Bipasha Basu: The Bengali Beauty
Bipasha Basu is an Indian model turned actress who rose to prominence after appearing in few bold avatars on the big screens. She made her presence felt in the Hindi film industry with some illustrious roles and tantalizing dance numbers. A recipient of several awards in the industry, Bipasha proved her worth as one of the highest paid actresses in the Bollywood. Having ruled the industry for a decade or so, Bipasha is known for her incredible acting abilities, angelic looks, and exquisite dancing.
Bipasha Basu Age, Height, and Other Numbers
Because of her earlier ties with the modeling world, she has had a curvaceous figure right from her debut in the Bollywood industry. Also, what makes her more beautiful are her virtuous eyes and extravagant facial features. To get the statistical analysis of this sensational Bengali beauty, we tried to get her numbers for all her fans. And yes, her numbers do the talking.
Bipasha Basu Body Vitals
Age: 38 years
Height: 170 centimeters, 5 feet 7 inches.
Weight: 57 kilograms, 125 pounds
Curves: 34-26-34 (all measurements in inches)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Bipasha Basu Family
The talented prodigy was born in a Bengal family to the couple of Hirak and Mamta Basu. Her father is a civil engineer in Delhi, while her mother is a housewife. She is the second child of the couple and has a younger sister and an elder sister. The youngest child in the family is named Vijayeta, and the eldest one is named Bidisha.
Bipasha Basu Biography
Bipasha was born on 7th January 1979 in the national capital of India, New Delhi. She spent the early days of her childhood in Nehru Palace area where she studied at the Apeejay High School until she turned 8. Her family relocated to West Bengal where she completed her primary education from the Ganga Bux Kanoria Vidya Mandir. Basu admits to being a tomboy during her early childhood who bullied boys with a stick in the hand. The mischief didn’t stop there. She took up challenges with bigger and taller boys and beat them up.
The Modeling Marvel
After her primary education, she tried to pursue a career in medical science but soon after changed her path to commerce. She was first spotted by the Miss India title holder, Mehr Jesia Rampal in a hotel who asked Bipasha to try her hands at modeling. Taking the prodigy’s advice, she competed in the Godrej Supermodel Contest organized by Ford which she won. She was then seen in a scandalous commercial featuring her boyfriend, Dino Morea. The commercial was too sultry for the moral police to digest. Therefore, there were protests outside her house regarding the same. Just in her late teens, Bipasha started receiving many modeling contracts where she made a stupendous name for herself.
B for Bipasha, B for Bollywood
Vinod Khanna was one of the judges during the contest that got her much-needed attention. Impressed with her immaculate talent, he offered her a role alongside his son’s debut role in the movie, Himalay Putra. However, Bips thought that she was too young to act in movies and neglected the role. She was then manipulated to debut opposite Abhishek Bachchan in the movie, Refugee. The movie couldn’t go through, and the makers later did the movie with Kareena Kapoor. It was not until 2001, that she made the Bollywood debut with Ajnabee. She shared the screen alongside Akshay Kumar. The movie was an average grosser, but her negative role in the film wooed the critics.
Her second film was a directorial venture of Vikram Bhatt titled Raaz. The film was highly appreciated by the audiences as well as the critics. The film got her fame and recognition required to build a strong base in the B-Town. She did a couple of film after Raaz which failed to make an impression on the box office.
Bold, Bolder, Bipasha
Basu was prolific in her role in the movie, Jism. She shared the screen with her longtime rumored boyfriend, John Abraham. She definitely got the temperatures soaring, and the chemistry between the two really set the bars for the Indian cinema. Apart from Jism, most of her films in the next year or two drastically failed to make an impact amongst the audience. Bollywood aside, she was seen a few music videos. The most notable out of them was the one with the American Pop star, Jay Sean.
She hit back on the big screens with back to back hit movies like Dhoom, Omkara, Corporate, and Phir Hera Pheri. With each hit film, Bipasha brought more and more precision in her acting abilities. Beedi Jalaile, an item song from Omkara got famous in and around the country for positive reasons. Also, she flaunted her bikini body in Dhoom and jaw dropped most of her fans with her sexy avatar.
Bipasha grew gradually as an actress. She acted in several films after the successful stint at the box office but didn’t shower heavily like her previous films. Bachna Ae Haseeno and Race were box office hits but couldn’t fascinate the critics. Her next notable releases were Rohit Shetty’s All The Best: Let The Fun Begin and a Bengali movie, Shob Charitra Kalpanik.
Although with time, she appeared in lesser movies as compared to her prime time. She acted in many hit and flop films throughout her career. Her Movies like Raaz 3 and Race series got were decent box office grosser which added to the long resume of the actress. Her last appearance was alongside her husband, Karan Singh Grover in the movie, Alone.
The gorgeous beauty is all set to make her English film debut with Roland Joffe’s epic drama, The Lovers. She will be seen in the role of a Maratha warrior in the movie.
Bipasha Basu Hit Films
- Raaz (2002)
- Raaz 3 (2012)
- Jism (2003)
- Dum Maaro Dum (2011)
- Ajnabee (2001)
- Alone (2015)
- Race (2008)
- Omkara (2006)
- Dhoom (2006)
- Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
- Phir Hera Pheri (2006)
- All the best: The fun begins (2009)
Acting abilities were fully out for display. But what matched the acting abilities were super gracious dance moves. Her exuberant dancing prowess was there on exhibition in many of the item numbers in several films. Here is a list of songs from Bipasha Basu, that portray her on the sexier side.
