Raima’s father, Bharat Dev Varma, is a member of the royal family of Tripura. Her paternal grandmother Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar.
Ila Devi’s younger sister, Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur.
Her paternal great-grandmother, Indira, was the only daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda.
She is attributed as Raima Sen on-screen, which is from her mother’s maiden name, while in official papers, her surname is Dev Varma.
Her grandmother, Suchitra Sen, is a popular Bengali actress and was once regarded as ‘Mahanayika’ of Bengali cinema.
Raima Sen’s Grandmother, Suchitra Sen
Once in an interview, she revealed that she has a screen-test phobia and she missed out several films from prominent directors in Bollywood because of her phobia.
In 2014, she played the lead role in the Bengali movie “Hrid Majharey,” which is the first Bengali movie based on the works of William Shakespeare. Through the film, she paid the tribute to the 450th year of birth of the Bard. Its screenplay is also included in the prestigious UGC Literature Archive.
She is said to resemble her grandmother, Suchitra Sen, rather than her sister and mother.
She has received Bengal Film Journalist’s Association Award for the Most Promising Actress for the movie “Nishi Japan” in 2006.