Konkona Sen Sharma

Last updated

Konkona Sen Sharma
Konkona Sen Sharma, 21st Jio MAMI Film Festival 2019 (3).jpg
Sharma in 2019
Born (1979-12-03) 3 December 1979 (age 41)
Alma mater St Stephen's College, Delhi
Occupation
  • Actress
  • writer
  • director
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2010;div. 2020)
Children1 Haroon Shorey
Parents

Konkona Sen Sharma (born 3 December 1979) is an Indian actress, writer, and director who works primarily in Hindi and Bengali films. She has received two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. The daughter of filmmakeractress Aparna Sen, Sen Sharma appears primarily in arthouse independent films, and her achievements in the genre have established her as one of the leading actresses of contemporary parallel cinema. She has also acted in mainstream films like Laaga Chunari Mein Daag for which too she has received awards. [1]

Contents

Making her debut as a child artist in the film Indira (1983), Sharma debuted as an adult in the Bengali thriller Ek Je Aachhe Kanya (2000). She first gained attention with the English-language film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002), which was directed by her mother, and received the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance. Her appearance in the drama Page 3 (2005) got her wider recognition, and she has since starred in a number of films, most of which have won her praise rather than commercial success. She won two consecutive Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Awards for her performances in Omkara (2006) and Life in a... Metro (2007), respectively. Her performance in the former won her a second National Award under the Best Supporting Actress category. [2] [3] She was the first recipient of the Best Actress award at the Filmfare Awards East for her work in the Bengali film Goynar Baksho (2014). In 2017, her directorial debut film A Death in the Gunj was released and she won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director. [4] In the same year she starred in Lipstick Under My Burkha , which won her numerous international awards.

Early life

Sharma was born on 3 December 1979 [5] Her father Mukul Sharma was a science writer and journalist and her mother Aparna Sen an actress and film director. She has an elder sister, Kamalini Chatterjee. [6] Sen Sharma's maternal grandfather, Chidananda Dasgupta, was a film critic, scholar, professor, writer and one of the co-founders of the Calcutta Film Society. Her grandmother Supriya Dasgupta was a cousin of legendary modern Bengali poet Jibanananda Das.

Sen Sharma has a degree in English from St Stephen's College, Delhi, which she received in 2001. She was a student of the Modern High School for Girls. [7]

Career

Sen Sharma made her debut as a child artist in the Bengali film Indira (1983). In 2000, she made her adult debut in the Bengali film Ek Je Aachhe Kanya , in which she played a negative character. It was followed by a role in Rituparno Ghosh's acclaimed film Titli , opposite Mithun Chakraborty and her mother Aparna Sen.

In 2001, she starred in the English-language film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer , directed by Aparna Sen. The film performed well mainly in multiplexes and was a major critical success. Sen Sharma's performance as a Tamil housewife and her mastery of the accent were received well and she was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actress. [8] Her performance was later included in the 2010 issue of the "Top 80 Iconic Performances" by Filmfare . [9]

"What's special about her performance as Meenakshi Iyer is not the effort she put into it as much as the apparent lack of it. [...] Be it her squabbling with the urbane photographer Jehangir Chaudhary or her gently reprimanding him about how her name is pronounced (It's Mee-naa-kshi not Minakshi) or even when she is screaming at her infant, you believe it's Meenakshi you´ve met. And therein lies the key to her iconic performance."

Filmfare on Sen Sharma's performance in Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) [10]

This was followed by the National Film Award-winning social film, Page 3 (2005). [11] Her role of a smart journalist drew praise and she became a more familiar face to the movie-going public.

