Riya Sen is a well-known Indian film actress and model who was born in Kolkata. She was born into an acting family, which included her grandmother Suchitra Sen, mother Moon Moon Sen.

Riya Sen debuted as a child actor in the 1991 film "Vishkanya." "Style" (2001), a low-budget hindi comedy film in which she co-starred with Sharman Joshi, was her first commercial success.

Riya was first recognised as a model when she performed in Falguni Pathak’s music video Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi at the age of sixteen in 1998.

Riya has appeared in films in Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and English, in addition to Hindi. Her film career began seriously with Tamil films like Bharathi Raja's Taj Mahal.

Riya Sen is credited on-screen under their mother’s maiden name, although their official papers carry the surname Dev Varma.

Riya graduated from Loreto House and Rani Birla Girls' College. She went on to study at the National Institute of Fashion Technology and dabbled in jewelry design as a hobby.

Riya has studied Kathak and continues to do so under the tutelage of Vijayshree Chaudhury. She is learning to kickbox and has completed Level I of the five levels of belly dancing.

Riya Sen has worked as an activist and appeared in an AIDS awareness music video to dispel common misconceptions about the disease.

Her father Bharat Dev Varma is a member of the royal family of Tripura. Her paternal grandmother, Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar

Sen was hit by a stuntman's motorcycle while filming her film Shaadi No. 1 in France and got injured

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