Konkona Sen Sharma Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Konkona Sen Sharma Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Konkona Sen Sharma (born 3 December 1979) is an Indian cinema actress and filmmaker who predominantly works in Hindi and Bengali. In various categories and versions, she has garnered two National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards. Sen Sharma, the daughter of 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 of contemporary parallel cinema. She has also garnered honors for her work in mainstream films such as Laaga Chunari Mein Daag.

Sharma made her cinematic debut as a child artist in Indira (1983), and then as an adult in the Bengali thriller Ek Je Aachhe Kanya (2000). She rose to prominence after appearing in her mother's English-language film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002), for which she won the National Film Award for Best Actress. Her role in the drama Page 3 (2005) launched her career, and she has subsequently appeared in a number of films, the most of which have earned her critical acclaim rather than commercial success. She received two consecutive Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Omkara (2006) and Life in a... Metro (2007). Her work in the former earned her the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was the first woman to win Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards East for her performance in the Bengali film Goynar Baksho (2014). Her directorial debut film, A Death in the Gunj, was released in 2017, and she received the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director. The same year, she starred in Lipstick Under My Burkha, which earned her a slew of international accolades.

Early years

Sen Sharma was born on the 3rd of December, 1979. Mukul Sharma, her father, was a science writer and journalist, and Aparna Sen, her mother, was an actress and film director. Kamalini Chatterjee is her elder sister. Chidananda Dasgupta, Sen Sharma's maternal grandfather, was a cinema critic, scholar, professor, writer, and co-founder of the Calcutta cinema Society. Supriya Dasgupta, her grandmother, was a cousin of the great modern Bengali poet Jibanananda Das.

Sen Sharma holds an English degree from St Stephen's College in Delhi, which she got in 2001. She attended the Modern High School for Girls.


Sen Sharma made her film debut as a child artist in the 1983 Bengali film Indira. In the Bengali film Ek Je Aachhe Kanya in 2000, she made her adult debut as a bad character. It was followed by a role in Rituparno Ghosh's critically acclaimed film Titli, in which she co-starred with Mithun Chakraborty and her mother Aparna Sen.

Aparna Sen directed her in the English-language film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer in 2001. The picture was a critical and commercial success, primarily in multiplexes. Sen Sharma's portrayal of a Tamil housewife, as well as her command of the accent, earned her the National Film Award for Best Actress. Her performance was then included in Filmfare's "Top 80 Iconic Performances" edition in 2010.

"What distinguishes her performance as Meenakshi Iyer is not so much the effort she put in as it is the apparent lack of it."  You believe you've met Meenakshi because she's bickering with the urbane photographer Jehangir Chaudhary, gently reprimanding him about how her name is pronounced (it's Mee-naa-kshi, not Minakshi), or even shouting at her newborn. And therein is the key to her unforgettable performance."

—Filmfare's assessment of Sen Sharma's performance in Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)

Page 3 (2005), the National Film Award-winning social film, followed. Her portrayal of a sharp journalist earned accolades, and she became a more recognized figure to moviegoers.

Sen Sharma was given the lead role in Mira Nair's Hollywood film The Namesake (2007), but she was unable to commit due to conflicting dates with other projects. She was praised for her performances as a mentally ill woman in 15 Park Avenue (2005) and as a middle-aged village housewife in Omkara (2006). She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the latter. Her subsequent release, Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante (2006), received mixed reviews. Sen Sharma made her directorial debut in 2006 with Naamkoron (Naming Ceremony), an 18-minute Bengali short film for the Kala Ghoda Film Festival.

Sen Sharma then appeared in Dosar, a Bengali art film directed by Rituporno Ghosh that screened at various international film festivals. Her performance earned her the Best Actress prize at the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival.

Her second collaboration with Madhur Bhandarkar, Traffic Signal, was her first release in 2007, in which she played a street prostitute. She later appeared in Anurag Basu's Life in a... Metro later that year. The film received excellent reviews and did well at the box office in India. Metro portrayed the lives of several Mumbai residents, and Sen Sharma's performance as a young and insecure woman earned her a second Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Sen Sharma appeared in two films produced by Yash Raj Films in late 2007. She expressed her enthusiasm for these two endeavors because they were the first in which she had to lip sync for songs. In the first, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, a drama directed by Pradeep Sarkar, she played Shubhavari 'Shubhi/Chutki' Sahay, a young woman from Banaras, with Rani Mukerji. Despite her strong performance, the film was a critical and commercial flop in India. The second was Aaja Nachle, which was highly advertised as Madhuri Dixit's return film. The picture performed poorly both critically and commercially. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand described her performance in the film as "...nothing short of fantastic." Her biggest strength is that she is not frightened of making a fool of herself or of being laughed at. As a result, her performance in Aaja Nachle is unafraid and fearless."

