Bipasha Basu
Film actress, model
Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu nicknamed "Bips" is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi language films. She has also worked in Telugu, Bengali and Tamil language films. She had a successful modeling career before venturing into films. She debuted in a negative role in Ajnabee (2001) which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her first commercial success was Raaz (2002). She was then noticed for her bold role in the erotic thriller film, Jism (2003).
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Neil Nitin, Bipasha Basu walk the ramp for Rohit Verma
The Times of India - about 3 years
Neil Nitin, Bipasha Basu walk the ramp for Rohit Verma     
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Bipasha Basu launches 3rd fitness DVD 'Unleash'
The Times of India - about 3 years
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Editors Choice - Best of the week
Bollywood Hungama - about 3 years
01 Check out: Ajay Devgn shooting on streets for Action Jackson Prabhu Dheva's next action drama Action Jackson has already gone on floors and recently the actors were spotted shooting in bylanes of Mumbai for the film... 02 Dabboo Ratnani's 2014 Calendar: Part 1 "Maximum growth of a photographer or any artiste is when you do work at your pace, for yourself," says gifted photographer Dabboo Ratnani... ...
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Lovebirds Bipasha Basu, Harman Baweja spotted in London
The Times of India - over 3 years
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Manish Malhotra's show raises funds for Indian literacy drive
Indian Express - over 3 years
Celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra's show graced by actresses Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta, raised over 300,000 pounds.
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Bipasha Basu turns desi for her latest photoshoot!
The Times of India - over 3 years
Bipasha Basu turns desi for her latest photoshoot!     
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Bipasha Basu glams up 'Indias Best Dramebaaz'
The Times of India - almost 4 years
Bipasha Basu glams up 'Indias Best Dramebaaz'
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I was asked to keep mum on boyfriend: Bipasha Basu
The Times of India - almost 4 years
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Bipasha Basu walks the ramp for 'Promart Retail'
The Times of India - almost 4 years
Bipasha Basu walks the ramp for 'Promart Retail'
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John, who? I don’t know that person: Bipasha Basu
The Times of India - about 4 years
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Vikram, Bipasha reunite for creature feature film
The Times Of India - about 4 years
On the lines of Jurassic Park, Anaconda and Predator, Bhatt’s next foray into the horror genre is Creature, with Bipasha Basu.
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John and Bipasha's face off at box office
The Times Of India - about 4 years
Come March and John Abraham and Bipasha Basu will clash at the box office
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Players
Bollywood Hungama - about 4 years
Characters: Charlie: Abhishek Bachchan Charlie Masceranhas is a Chartered Accountant by day and a master-thief by night.With his razor-sharp intelligence, precision planning, and perfect voice modulation, there has been no job so far in his career which has been too tough for him.Conning is, in fact, an art form for Charlie and that's what he prefers to call himself - an artist. Charlie has been a Player since he was seven and now has his own set of rules by which he plays the game, - one of them being - 'it's only cops who retire, not con-artists'. Naina: Sonam Kapoor Naina is a computer expert with a Masters in Ethical Hacking.She is the beautiful girl who did everything right with her academic life, and its only for a very personal reason that she decides to be a part of this heist.But if you think of her as a boring studious girl, you cannot be more mistaken than that. You only have to watch her behind the wheels of a hot car to know the stuff she is made of. Ronnie: ...
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Vikram Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar join hands to produce 5 films
Bollywood Hungama - over 4 years
Vikram Bhatt's ASA Productions and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series have joined hands to produce not one or two but five films. The first of these films is Bhaag Johnny (a supernatural thriller) starring Kunal Khemu in the lead and the second would be Hate Story 2 (sequel to Hate Story). Among the other films are 2 films which Vikram would be directing himself. One is a sci-fi action flick and the second is his most ambitious project till date for which he has finalized Bipasha Basu. Surely this seems like a partnership that's here to stay for a long time!
