Rimi Sen the gorgeous belle moved from Kolkata to Mumbai to achieve her dream of acting in Bollywood. In an interview with journalist Vickey Lalwani, Sen revealed that she does not use her real name, Shoumitra Sen, “because it is so unusual.” Sen moved to Mumbai to become a film actress. She was first noticed when she auditioned for a Coca-Cola advertisement, impressing Priyadarshan, the director of the ad. Priyadarshan cast her in his hit film Hungama, establishing her in Bollywood.

Rimi Sen’s first movie was as Anjali in Priyadarshan’s Hungama (2005). After working with Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan in Baghban (2005), she landed a role in the blockbuster Dhoom (2006) as Abhishek Bachchan’s wife Sweety.

Rimi Sen, nick-named “Bollywood’s Lucky Mascot” lost 8 kilos for her role as Sweety in Dhoom in 2004. Rimi Sen is now going by the screen name Rimi. She explains the name change as a career move: there are many other Sens working in Bollywood right now, and a single name may help her stand out from the crowd and stay apart from others.

Rimi completed her schooling from Bidya Bharati Girls’ High School in the year 1998. Rimi Sen, or Rimi as she likes to be called these days, was an Odissi dancer who happened to catch the eye of a movie director while auditioning for an ad. And the rest, as they say, is history.

 

Films Done  By Rimi Sen 

  • 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
  • 2003 Hungama Anjali Hindi Hindi Debut
  • 2003 Baghban Payal Malhotra
  • 2004 Sajani Priya Bengali
  • 2005 Andarivaadu Swetha Telugu
  • 2005 Garam Masala Anjali Hindi
  • 2005 Kyon Ki Maya
  • 2005 Deewane Huye Paagal Tanya/Natasha Mulchandani
  • 2006 Phir Hera Pheri Anjali
  • 2006 Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Niraali
  • 2006 Dhoom 2 Sweety Dixit Special appearance
  • 2007 Hattrick Kashmira
  • 2007 Johnny Gaddaar Mini
  • 2008 De Taali Kartika/Anjali
  • 2009 Sankat City Mona
  • 2009 Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss Ria/Sia (dual role)
  • 2011 Thank You Shivani
  • 2011 Varsha Mathur
  • 2016 Budhia Singh – Born to Run N/A Debut as producer (credited as Subhamitra Sen)

 

Awards and nominations Received By Rimi Sen 

  • 2004 Hungama Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
  • 2014 Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female Nominated
  • 2014 Stardust Award Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated
  • 2014 International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female Nominated
  • 2014 Anandalok Puraskar Awards Best Debut Actress Won
  • 2014 Star’s Sabsey Award Favourite Nayi Heroine Won
  • 2005 Dhoom Stardust Award Best Breakthrough Performance – Female
  • 2010 Sankat City Screen Awards Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
  • 2016 Budhia Singh – Born to Run 63rd National Awards Best Children’s FilmWon
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