Raima Sen is a renowned Indian film actress, who mainly works in the Bengali film industry. She was born on November 7, 1979, in Kolkata, West Bengal in India to
Moon Moon Sen
, a prominent actress, and Bharat Dev Varma, who belongs to the Tripura royal family. She is also the sister of
and the granddaughter of the late
, who are both popular actresses. Her paternal and maternal great grandparents belong to the affluent and renowned families in the country. She debuted in the Bollywood biographical film, Godmother, which was helmed by
in the year 1999. The film became critically acclaimed, but her portrayal was unnoticed for the lead actress,
. In 2001, she played as the daughter of
in the drama film, Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence, where she was appreciated for her small performance.
Raima’s breakthrough film came in the year 2003 through the Bengali drama film, Chokher Bali, which is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel of the same name. After that, she did some average films and became critically acclaimed for her performance as Girish (Playmate of Vidya Balan’s character) in Pradeep Sarkar’s musical romantic drama film, Parineeta, in 2005. Raima had done two more hit films in the same year; first is the Bollywood action spy thriller film, Dus, and the Bengali film, Antarmahal.
In the year 2006, Raima starred in Anjan Dutt’s Bengali film, The Bong Connection, alongside
. Also in 2006, she won the Most Promising Actress Award at the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association for her performance in the 2005 Bengali film, Nishi Japan. She played the role of Sheetal in Abhay Deol-starrer, Manorama Six Feet Under, in 2007. She was also seen as , opposite Parambrata Chatterjee, in the Bengali psychological thriller film, Baishe Srabon, in 2011. Raima received a nomination at the Filmfare for Best Supporting Actress in Bengali, for her performance in Mainak Bhaumik’s Maach Mishti & More, in 2013. In 2015, she was seen in
’ sci-fi comedy drama film, Abby Sen, together with in the lead role. This 2016, the talented actress was chosen by director K.D. Satyam, to play the role of Imli, a Sonagachi sex worker, who mimics Bolly actresses, in the Bollywood drama film,
. The very same year, she was also seen as Bonya, the wife of Abir Chatterjee’s character in Kaushik Ganguly’s