YOUR FIRST HOUSE STICKS WITH YOU
Amrita grew up in Colonia NJ, a small town by most standards. Her house was about 1500 square feet and most times there were about 8-15 people living in it. As much as she tried to keep her oil painting apparatus away from the family crowds, it was hard not to encroach on other people’s space. Amrita would often recall searching for calm and stability as a kid. There were some open spots in the house that had great potential to offer this – one being the dining room. Her little brother would sit and contemplate, something she wanted to do, but couldn’t. Amrita says she remembers her reflection being so cute, she wanted to capture it.
In this picture you will also see her favorite tree on the bottom right hand corner. Her favorite tree was cut down abruptly without much explanation but she managed to get the image back somehow through this painting. Many years later, Amrita’s husband suggested they put an expensive frame on it to celebrate what the tree meant to her and what her little brother meant to Amrita. It is hanging in the family eating area in their home in Los Angeles.
AMRITA SEN ART FEATURED IN
Amrita has collaborated with wellness company RoundGlass, where she is brining to market new music alongside a curated playlist on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.
RoundGlass is a wellbeing company that aims to revolutionize people’s wellbeing through a combination of technology, world-class expert-driven content, and immersive experiences. The Music Collective is the latest addition to its extensive offer portfolio, which will create a repository for music that can be used for mindfulness and meditation
FILM AND TELEVISION
In her film and TV production company, Amrita is executive producing the Indian adaptation of John Le Carre’s The Night Manager, starring Anil Kapoor, for Disney Plus Hotstar.
Amrita has a production slate deal with Roth Kirschenbaum films and Bollywood megastar Saif Ali Khan. Amrita is also producing a feature film with Roth Kirschenbaum films and the WWE, starring John Cena and Tiger Shroff, among other high-budget Hollywood Bollywood films slated for release in 2023.
Most recently, Amrita has signed an exclusive producing deal for all Bollywood crossover films with one of India’s largest vertically integrated studios – Pooja Entertainment. Upcoming projects include multi-language films with leading talent Tiger Shroff and Akshay Kumar, to name a few.
As a girl, I also loved to draw as much as I’d like to sing and play the piano. I watched my mother draw Indian folk dancers on wooden boards. She would come up with so many characters, but none of them had names. They all had big eyes and lots of jewelry on their clothes and in their hair. It was not like the art I was used to seeing in the history books in school. But I knew it was just as important and historical. She drew the art that was passed to her for generations. She taught me how to draw the way I draw.
PRODUCTS DESIGNED BY AMRITA SEN
Inspired by her Indian heritage, Amrita has ventured into furniture and fashion design, drawing on ornate patterns from her home country to create intricate pieces for homes and outerwear. Products from Amrita Sen Designs have retailed at Wayfair, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath and Beyond, Shop NBC, Dillard’s Nordstrom and Pier 1. Amrita Sen Designs also houses Sen’s own cosmetics brand, BollyDoll; she has created collections with MAC Cosmetics.
About the shop
My name is Amrita Sen and I am an Indian artist, musician, and story teller. My parents immigrated from Kolkata, India, when I was 4 years old. I started singing at a very early age. And I really loved to draw and paint. As an immigrant kid, I always knew that it was my job to make money. However, I always wondered what it would be like to be a professional singer and to commercialize my art.