Former Miss Universe, an actress, entrepreneur, single mother and what not! The gorgeous Sushmita Sen turns 41 today, though her looks reflect as if she is aging backwards. :p Fun apart, she has always been a woman ahead of her times and lived her life on her terms. An inspiration to many, a class apart and an epitome of grace since forever, this beauty from Bengal truly knows how to chase dreams and live them.

At a young age of 18, she won millions of hearts as she was crowned with the esteemed Miss Universe award, the first ever Indian to achieve so. She stepped into the starry yet struggling industry of Bollywood soon after winning the prestigious award. Not only did she impress us all with her natural yet extra-ordinary acting skills but also delivered some critically acclaimed performances. In the times, when her contemporaries opted to be safer and debuted with romantic films, Sushmita’s first film was a thriller, ‘Dastak’. Her acting voyage was full of bold choices; with commercial and critically successes like Biwi No. 1, Sirf Tum, Aankhen, Main Hoon Na, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? and Zindaggi Rocks.

Sushmita loves the essence of life and has always ensured to be herself. Full of self-confidence, this sheer elegant lady has never been pretentious and has openly been her real self about her life choices, personal life and films. She entered into a live-in relationship when they were not acceptable in the society.

At the age of 18, she knew that she would adopt a child whom she will name ‘Renee’. While she was on the epitome of success and popularity, she did exactly the thing what she said. She adopted a girl and named her as ‘Renee’. A few years later, she adopted yet another girl child, Alisah. She made these girls the priority of her life and raised them beautifully. Presently too, she is busy spending time with her family and is out of India.

Her fans believe that she deserved much more than she achieved in her acting career and even find her better than Aishwarya Rai as an actress. Her unique voice is yet another USP of hers. She also turned entrepreneur as she opened I Am She, where she gave coaching to contestants for Miss Universe pageant.

A lady who wanted to be a mother but didn’t need a man for the same. A lady who is on a spree to live all her dreams. A young-hearted girl who won’t marry just for the sake of it but is rather waiting for the right man. A diva who has been an inspiration to innumerous people and is synonymous to courageous modern woman. Much love and power! Happiest Birthday Sushmita Sen!

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