Rimi Sen (born 21 September 1981) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.


Sen was born as Shubhomitra Sen in Kolkata, West Bengal. She completed her schooling from Bidya Bharati Girls' High School in the year 1998.[citation needed] She completed her graduation in Commerce from University of Calcutta.[1]


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 offers for films started rolling in.[1]

Rimi made her debut as a lead actress in the Telugu movie Nee Thodu Kavali. Her debut Hindi film, Vijay Galani's Hungama, released in 2003. It was a comedy film, in which she co-starred with Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, and Paresh Rawal.

She followed it with appearances in big budget movies like Dhoom (2004), Kyon Ki (2005), Garam Masala (2005) and Golmaal (2006). She also did a cameo in the 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 and Horn Ok Pleasse in 2009. All three of these films were box office disasters. After these films, her career has declined.

She further appeared in the films Thank you and Shagird in 2011 and both the films were declared box office failures.

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.

Reality TV

Rimi was a celebrity contestant in the ninth season of the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother, Bigg Boss.[2] It went aired in October 2015.[3] Rimi entered the house with Suyyash Rai as her partner for the show; however, her pairing was revised on Day 5 where Rochelle Rao was chosen as her new partner. She was evicted after staying in the house for 7.5 weeks.[4]

Year Show Role
<center>Bigg Boss 9 <center>Contestant - Evicted on Day 50


Year Film Role Language Other notes
2000Paromitar Ek Din Niece of Paromita's First Husband Bengali A Film By Aparna Sen
2002Nee Thodu Kavali Sindhu Telugu
2003 Hungama Anjali Hindi
Baghban Payal Malhotra Hindi
2004 Sajani Priya Bengali
Dhoom Sweety Dixit Hindi credited as Rimii
Swapner Din Ameena Bengali
2005 Andarivaadu Swetha Telugu credited as Remmi Sen
Garam Masala Anjali Hindi
Kyon Ki Maya Hindi
Deewane Huye Paagal Tanya/Natasha Mulchandani Hindi
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Anjali Hindi
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Niraali Hindi
Dost - My Best Friend Hindi Stalled
Dhoom 2 Sweety Dixit Hindi Special Appearance
2007 Hattrick Kashmira Hindi
Johnny Gaddaar Mini Hindi credited as Rimi
2008 De Taali Kartika/Anjali Hindi
2009 Sankat City Mona Hindi
Horn 'Ok' Pleassss Ria/Sia (dual role) Hindi
Yahan Ke Hum Sikander Hindi Stalled
2011 Thank You Shivani Hindi
Shagird Varsha Mathur Hindi credited as Rimi


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rimi Sen: Acting cannot be taught. Retrieved on 16 May 2011.
  2. Rimi Sen in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble. The Times of India.
  3. Took up ‘Bigg Boss’ to reconnect with fans: Dhoom girl Rimi Sen. The Indian Express (12 October 2015).
  4. Bigg Boss 9: Rimi Sen evicted from the show?. Retrieved on 1 December 2015.

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