KONKONA SEN SHARMA Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Konkona Sen Sharma, born 3 December 1979 in New Delhi, India, is an Indian actress. She is the daughter of director Aparna Sen.


Konkona’s birth father, Mukul Sharma, is a science writer and journalist.


Konkona’s maternal grandfather Chidananda Dasgupta now 88 years old is a film critic, scholar, professor, writer and one of the co-founders of the Calcutta Film Society with Satyajit Ray and Harisadhan Dasgupta. Her grandmother Supriya Dasgupta is a cousin of legendary modern Bengali poet Jibanananda Das.


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


She made her debut as a child artist in the film Indira. She became a known face when she starred in the film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, directed by her mother. The film was a multiplex success and was a favourite with the critics. Konkona’s performance got her the National Film Award for Best Actress. This was followed by a critically acclaimed hit, Page 3 (2005). Her role drew a lot of praise and she became a more familiar face to the movie going public. She followed it up with even more acclaimed performances in 15 Park Avenue (2005) and Omkara (2006). Her movie Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante(2006) has average reviews.Her latest release is Traffic Signal (2007) which is critically acclaimed and she get good reviews for her performance.