Tillotama Shome made her film debut with director Mira Nairâ€™s romantic movie â€˜Monsoon Weddingâ€™ where she played a supporting role as Alice with Naseeruddin Shah and Lillete Dubey in 2001. Then she appeared in several movies most of which got positive remarks at the box office. In 2009, the actress played a nun in the Australian film â€˜The Waiting Cityâ€™ directed by Claire McCarthy. Italo Spinelliâ€™s social awareness movie â€˜Gangorâ€™ based on Mahashweta Deviâ€™s novel had her playing a social worker.
Shome also acted in Qaushiq Mukherjeeâ€™s Bengali film â€˜Tasher Deshâ€™ as Queen along with Soumyak Kanri Debiswas and Anubrata Basu in 2012. After that, she played the character Mrs. Ahmadi in the Hindi political thriller film â€˜Shanghaiâ€™ directed by Dibakar Banerjee. Seeing her brilliant performance in the movie, Rediff stated: â€œShome created one of this yearâ€™s most heartbreaking performances in a Hindi filmâ€.
Her other roles have included Lara in â€˜Little Box of Sweetsâ€™, Jaya in â€˜Long Afterâ€™ Afia Nathaniel and Miracle in â€˜Butterflyâ€™. Her mind-blowing performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in the movie â€˜Qissaâ€™ won the title â€˜Best Actressâ€™ in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The charming actress next appeared in the film â€˜Children of Warâ€™ which is based on Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. She was last seen in the Hindi movie â€˜Budhia Singh-Born on Runâ€™ as Sukanti in 2016.
The devoted actress Tillotama Shome married Kunal Ross who is Jaya Bachchanâ€™s nephew in 2015. She is very fond of cooking and reading books. Now the lady is leading a happy conjugal life with her husband in Mumbai.