Breathtaking Lara turns a year older

As the ritzy and intelligent looking actress adds a year to her age on the 16th of this month, it will be interesting noting down the young actress’s   escalation up the ladders of showbiz. She could manage it by dint of her beauty as well as brain. Following a successful brush with the beauty pageantry, Lara strode into the Mumbai filmdom of Bollywood.

Born in 1978 on the 16th day of April, Lara’s parents are Jennifer & Wing Commander L.K Dutta. Born in the city of Ghaziabad, Lara has had her schooling in Bangalore. Having completed her secondary education from the city, Lara earned her Bachelors’ degree in Economics from the Mumbai University. Lara’s acclaim to the showy glittery of pageantry was established when she won one of the prestigious modeling hunt contests in 1997. Her interaction with the spectacular glory of modeling reached its zenith in 2000. The year saw her bag the prestigious crown of Miss Universe. Interestingly, the contest held in Cyprus had the brainy beauty secure the maximum score sheet of 9.99 marks.

Lara’s exploration through the celluloid chapter of Bollywood began in 2003. The flick marking her introduction wasn’t only successful; but also saw the glamour girl win the best debutante award from one of the esteemed filmy forums. Having to put up with a fare share of success as well as failure, Lara’s journey through the competiveness of B Town includes ‘Masti’, ‘Partner’, ‘No Entry’,’ Don 2: King is back’ , ‘Housefull’ and ‘Bhagam Bhag’.  While the murder thriller with a comic twist- ‘Bhagam Bhag’ was fairly well received at the box-office; ‘Housefull’ which had the glamour girl as one of its female leads became overwhelmingly popular. Having notched up lucrative yields, the film was to become the fifth largest commercial success.

‘Blue’ released in 2009 saw the diligent Lara perform a wide plethora of underwater stunts. It will be of some interest to note, that prior to filming of the aquatic extravaganza of ‘Blue’; Lara knew nothing of swimming. But with the impetus provided by the actor- costar Akshay Kumar, Lara picked it up in a jiffy, coming up with mind-blowing underwater antics.

Recently blessed with a doting daughter; Lara Married the ace tennis star Mahesh Bhupati in 2011. The proverbial ramp walker cum actress has recently come up with her option for script writing for the model turned actor happens to be a proficient writer as well.

Presently reveling in the newfound glories of motherhood; Bollywood as well as the country would await her reentry into the folds of stardom once she is through with her maternity break.

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