01/8Riya Sen turns 39: The gorgeous gal nails it in bikinis, lingeries and other revealing outfits
One among the sexiest divas in the Indian showbiz world, Riya Sen is bold, beautiful and daring. Since her initial days in the showbiz world, the Bengali babe has been a hot favourite among the masses for her sizzling avatars both on & off the silver screen. Despite featuring in mainstream films for nearly two decades, she can still compete with any present-day heroine and give them a run for their money in terms of glamour show and emoting skills. The only Tollywood presence of the hot bombshell was in Manchu Manoj’s 2009 psychological-thriller ‘Nenu Meeku Telusa’.
Besides movies, Riya Sen is also a successful and popular personality in multiple mediums like modelling, fashion shows, music videos, television shows and magazine covers. She is a regular when it comes to flaunting her curvaceous figure in drool worthy outfits like bikinis, lingeries and swimsuits. Today (January 24) happens to the 39th birthday of Riya and on the occasion; scroll down to witness some of her smouldering hot photos.
02/8Hails from a popular family in Bengali cinema
Riya Sen is the daughter of famous Bollywood actress Moon Moon Sen and the granddaughter of Suchitra Sen, a legend in Bengali cinema. Her elder sister Raima Sen also happens to be a noted actress. In 2017, Riya tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Shivam Tewari in a hush-hush ceremony in Pune. While the couple got married in a traditional Bengali style, the attendees include only family members and a few friends. Shivam is a photography enthusiast.
03/8Began her career as a child artist in 1991
Before making her leading lady debut with Bharathiraja’s Tamil film ‘Taj Mahal’, Riya Sen appeared as a child artist in the Hindi fantasy film ‘Vishkanya’ (1991). The movie also marked the debut of Pooja Bedi as the female lead. In 1998, Riya shot to fame with the musical video of Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi by Falguni Pathak. During the shooting of the song, she was pursuing her education at National Institute of Fashion Technology. The peppy number is a hot favourite among the 90s kids.
04/8Acquired her first success with the low-budget sex comedy ‘Style’
Riya Sen was supposed to make her Bollywood debut with Love You Hamesha opposite Akshaye Khanna, but unfortunately, the film was shelved. Eventually, she made her lead debut with N Chandra’s sex comedy ‘Style’. While the film pioneered the trend of commercial success for small budget films in India, it also introduced talented actors like Sharman Joshi, Sahil Khan and Shilpi Mudgal to Hindi cinema. After a few bad outings, Riya returned to form with the surprise success of Jhankaar Beats, a musical comedy by Sujoy Ghosh.
05/8Trained in Kathak, kickboxing and belly dancing; also a certified yoga trainer
The bold diva is a trained professional in Kathak, kickboxing and belly dancing. A few years ago, she even became a certified yoga teacher and trainer. Sharing the news to her Instagram followers, she wrote “Hiya all ! as you know, Yoga has transformed my life and I am now a certified Yoga teacher and trainer! I take this opportunity to engage with you and help you transform your life through Yoga as well! (sic)” During the shooting of Shaadi No. 1 in France, Riya Sen was run over by a stuntman’s motorbike. Though she wasn’t seriously injured, she was knocked unconscious by the accident.
06/8Underwent a brief detoxification session for her addiction to chocolates
Riya Sen is addicted to chocolates. In 2007, she even underwent a brief detoxification session in Bangkok for the same, but it didn’t help. Opening up on the episode, she said “Chocolates are something which now I have resigned myself to. I have tried everything to get rid of the addiction, but now I have taken it in my stride. In fact I have two chocolates on getting up in the morning and my room is full of them. Even my mom and sister Raima have started gifting them to me as they are quite adjusted to my passio”.
07/8Hot favourite on Instagram with over a million followers
Right from an ethnic lehenga to a voluptuous bikini or sizzling monokini, Riya Sen certainly knows how to nail it in any outfit with utmost grace and captivating charm. Blessed with a well-toned body, the Ragini MMS actress has this habit of steaming up the cyberspace quite often with her jaw-dropping photo-sessions. The blonde beauty is also a favourite among top designers to walk down the ramp as she always scores high on fashion meters.
08/8Charitable side of Riya Sen
Besides mesmerising the viewers with her arresting beauty and solid emoting skills, Riya Sen also has a charitable side. She featured in Haath Se Haath Mila, an HIV/AIDS awareness music video and made several charity appearances to raise money for paediatric eye-care.