Sen Sharma was offered the lead role in Mira Nair's Hollywood film, The Namesake (2007), but owing to clashing dates with other films, she could not commit to the project. [12] However, she followed it with acclaimed performances as a mentally ill woman in 15 Park Avenue (2005) and as a middle age village woman in Omkara (2006). For the latter, she received both the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her next release Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante (2006) got average reviews. In 2006, Sen Sharma made her directorial debut with an 18-minute Bengali short film titled Naamkoron (Naming Ceremony) for the Kala Ghoda Film Festival. [13] [14]

Following this, Sen Sharma acted in Dosar , a Bengali art film by Rituporno Ghosh which was premiered at several international film festivals. She won the Best Actress award at Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival for her performance. [15]

Her first release of 2007 was her second collaboration with Madhur Bhandarkar, a noir film named Traffic Signal , in which she played a street prostitute. [16] Later that year, she appeared in Anurag Basu's Life in a... Metro . The film opened to positive reviews and performed well at the Indian box office. [17] Metro depicted the lives of different individuals in Mumbai, and Sen Sharma's performance as a young and insecure woman earned her a second Filmfare Award.

In late 2007, Sen Sharma acted in two movies under the Yash Raj Films banner. She noted her excitement toward these two projects as these were the first films in which she had to lip-sync for songs. In the first one, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag , a drama directed by Pradeep Sarkar, she portrayed the character of a Banaras small town young woman, Chutki, alongside Rani Mukerji. The film was a critical and commercial failure in India, even though her performance was received well. The second one was Aaja Nachle , which was widely promoted as the comeback film of Madhuri Dixit. The film did not do well. Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN noted her performance in the film as being "...nothing short of fantastic. Her greatest strength is that she isn't afraid of making a fool of herself and she doesn't worry about being laughed at. As a result, her performance in Aaja Nachle is fearless and uninhibited." [18]

In 2008, Sen Sharma starred in Dil Kabaddi . She starred in a short film (How Can It Be?) directed by Mira Nair for a movie project called 8 , which was screened at several film festivals in 2008 before having a theatrical release. [19]

In 2009, she appeared in the low-budget English-language film The President Is Coming , directed by Kunaal Roy Kapur, to generally positive reviews. Nikhat Kazmi from The Times of India wrote, "Performance-wise, it's the uptight and complex-ridden Ms Konkona who walks away with laurels and laughs even as the film takes a healthy snigger at the desi self." [20]

Sen Sharma next starred in Zoya Akhtar's Luck by Chance , opposite Farhan Akhtar. [21] Upon release, the film met with highly positive reviews from critics, as did her performance, but its financial income was modest. [22] [23] Sen Sharma's latest 2009 release was Ayan Mukerjee's romantic comedy Wake Up Sid in which she starred alongside Ranbir Kapoor. Upon release, the film received universally positive reviews, [24] and her performance received rave reviews. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote, "Konkona is natural to the core and the best part is, she's so effortless. Here's another winning performance from this incredible performer." [25] The New York Times wrote, "Ms. Sharma has made a specialty of characters like Aisha: independent urban women, whose dreams involve careers as well as love. Her Aisha is a nuanced creation — ambitious, sympathetic, believable — and Mr. Mukerji, making his directing debut, is right to let her run away with the film." [26]

In 2010, Sen Sharma starred in Ashwani Dheer's comedy Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge opposite Ajay Devgan and Paresh Rawal. [27] and Neeraj Pathak's Right Yaa Wrong where she played a lawyer. She has completed shooting for Rituparno Ghosh's comedy film Sunglass and Vinay Shukla's Mirch .

In 2011, Sen Sharma played the leading role in Aparna Sen's Iti Mrinalini , [28] [29] reportedly a semi-autobiographical film directed by the acclaimed Indian director Aparna Sen, also Konkona's mother. She will also appear in Amitabh Verma's Jackpot opposite Ranvir Shorey, [30] in Suman Mukherjee's adaptation of Shesher Kobita [31] and Goutam Ghose's Shunyo Awnko .

