Tillotama Shome Wiki, Age, Husband, Bio & More

Tillotama Shome is an Indian actress who predominantly works in English and Hindi films. She is best known for her act in A Death in the Gunj (2016), Sir (2018), Monsoon Wedding (2001), and Delhi Crime Season 2 (2022). She is also a part of the Bengali, Punjabi, and Nepali film industries.

Tillotama has spent almost 16 years as a leading actress in both Hollywood and Bollywood, showcasing her outstanding talent. In 2021, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 63rd Filmfare Awards for her performance in the film “A Death in the Gunj”.

In addition, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress at the 66th Filmfare Awards for portraying the commendable role of Ratna in Sir.

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Family Background

Tilottama Shome was born on 25 June 1978 in Kolkata, West Bengal in a Bengali Kayastha family. Her father’s name is Anupam Kumar Shome and her mother’s name is Baishakhi Shome.

Her childhood was spent in various cities in India as her father was in the Indian Air Force. She has a younger brother and her brother’s name is Gaurav Shome.

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Tilotma Som completed his early studies in Kolkata. She did her graduation and post-graduation in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi and during this time joined Arvind Gaur’s Asmita Theater Group.

In addition, she went to New York City to pursue a Master’s in Educational Theater from The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

She worked as a teaching artist at Creative Arts, an organization in New York that delivers social awareness messages through theater and teaches theater to inmates in the US.

Personal Life

Tilottama met Jaya Bachchan’s nephew Kunal Ross at his cousin’s house. At that time she did not know that Kunal was related to the Bachchan family and when she asked Kunal about it, he said that he did not think it important to mention it.

Kunal was earlier working for an advertising firm in Dubai but now has an online coffee business TheIndianBean.com.

Tilottama Shome married Kunal Ross on March 29, 2015. He is the nephew of the famous Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan.

The entire Bachchan family including Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek, Aishwarya, Shweta, and Aaradhya were part of the massive wedding ceremony that took place in Goa.

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Tillotama Shome Bio

Real NameTillotama Shome
DebutFilm- Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Date of Birth (DOB)25 June 1978 (Sunday)
Age45 Years (As of 2023)
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac SignCapricorn
HobbiesCooking, Traveling, Reading, Theatre Plays

Physical Attribute

Height (approx.)161 (in centimeters)
1.61 (in meters)
5′ 3″ (in feet & inches)
Weight (approx.)52 (in kilograms)
115 lbs (in pounds)
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack

Family & Husband

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsKunal Ross (Businessman)
Husband/SpouseKunal Ross (Businessman)
Marriage Date29 March 2015 (Sunday)
ChildrenDaughter-Not Known
Son-Not Known
FatherAnupam Kumar Shome
MotherBaishakhi Shome
SisterNot Known
BrotherGaurav Shome (Younger)

Education Details

SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityNew York University, New York
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
Education QualificationMasters in English Literature
Masters in Educational Theatre

Social Media Info

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Shome made her film debut in 2001 with director Mira Nair’s romance film Monsoon Wedding, in which she played the role of Alice. This film also featured Naseeruddin Shah and Lillete Dubey.

In the year 2009, Shome starred as a nun in Claire McCarthy’s Australian film The Waiting City. She played a social worker in Italo Spinelli’s social awareness film Gangor, which was based on the novel by Mahasweta Devi.

In 2012, Shome appeared as Rani in Kaushik Mukherjee’s Bengali film Tasher Desh. Thereafter she appeared in various films including Shadows of Time, Turning 30, Shanghai, Budhia Singh – Born to Run, etc.

In the year 2023, she appeared in the Netflix movie named “Tooth Pari: When Love Bites”, in which she played the character of Meera.

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Some Interesting Facts About Tillotama Shome

  • She made her acting debut in 2021 in Mira Nair’s film Monsoon Wedding. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $30 million against its $1.2 million budget, winning the Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival and receiving a Golden Globe Award nomination.
  • Her outstanding portrayal of a girl growing up as a boy in the film Qissa won her the Best Actress award in the New Horizons competition of the 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
  • Tillotama was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in A Death in the Gunj (2016) and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics) for her act in Is Love Enough: Sir (2018).
  • In the year 2021, she won the Best Actor Award at the UK Asian Film Festival for her film Raahgir: The Wayfarers (2019), directed by Goutam Ghosh.
  • Tilottama Shome played the role of a serial killer in season 2 of the crime drama series Delhi Crime (2022), released on Netflix. She gained a lot of praise from the audience for her performance in the series.
  • In April 2021 he was featured on the cover of Filmfare magazine along with actresses Alaya F and Taapsee Pannu.
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