Name: Sushmita Sen
Date of Birth: 19 Nov 1975
Place of Birth: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
ABOUT SUSHMITA SEN:
Sushmita was born in a Bengali family to Shubeer Sen, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander and Subhra Sen, worked as a fashion artist and jewelery designer. She has a brother, Rajeev Sen and a sister, Neelam Sen. She was born St.Theresa's hospital, Hyderabad, and grew up in New Delhi. She attended school at Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute studying English, and had career plans in journalism. She has been linked romantically to several people. In 2000, she adopted a girl, Renee, as a single mother.
In 1994, at the age of eighteen, Sushmita won the title of Miss India beating out Aishwarya Rai who was the runner up. Sen represented India at the Miss Universe Pageant, held in Manila, Philippines. Sushmita won the Miss Universe contest.
At Miss Universe, Sushmita ranked third overall in the preliminaries, right behind preliminary winner Miss Colombia Carolina Gomez, and Miss Greece Rea Totounzi, who ranked second but won the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Sushmita went on to place second, fifth and third in the swimsuit, interview, and evening gown semi-final competitions respectively, placing her in third place behind Miss Colombia and Miss Venezuela Minorka Mercado. All three women went on to be the final three contestants. In the end, the judges placed their votes on Sushmita, making her the first woman from India to become Miss Universe.
Sushmita's supposed rival at the Miss India pageant, Aishwarya Rai, went on to win the 1994 Miss World contest.
Sushmita became an actress. Her first movie, Dastak in 1996, where she played the victim of a stalker, didn't do well at the box office. Her subsequent Tamil film Ratchagan, was a huge hit. However, it was two years later that her appearance as Rupali in David Dhawan's movie Biwi No.1 won her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in 1999. The same year, she was also nominated for her role in Sirf Tum in the same category, making her an obvious choice for winner. She received critical acclaim and Box Office success for film Aankhen.
So far, her biggest hit has been the 2004 movie Main Hoon Na, in which she starred as Shahrukh Khan's love interest. Later on, she played a lawyer in Main Aisa Hi Hoon opposite Ajay Devgan. In 2005, she also starred in a remake of Cactus Flower, called Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya: Sen played the lead opposite Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Her most recent movies include Karma, Confessions and Holi (2006) opposite Naomi Campbell, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (2007) and the recently announced Dulha Mil Gaya (2007) opposite Shahrukh Khan.
•Due to Saturn's return phase, Sushmita is likely to face struggle on the career front for the next two-and-a-half years
•The next 18 months are going to be very eventful in her life primarily due to major planetary returns taking place around her birthday, including the Solar return that always takes place around her birthday
•During 2010, Sushmita is going to face struggles on the emotional and personal fronts
•She may suddenly abandon a project by May 2010
•Sushmita is likely to be inclined towards spirituality or yoga after May 2010
•She may remain in the limelight for about 15 to 20 days after her birthday, and again between March and May 2010
•Sushmita will come up with something surprising during 2010, which will leave her fans mesmerised
In short, though the year ahead seems quite challenging for Sushmita, she is likely to be in the limelight one way or the other.
The following is a description of Sushmita's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Sushmita Sen comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sushmita Sen - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Sushmita Sen" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sushmita a little better. This page describes the disguise Sen wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, she is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Sushmita Sen is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. She is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Sen sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and she wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to her community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Sushmita's whole outlook and approach to life. She is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only her own personal well-being.
Sometimes she may overlook or ignore her own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to her ideals of how one should feel or act. Though she has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Sushmita Sen herself is sometimes dogmatic about her beliefs and ideologies.
She is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and she is eclectic and cosmopolitan in her tastes. She may consider herself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Sushmita Sen is strongly influenced by her peer group and the flavor of the times in which she grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. She is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Sushmita Sen is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Sen probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Sen's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Sushmita Sen as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Sushmita does not often show her emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for she tends to be very rational.
Sushmita Sen is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Sushmita Sen is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Sushmita Sen needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Sen's work or outside social activities.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Sushmita Sen seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Sushmita tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Sen projects a feeling of broad-mindedne