Rohit wrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Konkona Sen Sharma was born on 3rd December 1979 in Delhi, India. She is the daughter of actress-writer-director Aparna Sen. Konkona's graduate degree was in English, from St. Stephen's College, Delhi in 2001. She was a student of the Modern High School for Girls, Calcutta, as well as the Calcutta International School. Konkona's maternal grandfather, Chidananda Dasgupta is a film critic, scholar, professor, writer and one of the co-founders of the Calcutta Film Society with Satyajit Ray and Harisadhan Dasgupta. Her grandmother Supriya Dasgupta is a cousin of legendary modern Bengali poet Jibanananda Das. Konkona's birth father, Mukul Sharma, is a science writer and journalist.
Sharma, who made her debut as a child artist in the film Indira (1983), made her adult debut in Ek Je Aachhe Kanya (2000). She gained attention with the English film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002), and received the coveted National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.
Her appearance in the film Page 3 (2005) gave her a wide recognition. Since then, she has starred in a number of films, most of which have been more critically than commercially successful. In 2007, she won her first Filmfare Award under the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in Omkara (2006), had her first commercial success with Life in a... Metro and has thus established herself as one of the finest actresses of the industry.
National Film Awards 2003, National Film Award for Best Actress, Mr and Mrs Iyer Filmfare Awards 2006, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, for Omkara 2007, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, for Life in a... Metro Zee Cine Awards 2005, Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut, Page 3 2006, Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Female, for Omkara AIFA Awards * 2007: Special Recognition Award - 15, Park Avenue
* 2002 , Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards : Best Actress for Ek Je Aachhe Kanya * 2007 , Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards : Most Outstanding Performance of the Year for 15, Park Avenue * 2007 , Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival : Best Actress for Dosar.
She’s currently shooting for “Right Ya Wrong” and Rituparno Ghosh’s “Sunglass”.