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Bipasha Basu
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Basu at an event in August 2017
Born (1979-01-07) 7 January 1979 (age 40) [1]
New Delhi, India
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active1996–present
Karan Singh Grover (m. 2016)

Bipasha Basu (born 7 January 1979), also known by her married name Bipasha Basu Singh Grover, [3] is an Indian film actress and model. Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and English language films. Basu is the recipient of numerous accolades, including one Filmfare Award, among six nominations. Particularly known for her work in the thriller and horror film genres, she is frequently cited in the media as a sex symbol.

Tamil cinema film industry

Tamil cinema refers to Tamil-language motion pictures, which are primarily made in India. Based in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the hub of the Tamil film industry is in the Kodambakkam neighbourhood of Chennai. Kollywood is a colloquial term used to describe this industry, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam and Hollywood.

Telugu cinema Indian cinema producing films in the Telugu language

Telugu cinema, also known by its sobriquet Tollywood, is the segment of Indian cinema dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Telugu language, based in Film Nagar, a neighborhood of Hyderabad, Telangana. Since 1909, film maker Raghupathi Venkaiah was involved in producing short films and travelling to different regions in Asia to promote film work. In 1921, he produced the first Telugu silent film, Bhishma Pratigna. He is cited as the father of Telugu cinema. Tollywood is one of the largest film industries in India along with Bollywood and kollywood.

Cinema of West Bengal filmmaking in West Bengal, India

The cinema of West Bengal, also known as Tollywood, refers to the Indian Bengali language film industry based in the Tollygunge region of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The origins of the nickname Tollywood, a portmanteau of the words Tollygunge and Hollywood, dates back to 1932. It was a historically important film industry, at one time the center of Indian film production. The Bengali film industry is known for producing many of Indian cinema's most critically acclaimed global Parallel Cinema and art films, with several of its filmmakers gaining prominence at the Indian National Film Awards as well as international acclaim. Since the late 20th century, the Bengali film industry has become smaller, overtaken by other regional industries such as Bollywood and South Indian cinema.


Born in Delhi and raised in Kolkata, Basu won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest in 1996, and later pursued a successful career as a fashion model. She then began receiving offers for film roles, and made her acting debut with a negative role in the moderately successful thriller Ajnabee (2001), which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Basu's first leading role was in the blockbuster horror film Raaz (2002), which earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She subsequently received worldwide critical recognition and several awards for her portrayals of a seductress in the 2003 erotic thriller Jism and the 2006 drama Corporate . Basu achieved further success with starring roles in six of India's annually top-grossing productions—the comedies No Entry (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), and All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), the action adventure Dhoom 2 (2006), the action thriller Race (2008) and the horror thriller Raaz 3D (2012). She also received praise for her performances in the romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), and the horror films Aatma (2013), Creature 3D (2014) and Alone (2015). Her other notable work includes item numbers in several films.

Delhi Megacity and Union territory of India

Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, the second-highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundaries and include the neighboring satellite cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida in an area now called Central National Capital Region (CNCR) and had an estimated 2016 population of over 26 million people, making it the world's second-largest urban area according to United Nations. As of 2016, recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the most or second-most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second-wealthiest city in India after Mumbai, with a total private wealth of $450 billion and is home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires.

Kolkata Capital city of West Bengal, India

Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The city is widely regarded as the "cultural capital" of India, and is also nicknamed the "City of Joy". According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the seventh most populous city; the city had a population of 4.5 million, while the suburb population brought the total to 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. Recent estimates of Kolkata Metropolitan Area's economy have ranged from $60 to $150 billion making it third most-productive metropolitan area in India, after Mumbai and Delhi.

<i>Ajnabee</i> (2001 film) 2001 film by Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla

Ajnabee is a 2001 Indian Hindi suspense thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced by Vijay Galani. It stars Bobby Deol, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and debutant Bipasha Basu in the lead with Johnny Lever, Dalip Tahil, Narendra Bedi and Sharat Saxena in supporting roles. The film is an adaptation of the 1992 American thriller Consenting Adults, directed by Alan J. Pakula. It was the second film of Akshay Kumar and Abbas-Mustan after Khiladi and the second film of Bobby Deol and Abbas-Mustan after Soldier.

