Birth: 21-09-1981, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Rimi Sen is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.

 

She completed her schooling from Bidya Bharati Girls' High School in the year 1998. She completed her graduation in Commerce from University of Calcutta. She is trained in Odissi dance under eminent Kolkata-based Odissi exponent, Guru Aloka Kanungo.

 

Since childhood, Sen nursed the dream of becoming an actress. After completing her studies, she persuaded her mother to accompany her to Mumbai. She later said that she wasn't encouraged by anyone in her family except for her grandfather. After doing the rounds, she got into ads including one Coca-Cola ad with Aamir Khan. She was instantly noticed and her first offer for films started rollin in.

 

Rimi's debut film, Hungama was released in 2003. It was a comedy film in which she co-starred with Akshay Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Paresh Rawal with other popular actors.

 

She followed it with appearance in big budget movies like Dhoom (2004), Garam Masala (2005) and Golmaal (2006). She also did a cameo in 2006 film Dhoom 2, and followed it with Johnny Gaddaar alongside newcomer actor Neil Nitin Mukesh. In 2008, she appeared in De Taali and in Sankat City in 2009.

 

Rimi is currently going by the screen name Rimmi. She explains the name change as a career move: there are many other Sens working in Bollywood right now, and a single name may help her stand out from the crowd and stay apart from others.

 

In 2006, Sen made racist comments about black African people in an online interview about a film. Sen's comments were condemned by human rights and anti-racism organisations in India and abroad and has not apologised for her comments. Ever since she commented this, her career has suffered, but has still been able to hold on to her role in the Dhoom series.