Lara Dutta is an Indian Bollywood actress who was crowned miss universe and miss intercontinental. Dutta subsequently appeared in several commercially successful films. She has established herself as one of the leading actress in the Hindi cinema.
Lara Dutta was born to a Punjabi father and Anglo-Indian mother. Her father is Wing Commander L.K. Dutta and her mother is Jennifer Dutta. She also has two elder sisters, Sabrina, who serves in the Indian Air Force and younger sister Cheryl. The Dutta family moves to Bangalore in 1981 where she completed high school from St.Francis Xavier Girls’ High school and the Franck Anthony Public School. Dutta graduated with her degree in economics and a minor in communications from the University of Mumbai.
Relationships, Scandals & Husband
Lara Dutta had been in a nine-year relationship with Kelly Dorji and dated Dino Morea after that. Lara Dutta also dated an American Baseball player Derek Jeter for a brief time in 2001.
However, in September 2010, Dutta engaged to Indian tennis player, Maheah Bhupathi. They married on 16 February 2011 in a civil ceremony in Bandar and later followed by it by a ceremony on 20 February 2011 at sunset point in Goa.
Lara Dutta won the annual Glad rags modeling competition in her native Indian, thus winning the right to be the first Indian representative at the 1997 miss intercontinental pageant, in which she took first place. Later she was crowned Femina Miss India Universe and miss universe in 2000. At miss universe in 2000 in Cyprus, Dutta was the clear favorite ahead of fierce competition from Venezuela, Spain, USA and Canada. Her finalist interview score was highest individual score in any category in the history of miss universe contest, as her perfect interview saw a majority of the judges given to her the maximum 9.99 mark.
Dutta primarily signed up to do the Tamil films, Arasatchi in 2002, but due to financial problems, it only released in mid-2004. She made her Hindi debut in 2003, which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. She then appeared in number of films, some of which failed at the box office and some of which are mildly successful. Her box office hits include following:-
Lara Dutta Movies List
|2003||Andaaz||Kajal||Filmfare Best Female Debut Award|
|2003||Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost||Kesar|
|2004||Khakee||Special appearance in song “Aisa Jadoo”|
|2004||Aan: Men at Work||Kiran|
|2005||Dosti: Friends Forever||Kajal|
|2006||Alag||Special appearance in song “Sabse Alag”|
|2007||Jhoom Barabar Jhoom||Anaida Raza/Laila|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Herself||Special appearance in song “Deewangi Deewangi”|
|2008||Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||Special appearance in song “Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte”|
|2009||Do Knot Disturb||Dolly|
|2011||Chalo Dilli||Mihika Banerjee|
|2015||No Entry Mein Entry||Kajal||Pre-Production|
|2016||Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi||TBA||Pre-Production|
|TBA||Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai||Ishikha||Completed|
In 2006, she started in the comedy, Bhagam Bhag which did well in the box office.