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SUSHMITA SEN

As Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen turns 47 today, we have a list of some interesting facts that her fans need to know. On the occasion of her birthday, get to know more about the 90s beauty Sushmita Sen. Check out the full article to learn incredible facts about the former Miss Universe.

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Sushmita Sen started her career with several beauty pageants and became the first Indian woman to bag the title of Miss Universe in 1994. The actress has also won our hearts with her charm and versatile roles in films- Main Hoon Naa, Biwi No. 1 and Maine Pyaar Kyu Kiya, among others.

Sushmita Sen has set a benchmark worldwide. On her special day, we share some interesting facts about the actor that her fans can’t skip.

7 Lesser-known Facts About Sushmita Sen

Below are some interesting facts about the former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen.

1. Wanted to withdraw from Miss India Pageant 1994

AIshwarya Rai
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Sushmita Sen wanted to withdraw her application from Miss India 1994 beauty pageant when she found that Aishwarya Rai had also participated. However, Sen won the pageant, and Aishwarya bagged the runner-up title.

2. Didn’t wear a designer outfit for Miss Universe Pageant

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Sushmita didn’t wear a designer gown for the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1994. Instead, her dress was stitched by a Delhi-based local tailor as she couldn’t afford an expensive designer gown. Even the pair of gloves she wore for the final round were made of socks trimmed by her mother.

3. Adoption- Better than the biological one!

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Sushmita adopted a girl child Renee when she was 24. While the other Bollywood divas were busy with marriage and babies, Sush opted for adoption.

While explaining to her daughter what adoption means, she says, “Biological is boring… everybody is born from somebody’s stomach. Why would you want that? You’re special because you are born from the heart!” Later she also adopted her second child, Alisah.

4. Debut Film – Dastak (1996)

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After winning the Miss Universe pageant, Sushmita started her Bollywood career with Mahesh Bhatt’s directorial psychological thriller Dastak in 1996. The film starred Sharad Kapoor, Mukul Dev and Manoj Bajpayee in significant roles.

5. Claim To Fame in Bollywood – Sirf Tum (1999)

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Sushmita rose to fame with the Tamil musical Ratchagan opposite Nagarjuna. However, her major claim to fame was the movie Sirf Tum (1999). The popular song from the movie Dilbar Dilbar featuring Sanjay Kapoor and Sushmita Sen’s sensual chemistry was one of the iconic hits of the late 90s.

6. First Filmfare Award – Biwi No. 1 (1999)

Biwi No. 1
Biwi No. 1 (1999)

The actress bagged her first Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress opposite Salman Khan for Biwi No. 1 in 1999.

7. Last Film Yet – Nirbaak (2015)

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In 2015, Sushmita starred in the Bengali film Nirbaak, her project in the language. The film marks her last film on the big screen. However, the actress was last spotted in Disney+ Hotstar’s popular crime series Aarya in 2020.

Sushmita’s charm and stardom are unparalleled, and no one from the fresh crop of actors can take her place. She has a huge fanbase nationally and at the global level. We wish the diva prosperity and a great year ahead. Happy Birthday, Sush!

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