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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 16 April 1978Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

It is not a secret that 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.

Lara was born in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, on April 16, 1978. Her dad is retired Wing Commander L.K. Dutta and her mother is Jennifer Dutta. Lara has two sisters, one of whom serves in the Indian Air Force, and is the cousin of Nitin Sawhney.

In 1981 the Dutta family re-located to Bangalore, and she was enrolled in St. Francis Xavier Girls' High School where she studied till her 10th Standard, and later did her First Year and Second Year Junior College 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.

In 1997 Lara enrolled and subsequently won the Miss Gladrags competition, leading her to represent India at the Miss Intercontinental, and thereafter being crowned Miss Universe in 2000 in Cyprus, making her the second Indian to win this prestigious award.

After completing her Miss Universe commitments, she received several offers from Bollywood movie makers, and starred in Andaaz in 2003, which won her considerable recognition, and she subsequently won the best female debut award from Femina.

Thereafter, most of her movies failed to make a mark at the box office, however, she did become popular and a household name. Some of the movies she is remembered for are 'Masti', 'No Entry, 'Kaal', 'Partner', Hey Baby' amongst others.

She is also known for her sense of humor, and a talent for writing. She has now announced that she will writing scripts, and hopes that one day someone from Bollywood will make flicks out of them.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Spouse (1)

Mahesh Bhupathi (16 February 2011 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (15)

Was offered a role in The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003), but turned the part down because she didn't like the script.
Angered at the leading fashion magazine "Gladrags" for allegedly using her photographs for a forthcoming modeling contest without her permission, Lara has filed a suit in the Bombay High Court.
Awards: Gladrags Supermodel Contest 1995, Miss India 2000, Miss Universe 2000.
Father, L.K. Dutta, mother, Jennifer Dutta.
Is half Scottish on her mother's side.
Miss Universe 2000.
Married Mahesh Bhupathi on February 16th, 2011 in a civil ceremony in Bandra, followed by a Christian ceremony on February 20th at Sunset Point in Goa, India.
Engaged to Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi. [September 2010].
Gave birth at age of 33. A daughter named Shira was born January 20, 2012. Child's father is her husband of Tennis Star Mahesh Bhupathi.
Will start her first world tour and perform alongside stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Celina Jaitly, Hrithik Roshan, and Fardeen Khan. [April 2004]
She was to debut in a B grade film based on AIDS. This was in the year 2000. The director was Shrikant Sinha. After shooting for two months he dropped her from the film because he thought she was a bad actress.
Cousin of International DJ and composer Nitin Sawhney.
Starred in Percept Pictures shelved film "Amarjeet". (2006) Starring Lara Dutta, directed by Soorjit Sarcar. The film was about a Punjabi lady's single handed fight against the tobacco company of India.
Signed Jackie Chan's The Myth but opted out due to the nudity scene.
Miss Universe 2000, the beauty with brains and now also a talented actress, Lara Dutta, travelled to New Zealand and Fiji along with Bollywood heartthrob Kunal Kapoor in 2005. Lara and Kunal, who have an association of many years with the Art Of Living Foundation, were in New Zealand and Fiji for a week making appearances in The Art Of Living's special workshops which will be conducted by the internationally renowned teacher, Sangeeta Jani.Looking at the increasing problems of drugs, alcohol and violence in today's youth, the Art Of Living Foundation has taken the responsibility of running several service projects for the youth and helping them to live their life in a positive manner. Lara, Kunal and Sangeeta's first ever visit of its kind, is eagerly awaited by the local NRI community as well as other Kiwis and Fijian people. Dignitaries, Politicians and sport stars such as Triathlete Hamish Carter and former Blues and All Blacks Rugby player Charles Riechelmann have lent their support to the cause in Auckland. Lara and Kunal were engaging with thousands of youth and launching The Art of Living's Youth Service Projects in New Zealand and Fiji.

Personal Quotes (2)

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."

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