Sushmita Sen adopted a baby girl, Renee in 2000 and became a mother to her. Later on, in 2010 she adopted another kid, Alisah. A doting mom to her daughters, she keeps giving glimpses into her personal life to her fans through social media regularly. She has always been vocal about her love for her daughters.
Recently in an interview, Sushmita opened up about how becoming mother changed her life.
“The wisest decision I made at the age of 24 was to become a mother. It stabilized my life. People think it was a great act of charity and wonderful action but it was self-preservation. It was me protecting myself,” Sushmita said.
Talking about motherhood, Sushmita said that she has given birth to her daughters from her heart and not womb, reports India Today. “In the natural birth, the mother and the child connect through the umbilical cord but in adoption, the mother and the child are connected by this higher power, a connection that you cannot cut off. I have had the privilege of experiencing it twice. To become a mother who has given birth from the heart. I have not missed a day of feeling the joy of motherhood,” she said.
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#milestone ❤️Alisah’s last day in #grade4 😊😍❤️her Renee didi & I couldn’t be prouder!!🤗 She’s not only done VERY well in her academics but also earned the love & respect of her teachers & peers for being committed, strong willed & compassionate❤️👍😍#sharing #love #pride #accomplishments #happiness #gratitude 🤗💃🏻On to Grade 5 Alisah!! My #duggadugga 🌈I love you guys!!!!💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
Sushmita also said that adopting a daughter at such a small age was a call from her heart. “Doing something that encompasses your heart, your calling always makes sure that you stay true to your DNA and who you are. Yes, the tough part was to do that at the age of 24-year-old when I was at the top of my game in my career. Being an actress is a challenging job. It is a very self-centered job. You have to be all about yourself. Your vanity has to be at its highest for you to be successful. But I am proud of the 24-year-old because I could have delayed the process, ignore the calling but I didn’t do that,” said Sushmita Sen.
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My kinda celebration!!!😄❤️👏💋 I had just landed from Dubai & was heading out to Goa in a few hours…had no idea of this beyond adorable surprise!!!😄😍❤️🤗 All heart & some off key singing 😅💋❤️ Thank you my Rooh @rohmanshawl , Maa @pritam_shikhare , Teacher @nupur_shikhare & my Angels Renee & Alisah for making the #missuniverse1994 #silverjubilee celebration, EVERYTHING I could ever wish for!!!💋❤️I LOVE YOU😍🤗😁#sharing #blessings #happiness #simplicity #poweroflove #gratitude #duggadugga #mmuuuaah 💃🏻🤗😁 INDIA ❤️
She said she is thankful to her daughters for loving her back the same.
“The rest of it I give credit to my children because the truth is I chose them, they didn’t choose me. They didn’t have a say in it. Now, when my Renee is almost 20 and Alisah is 10, I get a feeling that they are choosing me back, which is a great feeling,” said the actress.
Sushmita Sen has time and again proved to be a true inspiration for many! We hope she keeps motivating people around the world for many more years to come!