Moon Moon Sen’s real name is Srimati Dev Varma. She is the daughter of legendary actress Suchitra Sen and Dibanath Sen. Moon Moon Sen is from a royal family. Her father was the son of one of the wealthiest businessmen of Kolkata, Adinath Sen. Her great-grandfather Dinanath Sen was the Diwan or a Minister of the Maharaja of Tripura.
Moon Moon Sen studied at Loreto Convent, Shillong and at Loreto House, Kolkata, she graduated from Somerville College, Oxford. She received her masters in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Moon Moon Sen had received training in drawing. She also worked as a teacher at Ballygunge Girls' School for a year and later at Chitrabani, a school which imparted training in film techniques, where she used to teach graphics. Moon Moon Sen also taught at Ballygunge Government High School in Kolkata, before joining the film industry
Moon Moon Sen started her career in films and television after marriage and motherhood. Moon Moon Sen made her debut in Andar Baahar (1984). Her daring role in that film invited a lot of controversies
Moon Moon Sen was the talk of the town in the Bollywood in the 80s with her courageous and bold stances. However, she wasn't successful in the Hindi film industry. She did not appear in films after her movie 'Zakhmi Dil' which released in the year 1994. However in 2003, she returned with 'Kucch To Hai' which failed at the box-office
In Bollywood, one of Moon Moon Sen's notable appearance was in the suspense-thriller 100 days along with Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, and Javed Jaffrey
In 2003, post her comeback after 10 years, Moon Moon Sen starred in four movies viz Kucch To Hai, Nil Nirjane, Love at Times Square and Taj Mahal: A Monument of Love
Before Bollywood, Moon Moon Sen was known for her works in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Kannada films. While Moon Moon Sen was not much of a huge success in the Bollywood, she did quite well in the Bengali cinema
Moon Moon Sen has enacted in a number of Bengali movies including Buno Haansh, Baidurya Rahasya, Rajbadhu, Byabodhan, Tumi Kato Sundar, Gajamukuta, Anjali, Ajantay and many more.
Moon Moon Sen has worked in South Indian movies. Majnu and Sirivennela were her Telugu movies. Other movies included 12B (Tamil), Aval Kathirunnu Avanum (Malayalam) and Yuga Purusha (Kannada).
Moon Moon Sen was one of the few Indian leading ladies who sported bikinis for magazines and did not shy away from exposing back then in the 1980s
Moon Moon Sen became a sensation after she did bold photoshoots in a conservative era. Infact, her bikini images caused a scandal in West Bengal. However, Moon Moon sen lived life on her own terms
Moon Moon Sen said that she would bare even at the age of 70. "Age is not important, the attitude is. Sophia is the ultimate glam girl who can manage to look beautiful in such a picture even now. But yes, India too has beautiful women like Rekha and Hema Malini who can carry such a thing out with aplomb. In fact, I wouldn't mind myself if the shoot is done aesthetically and with taste, say Moon Moon Sen
In pic: Moon Moon Sen in a vintage photo with her two daughters
Moon Moon's daughters, Raima and Riya, followed in her footsteps to enter filmdom. While Riya is compared to her mother for sharing a bold on-screen persona, Raima is likened to her grandmother Suchitra for versatile acting prowess
In pic: Moon Moon Sen with her daughters Raima and Riya at an event
Moon Moon Sen with daughter Raima in an undated picture
Moon Moon Sen's daughter Raima posts a lot of photos with her darling mother
Moon Moon Sen has received Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1987, for her role in the film Sirivennela.
Moon Moon Sen has been bestowed with awards such as the Nandi State Award, the Kalakendra Screen Award, Bharat Nirman Award and Kalakar Awards
Moon Moon Sen represented Bankura constituency in West Bengal in 2014. She is a Trinamool Congress MLA
Moon Moon Sen joined Trinamool Congress in March 2014 and won in 2014 Lok Sabha Polls from Bankura constituency, where she defeated CPI(M)'s nine-time MP, Basudeb Acharia
Moon Moon Sen is married to Bharat Dev Verma who is a descendant of the royal family of Tripura state. They have two daughters, actresses Raima Sen and Riya Sen
Moon Moon Sen was also active in social work and even thought about adopting a baby, even before she was married
Moon Moon Sen has spoken highly of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she had said, "I think we should give him a chance. He has done a very good job winning all those votes and we have to give him a chance as a prime minister to do anything"
When asked about glamour in politics, Moon Moon Sen was once quoted saying, "I don’t know why people are going about the 'glamour' factor. It shouldn’t be an unknown factor in politics because we have an Italian who is like a PM and former actress Jayalalithaa as CM with quite a personality and a unique wardrobe"
In pic: A candid moment captured of Moon Moon Sen during an event
In pic: Moon Moon Sen's mother-in-law Ila Devi is the daughter of Indira Raje, was the princess of Cooch Behar, and elder sister of Gayatri Devi, the Maharani of Jaipur
In picture: Moon Moon Sen along with Rahul Roy
In picture: Moon Moon Sen with daughter Riya Sen at a party
Despite of her bohemian screen image, Moon Moon Sen is committed to family life
Moon Moon Sen is one of those actresses who has forayed into politics. From her sexy roles, she has now transitioned to a minister in the Trinamool Congress Party. We trace her journey through the years
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