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This or that?: Bipasha Basu
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
On the right, Bipasha is seen promoting fitness in India at the NDTV- Fitness movement. On the left, she is seen celebrating the success of her new movie Raaz 3. This actor has come a long way since her debut in Ajnabee. With Filmfare awards and Best actor titles in her pocket, Bips has been noticed for her bold appearances in films like Jism and the recent Raaz 3. No matter what the occasion, this starlet always manages to pull off her very own style, here’s what we love about her look. Bipasha Basu (right) Hair & Make-up  Her hair looks gorgeous with curls at the ends, straight side bangs with just the right hint of caramel low lights. Her make-up is preppy and fun, dramatic black eye-liner, natural blush and a natural lip colour go well with her sporty ensemble. Clothes A fitness enthusiast herself her figure looked amazing in her pink and black athletic wear, they could not have found a better ambassador for themselves then good ol ...
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Bipasha gets over a million Twitter followers
The Times Of India - over 4 years
Actress Bipasha Basu is over the moon after crossing one million followers on microblogging site Twitter.
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Bollywood will remain a hero-centric business: Bipasha Basu
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
NEW DEHLI: Women in Bollywood are acting like never before, but will they surpass the status Bollywood heroes enjoy? “Never,” says actor Bipasha Basu, who feels there is minimal opportunity for female actors in Bollywood. “In Bollywood, the opportunities for female actors are minimal. We don’t have too many options, except to be safe, look pretty and do some nice dance numbers,” Bipasha told IANS in an interview. The year 2011 saw films like The Dirty Picture, No One Killed Jessica and Saat Khoon Maaf showcasing promising trends as far as women finding prominent roles in movies is concerned. But Bipasha says: “Firstly, Dirty Picture has not managed to change attitudes much. If you’re lucky you may get movies like Dirty Picture, or in my case, movies like Raaz, Jism or Corporate.” “As a one off, you may get a film, which will be talked about. People might say, Oh! Women are getting into trend now! It’s going to be such a great time for female ...
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Film review: Raaz 3 - better keep this secret
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
Believe it or not, Bollywood is still making films about black magic, evil spirits and holy spirits and the war between evil and holy spirits. Raaz 3, in essence, is about this war between the spirits and how religion is the only force that is capable of winning this hypothetical battle. The film’s plot is filled with clichés. Among the most disturbing clichés that Raaz 3 reinforces is regarding the innate negativity of women; the other adage that women themselves are their biggest enemies becomes true after considering the fact that a female writer has written the story of this film that so unabashedly berates women. Don’t be surprised if shots and even complete scenes in Raaz 3 look a bit too familiar. It’s not you, it’s Vikram Bhatt who has copied, or as the Bhatt’s would say “been inspired by”, entire scenes from films like Arachnophobia, It, Final Destination and The Ring. The concept of Raaz 3 is also “inspired by” or rather is an “Indiani ...
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Sanjay Gadhvi presented Ash and Bipasha beautifully - Nidhi Subbaiah
Bollywood Hungama - over 4 years
Just recently South superstar Ileana D'Cruz made a very good debut with Barfi! and it is pretty apparent that she would be enjoying a much longer stint in Bollywood now. Close on her heels arrives Nidhi Subbaiah, another popular name from down South, who would be seen as a leading lady in Ajab Gazabb Love opposite Jackky Bhagnani. However, despite being in the industry for three years and around ten films to her credit, Nidhi doesn't mind being treated as an absolute newcomer as far as her brush with Bollywood is concerned. "I understand that when it comes to Hindi films, I need to start from scratch. I can't be resting on my laurels that 'Oh, so since I have acted in 10 odd films and have earned a good name for myself, I have to be considered as Ms. Know All'. That's wrong. I think it is totally fair if I get the kind of treatment which is otherwise reserved for a newcomer." While it is pretty much expected that the month to follow would keep her mighty engaged, Nidhi ad ...
