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New Delhi, India
Claim to Fame
Won Ford`s Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest for 1996
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Music Department
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I was never meant to be beautiful. I was a short, dark and round girl. Nobody thought I was pretty at all. Cruel jokes have been made about it, but that was fine.
ImageI think most people were surprised by the way I looked mainly because of my elder sister. She was the pretty one in the family. She was taller, fair; always the centre of attention. That turned me into a bit of a cut-up, I guess.
I was incorrigible. I was the Lady Goonda of the neighborhood. But I had my defences in order. Before anybody could scold me, I was bawling my head off.
As a kidI was always good in school. In Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Kolkata, where I spent the better part of my education, I was the Prefect and later, Head Girl. If I hadn’t started modelling at an early age, I would have liked to study. Not having done so will always be a regret.
One thing that I would like to clarify once and for all is that my birthday is on the 7th of January. Rumours about me being Taurus are, quite clearly, fictitious.
Somewhere along the way, I shot up in height and started to look better. I won a few beauty contests. And then the Ford Supermodel of the World in December 1996.
ImageAfter that, modelling contracts in New York and Paris took over my life.
I have lived through, the supposedly glamorous part of a modelling career cooped up with a bunch of other girls.
There was the occasional bit of wild partying, shame and scandal, which seemed all too bewildering for me. There were times when I enjoyed the attention and the lifestyle.
At other times I wanted tolock myself in my room and hope the world outside the door would just go away.
I started life a little earlier than most people. I was modelling at the age of 16, doing fashion shows all over the world. I used to live between Delhi and Mumbai for most of the year. That is, when I wasn’t abroad.
ImageIt has taken me a while to accept Mumbai as my home after living in Delhi and Kolkata. Especially since I have lived in a series of rented rooms and apartments. Many of them shared with other models for roommates. It was difficult to call any of these places home, until now.
I have my own apartment in a secluded lane in the city. It’s a great place to come home to, quite literally.
For me, acting was an unplanned career move. I had always thought of myself as too dark, too different from what is conventionally considered to be movie star material.
ImageI had become tired and bored of modelling and was considering going back to college. Or a career move of some sort. I had considered starting a restaurant. That’s when the first movie offer came in.
I was always aware that I was an unusual choice in actresses. In the beginning there was a lot of speculation about it. The colour of my skin was the cause of a lot of comment, but it did help me find my niche. At this time, I believe Hindi cinema was changing. The scripts were different. The characters were being fleshed out a lot more. Women weren’t just in the story for ornamental reasons.
The female lead protagonist began to show up in a lot of scripts, and I played several of them. But I have also consciously tried to go after different roles. Sometimes it’s great to do just a bit part in a multi-starring movie, just for the experience of working with a good director.
I must say that I used to find the singing and dancing and over-the-top emotional carnival of Bollywood a little disconcerting, when I first got into the movies. Dancing in the middle of a crowded street seemed all very strange to me. But over time, I have begun to understand the purpose of fantasy and colour to the way a film affects an audience.
In that way, I believe I have completely integrated myself into ‘The Bollywood Way
Bachelor`s of Commerce
www.bipasha-basu.com, www.bipashabasuonline.com, www.freewebs.com/naina_love
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The Godfather , Indiana Jones 
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Sex And The City
Robin Cook (Author), John Grisham (Author), Matthew Williamson (Fashion Idol)
Bipasha Basu (born 7 January 1979) 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.
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