Bipasha Basu biography
Name Bipasha Basu
Date of Birth 7 January 1979, Delhi, India
Nickname Bonny, Bips, Black Cat
Height 5′ 8½” (1.74 m)
Profession Indian Model & Actress
Debut Film Ajnabee
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Bipasha Basu biography
Bipasha Basu is a supermodel and an Indian actress. She was born on January 7, 1979. She was the winner of the Ford Supermodel of the World contest.
Bipasha is the second of three daughters. Here elder sister is Bidisha, and her younger sister is Bijoyeta. She was born in New Delhi, and later her family moved to Calcutta where she won regional beauty contest at a young age.
In an interview, she said that she had come into modeling “quite by accident”. She had planned to learn chartered accountancy or medicine. She said that she dropped the idea of doing medical studies because of fear of dissecting rats. As a child she was considered ugly because of her dark colored skin.
Basu dated Dino Morea before dumping him for her successful Jism co-star John Abraham. Abraham and Basu are rumored to be engaged. Even though Basu is a Hindu and Abraham a Christian, both families have accepted them as a couple.
This Calcutta based commerce graduate model came into the limelight when she won the Ford’s Supermodel of the World Contest and was named Tulips Ms Super Vivacious in the same event at the age of 17. Basu was then flown to New York by the Ford Company. She gushed in an interview, “I was spotted by the world famous photographer, Steven Meisel, and featured in Vogue magazine. I was thrilled and soon had plenty of projects coming my way.” Bipasha could have had the world at her feet and easily gained acclaim as an international model, but she gave it all up to come back to India, to be with the people she loves. “Yeah, I did a lot of ads, but my heart was not in it. I started missing my family because it was the first time I was away from them. So I happily gave it all up and came down to India”, she reminiscesd.
This Bengali bombshell was bold enough to accept an unusual role in her debut film, Abbas Mustan’s “Ajnabee”, with Bobby Deol, Akshay Kumar & Kareena Kapoor. She played a married woman who goes all out to woo her husband’s married friend.
Besides doing innumerable ads, she did the video “Tu” for Sonu Nigam’s album Kismat and she also made a guest appearance in Jay Sean’s music video Stolen.
Bipasha has been one of the most successful model-turned-actresses. Bipasha’s debut film “Ajnabee”(2001) was fairly successful and she soon signed other movies. She was appreciated for her roles in “Raaz” (2002) and “Jism”(2003).
Jism featured more mature content than what was the norm in Bollywood; it was a success and Bipasha was afterwards marketed as a sex symbol. In 2005, she had a boundary-pushing role in the successful film “No Entry”. She later appeared in the 2006 film “Phir Hera Pheri”, which did well at the box office.
Basu received acclaim for her lead performance in “Corporate”. Dhoom 2 is her latest film with Yash Raj, which was a huge hit. Her role in “Omkara” was also critically acclaimed.
Bipasha co-hosted the new Seven Wonders of the World event along with Oscar winners Hilary Swank and Sir Ben Kingsley in Lisbon, Portugal.
Bipasha claimed that she was harassed by organizers of the controversial 2006 India Day Parade in Edison, New Jersey. Organizers are now saying that they will sue Bipasha for breach of contract for not participating in the event and alleging harassment.
Actually wanted to be a doctor
Bipasha means deep dark desire.
Was one of the judges for the 2004 ‘Femina Miss India’ pageant.
Once said that she wished she were a boy, then she would get those roles which bypass her due to her image.
Listed as number 7 of ‘Top Bollywood Actresses’ of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25-2006)
Listed #2 by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of “Asia’s Sexiest Women” (Sept/2006).
When I first set about acting, a lot of people felt that it was a clash of identities for a girl hailing from an intellectual family wanting to be an actress. But I have overcome that phase. It is a wrong notion that actors do not make great intellectuals.
Filmography as Bipasha Basu
Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) – Radhika
Race (2008) – Sonia
Dus Kahaniyaan (2007)
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007) – Rumana
Mr. Fraud (2007)
No Smoking (2007) – Special Appearance
Fool n Final (2007)
Nehle Pe Dehla (2007) – Pooja Sahni
Dhoom 2 (2006) – ACP Shonali Bose
Omkara (2006) – Billo Chaman Bahar
Corporate (2006) – Nishigandha Dasgupta
Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) – Sonia Berry
Alag (2006) – Special Appearance (Song)
Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) – Varsha
Shikhar (2006) – Natasha
No Entry (2005) – Bobby
Sachein (2005) – Manju
Apaharan (2005) – Megha Basu
Barsaat (2005) – Anna
Chehraa (2005) – Megha
Phir Hera Pheri (2005)
Aetbaar (2004) – Ria Malhotra
Ishq Hai Tumse (2004) – Khusboo
Madhoshi (2004) – Anupama Kaul
Rakht (2004) – Dhristi
Rudraksh (2004) – Dr. Gayetri
Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula (2003) – Herself (special appearance)
Footpath (2003) – Sanjana
Jism (2003) – Sonia Khanna
Zameen (2003) – Nandini
Aankhen (2002) – Raina (Special Appearance)
Raaz (2002) – Sanjana Dhanraj
Takkari Donga (2002) – Panasa
Chor Machaaye Shor (2002) – Insp. Ranjita
Gunaah (2002) – Prabha
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002) – Ria
Ajnabee (2001) – ‘Fake’ Sonia/Neeta
Dancing, Reading a good book, Helping her mother with interior designing.