Happy Birthday Bipasha Basu, Setting Fashion Goals @38

January 07, 2017 11:20
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    Actress Bipasha Basu, who last featured in Alone with husband Karan Singh Grover is celebrating her 38th birthday today. On the fashion freak's birthday, we gift the actress a pictorial look of her journey in Bollywood till now.

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    Nicknamed Bonny, Bipasha Basu was born on January 7, 1979 in New Delhi and brought up in Kolkata. She is the second of three sisters.

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    Bipasha won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest in 1996, and later pursued a successful career as a fashion model. She entered the modelling and acting world accidentally. Her original plan was to study medicine.

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    Bipasha went on to become the Ford Supermodel of the World in December 1996 and her modelling contracts took her to New York and Paris.

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    In 1998, Bipasha featured in Tu for Sonu Nigam's album, Kismat. Later, she made a guest appearance in Jay Sean's music video Stolen .

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    The sultry beauty made her Bollywood debut in 2001 with Abbas Mustan's Ajnabee. She won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for the film.

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    In 2002, she starred in Vikram Bhatt's thriller Raaz opposite Dino Morea. The film was a big commercial success and Bipasha received her first Best Actress nomination at the Filmfare Awards.

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    She appeared as Sonia Khanna in the 2003 hit Jism opposite actor John Abraham. The movie earned her a Filmfare Best Villain Award nomination. She was again paired up with John for Aetbaar in 2004.

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    The Bipasha-John pair became quite a favourite with filmmakers, and the duo again appeared onscreen together in Madhoshi .

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    Bipasha made her foray into comedy with the 2005 hit No Entry. She was nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in the film.

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    In 2005, she also appeared in her first non-commercial film - Prakash Jha's Apaharan, opposite Ajay Devgn.

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    Madhur Bhandarkar's Corporate in 2006 earned Bipasha her second Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award nomination.

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    The same year, Bipasha's performance (and particularly the songs picturised on her) in Vishal Bharadwaj's Omkara were praised. Beedi Jalaile was a huge hit.

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    Bipasha appeared in a double role in the 2006 blockbuster Dhoom: 2. The film featured Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead roles.

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    The next big Bipasha hit was the Abbas-Mustan's 2008 film Race. In the same year, she also appeared in Bachna Ae Haseeno opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Her performance fetched her a nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.

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    2009 was a mixed year for Bipasha with Aa Dekhen Zara not making much of an impact and All The Best: Fun Begins turning out to be a hit at the box office.

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    Bipasha also appeared in her first ever Bengali film, Shob Choritro Kalponik, in 2009.

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    Her releases in 2010 were Aakrosh, Pankh and Lamhaa.

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    In 2011, Bipasha had just one release Dum Maaro Dum - which was a flop. Abhishek Bachchan, Rana Daggubati and Prateik Babbar were also a part of the film.

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    2012 did not start on a good note for Bipasha as Players and Jodi Breakers didn't do well at the box office. However, Raaz 3 did well.

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    Bipasha's 2013 film Aatma turned out to be a damp squib at the box office.

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    2014 was also not kind to Bipasha as both her films Humshakals and Creature 3D tanked at the box office.

    Humshakals particularly was a huge disappointment for the actress as she was not happy with the final outcome of the film.

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    In 2015, Bipasha was seen in Alone, co-starring her husband and television actor Karan Singh Grover. In the same year, Bipasha also featured in a horror television show called Darr Sabko Lagta Hai.

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    Offscreen, Bipasha first dated actor Dino Morea for six years, when they were both models, but broke up with him in 2002. She then dated her Jism co-star John Abraham, but the pair broke up in 2011. Bipasha then dated actor Harman Baweja but announced a separation in November 2014.

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    Bipasha was then linked to Karan Singh Grover, who also separated from his wife Jennifer Winget. They were often spotted hanging out with each other at various parties and vacations.

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    Bipasha finally married Karan on 30 April 2016. Their wedding was a star-studded affair. Celebrities including Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, the Bachchan Family, Sanjay Dutt, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and others attended the wedding.

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    We wish the actress a very Happy Birthday.