Bipasha Basu (born 7 January 1979) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi language films. Bipasha has also worked in Telugu, Bengali and Tamil language films. Bipasha had a successful modeling career before venturing into films.
Bipasha Basu debuted in a negative role in Ajnabee (2001) which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her first commercial success was Raaz (2002). Basu was then noticed for her bold role in the erotic thriller film, Jism (2003). She starred in top grossing films like – No Entry(2005), Phir Hera Pheri, Dhoom 2 (both 2006) – her biggest commercial success till date and Race (2008). Her performances in Apharan (2005), Corporate (2006) and Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) won her much praise and multiple nominations for several awards. Bipasha then appeared in commercial successful films such as All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), Raaz 3 (2012) and also her roles being highly praised by film critics. Having done so,she has established herself as a leading contemporary actress in Bollywood and is a household name. Known for her bold on-screen image and candid confession of her private life, Basu is frequently named in the media as a "sex symbol".
Bipasha has been nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress twice each along with one nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. Roles apart, Basu is renowned for her item songs like "Phoonk De" in No Smoking (2007), and "Beedi" and "Namak Ishq Ka" in Omkara (2006) amongst others.Basu is slated to make her international film debut with the 2013 Australian film Singularity.
-: Early life and modelling career :-
-:Debut and Breakthrough, 2001–02 :-
In 2001, she finally made her debut opposite Akshay Kumar in Vijay Galani’s Ajnabee. The film, directed by Abbas-Mustan, was inspired by the American film Consenting Adults. It was a moderate box-office success and attracted unfavorable reviews from critics. However, she ’s performance in a negative role was appreciated by critics and won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
In 2002, she starred in the year’s most successful thriller, Raaz.Directed by Vikram Bhatt, it established she in the Hindi film industry. Her portrayal of a woman who is pursued by a spirit received positive reviews. One review in The Tribune noted, "...it is Bipasha she who steals the show with her fine performance." Bipasha Basu was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Raaz. Basu was appreciated in a supporting role in Sanjay Gadhvi’s Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai which was a moderate critical and commercial success. However, in David Dhawan’s Chor Machaaye Shor, was her first commercial failure. Bipasha appeared in a supporting role opposite Mahesh Babu and Lisa Ray in the Telugu film, Takkari Donga. Gunaah, which released later that year, was also a box-office failure. Bipasha played the role of a cop who loves a convict and tries to reform him.Derek Elley of Variety observed that she was a miscast as the "idealistic cop".
-:Initial success and struggle phase, 2003–05:-
she had four releases in 2004, all of which performed moderately and drew mixed reviews. Bipasha Basu collaborated for the second time with Vikram Bhatt in her first release Aetbaar. Bipasha Basu played the role of a young woman who falls in love with a psychopath. Rediff.com noted that "...The characters are not convincing, the plot is not fast-paced or interesting." Her next film was Mani Shankar’s Rudraksh which was based on the Indian epic Ramayana. The film was a disaster at the box office and was panned by the critics. Bipasha Basu then starred in Rakht as a tarot card reader trying to solve a murder mystery. Critic Shruti Bhasin of Planetbollywood wrote, "Bipasha impresses in a different look and role." Her final release that year was Anil Sharma’s Madhoshi opposite John Abraham. Her performance of a mentally unstable woman was generally well received.
In 2005, Bipasha Basu appeared in the love triangle Barsaat alongside Bobby Deol and Priyanka Chopra. Taran Adarsh commented, "As an actor ,Bipasha Basu [Bipasha Basu] does show sparks only towards the end."Bipasha Basu starred in the Tamil film, Sachein which was a hit and then in Prakash Jha’s Apaharan, which won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay. In this period, she refused to act in art films due to salary problems.
Besides acting, she did the video "Tu" for Sonu Nigam's album, Kismat. Bipasha Basu made a guest appearance in Jay Sean's music video "Stolen."
With the 2010 film Pankh, Basu returned with her alluring image as an imaginary character who exists in the protagonist’s mind. She was then featured as a Kashmiri girl in Rahul Dholakia’s Lamhaa which explored socio-political problems in Kashmir. Principal photography of Lamhaa was disrupted many times by the locals due to the controversial theme. During the shooting of Lamhaa, she left the sets at Anantnag and headed back to Mumbai citing Basu was afraid of the crowd there. Producer Bunty Walia thought of replacing her with Vidya Balan, but she returned for the shoot later with necessary security arrangements. NDTV Movies wrote, "she sinks herself into her character imparting a dramatic resonance into the role without resorting to stock expressions. The sequence where Bipasha gets mauled by militant women is as traumatic to watch as it must have been for Bipasha to shoot." she then appeared as the wife of a ruthless cop in Priyadarshan’s Aakrosh who helps the police with investigation on honour killings in their village. Basu met with mixed reviews for the film. Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India commented, "she actually doesn't have much to do and does seem to be miscast as the much-abused, bruised and battered wife of Paresh Rawal."