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Fear Factor: Horror makes big moolah in Bollywood
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
Raaz 3 starring Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta is probably the costliest and one of the most successful horror movies of recent times. Made on a budget of INR250 million, the film has collected over INR600 million in two weeks, reports the Hindustan Times. What is the secret behind his ‘scary’ success? Director Vikram Bhatt told IANS in an interview: “It is not easy to scare the audience because they can even make fun of your film very easily. You need to find new ways to scare them because if you repeat the same thing again and again, people will get used to it.” The horror genre kicked off in Bollywood as early as the 1940s. Cult horror movies like Mahal, Bees Saal Baad and Bhoot Bungla worked well commercially at the time, but somewhere down the line, the genre lost its touch. This started to change with Ram Gopal Varma and the film Raat which was written, produced and directed by him. It starred Revathi in the role of protago ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bipasha Basu
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 36
    In 2015, Basu dated Alone co-star Karan Singh Grover and they got married on 30 April 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Celebrities including Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Dino Morea, Bachchan Family, Sanjay Dutt, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh and Shamita Shetty attended the wedding reception.
    In 2015, Basu featured in Bhushan Patel's romance horror film, Alone opposite her future husband Karan Singh Grover.
    More Details Hide Details India TV reviewed the movie Alone when it released and wrote that "With some genuine scary moments and Bipasha-Karan's scorching chemistry, Alone stands apart from numerous horrible horror flicks made in the past." and also stated that "Bipasha just takes her act to another level."
  • 2014
    Age 35
    On 19 February 2014, she confirmed being in a relationship with actor Harman Baweja.
    More Details Hide Details In December later that year, she confirmed that they had broken up.
  • 2011
    Age 32
    Soon afterwards during the filming of Jism, Basu began to date her co-star John Abraham; they were in a relationship till early 2011 when the couple officially broke off.
    More Details Hide Details While together, the two were often referred to as a supercouple in the Indian media.
    Basu later launched her second Fitness DVD in September 2011 named Break Free, a 30-minute dance routine, the follow up to Bipasha Basu's first workout video Love Yourself.
    More Details Hide Details She is also the face of Delhi Marathon, which has been inspired by her interest in fitness. In January 2014 Bipasha Basu launched her much awaited third of her series fitness DVD Unleash, an advance training routine that includes plyometrics and focuses more on power and speed, while strengthening the bones and improving muscle coordination.
    Basu ranked 8 in The Times of India 50 most desirable women in 2011, ranked 13 in 2012, and ranked 7 in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details UK magazine Eastern Eye named her the "Sexiest Woman in Asia" in 2005 and 2007. Basu is an advocate of physical fitness. Apart from films, in 2010 she released her first fitness DVD called Love Yourself, which emphasised on being strong, healthy, and loving one's self. DVD consisted 60-day routine for weight-loss. She was also the brand ambassador of Sugar Free, which helped her promoting the DVD. Hiren Gada, director of Shemaroo Entertainment said, "A celebrity like Bipasha Basu, genuinely believes in staying healthy. She is also passionate about fitness." She had previously worked on another fitness video called Bollywood Bodies with John Abraham.
    Her only release in 2011 was Dum Maaro Dum, which performed reasonably well at the box office and met with good reviews from critics.
    More Details Hide Details Talking of the film, she said, "My next release is DMD Dum Maaro Dum, in which I play a lively, colourful, happy-go-lucky girl called Zoey, who is the representation of Goa as we see it." Basu collaborated with Abbas-Mustan for the third time in Players, which became the first release of 2012. The film was an official remake of The Italian Job. Players was heavily compared to The Italian Job and was criticised for its execution and performances, including that of Basu. Her next release was Raaz 3, a supernatural horror thriller directed by Vikram Bhatt, upon release met with favourable response and emerging as a box office success after a period of relatively low phase for Basu. The movie not only became the highest grossing horror film, but also emerged a "blockbuster" with revenues of in India alone. Her performance in the film garnered acclaim from critics with Subhash K. Jha of IANS saying, "It's Bipasha who holds together the feverish proceedings. She delivers a full-bodied gutsy performance."
  • 2010
    Age 31
    With the 2010 film Pankh, Basu returned as an imaginary character who exists in the protagonist’s mind.
