Lara Dutta
Miss Universe 2000
Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta Bhupathi is an Indian Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000). 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. Dutta next appeared in a series of successful films such as Masti (2004), No Entry (2005), Kaal (2005), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Partner (2007), Housefull (2010), Chalo Dilli (2011) and Don 2 (2011), thus establishing herself as a bankable Bollywood actress.
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Manish Malhotra displays ethnic Indian wear at LFW curtain raiser
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
MUMBAI: Designer Manish Malhotra showcased his ethnic Indian collections at the curtain-raiser for the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013. He showcased the traditional Indian outfits that include saris, ghaghra cholis, skirts among others. The designer had used lots of pastel greens, pink, and cream along with mirror works. The substitute for ghaghra with sahara pants and fitted tops was elegant and neat. The ghaghra pants and skirts had detailed embroidery work towards the hemline. The saris and ghaghra cholis had a lot of embellishment and blings that added grace and style to the attire. With a blend of silk, nets and georgettes, Malhotra played with different collars and cuts that gave the clothes an interesting look. Unlike other shows, this time two models were simultaneously walking in a ramp with similar colour schemes. Malhotra also showcased men’s wear that includes smart pants, kurtas, dhotis among others. From the film fratern ...
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Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta share a special bond
The Times Of India - over 3 years
You would not think of Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra as being close. Even their last movie outing, Don 2, where PC was the leading lady and Lara did an interesting cameo, didn’t give them much opportunity to interact.     
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Lara to attend Rohan Boppanna’s wedding
The Times Of India - about 4 years
Ever since Lara Dutta Bhupathi delivered a baby girl last year, she actor has been taking it easy
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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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Lara to make sequel to Chalo Dilli
Bollywood Hungama - over 4 years
If you are one of those who liked the most unlikely pairing of Lara Dutta and Viany Pathak in Chalo Dilli, then, get ready for more as the gorgeous Lara is ready with the sequel. Speaking about the film's sequel, the ever-so-beautiful Lara said that it was very encouraging that her first production was appreciated. In the same breath, she added that she very well knew if at all there has to be a sequel, it had to be better than the original. She also added that the script is ready and they are ready to shoot with Eros on board as producers. Readers may recall that Chalo Dilli was Lara Dutta's first home production under the banner of Bheegi Basanti Entertainment with Mahesh Bhupathi's Big Daddy Productions and Eros International. The film starred Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak.
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Lara Dutta - Bollywood Actresses Pictures
Bollywood Mantra - over 4 years
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Lara Dutta back to work
The Times Of India - over 4 years
Actress Lara Dutta, who gave birth to daughter Saira earlier this year, is back to work. She has started shooting for the movie "David", which is being shot in Hindi and Tamil simultaneously.
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Exploring the box office journey of Priyanka Chopra Part I
Bollywood Hungama - over 4 years
First things first - There is a bad news and there is a good news. First the bad news. In her nine year long career that started in 2003 and resulted in 30 outings as the leading lady, Priyanka Chopra's success rate has been just around 50%. And now the good news. Despite a career that has seen a constant flip-flop ever since she first came into limelight with Andaaz, her first flick as a quintessential Bollywood heroine, Priyanka today finds herself in the list of top Bollywood actresses. What has only made this journey special is the fact that, while her box office journey has been eventful (to put it mildly), the performer in her has seen a constant growth with every passing year. Simply put, if someone would have remarked nine years ago that the girl who was playing a second fiddle to Preity Zinta [The Hero] would one day walk away with murder after killing her seven (or were they actually six?) husbands [7 Khoon Maaf], it would have met with a mocking response of 'Oh really!' ...
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Bollywood salutes mothers for all the love and support
Indian Express - almost 5 years
For actress Lara Dutta, it is her first Mother's Day after she gave birth to a baby girl in January.
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'Essence of yoga lies in sincerity, not commercialisation'
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
NEW DELHI: Yoga is not boring and one can do it anywhere – from a construction site to a spiritual environment, says noted exponent Deepika Mehta, clearing myths about the routine, adding that it has transformative powers. “There are so many misconception about yoga like doing yoga is boring, takes time to show result, meant for older people and is not a form of fitness,” Mehta told IANS. She is currently hosting Yoga City on NDTV Good Times and says that through the show she wants to clear misconceptions about the form. “I will try my best to inspire people about the transformative powers of yoga as it has given me so much in my own life. I was convinced to do the show because I believe that people in cities need this ancient practice of yoga the most. The concept of the show proves that yoga can also be done at a construction site and not specifically in a spiritual environment,” added the 34-year-old. Quite a few celebrities like Lara Dutta ...
