Wednesday, 8 January 2014

 -:Bipasha Basu:-

Bipasha Basu

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 :- 

Bipasha Basu

Basu was born to a Bengali family in Delhi, where she lived till the age of eight in Pamposh Enclave, Nehru Place and studied at Apeejay High School. Her family then moved to Kolkata. she  who describes herself as a tomboy, was pampered as a kid and was very naughty.Bipasha   was fondly called 'Lady Goonda' in her school as everyone was scared of her short and commanding personality. She has two sisters.
Bipasha Basu (5) at the IIFA Rocks fashion show
she  was spotted by model Mehr Jesia Rampal at a hotel in Kolkata who suggested   Basu take up modelling. In 1996, Bipasha  won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest and the Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest.asu was flown to New York by the Ford Company and began her successful modelling career at the age of 17. Bipasha Basu then appeared in the Calida commercial with her then-boyfriend Dino Morea which was controversial for picturising them sultrily. Bipasha  had some protesters outside her house after that.  Basu has appeared on over 40 magazine covers.

-:Debut and Breakthrough, 2001–02 :- 

Bipasha Basu
One of the judges of the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest in which Basu participated, Vinod Khanna, wanted to launch her alongside his son Akshaye Khanna in Himalay Putra, but she felt Bipasha  was too young and declined the role which eventually went to Anjala Zaveri. After returning home, she was convinced by Jaya Bachchan to star opposite her son Abhishek Bachchan in J. P. Dutta’s Aakhari Mughal. However, the film was cancelled, and Dutta instead changed the script and made Refugee with Kareena Kapoor. she  was also offered a role in Refugee opposite Sunil Shetty, which she declined.
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, " 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:-

Bipasha Basu
In 2003, Basu starred in Pooja Bhatt’s thriller, Jism, which was well received by critics and fared well at the box office. Bipasha Basu essayed the role of seductive, ambitious wife of a millionaire who indulges in an extramarital affair with an alcoholic lawyer and plots to kill her husband. The film ranked 92 in the top 100 sexiest movie scenes poll conducted by Channel 4. Film critic Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama commented, "...the real show stealer is Bipasha  ; her sexy look and seductive deep voice, in contrast with her cold and calculating personality, makes her the most impressive femme fatale since Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi."Bipasha Basu   received a Filmfare Best Villain Award nomination for Jism. Her next release, Zameen, failed to make impact among audiences.
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. 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."

-:Recent Work, 2010–present:-
Bipasha Basu

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
she  promotes 'Players'
reasonably well at the box office and met with good reviews from critics. Talking of the film, Bipasha Basu  said, "My next release is DMD [Dum Maaro Dum], in which I play a lively, colourful, happy-go-lucky girl called Zoey, who is the representation of Goa as we see it." she  collaborated with Abbas-Mustan for the third time in Players which became the first release of 2012.The film was an official remake of The Italian Job. Players was heavily compared to The Italian Job and was criticised for its execution and performances, including that of she .
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 INR73 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.

-:Personal life:-
Bipasha Basu

Basu was in a relationship with her Raaz co-star Dino Morea from 1996 till they broke up in 2002. Soon afterwards during the filming of Jism, she  began to date her co-star John Abraham (actor) they were in a relationship till early 2011 when the couple officially broke off. While together, the two were often referred to as a supercouple in the Indian media.
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.

Year Film Role Language Notes
2001. Ajnabee , Sonia/Neeta, Hindi, Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2002. Takkari Donga Panasa., Telugu,
2002. Raaz. , Sanjana Dhanraj, Hindi, Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2002. Aankhen, Raina, Hindi,
2002. Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Ria, Hindi,
2002. Chor Machaaye Shor, Ranjita, Hindi,
2002. Gunaah, Prabha Narayan, Hindi,
2003. Tujhe Meri Kasam, Herself, Hindi, Cameo
2003. Jism,, Sonia Khanna, Hindi, Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
2003. Footpath, Sanjana Srivastav, Hindi
2003. Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula,
Hindi, Cameo
2003. Zameen. Nandini,. Hindi..
2004. Ishq Hai Tumse.. Kushboo. Hindi.
2004. Aetbaar. Ria Malhotra. Hindi..
2004. Rudraksh.. Gayetri. Hindi.
2004. Rakht. Drishti.. Hindi.
2004. Madhoshi. Anupama Kaul. Hindi.
2005. Chehraa. Megha. Hindi.
2005. Sachein. Manju. Tamil.
2005. Viruddh.
Hindi. Cameo
2005. Barsaat. Anna. Hindi..
2005. No Entry. Bobby. Hindi. Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2005. Apaharan. Megha. Hindi.
2005. Shikhar. Natasha. Hindi.
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. Omkara.. Billo Chamanbahar. Hindi.
2006. Jaane Hoga Kya.. Aditi. Hindi.
2006. Dhoom 2. ACP Shonali Bose/
Monali Bos.
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. Race. Sonia Martin. 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
2010. Pankh. Nandini.(Alter-Ego). Hindi.
2010. Lamhaa. Aziza. Hindi.
2010. Aakrosh. Geeta. Hindi.
2011. Dum Maro Dum. Zoey. Hindi.
2012. Players. Riya. Hindi.
2012. Jodi Breakers. Sonali. Hindi.
2012. Raaz 3. Shanaya Shekhar. Hindi.
2013. Race 2. Sonia Martin. Hindi. Cameo
2013. Aatma. Maya. Hindi.
2013. Singularity. Tulaja Naik. English.

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