Bipasha Basu Biography
Age: 33 years
Birthday: 7th January, 1979
Marital status: Single.
Awards: Filmfare Best Debut Award
Trivia: Bipasha Basu actually wanted to be a doctor.
She appeared in Sonu Nigam’s Video Tu from his album Kismat.
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. Ultimately she proved her mettle in Abbas Mustan’s Ajnabee with Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Bobby Deol as co-stars. Raaz, though not a very successful movie brought her into limelight and many offers too. Bipasha has been bold enough to accept an unusual role in her initial films “Ajnabi” and “Raaz. But it was Amit Saxena’s Jism, done with newcomer John Abraham, in which she worked wonders. The film took her to a new high. Both Raaz and Jism earned Bipasha Basu, the label of being an unconventional heroine. Next she was seen in Vikram Bhatt’s Footpath. It is a male film with Aftab Shivdasani and Dino Morea.
In Vikram Bhatt’s Aetbaar, Bipasha shows the maturity of an actress. She proves that besides playing sensual roles on screen she is also capable of handling complex roles that demand strict histrionics.
Uncharacteristic Bips is inspired by actors like Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Amitabh, Aamir, Michelle Pffeifer, Julia Roberts, Kajol, Manisha and Tabu. Amongst her all time favourite movies are Godfather and My Friends Wedding.
Bipasha Basu dated some of the hunkiest men like Milind Soman, Dino Morea and John Abraham.
Bipasha Basu Biography
Bipasha Basu, the dusky dazzler started out as a supermodel before scorching the big screen with her sultry sensuality.
Bipasha was born in New Delhi to a Bengali Hindu family. She is the second of three daughters to her parents, the elder being Bidisha, and the younger, Vijayeta. Although she was born in New Delhi, her family later moved to Kolkata. Bipasha studied science. Her repulsion towards dissecting animals, prompted her to move away from medicine to commerce. In her spare time, she took up some modelling assignments. After winning the Ford Godrej Cinthol contest, Basu also was flown to New York by the Ford, where she had a successful modelling career at the age of 17.
Bipasha made her film debut in Abbas Mustan’s Ajnabee (2001), with Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor. It was followed next year by the success of Raaz, a thriller directed by Vikram Bhatt. The following year she again made waves in Jism, in which she played a scheming seductress, opposite her boyfriend, John Abraham.
The year 2004 could be easily called Bipasha’s worst year as she had string of films that sunk at the box-office. Next year though her films No Entry and Phir Hera Pheri did well at the box-office. 2006 was Bipasha’s year all the way with good films like Corporate, Omkara, and Dhoom 2 to her credit. Her brilliant portrayal of Nishigandha Dasgupta in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Corporate won her a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. She sizzled in the item number ‘Beedi’ in Omkara. In 2008, Bipasha had another hit in her kitty with Race while her performance in Bachna Ae Haseeno was appreciated.
In 2009, her first release of the year was, Aa Dekhen Zara, with Neil Nitin Mukesh. The film was a flop. She was next seen in All The Best along with Ajay Devgan. 2010 saw Bipasha in the experimental film, Pankh, the Bengali film Shob Charitro Kalponik, and Lamhaa with Sanjay Dutt.
Bipasha Basu is a Bollywood actress and a former model. Bipasha basu was born on 7th January, 1979 to a Bengali Hindu family. She is the second child and has two sisters namely Bidisha and Vijayeta. Bipasha Basu planned to study medicine and entered the modelling industry by accident. Bipasha Basu studied science till the 12th standard at Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir and then studied commerce at Bhawanipur Education Society College.
Bipasha Basu Biography : Modelling period
Bipasha basu used to do ramp modelling in Kolkota. According to model Mehr Jessia’s advice, she took part in the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest at 17 years of age and eventually won the contest. After winning the Ford Godrej Cinthol contest, Basu was flown to New York by the Ford Company, where she had a successful modelling career at the age of 17.
Bipasha Basu Biography : Foray into Bollywood
As stated in her biography, Bipasha Basu entered Bollywood with her debut movie Ajnabee opposite Akshay Kumar. She won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance. In 2002, she starred in a Telugu film Takkari Donga and a Hindi film Raaz. Raaz gave her recognition and was a big commercial success. Bipasha Basu received her first Filmfare Best Actress nomination for the film Raaz. Later, she appeared in Jism in a negative role alongside actor John Abraham. The movie earned her a Filmfare Best Villain Award nomination.
In 2008, Bipasha Basu starred in Race which was a big hit and her performance was appreciated by critics. From thereon Bipasha has appeared in films like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Aakrosh, Lamhaa, All The Best : Fun Begins and Dum Maaro Dum. Her upcoming movies are Players, Singularity (A Hollywood Film), Raaz 3D and Race 2.
Bipasha Biography : Personal Life
Bipasha Basu was in a relationship with actor John Abraham from 2002 to 2011. While together, the two were often referred to as a super couple in the Indian media. She previously dated Bollywood actor Dino Morea.
Bipasha was seen opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Dum Maaro Dum (2011) and Players (2012). Both these films failed at the box-office. She was last seen in Jodi Breakers opposite R. Madhavan. Her upcoming films include Race 2 and Raaz 3.