Sen Sharma appeared in Dil Kabaddi in 2008. She appeared in a short film (How Can It Be?) directed by Mira Nair for a film project called 8, which was shown at numerous film festivals before being released theatrically in 2008.

She received generally excellent reviews for her role in the low-budget English-language film The President Is Coming, directed by Kunaal Roy Kapur, in 2009. The Times of India's Nikhat Kazmi commented, "Performance-wise, it's the uptight and complex-ridden Ms. Sen Sharma who walks away with laurels and laughs, even as the film takes a healthy snigger at the desi self."

Sen Sharma then appeared in Zoya Akhtar's Luck by Chance, co-starring Farhan Akhtar. The picture received generally excellent reviews from reviewers, as did her performance, although its financial success was minimal. Sen Sharma's most recent film was Ayan Mukerjee's coming-of-age comedy-drama Wake Up Sid, in which she co-starred with Ranbir Kapoor. The film earned overwhelmingly excellent reviews upon its initial release, and her acting was praised. "Sen Sharma is natural to the core, and the best part is, she's so effortless," commented Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama. This outstanding performer delivers again another winning performance!" "Ms. Sharma has made a specialty of characters like Aisha: independent urban women whose dreams include careers as well as love," noted the New York Times. Her Aisha is a sophisticated creation — ambitious, sympathetic, and convincing — and Mr. Mukerji, making his directorial debut, is correct to let her carry the film."

Sen Sharma appeared in Ashwani Dheer's comedy Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge in 2010, alongside Ajay Devgan and Paresh Rawal. as well as Neeraj Pathak's Right Yaa Wrong, in which she played a lawyer. She just wrapped production on Rituparno Ghosh's comedy Sunglass and Vinay Shukla's Mirch.

Sen Sharma performed the major part in Aparna Sen's Iti Mrinalini in 2011, which was supposedly a semi-autobiographical film directed by Aparna Sen, Konkona's mother. She will also be seen in Amitabh Verma's Jackpot, alongside Ranvir Shorey, Suman Mukherjee's adaption of Shesher Kobita, and Goutam Ghose's Shunyo Awnko.

Sen Sharma appeared in Balaji Telefilms' Ek Thi Daayan in 2013, directed by Kannan Iyer and produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and Ekta Kapoor. Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, and Huma Qureshi also appeared in the film, which was inspired by a short story written by her father, Mukul Sharma. She has also starred in Aparna Sen's Goynar Baksho.

In 2015, Sharma appeared as Tagore's sister-in-law in the Bengali film Kadombori, as well as Lakshmi Das, the wife of Gour Hari Das, an Odisha freedom warrior who spent 32 years trying to persuade the government of his patriotism. In October, she portrayed Nupur Talwar in Vishal Bhardwaj's film Talvar, which is based on the 2008 Noida Double Murder case. Sharma and her co-stars Irrfan Khan and Neeraj Kabi received widespread critical acclaim for the film, which also became a sleeper blockbuster in India. She portrayed Nayantara in the short film Nayantara's Necklace the same year.

Sharma appeared as a cop with Sonakshi Sinha in Akira, directed by A.R. Murgadoss, in 2016.

Her directorial debut, A Death in the Gunj, was released on June 2, 2017, starring Vikrant Massey and Kalki Koechlin. The film received critical acclaim and earned her the Best Director award at both the New York Indian Film Festival and the MAMI Film Festival. Her long-awaited film Lipstick Under My Burkha, directed by Alankrita Srivastava, was released in July. The picture received excellent reviews and performed well at the box office. Scholarship, her next project with Kalki Koechlin, is now under pre-production.

Sen Sharma will appear in the Amazon Prime web series Mumbai Diaries 26/11 in 2021. It is directed by Nikkhil Advani and produced by Emmay Entertainment. Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, and Shreya Dhanwanthary also star.

Sen Sharma and actor Ronit Roy will co-star in the upcoming mystery film Bioscope in 2022. Tollywood and Bollywood celebrities will marry under the direction of Preetam Mukherjee.


Sen Sharma made her theatrical debut in Atul Kumar's The Blue Mug in June 2009, opposite Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, and Sheeba Chadha. The play toured the United States and abroad in 2010.

