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Biography for Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta

Birthdate: 16 April 1978

Birth Place: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Height in feet: 5 feet 8 Inches

Eye Color: Light Brown

Sun Sign: Aries

Occupation: Model, Bollywood Actress

Marital Status: Married

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Lara Dutta Bhupathi born 16 April 1978 is an indian model and bollywood actress. She is fluent in English and Hindi but can speak Punjabi, Kannada, and French. She was crowned Miss Universe in 2000 which led to her appointment as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2001

Education

She completed high school from St.Francis Xavier Girls' High School and the Frank Anthony Public School. Lara graduated in economics with a minor in communications from University of Mumbai.

Family Background

Her father is Wing Commander L.K. Dutta, retired and her mother is Jennifer Dutta. She also has two older sisters, one of whom serves in the Indian Air Force and a well known younger sister. Famed composer and DJ Nitin Sawhney is Dutta's cousin.

Acting Career

She started her career as a model and after doing campaigns for a number of known brands, went on to become Miss India, in 2000. Thereafter, she went for the Miss Universe competition and was declared the winner. After spending one year abroad, she came back to India and entered the world of Bollywood, making her debut in the year 2003, with the movie ‘Andaz’. Since then, the fine actress has continued to mesmerize audience with her charming grace and excellent acting skills.

Lara Dutta entered the world of Bollywood with the movie ‘Andaz’ (2003), in which she was one of the two female leads, other being Priyanka Chopra. The film proved to be a success and won her Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, which she shared with Chopra. Though Dutta had done a Tamil movie ‘Arasatchi’ in 2002, financial problems forced it to be released only in mid-2004. In 2004, she was seen in ‘Masti’, which turned out to be a box office hit, followed by ‘Bardaasht’, ‘Aan: Men at Work’ and a special appearance on ‘Khakee’.

Awards

1. Filmfare Best Female Debut Award in 2003 for Andaaz.
2. Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female, in 2004 for Andaaz.
3. Rajiv Gandhi awards (female contribution to film cinema) in 2008.
4. FICCI Young Achievers Award in 2012.
5. L’Oreal Femina Women Award in 2012.

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