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Years active
  
1995–present

Spouse
  
Mahesh Bhupathi (m. 2011)

Height
  
1.73 m


Role
  
Actress

Name
  
Lara Dutta

Children
  
Saira Bhupathi

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Born
  
16 April 1978 (age 45) (
1978-04-16
)
Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Title
  
Miss Universe 2000 Femina Miss India 2000 Miss Intercontinental 1997 Gladrags Megamodel India 1995

Parents
  
L.K. Dutta, Jennifer Dutta

Movies
  
Singh Is Bling, Andaaz, Housefull, Chalo Dilli, No Entry

Similar People
  
Priyanka Chopra, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sushmita Sen, Dia Mirza, Amrita Arora

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Lara Dutta Bhupathi (born 16 April 1978) is an Indian actress, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Intercontinental 1997 and Miss Universe 2000. She was the second woman from India to be crowned Miss Universe, and has been the only delegate from India to win the crown since. She made her Hindi debut in 2003 with the romantic drama film Andaaz, which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Dutta subsequently appeared in several top grossing productions, including Masti (2004), Kaal (2005), No Entry (2005), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Partner (2007), Housefull (2010), Don 2 (2011) and Singh Is Bliing (2015). Apart from commercial success, Dutta has received critical appreciation for her performances in the films Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Billu (2009), Chalo Dilli (2011) and David (2013).

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Early life

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Dutta was born to a Punjabi father and an Anglo-Indian mother in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Her father is Wing Commander L.K. Dutta (retired) and her mother is Jennifer Dutta. She has an elder sister, Sabrina, who serves in the Indian Air Force and younger sister Cheryl. Composer/DJ Nitin Sawhney is a cousin of Lara Dutta.

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The Dutta family moved to Bangalore in 1981 where she completed high school from St. Francis Xavier Girls' High School and the Frank Anthony Public School. She graduated with a degree in economics and a minor in communications from the University of Mumbai. She is fluent in English and Hindi but can also speak Punjabi and Kannada.

Modelling, pageantry and early work (1995–2004)

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Dutta won the annual Gladrags Megamodel India competition in her native India in 1995, thus winning the right to enter the 1997 Miss Intercontinental Pageant, in which she took first place. Later, she was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 2000.

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At Miss Universe 2000 in Cyprus, she achieved the highest score in the swimsuit competition and her finalist interview score was the highest individual score in any category in the history of the Miss Universe contest, as her interview saw a majority of the judges giving her the maximum 9.99 mark.

After her final question, in which she delivered a defense of the Miss Universe contest (and other beauty pageants), she became the second Indian Miss Universe. Dutta's win led to her appointment as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2001. In the same year, Priyanka Chopra and Dia Mirza won their respective Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific titles which gave India a rare triple victory in the world of beauty pageants. She signed up for the Tamil film, Arasatchi in 2002, but due to financial problems, it was only released in mid-2004. 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. She then went on to appearing in Bardaasht, which failed to do well at the box office. Her next release Aan: Men at Work was also a flop in India. Insan, Elaan and Jurm also ended up failing to do well at the box office. She later appeared in Masti.

Initial success (2005–2010)

In 2005, Sania Mirza and Dutta both participated in Kaun Banega Crorepati (season 2) on 13 November 2005.

In 2005, Dutta appeared in Kaal, which was a moderate success at the box office. Dutta then appeared in 2005's biggest hit, No Entry opposite actors Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu, Esha Deol and Celina Jaitley. She next appeared in Dosti: Friends Forever which was only an average grosser in India, however became the biggest hit of the year (for a Bollywood film) in overseas markets.

In 2006, Dutta appeared alongside Akshay Kumar in Bhagam Bhag, which was one of the biggest hits of the year, as it collected over 400 million (US$6.2 million) in India alone. Her first release of 2007 was Shaad Ali's Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. The film was a box office failure in India but did better overseas, especially in the U.K.

