Lara Dutta Wiki
Lara Dutta Bhupathi is an Indian film actress and was also crowned as Miss Universe 2000. She made her acting debut with 2003 film Andaaz, for which she has won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award & Screen Best Female Debut Award. She was appeared in several commercially successful films like Masti, No Entry, Kaal, Bhagam Bhag, Partner, Housefull, Chalo Dilli, Singh is Bling. She was seen in the bollywood flick Fitoor and Azhar.
Lara Dutta was born on 16 April 1978 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. She has done her education in Delhi. She has completed her schooling from St.Francis Xavier Girls High School and the Frank Anthony Public School. She was graduated with a degree in economics and a minor in communications from the University of Mumbai. She is good at English and Hindi but can speak Punjabi, Kannada and French as well. She has won the annual Gladrags Megamodel competition in her native India in 1995. She took her first place in Miss Intercontinental Pageant and later was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 2000.
Full name : Lara Dutta Bhupathi
Name : Lara Dutta
Birthplace : Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Date of birth : 16 April 1978
Age : 38 years
Height : 5’8″
Spouse : Mahesh Bhupathi
Children : Saira (Daughter)
Years active : 1995-present
Dutta was born to a Punjabi father and an Anglo-Indian mother. Her father is Wing Commander L.K. Dutta (retired) and her mother is Jennifer Dutta. She has two elder sisters Sabrina, who serves in the Indian Air Force and younger sister Cheryl. Composer and DJ Nitin Sawhney is her cousin.
Lara Dutta got married to professional Tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi on 16 February 2011 in a civil ceremony at Bandra. Later followed by a ceremony on 20 February 2011 at Sunset Point in Goa. The couple is blessed with a baby girl Saira on 20 January 2012.
Lara Dutta was seen as Emily aka Imli in the flick Singh Is Bling opposite Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. She was also seen as Leena in romantic drama flick Fitoor directed by Abhishek Kapoor and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film featured Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu in leading roles.
Lara Dutta has got her first break with a Tamil film, Arasatchi in 2002. She made her Hindi debut in 2003 with the film Andaaz which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. For her film Dosti: Friends Forever, she has got much acclaim. In 2008, Dutta lent her voice for the animated film, Jumbo. She has turned as producer for her 2011 film Chalo Dilli.
Lara Dutta is all set to revive her production banner Bheegi Basanti Entertainment. It’s been four years since she produced her first film, Chalo Dilli, starring her and Vinay Pathak.
What kind of roles are you looking at doing now?
I have been lucky so far. I got to play an elegant, sophisticated and intelligent woman in Fitoor, a fun character in Singh Is Bliing. I want to play fun, out-of-the-box characters. I am past the point of playing safe, now I want to play unsafe.
You have judged a beauty pageant on TV. Has anything else interested you on the small screen?
I have been getting offers to judge different kinds of shows, but TV requires a huge commitment. You have to give 12-13 hours in a day, which is taxing. I did that show because it was about mentoring girls for the international beauty pageant and that is something I have experienced. Besides, everything has to balance out – my career and home.