In addition to acting in films, Basu is a fitness enthusiast and has featured in several fitness videos. She is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, and is vocal about issues such as feminism and animal rights. Following a high-profile relationship with actor John Abraham, Basu married actor Karan Singh Grover in 2016.

Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social gender equality and fight gender stereotypes. This includes seeking to establish educational and professional opportunities for women that are equal to those for men.

Animal rights idea in which some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings

Animal rights is the idea in which some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings.

John Abraham (actor) Indian film actor, producer and model

John Abraham is an Indian film actor, producer and former model who appears in Hindi films. After modelling for numerous advertisements and companies, he made his film debut with Jism (2003), which earned him a Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination. This was followed by his first commercial success, Dhoom (2004). He received two Filmfare Award nominations, for his negative roles in Dhoom, and in Zinda (2006). He later appeared in the major critical success Water (2005). He was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Baabul (2006). Since then, Abraham has starred in many critically and commercially successful films including Garam Masala (2005), Taxi No. 9211 (2006), Dostana (2008), New York (2009), Force (2011), Housefull 2 (2012), Race 2 (2013), Shootout at Wadala (2013), Welcome Back (2015), Dishoom (2016), thus establishing himself as a commercially successful actor of Hindi cinema.

Early life and modelling career

Bipasha Basu was born on 7 January 1979 to a Bengali family in Delhi. Her father, Hirak, is a civil engineer, and her mother, Mamta, is a homemaker. She has one elder sister, Bidisha, and one younger sister, Vijayeta. According to Basu, her name means "dark deep desire", and is also a river's name.

Bengalis ethnic group native to India and Bangladesh

Bengalis, also rendered as the Bengali people, Bangalis and Bangalees, are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group native to the Bengal region in South Asia, specifically in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, presently divided between Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam's Barak Valley, who speak Bengali, a language from the Indo-Aryan language family. The term "Bangalee" is also used to denote people of Bangladesh as a nation.

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A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering – the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating infrastructures while protecting the public and environmental health, as well as improving existing infrastructures that have been neglected.

In Delhi, Basu lived at Pamposh Enclave, Nehru Place, till the age of eight and studied at Apeejay High School. [4] Her family then shifted to Kolkata, where she attended Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, located in Bidhannagar. [5] In her school, Basu was appointed as the head girl and was fondly called 'Lady Goonda' due to her short and commanding personality. [6] She remarked "As a child, I was a tomboy and I was pampered a lot, due to which I became very naughty. I used to keep a stick in my hand and straighten out all the colony boys if they acted smart. I used to be very short as a child and I was the monitor in school. When the tall boys would be up to mischief, I'd jump on their back during breaks and pull their hair and beat them up". Basu was enrolled in medical science studies until twelfth standard, but switched to commerce thereafter.

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In 1996, Basu was spotted at a hotel in Kolkata by the model Mehr Jesia Rampal, who suggested she take up modelling. [7] That year, she participated in and eventually won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest (organised by Ford), thereby representing India at Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest in Miami. [8] [9] She later appeared in the Calida commercial with her then-boyfriend Dino Morea, which was controversial for picturing them sultrily; she had some protesters outside her house after that. [8] With appearance on several magazine covers, Basu continued to pursue a career in fashion modeling during her late teens, until she became an actress. [9]

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Acting career

Debut: 2001–02

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 she 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. [10] However, the film was cancelled, and Dutta instead changed the script and made Refugee with Kareena Kapoor. [11] Basu was also offered a role in Refugee opposite Sunil Shetty, which she declined. [7]

In 2001, Basu 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 . [12] It was a moderate box-office success and attracted unfavorable reviews from critics. [13] However, Basu's performance in a negative role was appreciated by critics and won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. [7]

In 2002, Basu starred in the year's most successful thriller, Raaz . [14] Directed by Vikram Bhatt, it established Basu 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 Basu who steals the show with her fine performance." [15] She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Raaz. [16] She was appreciated in a supporting role in Sanjay Gadhvi's Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai , a moderate critical and commercial success. However, in David Dhawan's Chor Machaaye Shor , was her first commercial failure. She appeared in a supporting role opposite Mahesh Babu and Lisa Ray in the Telugu film, Takkari Donga . [17] Gunaah , which released later that year, was also a box-office failure. [14] She played the role of a cop who loves a convict and tries to reform him. [18] Derek Elley of Variety observed that Basu was a miscast as the "idealistic cop". [19]