In 2013, Sen Sharma starred in Balaji Telefilms' Ek Thi Daayan, directed by newcomer Kannan Iyer and produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and Ekta Kapoor. The movie also stars Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi, [32] and the film itself is inspired by the short story written by her father Mukul Sharma. [33] She has also played a lead role in Aparna Sen's Goynar Baksho . [34]

In 2015, Sharma starred in the Bengali film Kadombori as Tagore's sister-in-law and also played Lakshmi Das, the wife of Gour Hari Das – an Odisha freedom fighter who spent 32 years attempting to convince the government of his patriotism. In October, she played a character based on Nupur Talwar in Vishal Bhardwaj's film Talvar , regarding the 2008 Noida Double Murder case. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to extensive critical acclaim for Sharma and her co-stars Irrfan Khan and Neeraj Kabi, and also became a sleeper hit in India. [35] In the same year she played Nayantara in a short film, Nayantara's Necklace.

In 2016, Sharma worked on A.R. Murgadoss' film entitled Akira , where she was portrayed a cop alongside Sonakshi Sinha. [36]

In 2017 her directorial debut ''A Death in the Gunj was released (2 June 2017), which starred Vikrant Massey and Kalki Koechlin in pivotal roles. The film was critically acclaimed and won her the best director award in the New York Indian film festival and also in the MAMI film festival. In July, her long-awaited Lipstick Under My Burkha released, directed by Alankrita Srivastava. The film garnered positive reviews and did well at the box office too. Her next project, titled Scholarship, alongside Kalki Koechlin is in pre-production.

In 2021, Sen Sharma stars in the Amazon Prime web series Mumbai Diaries 26/11. Directed by Nikkhil Advani and produced by Emmay Entertainment, it will also feature Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, and Shreya Dhanwanthary in the lead roles. [37] [38] [39]

Theatre

Konkona Sharma with her husband Ranvir Shorey at the 53rd Annual Filmfare Awards (2008) Konkona-and-Ranvir.jpg
Konkona Sharma with her husband Ranvir Shorey at the 53rd Annual Filmfare Awards (2008)

In June 2009, Sen Sharma starred onstage first time at Atul Kumar's The Blue Mug alongside Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey and Sheeba Chadha. [40] [41] In 2010, the play was toured around the nation and abroad. [42]

Personal life

Sen Sharma started dating actor and co-star Ranvir Shorey in 2007. The couple got married on 3 September 2010 in a private ceremony. [43] The Times of India reported that Sen Sharma gave birth to her first child, Haroon, on 15 March 2011 at a South Mumbai hospital. [44] Sen Sharma and Shorey announced their separation in September 2015. They still remain friends and share the custody of their son. [45] The couple finally got divorced on 13 August 2020. [46]

