Career of Konkona Sen
Konkona Sen debuted as a child actress in the movie 'Indira' in 1983. In the year 2000, she acted in the Bengali movie 'Ek Je Aachhe Kanya' as Ria. In Rituparno Ghosh's Titli in 2001 she shared screen space with her mother Aparna Sen. The movie also had Mithun Chakraborty. Her first movie in Bollywood as an adult was with the Aparna Sen's movie 'Mr & Mrs Iyer' in 2002. The movie was a mega hit and Konkona receives rave reviews for her commendable performance. In the year 2005, Konkona played the role of Amu in Shonali Bose's 'Amu' (2005). She delivered a powerhouse performance in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Page 3' (2005) where she essayed the role of a disillusioned journalist. In Aparna Sen's '15 Park Avenue', she essayed the role of a schizophrenic patient. The movie also starred Shabana Azmias her older sister and Rahul Bose as her lover. After her two releases 'Mixed Doubles' and 'Yun Hota Tho Kya Hota', she gave her award winning performance in Vishal Bharadwaj's 'Omkara' as Langda Tyagi played by Saif Ali Kahn's wife, Indu.
After Madhur Bhandarkar's movie 'Traffic Signal' (2007), Konkona acted in the chartbuster 'Life in a Metro' (2007). Her next two movies 'Laga Chunari Mein Daag' with Rani Mukherjee (2007) and 'Aaja Nachle' (2007) with Madhuri Dixit both failed to do well at the box office. In 2009 she starred in the movie 'The President Is Coming.' She essayed the role of a struggling actress in the Zoya Akhtar's 'Luck by Chance' starring Farhan Akhtar. She acted opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Ayan Mukerjee's romantic comedy 'Wake Up Sid.' The movie was a hit and receives positive reviews from the audience. In 2010 she acted in the comedy flick 'Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge opposite Ajay Devgan and Paresh Rawal. She also acted in Neeraj Pathak's 'Right Yaa Wrong' where she played the role of a lawyer. Her latest movie in 2011 was '7 Khoon Maaf' and 'Mirch.'
Awards and Honours of Konkona Sen
Konkona has been honoured with several awards for her powerhouse performances in movies.
National Film Awards
2003: National Film Award for Best Actress, Mr and Mrs Iyer
2007: National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, Omkara
2007: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, for Omkara
2008: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, for Life in a... Metro
2008: Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, for Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
2008: IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award, Life in a... Metro
2002: Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards: Best Actress for Ek Je Aachhe Kanya
2003: Anandalok Awards: Critics Choice for Mr and Mrs Iyer
2005: Kalakar Awards: Best Actress for Page 3.
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
Filmography of Konkona Sen
1989 Picnic Daughter
2001 Ek Je Aachhe Kanya
2002 Titli, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
2004 Chai Pani Etc.
2005 Amu, Page 3, 15 Park Avenue
2006 Dosar, Mixed Doubles, Yun Hota To Kya Hota, Omkara, Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante, Karkat Rashi
2007 Traffic Signal, Meridian, Life in a... Metro, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Aaja Nachle
2008 Fashion, Dil Kabaddi, 8
2009 The President Is Coming, Luck by Chance, Wake up Sid
2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, Right Yaa Wrong, Mirch
2011 7 Khoon Maaf