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Celebrate 30 years of 'Miss Universe' Sushmita Sen! From Main Hoon Na to Aarya, stream the best of beauty queen

Sushmita Sen's iconic roles celebrate her 30-year journey from Miss Universe to stellar actress.

Celebrate 30 years of 'Miss Universe' Sushmita Sen! From Main Hoon Na to Aarya, stream the best of beauty queen
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Last Updated: 10.28 PM, May 21, 2024


Sushmita Sen's remarkable career in entertainment boasts a wealth of captivating performances across several genres, and it's been 30 years since her famous triumph as Miss Universe in 1994. Thanks to her magnetic presence and impressive range, the actor has become a fan favourite in a wide variety of genres, including high-stakes heist films, touching romantic comedies, and revolutionary biographical dramas.

Viewers may relive her rise to fame as a stunning beauty queen and formidable actress through some of her most beloved films and shows, which are available on multiple OTT platforms. The roles that Sushmita has played—a resolute police officer, a strong mother, or a nuanced anti-heroine—keep drawing in and motivating viewers.

Sushmita Sen films and series to watch on OTT

Taali (JioCinema)


Ravi Jadhav's biographical drama Taali: Bajaungi Nahi, Bajwaungi is currently streaming on JioCinema. Sushmita Sen, who plays the role of transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant, takes centre stage as she details the life and fight of this Mumbai-based activist.

Aarya (Disney+ Hotstar)

Sandeep Modi (who also served as the series' director) and Vinod Rawat (who co-created the show with Madhvani) are the brains behind the crime-thriller drama series Aarya, which streams on Disney+ Hotstar. The Dutch drama series Penoza served as inspiration for the series, which stars Sushmita Sen in the titular role. The protagonist, Aarya, is a strong-willed lady who, after her husband's murder, decides to join a mafia organisation in order to exact revenge and defend her family. The show has received a nomination for best drama series at the International Emmy Awards.

Aarya Sareen is the protagonist of the series; she is a devoted wife and mother. But she is incredibly innocent and doesn't know that her husband is involved in an illicit enterprise. When pharma magnate Tej Sareen, Aarya's husband, dies under unclear circumstances, it causes chaos in their family. His entire family is a target for the drug mafia and criminal syndicates. As a result, Aarya becomes the mafia queen and pursues vengeance on her husband's killers; the show follows her rise to this position. On top of that, she is a full-time mom to her three children.

Aankhen (Prime Video and ShemarooMe [OTTplay Premium])

In the 2002 heist thriller Aankhen, directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Sushmita Sen, Paresh Rawal, and Aditya Pancholi were among the stars. Throughout his life, Vijay Singh Rajput (Bachchan) has worked as a bank teller. He is a dedicated yet erratic man. He decides to get even after his unfair dismissal by planning a bank robbery and recruiting three blind men—Kumar, Rampal, and Rawal—to pull it off without raising suspicion. Sushmita plays the role of a teacher at a school for visually impaired children, and she helps these three men prepare for the heist.

Samay: When Time Strikes (JioCinema)

Robbie Grewal directed the 2003 thriller Samay: When Time Strikes. Sushmita Sen and Sushant Singh are the lead actors in the film. Malvika Chauhan (Sushmita), an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), races against time to gather and decipher clues in order to solve multiple murders in the city.

Main Hoon Na (Netflix)

Gauri Khan produced Main Hoon Na in 2004 under Red Chillies Entertainment, and Farah Khan, making her directorial debut, directed it. Shah Rukh Khan, Suniel Shetty, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan, and Amrita Rao are the main stars of the film, with supporting roles played by Kirron Kher, Boman Irani, and Naseeruddin Shah. Major Ram Sharma (SRK) pretends to be a college student in order to elude capture. His dual professional and emotional missions include saving his general's daughter (Amrita) from a radical militant (Shetty) and reuniting with his long-lost half-brother (Zayed). Sushmita plays Miss Chandni, the college's chemistry professor.

Biwi No. 1 (Disney+ Hotstar)

David Dhawan directed the 1999 comedy Biwi No. 1, which is an adaptation of the 1995 Tamil film Sathi Leelavathi. Playing leading roles are Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Sushmita Sen, and Karisma Kapoor, with Saif Ali Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in cameo roles. The arrival of the youthful and contemporary Rupali (Sushmita) disrupts the settled lives of a contentedly married Prem (Salman).

Filhaal... (Prime Video)

Meghna Gulzar directed the romantic drama Filhaal... in 2002. Palash Sen, Sanjay Suri, Tabu, and Sushmita Sen are the stars. The film marked the directorial debut of Meghna Gulzar. Critics praised Sushmita Sen's acting in particular for the film. Throughout the film, the news that Rewa (Tabu) is sterile breaks her heart. As a result, Sia (Sushmita), her best friend, volunteers to carry the child.

Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (Disney+ Hotstar and Prime Video)

In 2002, Pankaj Parashar helmed the action thriller Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge. Salman Khan, Dia Mirza, and Sushmita Sen are the main actors in the movie. Villager Veer (Salman) becomes agitated due to the recurring nightmares that plague him. Following an attack on his wedding day, Veer confronts his parents, forcing them to reveal his true identity. Sushmita plays Mahek, Veer's former love interest, in the film.

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (Disney+ Hotstar)

David Dhawan directed the 2005 romantic comedy Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. The 1969 English film Cactus Flower served as inspiration for this adaptation. Sohail Khan, Arshad Warsi, Beena Kak, Rajpal Yadav, and Isha Koppikar provide supporting roles alongside Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen, and Katrina Kaif. The doctor, a suicidal patient, and his nurse are the three main female characters in the film. Orthopaedic surgeon Samir (Salman) is married, but that's only a lie he tells to keep women away. But when he falls in love with Sonia (Katrina), he has no choice but to fabricate a wife (Sushmita) and fake a divorce so he may marry the one he loves.

Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta (Disney+ Hotstar and Prime Video)

David Dhawan directed the fantasy comedy Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta (2001), featuring Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Rambha, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik, Mohnish Bahl, and Ashish Vidyarthi. It is based on the American film Liar Liar, which came out in 1997. Raj Malhotra (Govinda), a lawyer, succeeds in his career by consistently telling fibs. His wife (Sushmita) threatens to leave him unless he stops being dishonest, which irritates her greatly. His son's insistence on truthfulness at all times curses Raj to never lie. Truthfulness, however irritating at times, has its benefits, as Raj discovers soon enough.