Raima Sen or Raima Dev Varma was born on 11 November 1979 and is an well known 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 West 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 appreciated.
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. 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.
1. Sunglass (2008) (in production)
2. Mumbai Cutting (2008) (completed)
3. C Kkompany (2008)
4. Manorama Six Feet Under (2007) …. Sheetal
5. Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007) …. Milly P. Sen
6. Eklavya (2007) …. Princess Nandini … aka Eklavya: The Royal Guard (USA)
7. Meridian Lines (2007) …. Jyoti
8. Migration (2007) …. Yamuna
9. Anuranan (2006) …. Preeti A – Bannerjee
10. The Bong Connection (2006)
11. Antarmahal: Views of the Inner Chamber (2005) …. Rukmini
12. Dus (2005) …. Priya (Dan’s wife)
13. Parineeta (2005) …. Koyal (Lolita’s sister) … aka A Married Woman (International: English title)
14. Nishijapon (2005) …. Sunita
15. 99.9 FM (2005) …. Kim G. Singh
16. Swapner Din (2004) … aka Chased by Dreams (International: English title)
17. Fun2shh… Dudes in the 10th Century (2003) …. Junali
18. Chokher Bali (2003) …. Ashalata … aka Choker Bali: A Passion Play (International: English title) … aka Sand in the Eye (India: English title)
19. Nil Nirjane (2003) … aka Vacation Blues (International: English title)
20. Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001) …. Deepa Saikia
21. Godmother (1999) …. Sejal
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