    More Details Hide Details She was then featured as a Kashmiri girl in Rahul Dholakia's Lamhaa, which explored socio-political problems in Kashmir. Principal photography of Lamhaa was disrupted many times by the locals due to the controversial theme. During the shooting of Lamhaa, she left the sets at Anantnag and headed back to Mumbai citing she was afraid of the crowd there. Producer Bunty Walia thought of replacing her with Vidya Balan, but she returned for the shoot later with necessary security arrangements. NDTV Movies wrote, "Bipasha sinks herself into her character imparting a dramatic resonance into the role without resorting to stock expressions. The sequence where she gets mauled by militant women is as traumatic to watch as it must have been for Bipasha to shoot." Basu then appeared as the wife of a ruthless cop in Priyadarshan's Aakrosh who helps the police with investigation on honour killings in their village. She met with mixed reviews for the film. Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India commented, "Bipasha actually doesn't have much to do and does seem to be miscast as the much-abused, bruised and battered wife of Paresh Rawal."
  • 2009
    Age 30
    Her first release in 2009, Aa Dekhen Zara failed to do well at the box office.
    More Details Hide Details Rohit Shetty's All The Best: Fun Begins performed well and her comic role was appreciated by fans. Later that year, Basu surprised everybody with Rituparno Ghosh's Bengali film, Shob Charitro Kalponik. "I love saris and I'm wearing a lot of them in Ritu's film," she said. She gave up her glamorous look and was praised by critics for her performance. Critic Subhash K. Jha spoke high of her. He said, "Bipasha Basu pulls out all stops to deliver her career's best performance. Her moments of anguish before and after her screen-husband's death are expressed in tones of cathartic conviction that we never knew existed within Bipasha." He also compared her with the multiple-award-winning actress, Shabana Azmi, commenting that Basu's anguished portrayal of bereavement can be equalled by Azmi only.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    She completed 2008 by appearing during the song "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte" in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
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    In 2008, she teamed up once again with Abbas-Mustan for Race.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of Sonia who is stuck in a love-triangle between two brothers (played by Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna) and, through the course, she murders one of them. The film grossed 680 million at the box office and was the fourth-biggest hit that year in India; it performed good enough overseas as well. Her performance was appreciated by critics with Taran Adarsh citing it as "her best work so far. She's superb." Basu's work in Siddharth Anand's Bachna Ae Haseeno as a successful supermodel who finds it hard to forgive her ex-lover for betraying her earned her a second nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and the film was a commercial success with it becoming a "Hit".
  • 2007
    Age 28
    In 2007, Ronnie Screwvala's Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal performed below average at the box-office.
    More Details Hide Details The song picturised on John Abraham and Basu, "Billo Rani", became quite popular and earned her the nickname "Billo Rani", though equal credit must be given to Omkara in which her name was Billo Chamanbahar.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    She earned a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for the film. 2006 saw her star in four major releases — Phir Hera Pheri, Corporate, Omkara and Dhoom 2 — performing well critically and commercially.
    More Details Hide Details Phir Hera Pheri became the ninth highest-grossing film of the year. She was featured opposite Akshay Kumar in a significant role of a con woman who steals 10 million from the protagonists. In Madhur Bhandarkar's Corporate, she gave up her glamorous look for the role of a businesswoman who has no qualms in taking advantage of her sexuality to con the CEO of a rival company. She won accolades from critics for her performance. Critic Aparna wrote, " she has done a fabulous job as an ambitious woman. The kind of shrewdness in a woman that she plays has never been seen before in India films." She was nominated for the second time for Filmfare Best Actress Award. In Vishal Bharadwaj's adaptation of Othello, Omkara, Basu played the role of Bianca and was a cameo. She caught the attention of public with her dance number "Beedi", which was highly popular in India and overseas. Critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN wrote, "... Bipasha Basu is brought in to lend oomph and she succeeds in doing just that." Basu became the talk of the town for donning a bikini in Aditya Chopra's Dhoom 2. She reportedly ate only oranges for three days and trained hard to shoot the scene. Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India commented, "Aah Bipasha! Looks great, brings back the bikini to Bollywood, and gently slips into the shadows as a pretty accessory."
  • 2005
    Age 26
    No Entry grossed 750 million at the box office and was the highest-grossing film of 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Basu played the role of a bargirl who acts as wife of two men.
    In 2005, she appeared in the love triangle Barsaat alongside Bobby Deol and Priyanka Chopra.
