The dusky Bengali beauty, Bipasha Basu, was born in Delhi, grew up in Kolkata and now is based in Mumbai. She wanted to be a doctor since childhood. She pursued science for Plus 2 but did her graduation in Commerce, as doing all those horrid rat dissections made her faint. Then she planned to do Chartered accountancy, but fate had something else in store for her. She is one of the Sexiest Girls of Bollywood and Bollywood Movies.
She met Mehr Jessia, one of the famous supermodels in India, in a hotel in Kolkata and she compelled her to participate in the Famous Ford Supermodels Contest in 1996. She won the contest at 17 years of age and the rest is history. Bipasha went on to catwalk for all leading Indian designers.
After winning over people's hearts through modeling and advertisements, she did the famous video 'Tu Meri Mehbooba' for Sonu Nigam's album, 'Kismat'. In 2001, she started her film career with 'Ajnabee' followed by Vikram Bhatt's 'Raaz' (2002) opposite Dino Morea in which her portrayal was greatly appreciated. In the same year she acted in a Telugu movie, 'Takkari Donga', opposite Mahesh Babu.
Next was an erotic thriller Jism (2003), where she handled the role of a sexy wife of an middle-aged industrialist very well. In this movie, her flair especially her superb body was fully utilized by the director Amit Saxena. This movie changed her image gave her a glamour-doll aura. She appeared glamorous in many films like 'Zameen' (2004), 'Footpath' (2004), 'Ishq Hai Tumse' (2004), 'Rudraksh' (2004) etc. But she proved that she can also handle intense lead roles with ease in 'Rakth' (2004).
In 2005, her list of sterling performances include films / Movies like 'No Entry' movie with Salman Khan , 'Barsaat' , 'Shikhar' and 'Apaharan' with Ajay Devgan . The year 2006 was also good for her. 'Phir Hera Pheri' opposite Sunil Shetty and 'Darna Zaroori Hai' were movies that revealed her acting talent. Her performance in Madhur Bhandarkar's movie 'Corporate' , in which she played a sophisticated business executive, won her rave reviews.