Bengali actress Tanima Sen is one of the few female actors to enter the small screen (TV), big screen (film) and theater world after marriage. She had indeed broken the barrier for women. Her successful career in Bengali TV serials and films had dispelled the myth that married women can not become successful actors. She made her debut in TV serials after marriage with ‘Jodi Emon Hoto’ in 1995-96. Earlier to her debut in small screen, she was very much active in the theater which made her instant sensation. She appeared in a play ’Baluchari’ that was staged at Star Theatre in Kolkata and the play had continued for 500 shows. She also tried her hands as a playwright and had written a play “Swarger Kache” which was staged by theatre group Rangmahal.
This actress even made her directorial debut with a film tilted "Pother Shesh Kothay" in 2012. She directed veteran actor like, Soumitra Chatterjee,
, in the film Pather Sesh Kothay. Recently, she was also considered to play a grandma character in a Hindi serial ‘
’ (Rashmi Sharma Productions). But due to her health problems, she took a decision to quit the show. The serial was shot in Kolkata even, and when the shooting was taking place in Mumbai, she realized that she could not continue further on account of her health issues. Although she could not speak Hindi fluently, she was assigned the character because the script demanded it. The show has been aired on Colors TV from March 2, 2015, onwards. The serial is essayed on the backdrop of the lives of two families living in Kolkata; one being a Marwari family and other being a Bengali family. She was selected to play an additional cast in the serial, and she started gaining popularity among masses with her character Shobha Bose aka Nani in Color’s show.
People can easily name her characters even from films in which she had appeared, Prem By Chance (2010), Bondhu Eso Tumi (2010), Brake Fail (2009) and Premer Phande Kakatua (2009) are examples of it. She is one of the actresses who even after being married is successful and ruling the industry as before. She was credited with Uttam Kumar Smriti Award (twice), Zee Bangla Award for her meaningful contribution in theatre and cinema.