Bipasha Basu PROFILE
Born and brought up in Kolkata, Bipasha Basu was noticed and recommended for the Ford Super Model Contest, held in Mumbai in 1996. After winning the coveted title, she proceeded to participate in the Ford International Contest in Florida, the same year. Having secured second place in the pageant, Bipasha was in the international media's eye, as she travelled to Paris and worked with some of the most prestigious designers and labels.
On her return to India, she received an unimaginable reception as all the prominent Indian designers, fashion gurus and top brands started vying for her attention. Bipasha has walked the ramp for almost all noteworthy Indian designers and also appeared in ad campaigns for many brands. Her line up of music videos includes Sonu Niigaam's, 'Tu' from his album 'Kismet'. Looking to scale new heights, Bipasha finally set her sights on Bollywood, where she could explore her talent to the fullest.
After receiving many offers from top banners she zeroed in on Ajnabee as her debut. Directed by Abbas-Mustan, the film had an impressive cast consisting of Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor. Despite being the only debutante amongst a seasoned cast and crew, she managed to hold her own and was recognised as a promising actress.
Amongst the first few to give her due credit was Vikram Bhatt, who signed her for his next venture Raaz. Bipasha's mystique and deep aura of sensuality was exactly what the dynamic director needed for his heroine. With Jism, Bipasha changed the portrayal of the traditional Indian actress entirely. A negative role with bold shades and then some more, Bipasha set a trend for the actresses of her generation.
The actress continued to experiment with different genres as she did films like Rakht, Rudraksh, Barsaat, Aetbaar, No Entry, Phir Hera Pheri, Dhoom 2, Nehle Pe Dehla and Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye. However, the films in which she stood out were movies like Corporate, Race, Omkara for her sizzling item number, 'Dhoom 2', Lamhaa, and Aakrosh.
Her recent projects include Rohan Sippy's Dum Maaro Dum, Abbas-Mustan's Players and Roland Joffe's Singularity opposite Hollywood heartthrob Josh Hartnett. In 2012, she acted in Raaz 3, which did very well at the box-office. In 2013, she acted in another horror film, Aatma, which was also very well received by the audiences.