Moon Moon Sen is a well-known name among Hindi and Bengali movie fans. 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.
Moon Moon’s Life Snippet
Moon Moon Sen (Sometimes referred to as Munmun Sen) was born on March 28, 1954, in Kolkata. Her mother was the legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, widely known by non-Bengali movie fans for her role in Hindi movies like Devdas with Dilip Kumar and Aandhi in which she was paired Sanjeev Kumar, who was 7 years younger than her.
Her father was Dibanath Sen. Moon Moon Sen’s father was a rich entrepreneur in Kolkata. Her grandfather was also a massive entrepreneur from Kolkata. Moon Moon Sen’s Husband, Bharat Dev Varma, belongs to the royal family of Tripura.
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 a school for one year and also did social service for a few days in her early life.
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 first movie was Andar Bahar, in which she co-starred Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. Due to her bold and hot avatar 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. She has also received the Nandi Award 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.
In 1978, Moon Moon got married to Bharat Dev Varma, who belongs to the royal family of Tripura.
Moon Moon Sen Daughters
They also have two daughters from this marriage: 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 modeling.
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.
As written on her nomination form, Moon Moon (SREEMATI DEV VARMA) was a TMC candidate from Bankura 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.
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.
It was rumored 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 (BJP leader and famous for her character as Draupadi in B.R Chopra’s Mahabharat). Rezzak Mollah said that I know how long her cigarettes are, and she is a real-life Draupadi. There were a lot of controversies, and later, he also had to apologize.
Moon Moon Sen, in an interview lashed out at her own party member, Rezzak Mollah. She said, “How Mr. Mollah dared to comment on such things against Roopa Ganguly. BJP had taken her, and she is doing her best today, and how dare you say that to a lady.”