Bipasha Basu turns a year older today
Dusky Bong Bombshell Bipasha Basu was born to a Bengali Hindu family in New Delhi. She was born on 7th January 1979 to Hirak Basu and Mamata Basu. Bipasha is the second daughter of her parents. She has two sisters Bidisha and Bijoyta. Bipasha is second, Bidisha is the eldest one and Bijoyta the youngest.
Till the age of 8, Bipasha lived in Delhi. Later her parents moved to Kolkata. She completed her schooling at Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidya Mandir. As a child, Bips was a tom boy. She was called ‘Lady Don’ by her mates. She was short and round.
She aspires to be a doctor but took up commerce after 12th standard at Bhawanipur Education Society college. She used to do part time modeling. Gradually, Bipasha develops interest for modeling and ramp and won the Cinthol supermodel contest.
One after another golden offer started coming to Bipasha and she raised the ladder of success. After modeling, her next step was acting. Bipasha debuted with Vijay Galani’s ‘Ajnabee’ opposite Akshay Kumar in 2001. The film was a moderate box-office success but her acting was appreciated and the role won Bipasha Filmfare Award for Best Female debut.
In 2002, she was offered ‘Raaz’ by Vikram Bhatt and the film proved to be a turning point for Bipasha's career. The film was a blockbuster. In 2003, Bipasha starred in ‘Jism’ opposite John Abraham which was commercial hit.
After a slow start, she firmed her foot in Bollywood with the success of 'Race', ‘No Entry’, ‘Corporate’ and ‘Dhoom 2’.
Basu personal life was always under scanner. She had a relationship with Dino Morea since 1996 but they broke up in 2002. During the filming of ‘Jism’, she established a relationship with John Abraham. She had a long standing affair of nine years with John until the duo officially calls it a quit in 2011. She also rumored to be dating her ‘Dum Maro Dum’ co-star Rana Daggubatti but things did not shaped up.
Today, Bipasha is single but she declared that she is ready to mingle and it is highly speculated that Bipasha will tie the knot in 2012.
We wish Bipasha a very happy birthday and bright future ahead.