Riya Sen Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 43 Years
Husband: Shivam Tewari
Marriage Date: 16 August 2017

Riya Sen

Full NameRiya Sen Dev Varma
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 155 cm
in meters- 1.55 m
in feet inches- 5’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-26-34
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 January 1981 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2024)43 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
SchoolLoreto House, Kolkata
College/Institute• Rani Birla Girls' College, Kolkata
• National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduate
• Course in Fashion Designing
DebutBollywood (as a child artist): Vishkanya (1991)
Riya Sen Bollywood debut as a child artist - Vishkanya (1991)
Tamil Film: Taj Mahal (1999)
Riya Sen Tamil film debut - Taj Mahal (1999)
Bollywood (as an actress): Style (2001)
Riya Sen Bollywood debut as an actress - Style (2001)
Bengali Film: Mone Pore Tomake (2001)
Malayalam Film: Anandhabhadram (2005)
Riya Sen Malayalam film debut - Anandhabhadram (2005)
Hollywood: It Was Raining That Night (2005)
Telugu Film: Nenu Meeku Telusa...? (2008)
Riya Sen Telugu film debut - Nenu Meeku Telusa...? (2008)
Oriya Film: My Love Story (2013)
Riya Sen Oriya film debut - My Love Story (2013)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesSwimming, Doing Yoga, Listening to Music, Dancing, Painiting
Riya Sen's painting
Awards2012- Star Guild Bengali Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in 'Noukadubi'
ControversyOnce an MMS of her and her boyfriend, Ashmit Patel was leaked, which went viral on the Internet. MMS showed the pair in compromising positions in a hotel bedroom.
Boys, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsJohn Abraham (Actor)
Riya Sen with John Abraham
Ashmit Patel (Actor)
Riya Sen with Ashmit Patel
Salman Rushdie (Novelist, Rumoured)
Riya Sen rumoured affair with Salman Rushdie
Yuvraj Singh (Cricketer)
Riya Sen with Yuvraj Singh
Sreesanth (Cricketer)
Riya Sen with Sreesanth
Shivam Tewari
Marriage Date16 August 2017
Husband/SpouseShivam Tewari
Riya Sen with her husband Shivam Tewari
ParentsFather- Bharat Dev Varma
Mother- Moon Moon Sen (Actress, Politician)
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Raima Sen (Actress)
Riya Sen with her parents and sister Raima Sen
FoodBlack Cod Fish, Mexican Chicken
Film(s)Titanic (1997), Gone with the Wind (1939)
CarPorsche Cayenne
Travel Destination(s) London, Paris
Style Quotient
Car(s) CollectionTata Indica, Ford Ikon, Audi A4

Riya SenSome Lesser Known Facts About Riya Sen

  • Does Riya Sen smoke?: Yes
  • Does Riya Sen drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Riya’s father “Bharat Dev Varma” belongs to Tripura’s royal family.
  • She hails from a family of actors as her grandmother “Suchitra Sen” was a Bengali and Hindi film actress. Her mother “Moon Moon Sen” was also an actress and her sister “Raima Sen” is a model and actress as well.

    Riya Sen grandmother Suchitra Sen

    Riya Sen’s grandmother Suchitra Sen

  • Her mother is actively involved in politics and has also served as a Member of Parliament from Bankura, West Bengal Constituency on a TMC (Trinamool Congress) ticket.

    Riya Sen's mother Moon Moon Sen campaigning in Bankura

    Riya Sen’s mother Moon Moon Sen campaigning in Bankura

  • Riya and her sister “Raima Sen” use the surname of her maternal grandmother “Suchitra Sen.”
  • She made her first on-screen appearance in 1991 as a child artist in the Bollywood film ‘Vishkanya’ as Young Nishi.
  • At the age of 16, Riya got recognition as a model from Falguni Pathak‘s music video ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi’ in 1998.
  • She has endorsed various products and brands like Lakme, Keo Karpin Body Oil, Reliance, Nirma Lime Fresh Soap, Close Up Toothpaste, Colgate Toothpaste, Gitanjali Jewellery, Dabur Vatika Hair Oil, Limca, Agni Jewellery, etc.
  • She has also modeled for various popular fashion designers like Ritu Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla, Raghuvendra Rathore, Ranna Gill, JJ Valaya, Arpan Vohra, etc.

    Riya Sen ramp walk for designer Arpan Vohra

    Riya Sen ramp walk for designer Arpan Vohra

  • Riya is trained in Kathak dance and is still pursuing it under ‘Vijayshree Chaudhury.’
  • She got a breakthrough role in 1999 in the Tamil film ‘Taj Mahal’ as Machakanni.
  • She also acted in the short film ‘Lonely Girl’ (2017) as Radhika Kapoor and in a web series ‘Ragini MMS: Returns’ (2017) as Simran.
  • Riya Sen has worked in various languages like Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam, English, Telugu, and Oriya.
  • During the shooting of ‘Shaadi No. 1’ (2005) in France, she got unconscious after being accidentally run over by the motorbike of a stuntman, but she was not injured seriously.

    Riya Sen in 'Shaadi No. 1' (2005)

    Riya Sen in ‘Shaadi No. 1’ (2005)

  • The public persona of “Riya Sen” is compared to her mother “Moon Moon Sen”, who was seen as a sex symbol of her time.
  • Riya underwent a detoxification period in 2007 in Bangkok for addiction to chocolates.
  • In 2007, Femina Magazine ranked her ninth among ’50 Most Beautiful Women.’
  • She was one of the jury members of ‘Mr India 2008’ contest finale.
  • She has appeared on the cover of various magazines like ‘Enlighten India’, ‘T3’, ‘Stylespeak’, etc.

    Riya Sen appearance on T3 magazine cover

    Riya Sen appearance on T3 magazine cover

  • Riya has been working as an activist and appeared in an AIDS awareness music video with the aim of dispelling popular myths about AIDS.
  • By the year 2017, she was the only female face to be featured on the annual calendar for five consecutive years, i.e., from 2003 to 2007.
  • She is a certified yoga teacher and trainer.

    Riya Sen's Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Certificate

    Riya Sen’s Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Certificate

  • Riya is an avid dog lover.

    Riya Sen loves dogs

    Riya Sen loves dogs

  • On 17 November 2022, she joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Akola during the Maharastra leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra following which pictures and videos of the actress walking along with Rahul Gandhi went viral on social media.