Moon Moon Sen turns 63: From bold actress to TMC Minister

Updated: May 21, 2019, 22:06 | Soumil Kamat
  • Moon Moon Sen turns 63: From bold actress to TMC Minister

    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

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    Moon Moon Sen, an alumnus of Loreto Convent, Shillong and Loreto House, Kolkata, graduated from Somerville College, Oxford where her classmate was cricketing legend-turned-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. She completed her Masters in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, and learned painting from Jamini Roy, considered one of India's greatest artists

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    Moon Moon Sen 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

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  • Moon Moon Sen turns 63: From bold actress to TMC Minister

    Moon Moon Sen was an actress before making an entry in politics. She 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. It was considered as a major victory for Moon Moon Sen and TMC

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    Known as "Suchitra Sen er meye" (meaning: Suchitra's daughter) in the interiors, Moon Moon Sen's calm demeanour was in sharp contrast to the aggressive body language of battle-hardened politicos as she interacted with residents in her constituency during 2014 elections

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    In general elections 2019, Subrata Mukherjee is fielded from Bankura, replacing actress Moon Moon Sen. Moon Moon Sen won the seat five years ago and has now been shifted to Asansol, where her opponent will be union minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo

     
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    In 2014, roads were washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen. The local panchayat authorities washed the metalled road winding through the village, to protect Moon Moon Sen and her daughters, from the dust, when women waited for long hours at roadside taps to get a bucket of water

    In pic: Moon Moon Sen with daughter Raima

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    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"

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    Moon Moon Sen was also active in social work and even thought about adopting a baby, even before she was married

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  • Moon Moon Sen turns 63: From bold actress to TMC Minister

    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

    In pic: Moon Moon Sen with her husband

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    In an interview Moon Moon Sen had said that both her girls are high-maintenance, so they need to find boys who are rich

    In pic: Moon Moon Sen in a vintage photo with her two daughters

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    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

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  • Moon Moon Sen turns 63: From bold actress to TMC Minister

    In April 2015, a massive fire broke out in two adjacent apartments of veteran actress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Moon Moon Sen, where she lived with her daughter, actress Riya Sen. The blaze started at around 1.35 am, when they were present in the house. The fire department confirmed that both mother and daughter got out of the apartment unhurt. The incident took place in the seven-storey Ruia Park Building, near Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple in Juhu

    In pic: Moon Moon Sen with her daughters Raima and Riya at an event

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    Before politics, 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

     
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    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

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  • Moon Moon Sen turns 63: From bold actress to TMC Minister

    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. 

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    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). 

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  • Moon Moon Sen turns 63: From bold actress to TMC Minister

    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's bikini-clad onscreen romps once brought men to their knees. She has acted in 60 films, like "Andar Baahar", "100 Days", "Ek Din Achanak" and "Bow Barracks Forever, and 40 television serials

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  • Moon Moon Sen turns 63: From bold actress to TMC Minister

    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 

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    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

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    Moon Moon Sen has been bestowed with awards such as the Nandi State Award, the Kalakendra Screen Award, Bharat Nirman Award and Kalakar Awards

    In picture: Moon Moon Sen with daughter Raima in an undated picture

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    Moon Moon Sen has received Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1987, for her role in the film Sirivennela

    In picture: Moon Moon Sen with daughter Raima

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    In 2015, 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"

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    In pic: A candid moment captured of Moon Moon Sen during an event

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    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

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    In picture: Moon Moon Sen with Rahul Roy

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    In picture: Moon Moon Sen with her daughter Riya Sen at a party

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Moon Moon Sen is one of those actresses who has forayed into politics. From her bold roles in cinema, she has now transitioned to a minister in the Trinamool Congress Party. On her birthday today, we trace her journey through the years

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