Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sister Act.

The Sen sisters strolled the ramp at a recent fashion show in Kolkata. Riya appeared as a radiant Rajasthani bride in a rich hued lehnga by Sreyas Goenka. The jewelry was very Jodhaa Akbar in my mind. Riya was equally lovely in a more subdued but no less elegant black sari by Manoj Agarwal.
Raima walked for designer Sandeep Baltani. These girls look fantastic in earthy tones and neutrals. Is it just me, or does that ruffle remind anyone of Queen Elizabeth I? Speaking of royalty, the Sen sisters are the great-granddaughters of Indira Raje of Cooch Behar. The girls adopted their mother, actress Moon Moon Sen's surname. Their father, Habi, was the son of Ila Devi, Indira Raje's eldest daughter and sister to the late Maharani Gayatri Devi.
Photos: Reuters Pictures.


shreya said...

another piece of info, MoonMoon Sen happens to be the daughter of the legendary Bengali actress, Suchitra Sen, who now lives completely away from the public eye. Suchitra Sen is still considered, one of the greatest bengali actresses of all times and is the first Indian actress to receive an award at any international festival (best actress, Moscow Film Festival,1963). she is also considered as one of the most beautiful women India has ever produced. Raima and Riya are beauties, thoroughly justified!

desipolitan said...

Thanks, Shreya! I didn't realize their acting genes went as far back as their Grandmother. Great to know.