Konkona Sen Sharma

Konkona Sen Sharma
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Konkona Sen Sharma at a function in 2012
Born (1979-12-03) 3 December 1979 (age 37)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Actress, Writer, Director
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Ranvir Shorey (m. 2010; separated 2015)
Relatives Aparna Sen (mother)

Konkona Sen Sharma (born 3 December 1979) is an Indian actress, writer, and director. She has received two National Film awards and three Filmfare awards. The daughter of veteran filmmaker–actress Aparna Sen, Konkona 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. [1] [2] She was the first recipient of the Best Actress award at the Filmfare Awards East for her work in the Bengali film Goynar Baksho (2014). In 2017 her directorial debut film A Death in the Gunj was released. She also starred in the critically acclaimed Lipstick Under My Burkha in the same year

Early life

Sen Sharma was born on 3 December 1979 [3] to Mukul Sharma (a science writer and journalist) and Aparna Sen (an actress and film director). She has an elder sister, Kamalini Chatterjee. [4] Sen Sharma's maternal grandfather, Chidananda Dasgupta, was a film critic, scholar, professor, writer and one of the co-founders of the Calcutta Film Society. Her grandmother Supriya Dasgupta was a cousin of legendary modern Bengali poet Jibanananda Das.

Sen Sharma 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. [5]

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