Bipasha Basu Songs
- Katra Katra, Alone (2015)
- Beedi, Omkara (2006)
- O Jaane Jaana, Madhoshi (2004)
- Jaadu Hain Nasha, Jism (2003)
- Billo Rani, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2008)
- Namak, Omkara (2006)
- Rock the Party, Aa Dekhe Zara (2009)
- Allah Duhaai Hain, Race 2 (2013)
- Zindagi Se, Raaz 3 (2012)
- Lucky Boy, Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
Likes, Dislikes, and More
The bold and the beautiful actress is very fond of reading and dancing. Apart from her primary hobbies, she also is an ardent yoga practitioner and has many videos regarding the same on the YouTube. She also is a water baby, which means she loves swimming and enjoys her workout sessions. The thing she hates the most is to wait on the sets for the shot to get ready after she has put up make-up. Her favorite color is black and loves eating authentic Bengali cuisine.
Favorite Food: Biryani, The Poshto, Motichur Laddu
Favorite TV Show: Sex and the City
Favorite Destination: Paris
Favorite Colors: Pink and Black
Favorite Authors: Robin Cook, John Grisham
The Bengali beauty has enjoyed successful 15 years in the industry. That much time in the showbiz itself urges for controversies to hit the stardom. And when the controversies, they hit very hard. Our Billo Rani has been entangled in several controversies throughout her career. Therefore, we jotted down a list of all controversies, Bipasha has been involved in.
Bipasha Basu Controversies
The leaked tape with Amar Singh: Her fans are yet to know whether it was Bips or someone else cleverly imitating her voice while she flirted with the much older politician, Amar Singh. He later confessed that it wasn’t the actress he was talking to. In fact, it was some other girl named Bipasha, clarified the politician.
Catfight with Bebo: The media was full of the comments made on each other by these two beautiful Bollywood divas. Kareena Kapoor and Bips locked horns on the sets of a movie. Kareena assaulted Bipasha by calling her a black cat in front of the media personnel.
Child Labor?: She recently posted a picture which exhibited two toddlers trying to tie the shoe laces of her boots. The child activists couldn’t gulp down the image who bashed Bipasha in every way possible on the social media. Many were seem to be offended by the picture posted by her on the social media platform.
The steamy lip-lock with Cristiano Ronaldo: Bips and Ronaldo stunned the world after they indulged in a steamy lip-lock at a football award function. However, none of the two spoke openly about the relationship shedding no light but darkness to the controversial incident.
Not attending Humshakal’s promotions: The actress was too petrified with the outcome of the movie, that she stayed inattentive in the most of the promotional events. The film was a drastic failure at the box office. And by the look of the movie, she was rather right to invest her time in something constructive than to waste time on a poor film like Humshakals.
Relationships, Affairs, and More
Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea were in long term relationship for more than 8 years. The couple had met in 1996 during an ad shoot and broke up when Bipasha started shooting for Jism. The on-screen chemistry of John Abraham and Bipasha Basu was carried off the screen as well. The super steamy couple of Bollywood dated for a longer period until they parted ways in early 2011. The differences were unclear, but many said it was infidelity that made them separate.
Then she confirmed her relationship with Harman Baweja. This time, the relationship panned within few months. In 2015, Bipasha started dating Alone hero, Karan Singh Grover. The relationship excelled in all parts and the duo decided to the tie the knot in 30th April 2016. Many Indian celebrities including Big B Amitabh Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta attended their wedding.
Billo Rani’s Bank Account
She has been a sensational star and has showered her magic in almost two decades of her career. The actress is known to bring the sexy element back to the Bollywood. The growing popularity of the actress made her one of the better-paid actresses of her time. She is also the face of many brand endorsements in and around the country which adds to her bank account. She also has a few healthy and Yoga related DVD to her name.
Bipasha Basu Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Bipasha Basu is calculated around 100 crores. The total enumeration of her net value is from the several Bollywood movie fees, endorsement fees, personal DVD releases, and many stage performances in multiple award functions. She charges around 1-2 crore rupees per film which was said to be much higher when Bips dazzled as an actress.
Car Collections: Audi Q7, Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes S-Class
The Social Media Buzz
Bipasha Basu is very active on Instagram with 4.3 million followers. She keeps updating her fans with posts and pictures on the photo sharing app by the username @bipashabasu. She is on twitter with the username @bipsluvurself. She is followed by a staggering 5.31 million followers on twitter.
Awards, Accolades, and Recognitions
Basu has been amongst awards right since her inception in the Hindi film industry. She has won several accolades in her long reign at the Bollywood. The beautiful actress stunned the Indian audiences by getting the steamy bold looks back to Indian Cinema. She was credited for her sexy avatars which no one pulled off with precision since Parveen Babi and Zeenat Aman. Here is a list of awards she has won during her career.
Bipasha Basu Awards
- Filmfare award for the best female debut for Ajnabee (2002)
- IIFA award for the star debut of the year for Ajnabee (2002)
- IIFA fresh face of the year award (2002)
- IIFA award for the style diva of the year (2009)
- Stardust award for the best actor in a thriller role for Dum Maaro Dum (2012)
- Bollywood Movie Award for Jism (2004)
- Zee Cine Award for the dynamic duo (2003)
- GIFA best actress award for Corporate (2007)
- Bollywood movie award for the best actress for Corporate (2007)
- Stardust award for the style icon of the year (2013)
- GIFA critics best actress award for Corporate (2007)
The beautiful actress is known for her audacious looks, sexy curves, and sizzling sensuality on the screen. She is one who got the bikini back to Bollywood and managed t look immaculately hot in it. Although written off her darker skin shade, Bipasha Basu proved herself by making a boisterous career in the B-Town. A prolific model at the start, Basu came a long way to become one of the most successful actresses of the 21st century. We’d love to see her in challenging roles in the mere future. Till then, all we can do is just glare at this Bengali beauty and get our jaws dropped.