Bollywood.

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