Sushmita Sen at Shobha De’s book S’ Secret launch. Sen was born to a Bengali Hindu family. Her father, Shubeer Sen, was a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander and her mother, Subhra Sen, was as a fashion artist and jewelry designer. She has a brother, Rajeev Sen, and a sister, Neelam Sen. She was born in St.Theresa’s hospital, Hyderabad, and grew up in New Delhi. She attended school at the Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute. She graduated from Maitreyi College, Delhi. In 2000, she adopted a daughter, named Renee. Later she adopted a three month old girl and named her Alisah.