Work

Filmography

As actor

Films
Key
Dagger-14-plain.pngDenotes films that have not yet been released
YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1983IndiraChild artist Bengali
1994AmodiniTeenage stepmotherBengali
2001 Ek Je Aachhe Kanya RiaBengali
2002 Titli TitliBengali
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer Meenakshi Iyer English National Film Award for Best Actress
2004Chai Pani Etc.Shanti/Radha JoshiEnglish
2005 Amu Kaju "Amu"English
Page 3 Madhvi Sharma Hindi
15 Park Avenue MithiEnglish
2006 Dosar Kaberi ChatterjeeBengali
Mixed Doubles MaltiHindi
Yun Hota To Kya Hota Tilottima PunjHindi
Omkara Indu Hindi Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante SanjanaHindi
2007 Traffic Signal NooriHindi
MeridianPramillaHindi
Life in a... Metro Shruti GhoshHindiFilmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Chutki (Shubhavari Sahay)HindiNominated—Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
Aaja Nachle Anokhi AnokhelalHindi
2008 Fashion HerselfHindiSpecial appearance
Dil Kabaddi [47] SimiHindi
8 ZeinabEnglishSegment "How can it be?"
2009 The President Is Coming Maya RoyEnglish
Luck by Chance [21] Sona MishraHindi
Wake Up Sid Aisha BanerjeeHindi
2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge MunmunHindi
Right Yaa Wrong [48] Radhika PatnaikHindi
Mirch [49] Lavni/AnitaHindi
2011 7 Khoon Maaf NandiniHindiCameo appearance
Iti Mrinalini [50] Mrinalini Mitra aka MiliBengali
2013 Shunyo Awnko Raka BiswasBengali
Goynar Baksho ShomlataBengali Filmfare Award for Best Actor Female – Bengali
Ek Thi Daayan DianaHindiNominated—Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
Blind NightNinuHindi
Sunglass ChitraHindi / BengaliInaugural show of 19th Kolkata International Film Festival, Last work of Rituparno Ghosh
Shesher KabitaLabannyaBengaliBased on Rabindranath Tagore's novel of the same name
2015 Shajarur Kanta Deepa BhattoBengaliBased on Byomkesh Bakshi novel of the same name
Kadambari Kadambari Devi Bengali
Gour Hari Dastaan Lakshmi DasHindi
Talvar Nutan TandonHindiBased on Nupur Talwar
Saari RaatThe wifeHindiDirected by Aparna Sen, Tribute to a play in three acts by Badal Sarkar
Nayantara's NecklaceNayantaraHindiShort Film
2016 Akira SP RabiyaHindi
2017 Lipstick Under My Burkha Shireen AslamHindi Screen Award for Best Actress (Critics)
2018Bird of DuskHerselfEnglish, BengaliDocumentary on Rituparno Ghosh
2019A Monsoon Date (Short Film)HindiEros Now Original. Premiered at Mumbai Film Festival on 28 October 2018 [51]
2020 Cargo MandakiniHindiCameo Appearance
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare DollyHindi [52] Premiered at the 21st Busan International Film Festival
2021 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi SeemaHindi
Ajeeb Daastaans Bharti MandalHindiNetflix film [53]
The Rapist Dagger-14-plain.pngHindiNominated for Kim Jiseok award at 26th Busan International Film Festival [54]
ScholarshipDagger-14-plain.pngHindiFilming (Stalled) [55]
Television and web series
YearTitleRoleLanguageNetworkNotes
1989PicnicDaughterBengaliChild Artist
2005Karkat RashiCollege girlHindiTV Movie
2005 Koffee with Karan HerselfEnglish Star One Season 1, Episode 16 (Guest with Rahul Bose)
2007Season 2, Episode 09 (Guest with Kunal Kapoor & Riteish Deshmukh)
2009 54th Filmfare Awards HerselfEnglish Sony TV Co-Host with Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan & Deepika Padukone [56]
2013 Ek Thhi Naayka HerselfHindi Life OK TV Mini-Series (2 episodes, 1.3 & 1.4) for the promotion of Ek Thi Dayaan [57]
2015 The Tara Sharma Show HerselfEnglish Star World Season 3, Episode 3 (Konkona Sen Sharma & Moms)
2018GuftagooHerselfHindi, English Rajya Sabha TV Episode "Guftagoo with Konkona Sensharma"
2018Side HeroHerselfHindi Eros Now Original Web Series (Episode 1: "Aaj Ki Party")
2020 Mumbai Diaries - 26/11 Chitra DasHindi Amazon Prime Video Original Web Series [39] [38]

As filmmaker

Year.TitleRoleLanguageNotes
2006NaamkoronDirector and WriterBengaliShort Film
2017 A Death in the Gunj Director and WriterEnglish, Hindi, Bengali Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director

Nominated—Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film (Best Director)

Audiobook

YearTitleAuthorRoleLanguagePlatformNotes
2019Twin Beds Anita Nair Nisha (wife)EnglishStorytel Indiawith Satyadeep Mishra
The Rumour Anushka Ravishankar Narrator
The Last BargainSamita Aiyer
2020A Swiss Mountain AdventureMindhouse AppSleep Meditation Stories
The Timeless Love of Lily Moon
2021 Kadambari Devi's Suicide NoteRanjan BandopadhyayStorytel IndiaTranslated from Bengali by Jhimli Mookherjee [58]

Discography

YearTrackAlbumRecord LabelLanguageNotes
2013Bangla Rap Goynar Baksho SVF Bengaliwith Paran Bandopadhyay, Pijush Ganguly & Moushumi Chatterjee
2015The Broken Heart (Bhogno Hridoy) Kadambari Times Music with Saskia Rao De Haas, Sandipan Ganguly & Parambrata Chattopadhyay
Kadambori's Letter

Awards and nominations

YearFilmAwardCategoryResultRef.
2002 Ek Je Aachhe Kanya Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards Best ActressWon
2003 Mr and Mrs Iyer National Film Awards Best Actress Won
Anandalok Awards Best Actress (Critics)Won
2006 Page 3 Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut (jointly with Vidya Balan)Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best ActressNominated
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
Screen Awards Best ActressNominated
2007 Omkara National Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting ActressWon
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
Screen Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
15, Park Avenue Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards Most Outstanding Performance of the YearWon
Dosar New York Indian Film Festival Best ActressWon
2008 Life in a... Metro International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting ActressWon
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Supporting ActressWon
Screen Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2010 Wake Up Sid Producers Guild Film Awards Best ActressNominated
2011 Iti Mrinalini New York Indian Film Festival Best ActressWon
2014 Ek Thi Daayan Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Screen Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female)Nominated
Goynar Baksho Filmfare Awards East Best ActressWon
2016 Talvar BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Role – FemaleNominated [59]
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated [60]
Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated [61]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated [62]
2018N/A GQ India Awards Excellence in Direction and ActingWon
A Death in the Gunj Filmfare Awards Best Debut Director Won [4]
Best Film – Critics Nominated [63]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Debut DirectorWon
Gollapudi Srinivas Award Best Debut DirectorWon
MAMI Film Festival Mastercard Best India Female FilmmakerWon
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best DirectorNominated
New York Indian Film Festival Best DirectorWon
Lipstick Under My Burkha Best Feature FilmNominated
Best ActressWon
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best ActressWon
Screen Awards Best Actress (Critics) Won [64]
Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated [65]
2021 Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Filmfare Awards Best Actress (Critics) Nominated

See also

Related Research Articles

Sushmita Sen Indian actress and Miss Universe 1994

Sushmita Sen is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss Universe 1994 pageant she was previously crowned Femina Miss India 1994 at the age of 18. Sen is the first Indian to win the competition and has since primarily worked in Hindi films.

Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress

The Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a female actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role. Although the Filmfare awards started in 1954, awards for the Best Supporting Actress category started the following year 1955.

Aparna Sen Indian filmmaker, script writer and actress

Aparna Sen is an Indian film director, screenwriter and actress who is known for her work in Bengali cinema. She has received multiple awards, including nine National Film Awards and a Padma Shri.

Rahul Bose Indian film actor and politician

Rahul Bose is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, social activist, and rugby player. Bose has appeared in Bengali films such as Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Kalpurush, Anuranan, Antaheen, Laptop and The Japanese Wife. He has also appeared in Hindi films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam, Jhankaar Beats, Kucch Luv Jaisaa, Chameli and Shaurya. He also played the antagonist in the Tamil thriller Vishwaroopam (2013) and its sequel. Time magazine named him "the superstar of Indian arthouse cinema" while Maxim named him "the Sean Penn of Oriental cinema". for his work in parallel cinema films like English, August and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. He is also notable for his social activism: he participated in the relief efforts that followed the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and is also the founder of the anti-discrimination NGO, The Foundation.

<i>Mr. and Mrs. Iyer</i> 2002 film by Aparna Sen

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer is a 2002 Indian English-language drama film written and directed by Aparna Sen and produced by N. Venkatesan. The film features Sen's daughter Konkona Sen Sharma as Meenakshi Iyer, a Tamil Iyer Brahmin who is a Hindu. Rahul Bose portrays the character of Raja Chowdhury, a Bengali Muslim wildlife photographer. The story revolves around these two lead characters during a fateful bus journey amidst the carnages of a communal strife in India. Zakir Hussain, an Indian tabla maestro, composed the background score and music for the film; Goutam Ghose, a film director himself, was the cinematographer.

