Raima Sen -
born Raima Dev Varma on 11 November 1979 is an Indian film actress.
She is the daughter of actress Moon Moon Sen and the granddaughter of
legendary actress Suchitra Sen. Her sister, Riya Sen, is also in the
Bollywood industry. Their father is Bharat Dev Varma, scion of the
erstwhile royal family of Tripura state.
Her paternal grandmother Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar (in
Bengal), whose younger sister Gayatri Devi is the Maharani of Jaipur.
She made her debut in the film Godmother, which was a critically
acclaimed success, but her minor role may have been overlooked in favour
of the protagonist, played by Shabana Azmi. She then starred in the film
Daman playing Raveena Tandon's daughter, where her small performance was
Her breakthrough role came when she starred in the Rituparno Ghosh's
film Chokher Bali. She won much praise for her role as the simple,
submissive Ashalata. After a few more average movies she had a
critically acclaimed hit in 2005 with Parineeta, where she played the
playmate of the film's heroine, essayed by the debutante Vidya Balan.
Since then she has had two more hits with the action thriller Dus and
the Bengali film Antar Mahal (where she had a very small role). Most
recently, she appeared in the film The Bong Connection (co-starring
Shayan Munshi). She has yet, however, to play the leading role as an
actress in any hit movie.
Image and Private Life
Raima's public profile and image is much lower-key and more demure than
that of her sister Riya who has been compared more to their mother.
Raima is also said to resemble her grandmother much more than either her
mother or her sister. Journalists who meet her describe her as easy to
talk to, and devoid of starry airs.
In an interview, she says while she enjoys Mumbai's faster pace of life,
its gyms and its nightclubs, she misses her family in Kolkata, her dog
Cuddles, and Kolkata's street food, notably Jhal Muri and Aloo Chaat.
The Japanese Wife (2008)
Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)
The Bong Connection (2007)
Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007)
Anuranan (2007) ... (post-production)
Sunglass (2007) ... (post-production)
Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007) ... Princess Nandini
Dhairyam (telugu) (2005) ... Mallika
Antar Mahal (2005) ... Rukmini
Dus (2005) ... Priya
Parineeta (2005) ... Koel
Nishijapon (2005) ... Sunita
Swapner Din (2004)
Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century (2003) ... Junali
Chokher Bali (2003) ... Ashalata
Nil Nirjane (2003)
Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001) ... Deepa Saikia
Godmother (1999) ... Sejal