    More Details Hide Details Taran Adarsh commented, "As an actor, she Basu does show sparks only towards the end." She starred in the Tamil film, Sachein, which was a hit and then in Prakash Jha's Apaharan, which won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay. In this period, she refused to act in art films due to salary problems. Besides acting, Basu did the video "Tu" for Sonu Nigam's album, Kismat. She made a guest appearance in Jay Sean's music video "Stolen". Basu established herself as an actress with the success of No Entry, Corporate and Dhoom 2.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    Basu had four releases in 2004, all of which performed moderately and drew mixed reviews.
    More Details Hide Details She collaborated for the second time with Vikram Bhatt in her first release Aetbaar. She played the role of a young woman who falls in love with a psychopath. Rediff.com noted that "... The characters are not convincing, the plot is not fast-paced or interesting." Her next film was Mani Shankar's Rudraksh, based on the Indian epic Ramayana. The film was a disaster at the box office and was panned by the critics. She then starred in Rakht as a tarot card reader trying to solve a murder mystery. Critic Shruti Bhasin of Planetbollywood wrote, "Bipasha Basu impresses in a different look and role." Her final release that year was Anil Sharma's Madhoshi opposite John Abraham. Her performance of a mentally unstable woman was generally well received.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    In 2003, Basu starred in Pooja Bhatt's erotic thriller film, Jism alongside John Abraham, which was well received by critics and fared well at the box office.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of seductive, ambitious wife of a millionaire who indulges in an extramarital affair with an alcoholic lawyer and plots to kill her husband. The film ranked 92 in the top 100 sexiest movie scenes poll conducted by Channel 4. Film critic Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama commented, "... the real show stealer is Bipasha Basu; her sexy look and seductive deep voice, in contrast with her cold and calculating personality, makes her the most impressive femme fatale since Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi." She received a Filmfare Best Villain Award nomination for Jism. Her next release, Zameen, failed to make impact among audiences.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    In 2002, Basu starred in the year's most successful thriller, Raaz.
    More Details Hide Details Directed by Vikram Bhatt, it established Basu in the Hindi film industry. Her portrayal of a woman who is pursued by a spirit received positive reviews. One review in The Tribune noted, "... it is Bipasha Basu who steals the show with her fine performance." She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Raaz. She was appreciated in a supporting role in Sanjay Gadhvi's Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, a moderate critical and commercial success. However, in David Dhawan's Chor Machaaye Shor, was her first commercial failure. She appeared in a supporting role opposite Mahesh Babu and Lisa Ray in the Telugu film, Takkari Donga. Gunaah, which released later that year, was also a box-office failure. She played the role of a cop who loves a convict and tries to reform him. Derek Elley of Variety observed that Basu was a miscast as the "idealistic cop".
  • 2001
    Age 22
    In 2001, Basu finally made her debut opposite Akshay Kumar in Vijay Galani's Ajnabee.
    More Details Hide Details The film, directed by Abbas-Mustan, was inspired by the American film Consenting Adults. It was a moderate box-office success and attracted unfavorable reviews from critics. However, Basu's performance in a negative role was appreciated by critics and won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 17
    Basu was in a relationship with her Raaz co-star Dino Morea from 1996 till they broke up in 2002.
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    Basu was spotted by model Mehr Jesia Rampal at a hotel in Kolkata who suggested she take up modelling. In 1996, she won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest and the Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest.
    More Details Hide Details Basu was flown to New York by the Ford Company and began her successful modelling career at the age of 17. She then appeared in the Calida commercial with her then-boyfriend Dino Morea, which was controversial for picturing them sultrily. She had some protesters outside her house after that. She has appeared on over 40 magazine covers. One of the judges of the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest in which Basu participated, Vinod Khanna, wanted to launch her alongside his son Akshaye Khanna in Himalay Putra, but she felt she was too young and declined the role, which eventually went to Anjala Zaveri. After returning home, she was convinced by Jaya Bachchan to star opposite her son Abhishek Bachchan in J. P. Dutta's Aakhari Mughal. However, the film was cancelled, and Dutta instead changed the script and made Refugee with Kareena Kapoor. Basu was also offered a role in Refugee opposite Sunil Shetty, which she declined.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 0
    Born on January 7, 1979.
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