Private life

Sen Sharma began dating co-star and actor Ranvir Shorey in 2007. The pair married in a private ceremony on September 3, 2010. According to the Times of India, Sen Sharma gave birth to her first kid, Haroon, on March 15, 2011, in a South Mumbai hospital. Sen Sharma and Shorey filed for divorce in September 2015. They are still friends and share custody of their son. The pair finally divorced on August 13, 2020.

Sen Sharma stated in March 2022 that she has always been "gender neutral" and does not see herself as either a man or a woman, and that gender is a taught idea to which she can not relate.



Acting roles


Film yet to releaseDenotes films that have not yet been released
1983IndiraChild artistBengali
1994AmodiniTeenage stepmotherBengali
2001Ek Je Aachhe KanyaRiaBengali
Mr. and Mrs. IyerMeenakshi IyerEnglish
2004Chai Pani Etc.Shanti/Radha JoshiEnglish
2005AmuKaju "Amu"English
Page 3Madhvi SharmaHindi
15 Park AvenueMithiEnglish
2006DosarKaberi ChatterjeeBengali
Mixed DoublesMaltiHindi
Yun Hota To Kya HotaTilottima PunjHindi
Deadline: Sirf 24 GhanteSanjanaHindi
2007Traffic SignalNooriHindi
Life in a... MetroShruti GhoshHindi
Laaga Chunari Mein DaagShubhavari 'Shubhi/Chutki' SahayHindi
Aaja NachleAnokhi AnokhelalHindi
2008FashionHerselfHindiSpecial appearance
Dil KabaddiSimiHindi
8ZeinabEnglishSegment "How Can It Be?"
2009The President Is ComingMaya RoyEnglish
Luck by ChanceSona MishraHindi
Wake Up SidAisha BanerjeeHindi
2010Atithi Tum Kab JaogeMunmunHindi
Right Yaa WrongRadhika PatnaikHindi
20117 Khoon MaafNandiniHindiCameo appearance
Iti MrinaliniMrinalini 'Mili' MitraBengali
2013Shunyo AwnkoRaka BiswasBengali
Goynar BakshoShomlataBengali
Ek Thi DaayanDianaHindi
Blind NightNinuHindi
SunglassChitraHindi / Bengali
Shesher KabitaLabannyaBengali
2015Shajarur KantaDeepa BhattoBengali
KadambariKadambari DeviBengali
Gour Hari DastaanLakshmi DasHindi
TalvarNutan TandonHindi
Saari RaatThe wifeHindi
Nayantara's NecklaceNayantaraHindi
2016AkiraSP RabiyaHindi
2017Lipstick Under My BurkhaShireen AslamHindi
2018Bird of DuskHerselfEnglish, Bengali
2019A Monsoon Date (Short Film)
2020CargoMandakiniHindiCameo appearance
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte SitareDollyHindi
2021Ramprasad Ki TehrviSeemaHindi
Ajeeb DaastaansBharti MandalHindi
2023KutteyLakshmi SharmaHindi
The Rapist Film yet to releaseNaina MalikHindi
Metro... In Dino Film yet to release

As filmmaker

2006NaamkoronYesYesBengaliShort Film
2017A Death in the GunjYesYesEnglish

Television & Web Series

Child Artist
2005Karkat RashiCollege girlHindi
TV movie
2005Koffee with KaranHerselfEnglishStar OneSeason 1, Episode 16 (Guest with Rahul Bose)
2007Season 2, Episode 09 (Guest with Kunal Kapoor & Riteish Deshmukh)
200954th Filmfare AwardsHerselfEnglishSony TVCo-Host with Ranbir KapoorImran Khan & Deepika Padukone
2013Ek Thhi NaaykaHerselfHindiLife OKTV Mini-Series (2 episodes, 1.3 & 1.4) for the promotion of Ek Thi Dayaan
2015The Tara Sharma ShowHerselfEnglishStar WorldSeason 3, Episode 3 (Konkona Sen Sharma & Moms)
2018GuftagooHerselfHindi, EnglishRajya Sabha TVEpisode "Guftagoo with Konkona Sensharma"
2018Side HeroHerselfHindiEros NowOriginal Web Series (Episode 1: "Aaj Ki Party")
2020Mumbai Diaries - 26/11Chitra DasHindiAmazon Prime VideoOriginal Web Series
2023Soup Film yet to release
HindiNetflixOriginal Web Series

Podcast & Audiobook

2019Twin BedsAnita NairNisha (wife)EnglishStorytel Indiawith Satyadeep Mishra
The RumourAnushka RavishankarNarrator
The Last BargainSamita Aiyer
2020A Swiss Mountain Adventure
Mindhouse AppSleep Meditation Stories
The Timeless Love of Lily Moon
2021Kadambari Devi's Suicide NoteRanjan BandopadhyayStorytel IndiaTranslated from Bengali by Jhimli Mookherjee
2022Barefoot Boys


