Bipasha Basu


This tall dusky beauty after having cat walked many miles has now entered the meandering pathways of Bollywood. Bipasha was born in Delhi and has spent most of her life in Calcutta. Of course now she resides in Mumbai. Like many others of her ilk, she also had different plans about her career earlier. Her desire to become a doctor made her study science, till her twelfth class. Later she opted for Chartered Accountancy.

But it was a chance audience with Mehr Jessia, the famous model that changed her life forever. Mehr told her to take part in Godrej Super Model Contest. She won this contest at the tender age of 17 and set foot on the glamorous world of modelling in a big way. Besides winning this contest she has cat walked for all leading designers.

A large number of commercials too came her way and who can forget her in Sonu Nigam�s Kismet. To prove herself on the International scene, she went to USA and Paris. In the States, she had worked with a topmost modelling agency Ford. She also worked for the World famous photographer Steven Mizhel and featured for the vogue Magazine.

In her earlier days, she got offers for Himalaya Putra, a Vinod Khanna Production, which was a launch pad for his son and Amitabh�s Refugee which saw his son Abhishek, in his maiden role. She spurned both these offers, declaring herself to be too young to handle big projects.

Bipasha broke stereotypes in Ajnabee, in which she is a married woman making a play for her husband?s married friend. The risk was worth it as she won the Filmfare Best Debut Award for her role.

2002 It was followed by the success of Raaz, a thriller directed by Vikram Bhat. She was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress award for her role as Sanjana.

2003 She again made waves in Jism, with John Abraham, in which she played a scheming seductress.

2004 The year saw movies like Aetbaar and Rudraaksh that didn?t make much of an impact.

2005 Her films No entry and Phir Hera Pheri did well at the box office.

2006 It was Bipasha?s year all the way with hits like Corporate, Omkara, and Dhoom 2. Her brilliant portrayal in Corporate as Nishigandha Dasgupta won her a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. She sizzled in the item number ?Beedi? in Omkara.

2008 Bipasha had another hit in her kitty with Race while her performance in Bachna Hai Haseeno was appreciated.

2009 Her first release of the year was, Aa Dekhen Zara, with Neil Nitin Mukesh. It was a moderate success. She was seen as Jhanvi in All the Best: Fun Begins.

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