In 2003, Basu starred in Pooja Bhatt's erotic thriller film, Jism alongside John Abraham, which was well received by critics and fared well at the box office. [20] She played 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. [21] Film critic Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama commented, "... the real show stealer is Bipasha Basu; 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." [22] She received a Filmfare Best Villain Award nomination for Jism. Her next release, Zameen , failed to make impact among audiences. [20]

Basu had four releases in 2004, all of which performed moderately and drew mixed reviews. She collaborated for the second time with Vikram Bhatt in her first release Aetbaar . She 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." [23] Her next film was Mani Shankar's Rudraksh , based on the Indian epic Ramayana . The film was a disaster at the box office and was panned by the critics. [24] She then starred in Rakht as a tarot card reader trying to solve a murder mystery. Critic Shruti Bhasin of Planetbollywood wrote, "Bipasha Basu impresses in a different look and role." [25] Her final release that year was Anil Sharma's Madhoshi opposite John Abraham. [26] Her performance of a mentally unstable woman was generally well received. [27]

In 2005, she appeared in the love triangle Barsaat alongside Bobby Deol and Priyanka Chopra. Taran Adarsh commented, "As an actor, she [Bipasha Basu] does show sparks only towards the end." [28] She 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. [29] [30] In this period, she refused to act in art films due to salary problems. [31]

Besides acting, Basu did the video "Tu" for Sonu Nigam's album, Kismat . She made a guest appearance in Jay Sean's music video "Stolen". [32]


Basu established herself as an actress with the success of No Entry , Corporate and Dhoom 2 . [33] No Entry grossed 750 million at the box office and was the highest-grossing film of 2005. [34] Basu played the role of a bargirl who acts as wife of two men. She earned a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for the film. 2006 saw her star in four major releases  Phir Hera Pheri , Corporate, Omkara and Dhoom 2 — performing well critically and commercially. [35] [36] Phir Hera Pheri became the ninth highest-grossing film of the year. [37] She was featured opposite Akshay Kumar in a significant role of a con woman who steals 10 million from the protagonists. In Madhur Bhandarkar's Corporate, she gave up her glamorous look for the role of a businesswoman who has no qualms in taking advantage of her sexuality to con the CEO of a rival company. She won accolades from critics for her performance. Critic Aparna wrote, "[...] she has done a fabulous job as an ambitious woman. The kind of shrewdness in a woman that she plays has never been seen before in India films." [38] She was nominated for the second time for Filmfare Best Actress Award.

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Basu at the launch of Filmfare in 2012

In Vishal Bharadwaj's adaptation of Othello, Omkara , Basu played the role of Bianca and was a cameo. She caught the attention of public with her dance number "Beedi", which was highly popular in India and overseas. [39] Critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN wrote, "... Bipasha Basu is brought in to lend oomph and she succeeds in doing just that." [40] Basu became the talk of the town for donning a bikini in Aditya Chopra's Dhoom 2. She reportedly ate only oranges for three days and trained hard to shoot the scene. [41] Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India commented, "Aah Bipasha! Looks great, brings back the bikini to Bollywood, and gently slips into the shadows as a pretty accessory." [42]

In 2007, Ronnie Screwvala's Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal performed below average at the box-office. The song picturised on John Abraham and Basu, "Billo Rani", became quite popular and earned her the nickname "Billo Rani", though equal credit must be given to Omkara in which her name was Billo Chamanbahar. [43] In 2008, she teamed up once again with Abbas-Mustan for Race . She played the role of Sonia who is stuck in a love-triangle between two brothers (played by Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna) and, through the course, she murders one of them. The film grossed 680 million at the box office and was the fourth-biggest hit that year in India; it performed good enough overseas as well. [44] Her performance was appreciated by critics with Taran Adarsh citing it as "her best work so far. She's superb." [45] Basu's work in Siddharth Anand's Bachna Ae Haseeno as a successful supermodel who finds it hard to forgive her ex-lover for betraying her earned her a second nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and the film was a commercial success with it becoming a "Hit". She completed 2008 by appearing during the song "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte" in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi . [46]

