pramod kumarwrote on Apr 26 2009 4:04AM
Born and brought up in Kolkata, Bipasha was noticed and recommended for the Ford Super Model Contest, held in Mumbai in 1996. After winning the coveted title, she proceeded to participate in the Ford International Contest in Florida the same year. Having secured second place in the pageant, Bipasha was in the International Media's eye, as she traveled to Paris and worked with some of the most prestigious designers and labels. On her return to India, she received an unimaginable reception as all the prominent Indian designers, fashion gurus and top brands started vying for her attention. Bipasha has walked the ramp for almost all noteworthy Indian designers and also appeared in ad campaigns for brands such as Close up, Calida, Mazaa and Thumps Up. Her line up of music videos includes Sonu Nigam's, `Tu' and `Jaan'.
Looking to scale new heights, Bipasha finally set her sights on Bollywood, where she could explore her talent to the fullest. After receiving many offers from top banners she zeroed in on `Ajnabee' as her debut. Directed by duo Abbas Mustan, `Ajnabee' had an impressive cast of Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol & Kareena Kapoor. Inspite of being the only debutante amongst a seasoned cast and crew, Bipasha managed to hold her own and was recognized as a promising actress.
Amongst the first few to give the gorgeous lass due credit was Vikram Bhatt, who signed her on for his next venture `Raaz'. The mystique and deep aura of sensuality that Bipasha Basu exudes was exactly what the dynamic director was looking for, in the heroine of the immensely thrilling and hair raising film Raaz. With Jism, Bipasha changed the portrayal of the traditional "Indian' actress entirely. A negative role with bold shades and then some more, Bipasha set the trend for a lot like her generation to come. Seen then in movies like Rakht, Rudraksh, Barsaat, Aitbaar, Bipasha was trying out new genres with each movie she chose. Her latest release is the comic hit No Entry, where she plays a vivacious bar dancer who is all set to woo Anil Kapoor, for a fair price. Her forthcoming movies include, Phir Hera Pheri, Dhoom2, Nehle Pe Dehla and Hum Ko Diwana Kar Gaye.