Riya Sen was born on 24 January 1981 in Kolkata. Her father is Bharat Dev Verma, and her mother is a famous Bengali and Bollywood actress Moon Moon Sen. She is the third generation of her family in the Film Industry. Her grandmother Suchitra Sen has been a famous actress in the Bengali film industry. She also did a Hindi movie Aandhi with Sanjeev Kumar.
Riya Sen belongs to Royal Family; her paternal grandmother Ila Devi was a Princess of Cooch Behar, while Ila Devi’s sister Gayatri Devi was the Empress of Jaipur. Riya also has an elder sister Raima Sen who is also active in Bollywood, Regional movies, and modeling.
Fans of Bengali movies have a lot to thank Riya Sen for. She has been in the industry since 2000 and is still going strong. Her films are always well-received, she is regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses in India, and her Twitter feed has more than 3 million followers.
Riya Sen Education
Riya Sen did her schooling in Kolkata. After this, she did her college at Rani Birla Girls College situated at Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata. And after that, she did a Fashion designing course from NIFT, Delhi.
When Riya was only 6 years old, she worked as a child artist in her mother’s film Vishkanya. When Riya was in standard nine and about 14/15 years old, she was offered a music video. And she accepted this offer at the behest of her parents. The music video was Phalguni Pathak’s Yaad Piya Ki Ane Lagi, which was a big hit, and Riya gained popularity with this music video. After that, she also appeared in the Late Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh’s Jab Samne Tum Aa Jati Ho’s video song.
Riya Sen started her film career with a south Indian movie, the film was a Telugu film named Taj Mahal, and after that, she appeared in the movie called Goodluck. Riya was going to debut in Bollywood with the film Love You Hamesha.
In this film, Riya Sen had credited her name as Riya Dev Verma, but this film could not be released. And after this Riya Sen removed Dev Verma from her surname to just Riya Sen.
Riya Sen’s height is 155 Centimeters or 5 feet 1 inch, which makes her one of the actresses with short height but the short height has never been an issue for her as she has been paired with some tall actors.
Dating John Abraham
The film may not have been released, but Riya Sen was getting work in the industry. She was getting films offered, and at the time, when she was not doing films, she was doing modeling assignments. She was doing music videos, and at that time, Riya met then supermodel John Abraham.
Riya Sen dated John Abraham for a while before appearing in films. At that time, John Abraham was so serious about Riya that he also wanted to marry Riya, but then Riya got the film offers, and she committed the film and got a breakup from John.
Debut in Bollywood and Further career
She debuted in Bollywood with the movie Style, in which her costars were Sharman Joshi, Sahil Khan, and Shilpi Sharma. The movie got a good response at the box office and especially among youths as the story was based on college life. In this movie, Riya Sen was also liked by people, and from here, she got the tag of the bold actress. Riya Sen also had no problem with this tag.
Aftermath of Debut
Riya Sen was working in Bollywood, but at the same time, she did not want to leave regional cinema too. And she was a part of Bengali cinema because her mother and grandmother were massive names in Bengali cinema. During this time, Riya Sen also started working in regional films and used to do whatever work was available in Bollywood.
During this time, she also did a cameo in Dil Vil Pyar Vyar. Riya appeared in these films like Qayamat, Jhankar Beats, and Dil Ne Jo Apna Kaha.
In 2005 Riya got a big break. David Dhawan was directing this film, and Sanjay Dutt was the lead actor of the film. This film was Shaadi No. 1, and in this film, Riya Sen was seen again in a bikini.
Now Riya Sen was getting similar role offers in films due to the tag of a bold actress symbol. And Riya also had no issues doing such roles. By doing such roles or kissing on screen. Meanwhile, Riya Sen made a film, “Silsiilay.” In this, too, she was seen kissing onscreen.
With Ashmit Patel
But something happened to Riya Sen during this film that Riya Sen’s life changed and she had to go underground for a long time.
This is the same film during which Riya Sen met Ashmit Patel. Ashmit Patel liked Riya so much that Riya Sen started dating Ashmit Patel. During the shooting of this film, both of them got involved with each other, and at the same time, a private video was leaked by both of them. These videos were of 90 seconds.
In this video, both of them were seen in the compromise situation, and upon seeing this video, people said that this video is being made with Riya’s will. This thing had happened when an MMS of Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor went viral. And this was the second time when a sensational MMS from Bollywood went viral. In this MMS, Riya Sen was in a hotel room with Ashmit Patel, and both of them were in a very compromised condition. Both Ashmit Patel and Riya Sen went underground after the video went viral.
Both the actors did not say anything in this video but this video went viral very fast. Shortly after this video went viral, when she was asked about this video, she said that “first thing is that I have not seen this video, but I have heard about it.
And this video is fake, because I am not part of any such video “. In fact, Riya Sen said that “My family is supportive of me and my family did not let me feel anything strange. That is why I do not pay attention to such things.”
If we talk about Ashmit Patel, he is the brother of Bollywood actress Amisha Patel who rose to fame with her debut movie Kaho Na Pyar Hai with Hrithik Roshan. he came to Bollywood with the dream that one day Bhat Camp will also launch him. Because Ameesha Patel was in a relationship with Vikram Bhatt at that time, but Amisha had a breakup with Vikram Bhatt. With that, Ashmit Patel’s big break dream in Bollywood also ended.
After this video was leaked, Ashmit Patel went missing for some time. After that, he went to Big Boss’ house to clean his image, where he himself confirmed this video that Riya, along with him in this video, is also.
He says that he gave his mobile for repair, and this video has been leaked from there. This statement was a confirmation in itself. The video was on Ashmit Patel’s mobile. After this entire incident, Ashmit Patel composed a song on this entire incident and rapped in that song.
After this incident, Riya Sen shifted her focus from Bollywood to regional cinema. Simultaneously began to do a lot of modeling, and during that time, she became Limca’s brand ambassador, where he replaced Deepika Padukone.
In 2008, Riya Sen’s name was associated with Salman Rushdie, who is much older than her. After this, Riya Sen’s name was also associated with some cricketers. It is said that Riya Sen had an affair with Yuvraj Singh. And after the relationship with Yuvraj was over, she was involved with Sreesanth. All the matches of Sreesanth in 2011 IPL were watched by Riya Sen sitting in the VIP box.
In 2012, Riya Sen once again became a part of the Controversy, when she was seen lip-locking with a girl at a party.
Marriage and After marriage projects
In 2017, she married her boyfriend. Shivam Tiwari, a photographer, Riya Sen was dating him for a long time and in 2017 both got married.
After Riya Sen’s marriage, she has featured in Balaji Telefilm’s Ragini MMS Returns, ZEE5’s Poison, Bengali web series Mismatch 2, and MX Player’s web series Pati Patni Aur Woh.
Riya is also very active on social media and especially on the photo-sharing app Instagram.
Riya Sen Official App
She has launched an official app called Riya Sen official, and you can find it on both Google Play and IOS App Store. You can access all the unseen and exclusive content related to her.