Her first release in 2009, Aa Dekhen Zara failed to do well at the box office. [47] Rohit Shetty's All The Best: Fun Begins performed well and her comic role was appreciated by fans. [48] Later that year, Basu surprised everybody with Rituparno Ghosh's Bengali film, Shob Charitro Kalponik . "I love saris and I'm wearing a lot of them in Ritu's film," she said. [49] She gave up her glamorous look and was praised by critics for her performance. Critic Subhash K. Jha spoke high of her. He said, "Bipasha [Basu] pulls out all stops to deliver her career's best performance. Her moments of anguish before and after her screen-husband's death are expressed in tones of cathartic conviction that we never knew existed within Bipasha." He also compared her with the multiple-award-winning actress, Shabana Azmi, commenting that Basu's anguished portrayal of bereavement can be equalled by Azmi only. [50]

Recent work: 2010–present

Basu at the 'IIFA 2015 Fashion Extravaganza' in 2015 Bipasha Basu at the 'IIFA 2015 Fashion Extravaganza'.jpg
Basu at the 'IIFA 2015 Fashion Extravaganza' in 2015

With the 2010 film Pankh , Basu returned as an imaginary character who exists in the protagonist’s mind. [51] She was then featured as a Kashmiri girl in Rahul Dholakia's Lamhaa , which explored socio-political problems in Kashmir. [52] Principal photography of Lamhaa was disrupted many times by the locals due to the controversial theme. [53] During the shooting of Lamhaa, she left the sets at Anantnag and headed back to Mumbai citing she 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. [54] [55] NDTV Movies wrote, "Bipasha sinks herself into her character imparting a dramatic resonance into the role without resorting to stock expressions. The sequence where she gets mauled by militant women is as traumatic to watch as it must have been for Bipasha to shoot." [56] Basu 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. She met with mixed reviews for the film. Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India commented, "Bipasha actually doesn't have much to do and does seem to be miscast as the much-abused, bruised and battered wife of Paresh Rawal." [57]

Her only release in 2011 was Dum Maaro Dum , which performed reasonably well at the box office and met with good reviews from critics. [58] [59] Talking of the film, she 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." [60] Basu collaborated with Abbas-Mustan for the third time in Players , which became the first release of 2012. [61] The film was an official remake of The Italian Job . [62] Players was heavily compared to The Italian Job and was criticised for its execution and performances, including that of Basu. [63]

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 Basu. The movie not only became the highest grossing horror film, but also emerged a "blockbuster" with revenues of 730 million (US$10 million) in India alone. Her performance in the film garnered acclaim from critics with Subhash K. Jha of IANS saying, "It's Bipasha who holds together the feverish proceedings. She delivers a full-bodied gutsy performance." [64] [65]

After appearing in a guest appearance in Race 2 , where she reprised her role from the prequel, [66] [67] Basu was seen in the horror film Aatma which was directed by Suparn Verma and produced by Kumar Mangat and Abhishek Pathak. She received mixed reviews for the movie. [68] [69] Bipasha performed live alongside Atif Aslam, Shaan & Malaika Arora Khan for the first time in series of concerts in Birmingham & London. [70] in summer 2013. [71]

In 2014 Bipasha Basu was seen on numerous roles in different types of movies. She appeared in Humshakals , a comedy movie directed by Sajid Khan opposite Saif Ali Khan. Humshakals was a box office disaster. She even didn't participate in the film's promotions because she was "extremely disturbed by the end result" and stated, "Humshakals was the worst experience of my life." [72] [73] [74] She was also seen in a horror film Creature 3D, which was again a box office failure. [75] [76] Basu had completed work on her first English film, Roland Joffé's epic drama The Lovers in which she portrayed a Maratha warrior. The film was released on 13 March 2015. [77] [78] In 2015, Basu featured in Bhushan Patel's romance horror film Alone opposite her future husband Karan Singh Grover. [79] India TV reviewed the movie and wrote that "With some genuine scary moments and Bipasha-Karan's scorching chemistry, Alone stands apart from numerous horrible horror flicks made in the past." and also stated that "Bipasha just takes her act to another level." [80]