Her later release, Partner became a "Blockbuster" in India and became the third biggest grosser of the year. Dutta made a special appearance in Om Shanti Om. In 2008, Dutta lent her voice for the animated film, Jumbo. However, the film failed to do well at the box office. She made a special appearance in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Her 2009 release, Blue, was one of the most expensive movies of Indian cinema. Dutta had initially walked away from the project because the movie was entirely shot in the ocean and she did not know how to swim. However the male protagonist Akshay Kumar encouraged her in learning how to swim and she immediately started training with a special coach. Blue was released on 16 October 2009. She stated that "The moment I got to know of it, I called Akshay and told him that I wouldn't be able to accept the assignment. He knew the reason behind my decision. Not many people are aware that I had almost drowned while shooting for Andaaz, Akshay had rescued me. When I reminded him I couldn't swim, he told me to forget my phobia and learn swimming pronto," said Dutta. "Today, I feel Blue has not merely made me overcome my phobias, but has also taught me something that will stay with me for the rest of my life".

Despite a promising opening, the film failed to do well at the box office. She also appeared in Do Knot Disturb, which took a good start at the box office, however dropped in the coming days and failed to do well. Her 2010 release Housefull was a major success across India. She starred opposite Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone, Jiah Khan and Riteish Deshmukh. It was the fifth biggest hit in the country as it collected 1.14 billion (US$18 million) at the box office.

Recent work (2011–present)

In 2011, her first movie as a producer, Chalo Dilli was released. The film was a decent success, as it was made on a modest budget of 50 million (US$780,000). Moreover, Dutta's performance in the film was praised by prominent critics. She did an item number and had an extended special appearance in the movie Don 2 and the film was a major success especially Lara's item number.

Following her post-pregnancy break from Hindi cinema, Dutta signed a movie titled David. Filming started by August 2012 and she will have a very important role in the movie according to its director, Bejoy Nambiar. The film released 1 February 2013 and receive mixed reviews. She recently signed a No Entry sequel titled No Entry Mein Entry.

Yoga

Lara Dutta is active in yoga, and offers a number of videos on YouTube, particularly for pre-natal yoga.

Personal life

Lara Dutta had a nine-year relationship with Kelly Dorji. In September 2010, she got engaged to Indian tennis player, Mahesh Bhupathi. They married on 16 February 2011 in a civil ceremony in Bandra. and later followed it by a ceremony on 20 February 2011 at Sunset Point in Goa. On 1 August 2011, Dutta confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child. Their daughter was born in January 2012.