YearTrackAlbumRecord LabelLanguageNotes
2013Bangla RapGoynar BakshoSVFBengaliwith Paran BandopadhyayPijush Ganguly & Moushumi Chatterjee
2015The Broken Heart (Bhogno Hridoy)KadambariTimes Musicwith Saskia Rao De Haas, Sandipan Ganguly & Parambrata Chattopadhyay
Kadambori's Letter

Awards and nominations

2002Ek Je Aachhe KanyaBengal Film Journalists' Association AwardsBest ActressWon
2003Mr and Mrs IyerNational Film AwardsBest ActressWon
Anandalok AwardsBest Actress (Critics)Won
2006Page 3Zee Cine AwardsBest Female Debut (jointly with Vidya Balan)Won
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest ActressNominated
Producers Guild Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Screen AwardsBest ActressNominated
2007OmkaraNational Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
Zee Cine AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Screen AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
15, Park AvenueBengal Film Journalists' Association AwardsMost Outstanding Performance of the YearWon
DosarNew York Indian Film FestivalBest ActressWon
2008Life in a... MetroInternational Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
Producers Guild Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
Screen AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
Laaga Chunari Mein DaagNominated
2010Wake Up SidProducers Guild Film AwardsBest ActressNominated
2011Iti MrinaliniNew York Indian Film FestivalBest ActressWon
2014Ek Thi DaayanFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Screen AwardsBest Actor in a Negative Role (Female)Nominated
Goynar BakshoFilmfare Awards EastBest ActressWon
2016TalvarBIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Role – FemaleNominated
Producers Guild Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
2018GQ India AwardsExcellence in Direction and ActingWon
A Death in the GunjFilmfare AwardsBest Film (Critics)Nominated
Best Debut DirectorWon
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Debut DirectorWon
Gollapudi Srinivas AwardsBest Debut DirectorWon
MAMI Film FestivalMastercard Best India Female FilmmakerWon
Indian Film Festival of MelbourneBest DirectorNominated
New York Indian Film FestivalBest DirectorWon
Lipstick Under My BurkhaBest Feature FilmNominated
Best ActressWon
Indian Film Festival of MelbourneBest ActressWon
Screen AwardsBest Actress (Critics)Won
Zee Cine AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
2021Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte SitareFilmfare AwardsBest Actress (Critics)Nominated
Ajeeb DaastaansAsian Academy Creative AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleWon
Filmfare OTT AwardsBest Actress in a Web Original FilmWon
2022Ramprasad Ki TehrviFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Real NameKonkona Sen Sharma
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 155 cm
in meters- 1.55 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 1"
Weightin Kilograms- 57 Kg
in Pounds- 126 lbs
Figure Measurements34-27-35
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 December 1979
Age (as in 2022)42 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownKolkata, India
SchoolModern High School for Girls, Kolkata
Calcutta International School, Kolkata
CollegeSt. Stephen's College, Delhi
Educational QualificationsDegree in English
Debut FilmEk Je Aachhe Kanya (2001)
FamilyFather- Mukul Sharma (Writer and journalist)
Mother- Aparna Sen (Actress and Director)
Sister- Kamalini Chatterjee (Elder)
Brother- N/A
AddressGoregaon, Mumbai
Controversies• It was in the news that she married Ranvir Shorey in a hurry due to her pregnancy before it.
• There were speculations about her divorce, but later it proved to be wrong.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodFish
Favourite ActorIrrfan Khan
Favourite ActressTabu
Favourite BookHooked to This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRanvir Shorey (Actor)
HusbandRanvir Shorey (Actor)
ChildrenDaughter- N/A
Son- Haroon
Money Factor
Salary75 Lacs – 1 Crore (INR)
Net Worth$5 million

Some lesser known facts about Konkona Sen Sharma

  • Does Konkona Sen Sharma smoke?: No
  • Does Konkona Sen Sharma drink alcohol?: No
  • Konkana first appeared on the silver screen as a child artist in 1983s “Indira.”
  • In 2002, she won the prestigious National Film Award for Best Actress for her English film “Mr. and Mrs. Iyer.”
  • In her childhood, she was not allowed to watch commerical films.
  • Her late grandfather, Chidananda Dasguptawas among the co-founders of the Calcutta Film Society.
  • She is an avid reader of mystery and thrillers English novels and her favorite authors are Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie.
  • She was just 5 years old, when her parents split.
  • Like her mother, she is interested in directing a film, just waiting for the right script.

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