As of 2019, Basu is committed to star opposite her husband Karan Singh Grover for the second time in horror film Aadat Diaries. [81]

Media image

Basu ranked 8 in The Times of India' 50 most desirable women in 2011, ranked 13 in 2012, and ranked 7 in 2013. [82] [83] UK magazine Eastern Eye named her the "Sexiest Woman in Asia" in 2005 and 2007. [84]

Other ventures

Fitness DVD launch

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Basu at the Pantene launch in 2012

Basu is an advocate of physical fitness. Apart from films, in 2010 she released her first fitness DVD called Love Yourself, which emphasised on being strong, healthy, and loving one's self. [85] DVD consisted 60-day routine for weight-loss. She was also the brand ambassador of Sugar Free, which helped her promoting the DVD. Hiren Gada, director of Shemaroo Entertainment said, "A celebrity like Bipasha Basu, genuinely believes in staying healthy. She is also passionate about fitness." [86] She had previously worked on fitness video called Bollywood Bodies with John Abraham. [87] Basu later launched her second Fitness DVD in September 2011 named Break Free, a 30-minute dance routine, the follow up to Bipasha Basu's first workout video Love Yourself. She is also the face of Delhi Marathon, which has been inspired by her interest in fitness. [88] [89] In January 2014 Bipasha Basu launched her much awaited third of her series fitness DVD Unleash, an advance training routine that includes plyometrics and focuses more on power and speed, while strengthening the bones and improving muscle coordination. [90] [91]

Personal life

Basu with her husband Karan Singh Grover Bipasha with her husband Filmfare Style Awards 2016.jpg
Basu with her husband Karan Singh Grover

In 2015, Basu dated Alone co-star Karan Singh Grover and they got married on 30 April 2016. [92] Celebrities including Salman Khan, [93] Shah Rukh Khan, [93] Dino Morea, [93] Bachchan Family, [93] Sanjay Dutt, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh [94] and Shamita Shetty [94] attended the wedding reception.


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Raaz 3D is a Bollywood horror thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt, and produced by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. The movie features Bipasha Basu, Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta as main characters. The film is the third installment in the Raaz series, being a sequel to Raaz: The Mystery Continues, which itself was a sequel to Raaz which starred Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea. Bipasha Basu who was a part of the first film of the Raaz series, has made a comeback to the series after opting out of the second film. It was one of the films in a series of quasi-sequels released under the Bhatt Banner including Raaz: The Mystery Continues, Murder 2, Jannat 2, Jism 2, 1920: Evil Returns, Murder 3 and Aashiqui 2, each of which had nothing to do with their respective prequels, but somehow fell into the same genre following a similar story.

Shah Rukh Khan filmography Filmography of Indian actor Shahrukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian actor, producer and television personality. Khan began his acting career on television by playing a soldier in the Doordarshan series Fauji (1988), a role that garnered him recognition and led to starring roles in more television shows. He soon started receiving film offers and had his first release with the romantic drama Deewana (1992), in which he played a supporting part. Khan subsequently played villainous roles in the 1993 thrillers Baazigar and Darr, box office successes that established his career in Bollywood. In 1995, Khan starred opposite Kajol in Aditya Chopra's romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, that became the longest running Indian film of all time. He continued to establish a reputation in romantic roles by playing opposite Madhuri Dixit in Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), and Kajol in the Karan Johar-directed Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001).

Alia Bhatt Indian actress

Alia Bhatt is an actress and singer of Indian origin and British citizenship, who works in Hindi films. The recipient of several accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, Bhatt is one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2017.

Akshay Kumar filmography Filmography of Indian actor Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is a Bollywood actor and producer, residing in Mumbai. He made his debut with a minor role in the 1987 Mahesh Bhatt directed Indian film Aaj. He appeared as the lead actor in Saugandh (1991) before making his breakthrough with the suspense thriller Khiladi (1992), the first film of the Khiladi series. In the same year, he appeared in the Pramod Chakravorty-produced film Deedar. In 1994, Kumar earned his first nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare Awards for his performance in the Yash Chopra-produced romance Yeh Dillagi and starred in Mohra. The following year he appeared in Sabse Bada Khiladi. Kumar played a supporting role in the Chopra-directed romance Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), for which he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. However, several other of his releases in the 1990s, including Lahu Ke Do Rang, Insaaf, Daava, Tarazu, Angaaray, Barood and Zulmi performed poorly at the box office leading to a setback in his film career.