Chidananda Dasgupta

Chidananda Das Gupta was an Indian filmmaker, film critic, a film historian and one of the founders of Calcutta Film Society with Satyajit Ray in 1947. He lived and worked in Calcutta and Santiniketan.

Rajat Kapoor Indian film artist

Rajat Kapoor is an Indian actor, writer, screenwriter and film director. Kapoor was born in Delhi, India. As a child, he would watch films with his family and decided to become a filmmaker at the age of 14. He mainly focused on acting at first. In 2013 he joined the theatre group Chingari in Delhi, later moving to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

<i>Traffic Signal</i> (film) 2007 Indian film

Traffic Signal is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language social drama film co written, co produced and directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, starring Kunal Khemu, Neetu Chandra, Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead. Produced by Baldev and Kavita Pushkarna, and written by Sachin Yardi, it released on 2 February 2007. Bhandarkar won National Film Awards in 2007 as Best Director for this film, and Anil Moti Ram Palande, the first National Film Award for Best Make-up Artist.

Ranvir Shorey Indian actor

Ranvir Shorey is an Indian actor and former VJ. Since making his debut in Ek Chhotisi Love Story (2002), he has starred in a number of high-profile films such as Jism (2003) and Lakshya (2004). He has also starred in the critically acclaimed films such as Traffic Signal, Bheja Fry (2007) and the critical and commercial hit Mithya (2008).

<i>The Japanese Wife</i> 2010 Indo-Japanese romantic drama film directed Aparna Sen

The Japanese Wife is a 2010 Indian-Japanese romantic drama film directed by Bengali filmmaker Aparna Sen. It stars Rahul Bose, Raima Sen and Moushumi Chatterjee, and Japanese actress Chigusa Takaku in the title role. It is in English, Bengali and Japanese. The film was originally scheduled for release in October 2008, but the release was delayed until 9 April 2010.

<i>Aaja Nachle</i> 2007 film by Anil Mehta

Aaja Nachle is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language dance film produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Anil Mehta. It was released in India and the United States on 30 November 2007. The film stars Madhuri Dixit in her first film in five years after Devdas (2002), alongside Konkona Sen Sharma, Jugal Hansraj, and Kunal Kapoor in pivotal roles. The film opened to mixed-to-negative reviews and was declared a flop by Box Office India.

The 54th Idea Filmfare Awards ceremony, presented by The Times Group and Idea Cellular, was one of India's most prestigious awards ceremony, honoring the best Bollywood films of 2008. It took place on 28 February 2009 at the Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai. Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan hosted the show for the first part, while actresses Konkona Sen Sharma and Deepika Padukone hosted the show in the latter part. It was the first time that any of these actors hosted the awards ceremony. The ceremony was televised in India eight days later, on 8 March 2009.

<i>Iti Mrinalini</i> 2010 Indian film

Iti Mrinalini is a 2011 Indian drama film directed by Bengali filmmaker Aparna Sen. Sen collaborated with Ranjan Ghosh to write both the story and the screenplay. The film was produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni of Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt Ltd. Some critics consider it to be among her best work, ranking with Mr. and Mrs. Iyer and 36 Chowringhee Lane.

Ranjan Ghosh

Ranjan K Ghosh is a Bengali filmmaker based out of Kolkata, India. He made his directorial debut in 2014 with the critically acclaimed Hrid Majharey, a Bengali feature film starring Abir Chatterjee and Raima Sen.

<i>Ek Thi Daayan</i> 2013 Indian Hindi-language psychological horror film

Ek Thi Daayan is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language supernatural thriller film directed by Kannan Iyer, adapted from the short story Mobius Trips by Mukul Sharma. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin. The film is co-produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Vishal Bhardwaj and Rekha Bhardwaj. It was released on 19 April 2013 to positive reviews from critics and decent box-office collections.

<i>Goynar Baksho</i> 2013 Indian film

Goynar Baksho is a 2013 Bengali language Indian horror comedy film directed by Aparna Sen. The film is based on a novel Goynar Baksho and a short story Rashmonir Sonadana, both written by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay and published in Desh magazine. The film premiered in Kolkata on 12 April 2013.

