Konkona Sen Sharma was born on December 3, 1979, in New Delhi, India. Her mother Aparna Sen was an actress and film director, while her father Mukul Sharma was a science writer and journalist. Kamalini Chatterjee, her older sister, is her only sibling. Chidananda Dasgupta, Sen Sharma’s maternal grandfather, was a cinema critic, scholar, lecturer, and writer who was also a co-founder of the Calcutta Film Society. Supriya Dasgupta, her grandmother, was a cousin of Jibanananda Das, a legendary modern Bengali poet.
Sen Sharma earned an English degree from St Stephen’s College in Delhi in 2001. She attended the Modern High School for Girls as a student.
Konkona Sen Sharma, an Indian actress, writer, and director who mostly works in Hindi and Bengali. She has two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards to her credit. Sen Sharma, the daughter of the filmmaker–actress Aparna Sen, is best known for her work in arthouse indie films, where she has established herself as one of the leading actresses in contemporary parallel cinema. She’s also appeared in mainstream films such as Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, for which she won an award.
Sharma made her adult debut in the Bengali thriller Ek Je Aachhe Kanya, after making her debut as a child artist in the film Indira (1983). (2000). She rose to prominence after appearing in her mother’s English-language film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002), for which she got the National Film Award for Best Actress.
Career in Acting
Sen Sharma made her acting debut in the Bengali film Indira as a child artist (1983). She made her adult acting debut in the Bengali film Ek Je Aachhe Kanya in 2000, in which she played a villain. After that, she starred alongside Mithun Chakraborty and her mother Aparna Sen in Rituparno Ghosh’s critically acclaimed film Titli.
In 2001, she acted in Aparna Sen’s English-language film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. The picture was a critical and commercial success, primarily in multiplexes. Sen Sharma’s portrayal of a Tamil housewife and command of the accent earned her the National Film Award for Best Actress. Her performance was then featured in Filmfare’s “Top 80 Iconic Performances” in 2010.