Deepika Padukone filmography

Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. Her first screen appearance was in Himesh Reshammiya's music video "Naam Hai Tera" in 2005. Padukone made her film debut by playing the titular role in the Kannada film Aishwarya (2006). Her first Hindi film release came the following year with Farah Khan's melodrama Om Shanti Om, in which she played dual roles opposite Shah Rukh Khan. For her performance, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and also received a Best Actress nomination. Her sole film role in 2008 was as one of Ranbir Kapoor's love interests in Bachna Ae Haseeno.

Rani Mukerji filmography

Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress known for her work in Bollywood films. She made her screen debut with a supporting role in Biyer Phool (1996), a Bengali film directed by her father Ram Mukherjee. Her first leading role was that of a rape victim in the 1996 social drama Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat, for which she won a special jury trophy at the Screen Awards. In 1998 she received wider recognition for her role alongside Aamir Khan in the action film Ghulam. Later that year, her breakthrough role as the romantic interest of Shah Rukh Khan's character in the romantic drama Kuch Kuch Hota Hai earned Mukerji her first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. She followed this initial success by portraying the leading lady in several films, including Hello Brother (1999) and Nayak: The Real Hero (2001), none of which helped propel her career forward.

<i>Humshakals</i> 2014 film by Sajid Khan

Humshakals is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani. The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Tamannaah Bhatia and Esha Gupta, and Satish Shah, Nawab Shah, Chunky Pandey and Darshan Jariwala in supporting roles. In the film, Khan, Deshmukh and Kapoor each have triple roles, that sums up to a total of 9 characters. The film is shot extensively in foreign locations, starting September 2013. It is co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Vashu Bhagnani's Pooja Entertainment. It was released on 20 June 2014.

<i>Alone</i> (2015 Hindi film) 2015 film by Bhushan Patel

Alone is a 2015 Indian horror film directed by Bhushan Patel, starring Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover. The film is a remake of the 2007 Thai film of the same name, which was itself based on the Tales From The Crypt episode "My Brothers Keeper".

Kajol filmography

Kajol is an Indian actress who is known for her work in Bollywood films. She made her screen debut in the 1992 film Bekhudi, a commercial failure. She, however, was noted for her performance and went on to sign the 1993 commercially successful thriller Baazigar opposite Shah Rukh Khan. She starred in the 1994 film Udhaar Ki Zindagi, which earned her critical acclaim. This was followed by a role in Yeh Dillagi alongside Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. Kajol featured in five films in 1995. She appeared briefly in the thriller Karan Arjun, and played Simran, an NRI in Aditya Chopra’s romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, both of which ranked among the highest-grossing Bollywood films of the year, and the success of the latter established her career in Bollywood. As of 2014, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is the longest running Indian film. Also in 1995, she appeared in the box-office flops Hulchul and Gundaraj. Her only screen appearance of 1996 was in Bambai Ka Babu, a financial failure.

Bipasha Basu filmography

Bipasha Basu is an Indian actress who has featured in over 50 films, predominantly in Bollywood. After a successful career as a model, she made her film debut with a supporting role in Abbas–Mustan's thriller Ajnabee (2001), which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Basu followed this with a role in her first Telugu cinema—the action film Takkari Donga (2002). She had her first major success with the supernatural thriller Raaz (2002), which earned Basu her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. The following year, she starred opposite John Abraham in the erotic thriller Jism, in which she played a seductive wife. She received a Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role nomination for the film. Her roles in these films established her as a sex symbol.

Aadat Diaries is an upcoming Indian Bollywood action Thriller film, written by Vikram Bhatt, directed by Bhushan Patel and produced by Mika Singh. It stars Karan Singh Grover, Bipasha Basu in lead roles. Set in London, the film is scheduled to be released in 2019.


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