Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bipasha Basu Biography

Bipasha Basu Biography

Born:


Delhi, India, January 7, 1979


Occupation:


Film actress


Years active:


2001–present


Awards:


Best Female Debut: Ajnabee (2002)

Bipasha Basu (born January 7, 1979) is a Bollywood actress and supermodel. She was the winner of the Ford's Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest for 1996 and is currently one of the mainstream Bollywood actresses. She is often cited by popular magazines and newspapers as one of Asia's sexiest women.

Early life
Bipasha Basu hails from a Bengali family. She is the second of three daughters to her parents, the elder being Bidisha, and the younger—Vijayeta. Although she was born in Delhi, her family later moved to Kolkata.

According to her, she had come into modelling and acting quite by accident, because initially she had planned to study medicine. Basu studied science till the 12th standard, and later took up commerce. Although, as pointed above, she intended to become a doctor, her aversion for dissections made her opt for chartered accountancy. However, in 1996, she met well-known model Mehr Jessia in Kolkata; the latter suggested that Basu take part in the Supermodel of the World contest. She eventually participated, and won the contest.

Career
After winning the Ford Godrej Cinthol contest to be India's candidate for Supermodel of the World contest, Basu was flown to New York by the Ford Company, where she had a successful modelling career.
Basu made her debut film in Abbas Mustan's Ajnabee, with Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor. She played a married woman who goes all out to woo her husband’s married friend, and eventually won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance.





After a number film, next year in 2002, Basu starred in Vikram Bhatt's thriller Raaz. The film was a big commercial success and surfaced as one of the biggest hits of that year. For her performance in the film, she received her first Best Actress nomination at the Filmfare.
Besides acting, Bips, as her friends call her, did the famous video "Tu" for Sonu Nigam's album, Kismat and made a guest appearance in Jay Sean's music video Stolen.
In 2006, she won popular acclaim for her Item number Beedi in the song Omkara. The song was a national hit, and Basu's pictuarization was appreciated, with her dancing steps being imitated by the Indian youth.





Personal life
Basu is currently dating actor John Abraham, They have been dating since late 2002. She previously dated fellow Bollywood actors Milind Soman and Dino Morea.
Even though Basu is a practicing Hindu and Abraham is a Christian, both families have accepted the couple. Basu has stated in an interview that though she was raised a Hindu, she believes that all religious groups deserve respect.




In 2006, Basu claimed to have been harassed by organizers of the India Day Parade in Edison, New Jersey. Basu was initially scheduled to lead the parade on August 13, 2006. Basu eventually appeared on stage late, according to her, because of the harassment. She said, "I wanted to attend the parade, but I could not." She explained that she was harassed physically and mentally in the car by two people who were taking her to the parade.




In November 2007, U.K. magazine, Eastern Eye ranked basu on the top, as "Asia's Sexiest Women".



Philanthropy
On January 10, 2007, Basu danced with sex workers at a charity drive in order to raise AIDS awareness in India and promote safe-sex.




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