Konkona Sen Sharma is a Bollywood actress hailing from Kolkata, West Bengal. She was born on 3 December 1979 in a Bengali family. She completed her schooling at the Calcutta International School and later moved to Delhi for a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Delhi University’s most prestigious college- St. Stephen’s. Cinema has already been existent in her genetic roots. Her mother,
Aparna Sen, is a noted actress and director in Bengali cinema. Moreover, she is the granddaughter of
Chidananda Dasgupta, a film critic who also established the Calcutta Film Society. In 1983, the four-year-old Konkona was first seen on the big screen in a Bengali film titled ‘
Indira’. Her official Tollywood debut was in 2000 in ‘Ek Je Aachhe Kanya,’ for which she was awarded at the Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards (2002).
After this, she worked with her mother in another Bengali film titled ‘
Titli’ and was honored for her work at the Kalakaar Awards. Next, her mother, Aparna Sen, directed and cast her in the lead role for the film ‘Mr. And Mrs. Iyer.’ The film was made in pure English and won her a National Award in the Best Actress’ category. Apart from this, her major works have been in three films; the first being ‘
Omkara’. She played a supporting role in the film and worked alongside
Saif Ali Khan. This film brought her three awards-theFilmfare Award, the Zee Cine Award and the National Award. The second one was ‘
Page 3’, her first Hindi film, directed by
Madhur Bhandarkar, based on the ugly reality of the media’s culture in Bombay. The Kalakaar Awards and the Zee Cine Awards acknowledged her work in the film. The third film was Anurag Basu’s ‘Life in a… Metro,’ which revolved around nine individuals struggling in the city of Bombay.
She won an IIFA Award and a Filmfare Award for it. In 2009, Konkona made her debut in the field of theater in ‘The Blue Mug,’ directed by
Atul Kumar. In 2015, she took to directing and writing with her first film titled ‘
A Death In The Gunj’. Popular stars like
Kalki Koechlin and
Om Puri starred in the ‘coming of age’ film about a guy’s masculinity. Konkona married actor
Ranvir Shorey in 2010 after being in a relationship with him for about three years. Unfortunately, the couple parted ways recently, but both are in good terms with each other and, have a four-year-old son named Haroon.