On my pinboard

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On my pinboard

Hailing from a family that  gave Indian cinema its share of actors, Raima Sen made her debut in the film 'Godmother', which was critically acclaimed.

Climbing the ladder, Raima was next seen in 'Daman' playing Raveena Tandon's daughter. Her role in the film was much appreciated by audience. Her performance in the Bengali film 'Chokher Bali' directed by Rituparno Ghosh rose the bar of her career. 'Parineeta', 'Antar Mahal' and 'Manorama Six Feet Under' are some of her most notable films.  

Raima will be next seen in 'Vodka Diaries', also starring  Kay Kay Menon and  Mandira Bedi.    

Inspiration
Moon Moon Sen
"My mother Moon Moon Sen has been an inspiration to me. I also look up to my father Bharat Dev Barma. He is a living encyclopedia. Ask him about anything and he will know it all. Both of them are headstrong, liberal and there is so much to learn from them. I have also admired my grandmother all my life. She was determined to achieve what she dreamt of."

Actor
Shah Rukh Khan
"He is one of the most romantic actors in the industry today. No one else seems to be as romantic an actor as he is. When he acts, it looks like he is truly in love. His great chemistry with his co-actors is something I admire the most. I also liked Ranbir Kapoor in 'Barfi' a lot.
Ranveer Singh and Aamir Khan are other two actors, whose work I appreciate."

Travel
Prague
"I love to travel. Visiting a place I have never been to is what travelling means to me. I am a beach and water person. I have recently been to Prague and I absolutely loved it. It was like a fairytale. Barcelona is another place, I would love to go back to. These two places are so picturesque and pleasing. My dream destination is Cuba and Istanbul. Every place has its own
signature. Travelling teaches one so much. I actually regret that I started travelling only when I was 21 years old."

Author
Ayn Rand
"I love reading autobiographies especially that of actors. Knowing about the world behind a colourful personality interests me a lot. Charlie Chaplin's 'My Autobiography' is a delightful read.
Non-fictional novels is another genre that catches my attention a lot. 'Fountainhead' by Ayn Rand is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I also like reading novels written by Jhumpa Lahiri."

Food
'Sheddho bhaat'
"'Sheddho bhaat' - boiled papaya, rice, potato and egg. I put lots of ghee in it or a few drops of mustard oil. That is my comfort food and a habit that I developed, thanks to my grandmother. I usually have it with pickle and a lot of green chillies."

Movie
Masoom
"My all-time favourite movie has to be 'Masoom'. I grew up watching this movie and I still cry when I watch it today. I have always been a fan of Shabana Azmi. Everything about this movie is so perfectly portrayed, be it the songs or the acting. I have a soft corner for content-based and real-life inspired movies. 'Aandhi' and 'Dangal' are two other movies I like."

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