Moon Moon Sen is an Indian actress, politician and philanthropist. From a daughter to a wife to an actress and then a politician, Moon Moon has covered a long way to make a name for her. From just being Suchitra Sen daughter Moon Moon wanted to make an identity for her in the film industry as well as in society.
Moon Moon’s Life Snippet
Moon Moon Sen (Sometimes referred to as Munmun Sen or Moonmoon Sen) was born on March 28, 1954, in Kolkata. Her mother Suchitra Sen was the legendary Bengali actress widely known by non-Bengali movie fans for her role in Hindi movies like Devdas with Dilip Kumar and Aandhi with which she was paired Sanjeev Kumar, who was 7 years younger than her. Sen is considered one of India’s greatest artists.
Her father was Dibanath Sen. Moon Moon Sen’s father was a rich entrepreneur in Kolkata. Her grandfather Adinath Sen was also a massive entrepreneur from Kolkata. Her great-grandfather Dinanath Sen was the Diwan (minister) of the Maharaja of Tripura.
Moon Moon Sen’s Husband, Bharat Dev Varma, belongs to the royal family of Tripura.
Her father Dibanath Sen left moon Moon and her mother Suchitra Sen when she was still young.
|Name||Moon Moon Sen|
|DOB||March 28, 1954|
|Mother Name||Suchitra Sen|
|Father Name||Dibanath Sen|
|College||Somerville College, Jadavpur University|
|Schooling||Loreto Convent School|
|Height||5 feet 1 inch|
|Debut Movie||Andar Bahar|
|Husband Name||Bharat Dev Varma|
|Children||Raima Sen and Riya Sen|
|Last movie||Bow Barracks For Ever|
|Boyfriend||Saif Ali Khan (Rumored)|
Schooling and College of Moon Moon Sen
Moon Moon Sen did her schooling at Loreto Convent School, Shillong, and later from Loreto House Kolkata. She went to England after schooling and earned her degree from Somerville College, Oxford University. And later, she got his master’s degree from Jadavpur University.
Love for Art
Moon Moon Sen has been a fascination for art since childhood. He has also learned painting from the great painter Jamini Roy, a close friend of her father. She also taught in Ballygunge government high school for one year as she taught graphics.
She also knows French, Latin, and German language. She learned it during her college days in the UK.
Moon Moon Sen started her acting career in 1984 when she was married and was also the mother of two daughters. Her husband Bharat Dev Verma encouraged her to peruse her career.
She made her Bollywood debut with Andar Bahar, in which she co-starred Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. Due to her bold roles in the movie, she also made many headlines and controversies.
In the 1991 Hindi movie 100 Days, Moon Moon Sen also worked with actors like Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, and Javed Jaffrey. In this movie, Moon Moon Sen played the role of the elder sister of Madhuri Dixit.
After 1994, Moon Moon Sen was not active in the filmy world, and she returned to the Industry in 2003 with the movie Kuch Toh Hai, which was influenced by a 1997 English movie, “I Know What You Did in Last Summer.” In this movie, her co-stars were Rishi Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, and Esha Deol.
Moon Moon has worked in Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and English movies as a lead and even sometimes as a supporting actress. She has also received the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1987 Telugu film Sirivennela.
In the 2007 Hindi-English movie Bow Barracks Forever, she played a bold character despite being 53 years old, which hardly anyone else could have played at that age.
She has also received Kalakendra Screen Award for best supporting actress.
Her film My Karma in 2004 earned her international praise, as the film received international awards and recognition for her as a “tough and sweet Indian wife, standing like a rock behind her husband”.
On February 24, 1978, Moon Moon got married to Bharat Dev Varma, who belongs to the royal family of Tripura.
Moon Moon Sen Daughters
The couple has two daughters. Raima Sen, born in 1979, and Riya Sen, born in 1981. Both her daughters work as actors in Hindi and other Indian films, and both also do modelling.
Moon Moon Sen Daughters
Raima Sen started her movie career with the movie GodMother. After that, she shared screen space with Shabana Azmi, Milind Gunaji, and Sharman Joshi. It of the fact that Raima Sen and her sister Sen both started their acting career with Sharman Joshi.
Riya Sen made her Hindi film debut as one of the lead actors in the movie “Style”, which also featured Sharman Joshi, Sahil Khan, and Shilpi Sharma. The film was a hit among youths, and Riya got the limelight as a new leading actor.
Riya Sen is seen in her latest web series, Pati Patni Aur Woh, on MX Original.
In many interviews, Moon Moon has said that her husband is very supportive and is not even reactive about the male attention that she gets. She describes her husband as her best friend.
Winning in 2014
As written on her nomination form, Moon Moon (SREEMATI DEV VARMA) was an Indian Trinamool Congress TMC candidate from the Bankura constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha election and won with a 98506 vote margin. She defeated ex-MP Basudeb Acharia of the CPI(M), who was a nine-time MP.
In 2015 Sen praised prime minister Modi and said that he has done a good job to win so many seats and we should give him a chance. Though her party made a distance from her statement citing that it’s her personal opinion.
During the 2019 election, Moon Moon made a bizarre excuse when asked why she asked about reaching rally place late. She said she woke up late as she got bed tea late.
But in the Lok Sabha elections held in 2019, she lost to BJP candidate Babul Supriyo from Asansol with a 1,97,637-vote margin. Babul Supriyo recently joined TMC after leaving BJP.
It was rumoured in the 1990s film world that Moon Moon Sen was dating Saif Ali Khan. Later Saif Ali Khan married Amrita Singh.
Moon Moon Sen wanted her long-time friend and painter Wasim Kapoor to paint her without clothes, but the news leaked to the media, and the idea never materialized.
Supporting Roopa Ganguli
At the 2016 West Bengal assembly election, TMC leader Rezzak Mollah made some vulgar remarks on Roopa Ganguly.
Moon Moon Sen, in an interview, lashed out at her own party member, Rezzak Mollah and supported Roopa Ganguli.