Bhumi Pednekar Indian actress

Bhumi Pednekar is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. After working as an assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films for six years, she made her film debut as an overweight bride in the company's romantic comedy Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

<i>A Death in the Gunj</i> 2016 Indian film

A Death In The Gunj is a 2016 Indian drama film written and directed by Konkona Sen Sharma. It features an ensemble cast of Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Om Puri, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh and Ranvir Shorey.

The Rapist is an upcoming Indian Hindi drama film written and directed by Aparna Sen. Produced under the banner of Applause Entertainment, a Quest Films Pvt. Ltd. production, It stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Arjun Rampal and Tanmay Dhanania. The film chronicles the journey of three protagonists, whose lives are interlaced because of one horrific incident. It is scheduled to premiere under the 'A Window on Asian Cinema' section at 26th Busan International Film Festival to be held from 6 to 15 October 2021.

References

  1. "Interview with Pradeep Sarkar – Laaga chunari mein daag". Bolly Spice. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. "NDTV". 54th National Awards. Archived from the original on 12 June 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  3. "rediff.com". Top Bollywood Actresses. Archived from the original on 1 September 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2006.
  4. 1 2 "Filmfare Award 2018 Winners – List of Filmfare Award Winners". filmfare.com. Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  5. "Konkona Sen Sharma turns 34!". Rediff.com. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  6. Bhatia, Vivek (3 May 2012). "Mother's day out". filmfare.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  7. "bollywoodgate.com". Konkona's education. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 27 August 2007.
  8. "Standing ovation for Dev Anand". The Tribune. 30 December 2003. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  9. "filmfare.com". 80 Iconic Performance 9/10. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  10. "Filmfare – 80 Iconic Performances 9/10". Filmfare . 5 June 2010. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  11. "boxofficeindia.com". 2005 box office analysis. Archived from the original on 23 August 2007. Retrieved 27 August 2007.
  12. Kulkarni, Ronjita (7 February 2005). "Namesake is very uncannily my story!". Rediff.com . Retrieved 22 December 2007.
  13. "udc.edu". Film Index. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009.
  14. "IndiaFM". The director inside Konkona Sen. Archived from the original on 15 December 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2005.
  15. "ndtvmovies". Konkona wins best actress award in NYC. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2007.
  16. "Masand's Verdict: Traffic Signal". IBN Live. 2 February 2007. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  17. "indiafm.com". Life in a Metro status. Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 27 August 2007.
  18. "Movie Review:AAJA NACHLE". Madhuri spectacular in Aaja Nachle. Retrieved 30 November 2007.
  19. "Konkona's next a controversial film?". NewKarala.com. Retrieved 17 November 2008.
  20. Kazmi, Nikhat (8 January 2009). "The President Is Coming: Review". Time of India. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  21. 1 2 Maniar, Parag (14 December 2007). "Hard Luck, Tabu!". The Times of India . Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2007.
  22. Anupama Chopra (30 January 2009). "Movie Review: Luck By Chance". NDTV Movies. Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  23. Gaurav Malani (29 January 2009). "Movie Review: Luck By Chance". The Times of India . Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  24. Avijit Ghosh (2 October 2009). "Movie Review: Wake Up Sid". The Times of India . Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  25. Taran Adarsh (2 October 2009). "Movie Review: Wake Up Sid". Bollywood Hungama . Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  26. Saltz, Rachel (3 October 2009). "Career Woman Helps a Man-Child Grow Up". The New York Times . Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  27. Iyer, Meena (17 November 2009). "3 is company!". The Times of India . Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
