Riya Sen

Riya Sen

Riya Sen born Riya Dev Varma; is an Indian film actress and model. Riya, who comes from a family of actors including her grandmother Suchitra Sen, mother Moon Moon Sen and sister Raima Sen, began her acting career in 1991 as a child actress in the film Vishkanya

Full NameRiya Sen Dev Varma
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 155 cm
in meters- 1.55 m
in feet inches- 5’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-26-34
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1981-01-24 00:00:00
Age (as in 2018)37 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
SchoolLoreto House, Kolkata
College/Institute• Rani Birla Girls' College, Kolkata
• National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduate
• Course in Fashion Designing
DebutBollywood (as a child artist): Vishkanya (1991)
Tamil Film: Taj Mahal (1999)
Bollywood (as an actress): Style (2001)
Bengali Film: Mone Pore Tomake (2001)
Malayalam Film: Anandhabhadram (2005)
Hollywood: It Was Raining That Night (2005)
Telugu Film: Nenu Meeku Telusa...? (2008)
Oriya Film: My Love Story (2013)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesSwimming, Doing Yoga, Listening to Music, Dancing, Painiting
Awards2012- Star Guild Bengali Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in 'Noukadubi'
ControversyOnce an MMS of her and her boyfriend, Ashmit Patel was leaked, which went viral on the Internet. MMS showed the pair in compromising positions in a hotel bedroom.
Boys, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsJohn Abraham (Actor)
Ashmit Patel (Actor)
Salman Rushdie (Novelist, Rumoured)
Yuvraj Singh (Cricketer)
Sreesanth (Cricketer)
Shivam Tewari
Marriage Date2017-08-16
Husband/SpouseShivam Tewari
ParentsFather- Bharat Dev Varma
Mother- Moon Moon Sen (Actress, Politician)
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Raima Sen (Actress)
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Black Cod Fish, Mexican Chicken
Favourite CuisineThai
Favourite RestaurantNobu
Favourite Film(s)Titanic (1997), Gone with the Wind (1939)
Favourite CarPorsche Cayenne
Favourite Destination(s)London, Paris
Style Quotient
Car(s) CollectionTata Indica, Ford Ikon, Audi A4

Some Lesser Known Facts About Riya Sen

  • Does Riya Sen smoke?: Yes
  • Does Riya Sen drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Riya’s father “Bharat Dev Varma” belongs to Tripura’s royal family.
  • She hails from the family of actors; as her grandmother “Suchitra Sen” was a Bengali and Hindi film actress. Her mother “Moon Moon Sen” was also an actress and her sister “Raima Sen” is a model and actress as well.
  • Her mother is actively involved in politics and has also served as a Member of Parliament from Bankura, West Bengal Constituency on a TMC (Trinamool Congress) ticket.
  • Riya and her sister “Raima Sen” use the surname of her maternal grandmother “Suchitra Sen.”
  • She made her first on-screen appearance in 1991 as a child artist in the Bollywood film ‘Vishkanya’ as Young Nishi.
  • At the age of 16, Riya got the recognition as a model from Falguni Pathak‘s music video ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi’ in 1998.
  • She has endorsed various products and brands like Lakme, Keo Karpin Body Oil, Reliance, Nirma Lime Fresh Soap, Close Up Toothpaste, Colgate Toothpaste, Gitanjali Jewellery, Dabur Vatika Hair Oil, Limca, Agni Jewellery, etc.
  • She has also done modelling for various popular fashion designers like Ritu Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla, Raghuvendra Rathore, Ranna Gill, JJ Valaya, Arpan Vohra, etc.
  • Riya is trained in Kathak dance and is still pursuing it under ‘Vijayshree Chaudhury.’
  • She got a breakthrough role in 1999 in the Tamil film ‘Taj Mahal’ as Machakanni.
  • She also acted in a short film ‘Lonely Girl’ (2017) as Radhika Kapoor and in a web series ‘Ragini MMS: Returns’ (2017) as Simran.
  • Riya Sen has worked in various languages like Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam, English, Telugu, and Oriya.
  • During the shooting of ‘Shaadi No. 1’ (2005) in France, she got unconscious after being accidentally run over by the motorbike of a stuntman, but she was not injured seriously.
  • The public persona of “Riya Sen” is compared to her mother “Moon Moon Sen”, who was seen as a sex symbol of her time.
  • Riya underwent a detoxification period in 2007 in Bangkok for addiction to chocolates.
  • In 2007, Femina Magazine ranked her ninth among ’50 Most Beautiful Women.’
  • She was one of the jury members of ‘Mr India 2008’ contest finale.
  • She has appeared on the cover of various magazines like ‘Enlighten India’, ‘T3’, ‘Stylespeak’, etc.
  • Riya has been working as an activist and appeared in an AIDS awareness music video with the aim of dispelling popular myths about the AIDS.
  • By the year 2017, she was the only female face to be featured on the annual calendar for five consecutive years, i.e., 2003 to 2007.
  • She is a certified yoga teacher and trainer.
  • Riya is also an avid dog lover.

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