Sushmita Sen was born on 19th November 1975. She is an Indian actress who appears in mainly Bollywood films. A former model, Sen was crowned Miss Universe in 1994. She was the first Indian woman to win the contest, and in 2010 she acquired the rights to send delegates from India to Miss Universe through a new pageant I Am She - Miss Universe India. After her reign as Miss Universe, Sushmita became an actress. Her debut film was "Dastak" in 1996, in which she played the victim of a stalker. She then starred in the 1997 Tamil blockbuster, Ratchagan. Two years later her appearance as Rupali in David Dhawan's movie "Biwi No.1" from that won her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in 1999. "Biwi No.1" was the second highest grossing movie of 1999. In the same year, she was also nominated for her role in Sirf Tum in the same category, making her an obvious choice for winner. She received critical acclaim and box office success for film "Aankhen".