Name Lara Dutta
Birth date April 16, 1978
Nick Name Lara, Mini
Profession Model, Actress
Debut Film Andaaz (2003)Sex F
Father’s Name Wg.Cdr. LK Dutta
Mother’s Name Jennifer Dutta
Sister’s Name Sheryl, Sabrina
Address 401, Merry Villa, 25,St. Andrews Road Bandra (W) Mumbai 400 050
Lara Dutta biography
Lara Dutta, the first Miss Universe of the new millennium was born on April 16, 1978 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her father is Wing Commander L.K. Dutta (retired) and her mother is Jennifer Puddi. 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.In 1981 the Dutta family re-located to Bangalore, where Lara was enrolled in St. Francis Xavier Girls’ High School where she studied till her 10th and later did her 11th and 12th at the Frank Anthony Public School. After graduating from school, she then went on to earn a degree in Economics from Bombay University. She is fluent in both Hindi and English.
At the age of 16 she left her home from bangalore to come to mumbai and realize her dreams. Before Miss universe she was a successful print and ramp model.It is not a secret that Bollywood beauty Lara Dutta is a beauty with brains. This was demonstrated when she scored the highest possible marks in the history of the Miss Universe Contest. After this she was crowned Miss Universe 2000, making history as not only the most beautiful but also the most intelligent young woman to wear this crown in the history of Miss Universe.She was first discovered by Gladrags’ annual modeling competition. When lara Dutta won the annual Gladsrags modelling competition in her native India, 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 IndiaUniverse and Miss Universe in 2000.
Dutta primarily signed up to do the Tamil film, Arasatchi in 2002, but due to financial problems, it only released in mid-2004. She made her Hindi debut in 2003 with the film Andaaz which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. She then appeared in a number of films, some of which failed at the box office and some of which were mildly successful. Her box office “hits” include Masti (2004), Kaal (2005),No Entry (2005) and Partner (2007).
In 2006, she starred in the comedy, Bhagam Bhag which did well at the box office.
Dutta’s first release of 2007 was Shaad Ali’s Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. The film was a box office failure in India but did better overseas, especially in the U.K. She received mixed reviews for her performance in the film. Her latest release, Partner opened to a good response and became a hit.
About Priyanka Chopra: “We’ve never claimed to be best friends. We’ve had our ups and downs, after all, we’re competitors in the same field. But I’d hate to have an attitude towards her. I think Priyanka is very talented but I don’t think we’re up for the same slot. Both of us will definitely create our own slots,”
Her thoughts on the smoking ban in Indian cinema: “If I am stylish and smoke on big screen, then youngsters of our country are bound to follow that. I have not yet got one good reason why people smoke in life! I have never understood the reason and logic of smoking.”
Filmography as Lara Dutta
Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai (2008)
Billo Barber (2008) – Billoo’s Wife
Om Shanti Om (2007) – special appearance
Partner (2007) – Naina
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) – Anaida
Bhagam Bhag (2006) – Minni
Alag (2006) – Special Appearance (Song)
Fanaa (2006) – Zeenat
No Entry (2005) – Kaajal
Dosti (2005) – Kajal
Elaan (2005) – Sonia
Insaan (2005) – Meghna
Jurm (2005) – Sanjana Malhotra
Kaal (2005) – Ishika
Zinda (2005) – Jenny Singh
Aan: Men at Work (2004) – Kiran
Bardaasht (2004) – Advocate Payal
Khakee (2004) – Dancer ‘Aisa Jadoo’ (Special Appearance)
Masti (2004) – Monica Mehta
Andaaz (2003) – Kajal
Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost (2003) – Kesar
2004: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer – Female, Andaaz
2004: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, Andaaz (joint winner with Priyanka Chopra)
2000: Miss Universe
2000: Miss India Universe
1997: Miss Intercontinental
Acting, Travelling, Danceing, rock climbing, Modling, bungee jumping and Reading a good books.