Koena Mitra, started modelling at a very young age, right when she was in school, and was the cameraman's delight as she looked spectacular in every picture. In the year 2001, she bagged the beauty pageant, Gladrags Mega Model India. Koena became the talk of the town and one of the most sought-after models.
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Right after winning the Gladrags Mega Model India in 2001, she became one of the top 12 semifinalists of Miss Intercontinental Pageant in Germany, out of 84 countries. Being at No. 12 in the competition with 84 women from other countries is a huge achievement, by itself.
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Koena Mitra, also walked the ramp in many fashion shows in Milan and Beijing. Looking at the modelling success of Koena Mitra, big brands such as Clinic All Clear, Maruti Alto and several beauty brands contacted her to advertise their products, and she was seen in various commercials.
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With her career growing by the day, film-maker Ram Gopal Varma contacted her to feature in an item number for the movie, Road, starring Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali. In the year 2004, Koena Mitra debuted in Bollywood through the film, Musafir, starring Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy.
The success sounds like a dream isn't it? Unfortunately not!
After starring in a few more B-town flicks, Koena Mitra's career came tumbling down in an instant, all thanks to her infamous 'nose job'. She underwent a nose surgery which went horribly wrong as the surgery caused her bones to swell up. Because of this, she had to stay at home for six months and didn't make any public appearances.
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Right after her nose job episode, she was not offered roles in movies, and thus disappeared slowly from the industry. However, we're still hopeful that someday Koena Mitra will make a comeback in Bollywood and set the ball rolling!