Sushmita Sen took to Instagram to share the memory, "I was 18 yrs old when India won Miss Universe for the very first time on 21st May 1994... I am 42 now, still a 'Miss' with a 'Universe' inside of me!!!! nothing has changed except the year's Thank you guys for the letters, cards & gifts.. but mostly for 'Re-membering' the Universe is lovingly abundant & so what we give out, we get more of!!! positivity happiness kindness love empathy I celebrate with you India & Philippines (my second home) 24years missuniverse1994 here’s looking at you!!! I love you guys!!!! Mmmuuuaah!!!!! (sic)"
If you thought 'fab at 40' was just a saying, Sushmita Sen's pictures will make you believe in it as well. The actress took to social media recently to post a super-fit picture of hers and we can't take our eyes off her. As a caption, she wrote, "Body shy? #NAH #bodyproud tracking #workinprogress Looking good is one thing...Feeling good is EVERYTHING!!! #feelgood & yes take a #selfie when you do!! I love you guys! (sic)" All pictures courtesy: Sushmita Sen's Instagram account
Sushmita Sen has always managed to look fabulous in her Instagram pictures. The mother of two only seems to be growing younger and fitter with each passing day. Let's have a look at some of her scintillating pictures of the recent times
Sushmita Sen shows off her toned legs in this incredibly sizzling picture
Sushmita Sen flaunts her sexy back in this snapshot
Sushmita Sen has always been lauded for her confidence and for making style statements, but actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen says she isn't a fashion conscious person
"I don't know if I am fashion conscious, because I don't follow the seasons. I have no rules to fashion. If green is in fashion, you'll probably find me in orange. So I would not call myself fashion conscious, but I am fashion aware," Sushmita Sen told IANS earlier
Sushmita Sen says if she chooses to follow a trend, she would probably be good at it. Why? "Because I love shopping and I love being aware of the fashion trends... But I don't necessarily follow it," she added
42-year-old Sushmita Sen says the word "stylish" can be associated more with her. "I definitely have a style of my own... Fashion conscious, not so much," she said
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Sushmita Sen earlier said in an interview, "I have been saying this for quite a long time... When I will be back on big screen, the audiences should be happy. They should say, 'Now that's called a comeback and we really like her'. So, fingers crossed. This year, we should make that happen."
The former Miss Universe judged the Miss Universe pageant held in Manila last year. Sharing her experience, Sushmita Sen said, "It was a fantastic experience. After 23 years, it was feeling of going back to the roots. Being a judge of Miss Universe pageant was an exemplary experience and I am very proud of the fact that they had an Indian judge."
Asked about her beauty secret, Sushmita Sen said, "I think people give too much importance to the age factor. Ageing isn't a new thing and everybody has to go through it at some point of time. I want to age gracefully and enjoy the process."
At 42 years old, Sushmita Sen is setting fitness goals with her stunning pictures
On the work front, Sushmita Sen was last seen onscreen in 2010 in the Bollywood film "No Problem" and in a Bengali film "Nirbaak"
Sushmita Sen says that nowadays, the Hindi film industry is not based on an artiste's look and age but on talent. She believes that age only adds experience to the actor's career
"No, I don't agree with that, not today...if you had asked me this when I joined the film industry, I would have said a resounding yes! but at this stage, when you look at an 'English Vinglish', you look at Sridevi, you think wow," Sushmita Sen had told IANS in an e-mail, when asked if she thinks Indian film industry is based on looks and age and not on an actor's talent
Sushmita Sen is a single mother to daughters Renee Sen and Alisah Sen
Sushmita Sen says that it would be tragedy if an actor's career gets over at the age of 25
Sushmita Sen said, "It is a beautiful thing to grow and then to depict that in cinema...So I, disagree with that... We are definitely headed in the right direction and there is a roll and a script for everyone...We just need the right directors to come up with them."
"It's a fantastic time for women actors in the film industry because I have seen in the last 13 years alone, the whole concept of a woman-centric film being the centre of all the attention," Sushmita Sen told IANS
"We're a lovely film-going nation. I do feel very strongly that more and more opportunities such as these should arise through a good script, great makers and an audience that is willing to learn and enjoy different kinds of Cinema," said Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen has featured in films like Biwi No.1, Dastak, Chingaari and Main Hoon Na
Sushmita Sen posted this picture while performing yoga amid the beautiful backdrop
Asked if it was a conscious decision to stay away from the big screen, Sushmita Sen said," As far as a conscious decision goes, it's really an amalgamation of a lot of things... It's just that I made a choice this time. To be a mum, that was very much a part of every little detail of a second child being brought up, and she's (Alisah is) now seven."
Sushmita Sen also said the kind of scripts and films that came her way was another reason why she preferred to stay away from doing movies
"It's the kind of scripts and the films that were coming my way... I chose to utilise my time more productively. I understand and respect the need for us to constantly follow a system of films after films, but the truth of the matter is, I had to choose and prioritise, and I chose... this," Sushmita Sen said
Sushmita Sen, who raises two adopted daughters, is happy that people are now more open to the idea of adoption. She says it is high time people get over the thinking that blood and bones create a family.
Sushmita Sen expressed her views when she became a part of TV show 'Vh1 Inside Access'. She said, "I think people need to get out of this zone which is really just a zone... where they believe that blood and bones create a family. That we are truly not marrying an absolute stranger and it has nothing to do with your bloodline and suddenly become your everything that you will even take his last name.
Sushmita Sen further added, "Do you know 45 per cent of children are no longer in the orphanages anymore? If not in India, then globally people are adopting. I cannot tell you how amazing that makes me feel to know that this world, despite all its social media distractions, has a heart as large as that. That's awesome"
Sushmita Sen has some advice for her daughters. "There is a difference between reputation and being honourable. Reputation is what others think of you or know of you. Being honourable is what you know of yourself. It's okay if you have bad reputation, always be honourable. That's really important," she said.
Sushmita Sen's tips for budding models are - "Be sure you want to do it. Don't do it because everyone else is doing it. Find your own expression of your body type. Don't become too skinny and starve, you have got to live your life in that body. So respect that. No profession should tell you otherwise"
Sushmita Sen doing a handstand in this picture just made our jaw drop!
Sushmita Sen's truly setting some tough benchmarks out there for women in their forties! What do you think?
On 21st May 1994 - 24 years back - Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen had made India proud by winning the Miss Universe title in Manila, Philippines. The actress has always been an inspiration to youths - be it in terms of fitness or in values. She is 42 and boy she has been raising the fitness bar higher with each passing day. Check out some of her hottest pictures from Instagram