Kankana Sensharma Biography

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Konkona Sen Sharma, (Bengali: কঙ্কনা সেন শর্মা, Hindi: कोंकणा सेन शर्मा), born December 3, 1979, is a two-time National Award-winning Indian actress. She is the daughter of film director Aparna Sen. Sharma appears primarily in Indian arthouse and independent films, and her achievements in the genre have established her as one of the leading actresses of contemporary parallel cinema.

Making her debut as a child artist in the film Indira (1983), Sharma debuted as an adult in the Bengali thriller Ek Je Aachhe Kanya (2000). She first gained attention with the English-language film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002), which was directed by her mother, and received the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film. Her appearance in the drama Page 3 (2005) got her wider recognition from audiences, and she has since starred in a number of films, most of which have garnered her critical praise rather than commercial success. She won two consecutive Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Awards for her performances in Omkara (2006) and Life in a… Metro (2007), respectively. Her performance in the former won her a second National Award under the Best Supporting Actress category.

Early life

Konkona is the daughter of Mukul Sharma (a science writer and journalist) and Aparna Sen (an actress and film director). She also has an older sibling Kamalini Chatterjee.[3] Konkona’s maternal grandfather, Chidananda Dasgupta, is a film critic, scholar, professor, writer and one of the co-founders of the Calcutta Film Society. Her grandmother Supriya Dasgupta is a cousin of legendary modern Bengali poet Jibanananda Das.

Konkona has a degree in English from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi which she received in 2001. She was a student of the Modern High School for Girls, Calcutta, as well as the Calcutta International School.


Konkona made her debut as a child artist in the film Indira. In 2000, she made her adult debut in Bengali film Ek Je Aachhe Kanya, in which she played a negative character. It was followed by a role in Rituporno Ghosh’s acclaimed film Titli, opposite her mother Aparna Sen.
Konkona as Meenakshi Iyer in Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, which earned her National Film Award for Best Actress

She became a known face when she starred in the film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, directed by Aparna Sen. The film was a success in multiplexes and was a favourite with the critics. Konkona’s performance as a Tamil housewife in this movie got her the National Film Award for Best Actress. This was followed by the critically acclaimed film, Page 3 (2005), though the film was an average performer at the box office. Her role drew a lot of praise and she became a more familiar face to the movie-going public. She won the Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for this performance, which was her first act in commercial cinema.

She followed it up with even more acclaimed performances in 15 Park Avenue (2005) and Omkara (2006). For the latter, she received the both Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her next release Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante (2006) got average reviews.

Following this, Konkona acted in Dosar, a highly acclaimed Bengali film by Rituporno Ghosh, which premiered at several international film festivals. She won the best actress award at Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival for this film.
Konkona as Indu Tyagi in Omkara (2006) which earned the actress her first Filmfare Award as well as second National Award both in supporting category.

Her first release of 2007, Traffic Signal (2007) performed poorly at the box office, but she received good reviews for her performance. Her second released film of 2007, Life in a… Metro, was released to good reviews and emerged as a hit in India. Her performance as a confused girl was praised and she won her second Filmfare Award for this performance.

In late 2007, Konkona acted in two movies under Yash Raj Films banner. In the first one, Pradeep Sarkar’s drama Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, she portrayed the character of a Banaras small town young woman, Chutki alongside Rani Mukherji. The film was a critical and commercial failure in India, even though her performance was highly praised. The second one was Aaja Nachle: the comeback film of Madhuri Dixit. This film did not do well at box office but Konkona got good reviews for her tomboy looks and performances in the film. Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN noted,”Konkona Sen Sharma is nothing short of fantastic. Her greatest strength is that she isn’t afraid of making a fool of herself and she doesn’t worry about being laughed at. As a result, her performance in Aaja Nachle is fearless and uninhibited.”

As of December 2007, she is set to star in Zoya Akhtar’s forthcoming film Luck by Chance opposite Farhan Akhtar. She also has completed shooting for Rituparno Ghosh’s comedy film Sunglass. Other confirmed future projects include Neeraj Pathak’s Right or Wrong and Kunaal Roy Kapur’s The President Is Coming where she plays as Bengali writer and social activist .Moreover, she will play a small but vital part in Mira Nair’s Shantaram. Then, she will be seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Karan Johar’s next production, Wake up Sid ,directed by Ayaan Mukherjee.

Personal life
Konkona with boyfriend Ranvir Shorey at the 53rd Annual Filmfare Awards (2008).

Konkona is in a relationship with actor Ranvir Shorey. In July 2008, Aparna Sen confirmed that Konkona was engaged to Ranvir Shorey.

In the media

In 2005, Konkona was ranked 11th on Rediff’s “Top Bollywood Female Stars”. She was later ranked 9th in 2006.

Konkona has made three appearances on Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee with Karan. She appeared with her Mr. and Mrs. Iyer co-star Rahul Bose in 2004, and later on along with Kunal Kapoor and Ritesh Deshmukh. In 2007, she hosted a programme called My Brilliant Brain, which aired on National Geographic Channel.[17]


1983     Indira
1989     Picnic
1994     Amodini
2000     Ek Je Aachhe Kanya
2002     Titli
2002     Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
2004     Chai Pani Etc.
2005     Amu
2005     Page 3
2005     15 Park Avenue
2006     Dosar
2006     Mixed Doubles
2006     Yun Hota To Kya Hota
2006     Omkara
2006     Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante
2006     Karkat Rashi
2007     Traffic Signal
2007     Life in a… Metro
2007     Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
2007     Aaja Nachle
2008     Fashion
2008     Right or Wrong
2008     Dil Kabaddi
2008     The President Is Coming
2009     Luck by Chance
2009     Wake up Sid
2009     Sunglass
2009     Amavas
2009     Jewellery Box
2009     Gulel
2009     Meridian
2009     8     Zeinab (segment “how can it be ?”)
2009     Shantaram


National Film Awards

* 2003: National Film Award for Best Actress, Mr and Mrs Iyer
* 2007: National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, Omkara

Filmfare Awards

* 2007: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, for Omkara
* 2008: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, for Life in a… Metro

Zee Cine Awards

* 2006: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut, Page 3 (Jointly with Vidya Balan)
* 2007: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Female, for Omkara

IIFA Awards

* 2008: IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award, Life in a… Metro

AIFA Awards

* 2007: Special Recognition Award – 15, Park Avenue
* 2008: Best Supporting Actress Award – Life in a… Metro

Other Awards

* 2002: Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards : Best Actress for Ek Je Aachhe Kanya
* 2007: Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards : Most Outstanding Performance of the Year for 15, Park Avenue
* 2007: Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival : Best Actress for Dosar.

Nominations for Awards (Important ones)

* 2007: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, for Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

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