She not just a women, she is a diva. She’s not just beauty queen, she is an intellect. She not just a Sushmita Sen, she is the Sushmita Sen. She’s a lady with a mind of her own. She has always taken the road less traveled. She has lived a dream and smiled at it when it came crashing. She is what a women should be, soft from outside and hard as rock from inside. On her birthday we take you through her journey, rocky it may be but she has smiled and laughed her way through all the hurdles. Happy birthday Sushmita Sen!
She was all but a teenager when she won the Miss India pageant. She went on to win the Miss Universe pageant at the age of 19. She was the first Indian to win this coveted title. In her final round she was asked “What is the essence of being a women?”. To this she replied, “Being a women by itself is a gift of God which all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother and is a women and the women is the one who shares and shows a man what love, caring and sharing is all about. That is the essence of a women.” With this she won the title and a million hearts!
After Miss Universe, Bollywood was destined. She made her debut with Dastak. She got her first hit with the Tamil block buster Ratchagan. It was in with Biwi no.1 that she was established as an actor. She won many awards for her role in this film. Sushmita continued to act in numerous films, one among them happened to be Fiza in which there was a famous item number that was a huge hit, Meheboob Mere. Her most successful commercial hit by far has been Main Hoon na, where she plays Shahrukh Khans’ love interest. She has also been a part of critically acclaimed films like Filhaal, Samay, Chingaari and Aag.
She has never spoken about her love life but since she is a part of Showbiz, rumors and gossip never die. She never confirmed or acknowledged any rumor and always maintained a dignified silence. She was apparently dating Rajat Tara during her Miss Universe days. She was said to be dating Mudassar Aziz whom she met during the shooting of her film, Dulhe Mil Gaya. She broke up with him in 2010. There were strong rumors of Sushmita Sen dating Bolllywood actor Randeep Hooda.
Becoming a mother
Sushmita has been soulful and fearless. She has always been a mother at heart, perhaps that why she chose to adopt a baby girl in 2000 and named her Renee. This glamorous lady made history by adopting another baby girl in he year 2005. Adopting two children of the same sex was not permitted and the day this law was passed, she adopted another girl and named her Alisha. She is respected and highly revered for this brave decision of hers.
She is beautiful, brave and bold. She is a testimony that Indian women are not just meant to be in the kitchen. She is women and a diva! We wish her all the happiness and joy!