Her only release in 2011 was Dum Maaro Dum which performed
Her next release was Raaz 3, a supernatural horror thriller directed by Vikram Bhatt, upon release met with favourable response and emerging as a box office success after a period of relatively low phase for she . The movie not only became the highest grossing horror film , but also emerged a "blockbuster" with revenues of 73 crore (US$12 million) in India alone.
Bipasha Basu made her English-language debut with Roland Joffé’s epic drama Singularity which will be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012. Bipasha plays the role of a Maratha warrior Tulaja Naik in the film Basu will be seen in a guest appearance reprising her role of Race in the upcoming film by Abbas-Mustan, Race 2. she has signed up a horror movie tilted Aatma to be directed by Suparn Verma and the produced by Kumar Mangat and Abhishek Pathak.she will perform live along side Atif Aslam, Shaan & Malaika Arora Khan for the first time in series of concerts in Birmingham & London in summer 2013. Bipasha is currently working in her upcoming film Creature 3D opposite Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi.
she has been in the limelight since her bold role in Jism. Bipasha ranked 8 in Times' 50 most desirable women in 2011, ranked 13 in 2012, and ranked 7 in 2013. UK magazine Eastern Eye named her the "Sexiest Woman in Asia" in 2005 and 2007.
Basu is an advocate of physical fitness. Apart from films, Bipasha Basu released a fitness DVD called Love Yourself, which emphasised on being strong, healthy, and loving one’s self. Bipasha Basu was also the brand ambassador of Sugar Free, which helped her promoting the DVD. Hiren Gada, director of Shemaroo Entertainment said, "A celebrity like Basu, genuinely believes in staying healthy.Basu is also passionate about fitness." Bipasha had previously worked on another fitness video called Bollywood Bodies with John Abraham. Basu has always been fond of Pakistani singer Atif Aslam's voice.
|2001.||Ajnabee ,||Sonia/Neeta,||Hindi,||Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|2002.||Raaz. ,||Sanjana Dhanraj,||Hindi,||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|2002.||Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai,||Ria,||Hindi,|
|2002.||Chor Machaaye Shor,||Ranjita,||Hindi,|
|2003.||Tujhe Meri Kasam,||Herself,||Hindi,||Cameo|
|2003.||Jism,,||Sonia Khanna,||Hindi,||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role|
|2003.||Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula,||Hindi,||Cameo|
|2004.||Ishq Hai Tumse..||Kushboo.||Hindi.|
|2005.||No Entry.||Bobby.||Hindi.||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2006.||Hum Ko Deewana .Kar Gaye.||Sonia Berry.||Hindi.|
|2006.||Darna Zaroori Hai.||Varsha.||Hindi.|
|2006.||Phir Hera Pheri.||Anuradha.||Hindi.|
|2006.||Alag.||Herself.||Hindi.||Special appearance in song "Sabse Alag"|
|2006..||Corporate..||Nishigandha .Dasgupta.||Hindi.||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|2006.||Jaane Hoga Kya..||Aditi.||Hindi.|
|2006.||Dhoom 2.||ACP Shonali Bose/
|2007.||Nehlle Pe Dehlla.||Pooja..||Hindi.|
|2007.||No Smoking.||Herself.||Hindi.||Special appearance in song "Phoonk De"|
|2007.||Om Shanti Om.||Herself.||Hindi.||Cameo|
|2007.||Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.||Rumana.||Hindi.|
|2008.||Bachna Ae Haseeno.||Radhika/Shreya Rathod.||Hindi.||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2008.||Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.||Herself.||Hindi.||Special appearance in song "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte"|
|2009.||Aa Dekhen Zara.||Simi Chatterjee.||Hindi.|
|2009.||All The Best: Fun Begins.||Jhanvi Chopra.||Hindi.|
|2009.||Shob Charitro Kalponik.||Radhika.||Bengali|
|2011.||Dum Maro Dum.||Zoey.||Hindi.|
|2012.||Raaz 3.||Shanaya Shekhar.||Hindi.|
|2013.||Race 2.||Sonia Martin.||Hindi.||Cameo|