Filmography

Actress
-
Charlie Chopra & The Mystery of Solang Valley (TV Series) (post-production)
-
Ishq-e-nadaan (post-production) as
Ramona Singh
2022
Kaun Banegi Shikharwati (TV Series) as
Rajkumari Devyani
- All that glitters is not gold (2022) - Rajkumari Devyani
- Treasure Hunt (2022) - Rajkumari Devyani
- Clue - Less (2022) - Rajkumari Devyani
- Nightmare? (2022) - Rajkumari Devyani
- Earth, Wind and Fire (2022) - Rajkumari Devyani
- Fear is the Key (2022) - Rajkumari Devyani
- A Common Enemy (2022) - Rajkumari Devyani
- The Games Begins (2022) - Rajkumari Devyani
- Stoke of Genius (2022) - Rajkumari Devyani
2021
Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai
2021
Hiccups and Hookups (TV Series) as
Vasudha
- It's all about forgiving your family (2021) - Vasudha
- Let- it- go (2021) - Vasudha
- Fish in the Sky (2021) - Vasudha
- D**k Pic (2021) - Vasudha
- Waise Wale Bhai Behen (2021) - Vasudha
- Braaazilll!! (2021) - Vasudha
- Bengaluru Hilaa Denge (2021) - Vasudha
- Adjust Maadi (2021) - Vasudha
2021
Call My Agent Bollywood (TV Series) as
Special Appearance
- Tax Notice (2021) - Special Appearance
2021
Bellbottom as
Indira Gandhi
2020
Hundred (TV Series) as
ACP Soumya Shukla
- Main Bhi Item Girl (2020) - ACP Soumya Shukla
- Chor Aur Chowkidaar (2020) - ACP Soumya Shukla
- Meri Blacklist (2020) - ACP Soumya Shukla
- Chance Pe Dance (2020) - ACP Soumya Shukla
- Hawa Hawai (2020) - ACP Soumya Shukla
- Disco Deewane (2020) - ACP Soumya Shukla
- Ab judge karo mujhe (2020) - ACP Soumya Shukla
- Ab Judge karo Mujhe (2020) - ACP Soumya Shukla
2019
Beecham House (TV Series) as
Begum Samru
- Episode #1.3 (2019) - Begum Samru
- Episode #1.1 (2019)
2018
Welcome to New York as
Sophia
2016
Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik: Kisi Se Tum Pyar Karo (Music Video) as
Lara Dutta
2016
Azhar as
Meera Verma
2016
Fitoor as
Leena Becker
2015
Singh Is Bliing as
Emily
2013
David as
Gayathri
2013
David as
Gayathri / Neelam
2011
Don 2 as
Ayesha
2011
Chalo Dilli as
Mihika Mukherjee
2010
Housefull as
Hetal
2009
Blue as
Mona
2009
Do Knot Disturb as
Dolly
2009
Billu as
Bindiya
2008
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi as
Special appearances in the song 'Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte'
2007
Mission Ustaad (TV Series) as
Judge
2007
Partner as
Naina Sahani
2007
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom as
Anaida Raza / Laila
2006
Bhagam Bhag as
Aditi Desai / Munni
2006
Different as
Special Appearance (Song)
2006
Fanaa as
Zeenat
2006
The Blue Elephant as
Sonia (voice)
2006
Zinda as
Jenny Singh Sarji
2005
Dosti: Friends Forever as
Kajal
2005
Ek Ajnabee as
Adult Anamika (Special Appearance)
2005
Bihaad......The Outlawed as
Shanaya Singh
2005
No Entry as
Kaajal (Kishan's wife)
2005
Kaal as
Ishika
2005
Jurm as
Mrs. Sanjana Malhotra
2005
Elaan as
Sonia
2005
Insan as
Meghna
2004
Arasatchi as
Lara (as Laara Dutta)
2004
Aan: Men at Work as
Kiran
2004
Bardaasht as
Advocate Payal
2004
Masti as
Monica
2004
Khakee as
Dancer in the song 'Aisa Jadoo' (Special Appearance)
2003
Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost as
Kesar
2003
Andaaz as
Kajal Singhania (as Lara Dutta: Miss Universe 2000)
2000
Har Pal (Short)
1998
Tu Chaalu Hai Re (Short)
Producer
2011
Chalo Dilli (producer)
Thanks
2007
Om Shanti Om (very big thanks)
Self
2018
High Feverdance Ka Naya Tevar (TV Series)
2016
Naagin (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.53 (2016) - Self
2016
The Kapil Sharma Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Lara Dutta and Mohammad Azharuddin - Azhar (2016) - Self
2005
Koffee with Karan (TV Series) as
Self - Guest / Self
- Episode #3.11 (2011) - Self
- Episode #2.22 (2007) - Self - Guest
- Episode #1.9 (2005) - Self - Guest
2010
55th Idea Filmfare Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2009
10th International Indian Film Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Co Host
2008
Dus Ka Dum (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
2008
IIFA 2007 Backstage (Video documentary) as
Self
2007
Om Shanti Om as
Self
2006
Commonwealth Games (TV Series) as
Self
- 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony (2006) - Self
2006
Bollywood Queens Vol. 2 (Video) as
Self
2004
48th Filmfare Awards (TV Special) as
Self (Best Newcomer [Female])
2004
Rendevouz with Simi Garewal (TV Series) as
Self
- Rendevouz with Lara Dutta (2004) - Self
2004
Tinseltown TV (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 6 March 2004 (2004) - Self
2002
Miss Universe Pageant (TV Special) as
Self - Miss Universe 2000
2001
Miss Universe 2001 (TV Special) as
Self - Miss Universe 2000
2000
Jet 7 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 3 June 2000 (2000) - Self
- Episode dated 4 March 2000 (2000) - Self
2000
What's the Bet? (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 2 June 2000 (2000) - Self
2000
Miss Universe Pageant (TV Special) as
Self - Miss India (Miss Universe 2000)
Archive Footage
2005
Koffee with Karan (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.7 (2005) - Self

References

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