|Meaning of “Koena”||A river in India|
|Date of Birth||7 Jan 1985|
|Birth Place||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Eye colour||Light brown|
|First movie||Road |
Biography & trivia
* Koena Mitra was born on 7th Jan 1984 in Kolkata to a Bengali family.
* Koena Mitra attended “South Point High School” & “Lady Brabourne College”, Calcutta.
* She got graduation degree in Psychology from Kolkatta university.
* Mitra was trained with the Mamata Shankar ballet troupe for 12 years.
* Koena was trained in Indian classical and western dance for about 12 years.
* Her other interests include playing basketball, tennis and swimming.
* She confesses that she never aspired to be an actress and always wanted to be an athlete. She later developed interest for fashion, if not an actress, she would have been a Fashion designer.
* She started her career at the very early age as a model, Koena won “Gladrags Mega Model India 2003” and became 1st runner up of “Miss Intercontinental”.
* She endorsed products like ACP Whisky, Miranda, Maruti Alto, Clinic All Clear etc.
* She worked for several music videos including Stereo Nation’s Ishq, Aaj ki Raat, Akh Teri & Channo.
* She recovered from the near-fatal accident that took place when she was returning to Mumbai from Pune on Sunday morning. [Mar 2007]
* It was reported that she has undergone plastic surgery to modify her Lips & Nose, but not happy with that.
* Two unknown guys tried to shoot a video of Koena when she was sunbathing by a pool in J W Marriott hotel in Juhu without Koena’s knowledge. Later they were thrown out of the hotel since she didn’t press for police action. [June 2007]
* She was trained in Ju Jitsu & Tai Chi for her role in the film ‘Karna’, in that film she plays a rural woman with superpowers in the film.
* Her name “Koena” is a name of a river in India.
* Koena Mitra’s first break in Bollywood was in Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Road’.
* In 2000s decade she appeared in major commercial films like Road in 2002 alongside Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Bajpai and Antara Mali, Dhool in 2003, Shaadi No. 1 in 2005, Insan alongside Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devagan, Tusshar Kapoor and Esha Deol, Apna Sapna Money Money in 2006, Heyy Babyy in 2007, Ayan in 2009 alongside Surya and Tamannaah.
“I can’t understand why being single for an actress, who is perceived to be hot, is such a difficult thing for people to accept.”
“My boyfriend found my success hard to digest. I therefore decided to not to continue doing things that would only satisfy his ego. After sometime I felt he was becoming a burden on me. I was finding it difficult to answer all his nagging questions. ”
“Yes, I did meet Dhoni at Sapna’s salon, but I am not seeing him!, Honestly, I’m not a fan of the game. I’m only really aware of players like Rahul Dravid and a few others because I watch their commercials on television. Other than that, I don’t care.” [About relationship with Dhoni]
“Yes, I’ll definitely get married, but the time has not yet come.”
“Post marriage, I would prefer to give ample time to my hubby and household work rather than working in films. I would quit Bollywood the moment I decide to tie the knot.”
“Spirituality is a very relative term. It is more of a personal belief. I believe in Ma Kali and Durga. If I am in Mumbai I visit the temple every Saturday. It is like a feel good factor. Having said that, I don’t think people who go to temples are more religious or something.”
“If you are launched in a biggie like a Karan Johar movie, small producers will be scared to approach you”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||2002||Road||Rajat Mukherjee||Antara Mali,Vivek Oberoi|
|2||2004||Musafir||Sanjay Gupta||Sanjay Dutt,Anil Kapoor|
|3||2005||Insan||Krishna Vamsi||Tusshar Kapoor,Akshay Kumar|
|4||2005||Blackmail||Anil Devgan||Suniel Shetty,Ajay Devgn|
|5||2005||Shaadi No. 1||David Dhawan||Esha Deol,Fardeen Khan|
|6||2005||Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena||Suparn Verma||Kay Kay Menon,Fardeen Khan|
|7||2006||Apna Sapna Money Money||Sangeeth Sivan||Celina Jaitley,Ritesh Deshmukh|
|9||2007||Cash||Anubhav Sinha||Sunil Shetty,Ajay Devgn|
|10||2007||Heyy Babyy||Sajid Khan||Vidya Balan,Akshay Kumar|
|11||2007||Aggar||Anant Mahadevan||Shreyas Talpade,Tusshar Kapoor|
|12||2008||Anamika||Anant Mahadevan||Dino Morea,Minissha Lamba|
|13||2009||Ayan||K. V. Anand||Tamannaah,Surya|
|14||2009||Asal||Saran||Sameera Reddy,Ajith Kumar|