Konkona Sen Sharma- scintillating saga of acting
It won’t be an exaggeration stating that Konkona reigns supreme amongst the bevy of beauties offered by Bengal. Despite, not being an illustration of Hellenic splendor; the actress’s vibrantly expressive eyes shimmering with natural wonder are possessions worth boasting of. Born on the 3rdof December to the vivacious Bengali actress Aparna Sen & writer cum journalist Mukul Sharma; Konkona had genetic claim to acting and gift of expression. Incidentally, the renowned professor & film critic Chidananda Dasgupta happens to be the scintillating actor performer’s maternal grandfather.
With her acting brilliance permeating the areas of celluloid in addition to stage, Konkona etched her entry into filmdom way back in 1983- (with the Bengali film ‘Indira’ portraying the prolific actress in a childish mould). While ‘Picnic’ & ‘Amodini’ showcased her acting acumen as a growing teenager; her full-fledged dash into stardom began with the Bengali entertainer ‘Ek je Aachey Kanya’. Sharing her screen presence with the seasoned cast of Sabysachi Chakraborty, Arjun Chakraborty & Debashree Roy- the thrilling flick testifies to Konkona’s multi dimensional acting spree. Released in 2001, the movie had lots to offer on counts of Konkona’s versatility. The phase following 2001 saw the actress delineating wonderfully in ‘Titli’- an offering from Rituparno Ghosh’s arthouse. The film had the actress sharing screen space with her mom- Aparna Sen in addition to the veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty. Another offering from Rituparno Ghosh’s genre- “Dosor” also testified to Konkona’s effortless tale of natural acting.
‘Mr. & Mrs. Aiyer’- one of Aparna Sen’s directorial ventures, had Konkona escalating heights of glory. Depicted as a South Indian homemaker, the actress’s efficiency in handling the trademark accent was remarkable. Much to the delight of critics and urbanized audience; the film unraveling the plight of a young mother in course of a dramatic bus journey, might have had an important message to offer. But the drama enacted on celluloid could take on a realistic aura on counts of Konkona’s acting. Making way for loads of accolades, Konkona was acknowledged with the much sought after “National Award”.
Soon to become part of another urbanized entertainer, Konkona’s role of a spirited photo journalist in ‘Page 3’ added to her base of recognition in the tinsel domain of Bollywood. In fact, Konkona’s foray into B town is marked by a string of successful performances in award winning roles. Ranging from ‘Life in a Metro’ & ‘Traffic Signal’ down to the more recently released ‘Wake up Sid’- Konkona had stellar roles to offer- delineating a wide assortment of characters with striking spontaneity and grace.
Having married Ranvir Shorey- a year old mom of a baby boy, still has fascinating sagas to relate with her scintillating acting.