  28. Dasgupta, Piyali (3 January 2009). "Konkona in her mother's next film". The Times of India . Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  29. Ganguly, Ruman; Sen, Zinia (20 September 2009). "Kolkata calling for Konkona". The Times of India . Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  30. "Konkona Sen Sharma, Ranvir Shorey in suspense-thriller". bollywoodhungama.com. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  31. Mukherjee, Roshini (12 January 2012). "Rahul Bose & Konkona Sen in Shesher Kabita". The Times of India . Archived from the original on 9 May 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  32. "Konkona, Kalki opposite Emraan in 'Daayan'". Indian Express . 20 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  33. "Emraan to play a magician in 'Ek Thi Daayan'". Bollywood Hungama . 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  34. "Aparna Sen to film "Goynar Baksho"". The Times of India . 2 August 2012. Archived from the original on 9 May 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  35. Iyer, Meena (22 September 2015). "Konkona Sensharma: My mother is shy around my son". Times of India . Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  36. "'Luckily', no stunts for Konkona Sen Sharma in 'Akira'". Times of India . 5 October 2015.
  37. "Mumbai Diaries 26/11 teaser: The story of first responders". The Indian Express. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  38. 1 2 "Konkona Sen Sharma: Roles may leave a mark that I'm not yet aware of". www.mid-day.com. 28 August 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  39. 1 2 "Konkona Sen Sharma: Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is Our Homage to Frontline Workers". News18. 9 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  40. Piyasree Dasgupta (31 March 2010). "Memory Central". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  41. "abuzzintown". Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  42. "'The Blue Mug' to tour 7 metros, abroad". in.com. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  43. "Telegraphindia". A quiet wedding for Konkona. Calcutta, India. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
  44. "TimesOfIndia". The Times of India . 16 March 2011. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  45. Sahadevan, Sonup (26 December 2015). "I hold myself responsible for my separation from Konkona, says Ranvir Shorey". The Indian Express . Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  46. Lalwan, Vickey (13 August 2020). "Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen Sharma get divorced: It's official - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  47. "Irrfan-Rahul swap roles". DNA India. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  48. "Sunny, Irrfan, Konkona in 'Right or Wrong". IndiaFM. Archived from the original on 9 September 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2007.
  49. Thakur, Shweta (24 November 2008). "It's action time in desert state". The Times of India . Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  50. "Aparna Sen and Konkona in Iti Mrinalini". ScreenIndia. Archived from the original on 25 September 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  51. "Eros Now's bittersweet drama 'A Monsoon Date' to premiere at Mumbai Film Festival – TelevisionPost: Latest News, India's Television, Cable, DTH, TRAI". 26 October 2018.
  52. "Konkona Sensharma, Bhumi Pednekar to play leads in Alankrita Shrivastava's next". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  53. Vivek, Arundhati (3 March 2021). "Aditi Rao Hydari shares still from her next Netflix titled 'Ajeeb Daastaans'; check out". Republic World. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  54. Dasgupta, Priyanka (6 September 2021). "Aparna Sen's 'The Rapist' to compete for Busan's Kim Jiseok award". Times of India. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  55. Bharadwaj, Raman, Scholarship, Kalki Koechlin, Konkona Sen Sharma, Yatin Karyekar, retrieved 26 January 2018
  56. "Filmfare: 'Jodha...' bags 5, Priyanka, Hrithik shine – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  57. Ek Thhi Naayka, Raj Singh Arora, Jaya Bhattacharya, Sumona Chakravarti, retrieved 26 January 2018CS1 maint: others (link)
  58. "Kadambari Devi's Suicide Note". www.storytel.com. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  59. "Big Star Entertainment Awards 2015 Nominations List". filmibeat.com. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  60. "Nominations for 11th Renault Sony Guild Awards | Latest Movie Features – Bollywood Hungama". 30 March 2016. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  61. "Zee Cine Awards 2016: Here are the nominations for the awards | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 22 May 2016. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  62. "Nominations 2016 – IIFA". 27 May 2016. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  63. "Critics' Award nominations for the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards". filmfare.com. Archived from the original on 20 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  64. "Star Screen Awards 2017: Dangal wins big, Vidya Balan-Rajkummar Rao named best actor and actress". India Today. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  65. "2018 Archives – Zee Cine Awards". Zee Cine Awards. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017.