However, she followed it with acclaimed performances as a mentally ill woman in 15 Park Avenue (2005) and as a middle age village woman in Omkara (2006).
For the latter, she received both the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
The film was a critical and commercial failure in India, even though her performance was received well.The second one was Aaja Nachle, which was widely promoted as the comeback film of Madhuri Dixit. Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN noted her performance in the film as being "...nothing short of fantastic.Sharma has made a specialty of characters like Aisha: independent urban women, whose dreams involve careers as well as love.Her Aisha is a nuanced creation — ambitious, sympathetic, believable — and Mr.Her appearance in the drama Page 3 (2005) got her wider recognition from audiences, and she has since starred in a number of films, most of which have garnered her critical praise rather than commercial success.
She won two consecutive Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Awards for her performances in Omkara (2006) and Life in a... Her performance in the former won her a second National Award under the Best Supporting Actress category.It was followed by a role in Rituparno Ghosh's acclaimed film Titli, opposite Mithun Chakraborty and her mother Aparna Sen. The film performed well mainly in multiplexes and was a major critical success.In 2001, she starred in the English-language film Mr. Sen Sharma's performance as a Tamil housewife and her mastery of the accent were received well and she was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actress.Metro depicted the lives of different individuals in Mumbai, and Sen Sharma's performance as a young and insecure woman earned her a second Filmfare Award.In late 2007, Sen Sharma acted in two movies under the Yash Raj Films banner.In 2011, Sen Sharma played the leading role in Aparna Sen's Iti Mrinalini, and Goutam Ghose's Shunyo Awnko.