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Lara Dutta won't be back for a few months
Daily News and Analysis - almost 5 years
For Lara, family always comes ahead of films
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Lara Dutta gives summer tips
The Times of India - almost 5 years
Lara Dutta gives summer tips
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Housefull 2: Old recipe, new spices
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
KARACHI / LAHORE:  Despite being an underdog in the league of upcoming young directors, Sajid Khan has still managed to gain recognition in B-town through his stale sense of humour which he displays at award show and his trying-too-hard and almost-there films. Sajid’s films like Hey Baby and Housefull belong to the pool of supposedly comedy films that fail to impress us. Although, Hey Baby wasn’t that bad of a film, it wasn’t original either. Housefull, a film that starred comedy king Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmuk, Lara Dutta and Deepika Padukone, on the other hand, was all about hot girls, good-looking men, beautiful beaches and occasional humour — a formula that earned a decent response at the box office in 2010. With its sequel however, Sajid has multiplied the same formula and sprinkled it with a few good item numbers. In addition to Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh, Housefull 2 stars John Abraham, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez and Zarine Khan. ...
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It’s nappy time for B-Town moms
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
NEW DELHI:  It’s a role you haven’t seen them in. Away from the limelight, life is all about changing diapers and nurturing their little ones for Bollywood’s glamour girls like Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Lara Dutta and Celina Jaitley who have just stepped into motherhood. Jaitley gave birth to twin boys in Dubai on Saturday, and the mother and children are doing well health wise, according to the actor’s husband, hotelier Peter Haag. They have named their twins Winston and Viraaj. Dutta delivered a baby girl Sara in January and she has been spending time with her bundle of joy. However, she is already back to reading scripts. “Back to hearing scripts and making decisions. Exciting things to look forward to. On another note, nothing smells better than a Johnson’s Baby,” Dutta wrote on Twitter last month. The actor-producer, married to tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi, was extremely excited about her pregnancy; her face had a glow every time she stepped o ...
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Voice Blogging Service, Bubbly Launches its iPhone App in India
pluggd - about 5 years
Bubbly allows you to share short voice updates with your friends and followers. Create your posts, or Bubbles, in your own voice via your iPhone smartphone. The Bubbly app lets your followers hear what you really have to say – any time and from anywhere – with feeling and emotion. Share your Bubbly updates directly to Twitter & Facebook and add text to your posts to make them easy to discover. The new Bubbly iPhone app also allows users to follow celebrities, sports stars and other well-known users, letting you move beyond just reading celebrity posts to actually hearing updates recorded in their own voice. The who’s who of celebrities from across Asia are already using Bubbly, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Lara Dutta, Geisha, and Yeng Constantino. The Bubbly app is free to download with an in-app purchase available to unlock premium celebrity content. The Bubbly app will be available to Indians and will roll out to Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan over the coming weeks and ...
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It’s a girl for Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi
Emirates - about 5 years
Former Miss Universe, <a class="fplink fp-168627" href="/lara+dutta+1">Lara Dutta</a>, gave birth to a baby girl on Friday afternoon. The proud father and husband, Mahesh
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Sports gossip: Its a girl for Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupathi!
Daily News and Analysis - about 5 years
Here is your dose of the week’s gossip...
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It's a girl for Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupathi!
Daily News and Analysis - about 5 years
Bhupathi copied Abhishek Bachchan's style of announcing his fatherhood, to break the news on his Twitter page.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lara Dutta
  • 2012
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film released 1 February 2013 and receive mixed reviews. She recently signed a No Entry sequel titled No Entry Mein Entry. Lara Dutta is active in yoga, and offers a number of videos on YouTube, particularly for pre-natal yoga.
  • 2011
    Age 32
    On 1 August 2011, Dutta confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child, who was a daughter born in January 2012.
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    In 2011, her first movie as a producer, Chalo Dilli was released.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a decent success, as it was made on a modest budget of. 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.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    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.
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    Her 2010 release Housefull was a major success across India.
    More Details Hide Details 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 at the box office.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    Her 2009 release, Blue, was one of the most expensive movies of Indian cinema.
    More Details Hide Details 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".
  • 2008
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, the film failed to do well at the box office. She made a special appearance in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
  • 2007
    Age 28
    Her first release of 2007 was Shaad Ali's Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a box office failure in India but did better overseas, especially in the U.K.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    In 2006, Dutta appeared alongside Akshay Kumar in Bhagam Bhag, which was one of the biggest hits of the year, as it collected over in India alone.
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  • 2005
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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 2005, Dutta appeared in Kaal, which was a moderate success at the box office.
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    In 2005, Sania Mirza and Dutta both participated in Kaun Banega Crorepati (season 2) on 13 November 2005.
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  • 2003
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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). 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/DJ Nitin Sawhney is a cousin of Lara Dutta.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    She signed up for the Tamil film, Arasatchi in 2002, but due to financial problems, it was only released in mid-2004.
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  • 2001
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2000
    Age 21
    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.
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    Later, she was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 2000.
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  • 1995
    Age 16
    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.
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  • 1981
    Age 2
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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 speak Punjabi, and Kannada.
  • 1978
    Born on April 16, 1978.
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