Hometown: Kolkata, West Bengal
Education: PG In Psychology
Age: 36 Years
|Names Earned||‘The Saki Girl’|
|Famous For||Dancing in the item number ‘Saaki Saaki’ from the film “Musafir”|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.7 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Bollywood: Musafir (2004) as ‘Lara’
Tamil: Aasal (2010)
Bengali: Besh Korechi Prem Korechi (2015)
|Achievements||• Won the beauty pageant Gladrags Mega Model India in 2003
• First Runner-up Miss Intercontinental Pageant 2003
|Date of Birth||7 January 1984 (Saturday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||36 Years|
|Birthplace||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Hometown||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|School||South Point High School, Kolkata|
|College/University||• Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
• Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Los Angeles
|Educational Qualification||PG in Psychology|
|Political Inclination||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Hobbies||Swimming, Driving cars, Watching movies, Partying|
|Tattoo(s)||Chinese characters imbibed on the right side of her neck
|Controversies||• In 2019, Poonam Sethi filed a case against Koena claiming that Koena had borrowed money from Poonam and had failed to return it. Koena gave Poonam the check of Rs. 3 lakhs which bounced at the bank. Later, Poonam sent Koena a legal notice, to which Koena didn’t respond. After the hearing of the case, the metropolitan court held Koena guilty and sentenced her 6 months of simple imprisonment including the sum of Rs. 4.64 Lakh including the interest component of 1.64 Lakh, which she had to pay to Poonam. According to Koena, the case was completely fake and she was being framed in the matter.
• In August 2017, Koena Mitra was troubled by abusive calls from a person, who had been calling her from unknown numbers. Hence, she registered a case against the person, and the case was booked under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC.
• She was badly criticized for undergoing a disastrous nose job in 2010. Due to which, she lost many projects.
• In 2009, there were rumours that she took money for appearing in Jharkhand’s CM’s rally. But later CBI officials denied the rumours.
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father– Vishwanath Mitra (Chartered accountant)
Mother– Krishna Mitra (School Teacher)
|Siblings||She has a younger sister|
|Favourite Food||Bengali Cuisine, Mustard Prawn Curry, Grilled fish and chicken|
|Favourite Actor||Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan|
|Favourite Actress||Kajol, Madhuri Dixit|
|Favourite Singer||Kishore Kumar|
|Politicians||Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi|
|Favourite Sportsperson(s)||Mary Kom, Bajrang Punia|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Koena Mitra
- Koena’s name is the symbolism of the bond between her and her mother; as her name is derived from the Koyna River, a tributary of the river Krishna. Her mother’s name is Krishna.
- Koena Mitra started her career as a model when she was 14 years old.
- Koena has shot the commercials for various brands such as ACP Whisky, Mirinda, Clinic All Clear, and Maruti Alto and has walked the ramp for many fashion weeks in Milan and Beijing.
- Before starting her acting career, she was featured in the music videos of the songs such as Stereo Nation’s Ishq, Aaj Ki Raat, Akh Teri, and Channo by Jasbir Jassi.
- Koena Mitra started her filmy career with the item song “Khullam Khulla” in the film “Road” in 2002, but her official debut as a lead actor was in 2004 with the movie “Musafir.”
- After making her appearance in the “Saaki Saaki,” from the film “Musafir” (2004), she became very famous and entered the league of the girl-to-watch-out-for.
- In 2009, she appeared for the first time in a Tamil film “Ayan” (2009) in the item number ‘Honey Honey.’
- She is a fitness freak and also an animal lover. She is often seen posting her photos with the animals on her social media accounts.
- In 2010, Koena Mitra went under the knife and got a nose job done. However, it did not go well with her, and it became a topic of discussion for everyone, due to which, she was criticised and had to lose many projects at that time.
- In 2011 she went to Los Angeles to learn filmmaking and improve her acting skills. She spent four and a half years there and bagged a few projects in LA. Two of them are- “The Story of Naomi” and “Dark Romance.”
- She is highly religious and is a devotee of Goddess Durga and Lord Krishna.
- In 2019, Koena contested the reality TV show “Bigg Boss 13,” which was aired on Colors TV as a celebrity contestant of the show. Click here to check the complete list of Bigg Boss 13 contestants.
- Here’s an interesting video about Koena Mitra’s biography: