Lara Dutta – Biography, Miss Universe, Career, Awards and Net Worth
Lara Dutta is a perfect example of beauty with brains. She is an Indian beauty queen, model and actress, who appears in Hindi movies. She won Miss Universe 2000. Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai and Lara Dutta are the Indian queen of the International beauty pageant.
Born in1978, Lara Dutta starred in movies like ‘Andaaz’, ‘Masti’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Fanaa’ and ‘Don 2’. She shared the screen with Bollywood stars such as Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. She is a complete package of looks, charm, performance and dance.
Lara Dutta : Early Life and Personal Details
Lara was born on April 16, 1978, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Her father, L.K. Dutta is a retired commander and her mother, Jennifer Dutta is a regular homemaker. She grew up in Bengaluru with her two sisters. She holds a Degree in Economics from University of Mumbai.
The beautiful and talented Lara Dutta is 5 feet 8 inches tall. Silky black hair and expressive light brown eyes make her more desirable. Her gorgeous body weighs 60 kg with vital statistics of 34-24-36. She is Aries by sun sign and Hindu by religion. Besides acting, she loves adventure sports.
Lara Dutta was in live-in-relationship with Kelly Dorji for a couple of years. After breaking with Kelly, she moved to the arms of Dino Morea. They dated for a brief period of time. At last, she found her soul mate in Mahesh Bhupathi. The actress and the tennis player tied the knot in 2011. At present, Lara is the mother of a beautiful daughter.
Lara Dutta : Miss Universe
Lara was a regular face in Indian beauty pageants. She won her first beauty competition in 1995, Gladrags Megamodel India. In 2000, she became Femina Miss India Universe. In the same year, she represented India at the Miss Universe competition.
Lara broke all records during the interview round in the competition with her intelligent and powerful answers. She scored the highest possible marks in the history of the Miss Universe Contest and stood first. After this success, she became a goodwill ambassador for UNFPA.
Lara Dutta : Career
Lara Dutta started her career as a model. After a short modelling career, she made her debut in the Bollywood with ‘Andaaz’. The movie featured Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra and was a big hit. She received much appreciation for her role as Kajal Singhania.
She starred in hit movies like ‘Masti’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Fanaa’, ‘Partner’, ‘Housefull’ and ‘Don 2’. Apart from acting, she produced and starred in movie ‘Chalo Dilli’ along with Vinay Pathak. People loved her role as a self-centered business executive in this movie.
Lara is a good dancer and showed her moves in many songs. “Aisa Jaadu Dala Re” from ‘Khakee’ was super-hit and still famous among the masses. Her bold avatar in the movie ‘Blue’ was the talk of the town. She raised the temperature by floating a bikini in her toned body.
Lara Dutta : Awards
Lara won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Andaaz in 2004. In 2008, she received Rajiv Gandhi Award for her contribution to Indian cinema. She became FICCI Young Achievers in 2012.
Lara Dutta : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Lara Dutta has an estimated net worth of $8 million. She charges Rs. 2-3 crore per film. She promoted brands such as Kelloggs Special K, Colgate and Sangini Diamond Jewellery. Her husband Mahesh Bhupathi is a successful tennis player. She is the owner of Bheegi Basanti Productions.
She is a fitness freak and spends much time in the workout. Her favorite cuisines are Thai, Punjabi and Chinese. Being adventurous, she loves to do bungee jumping, para gliding and water rafting. She is fond of Benarasi sarees and attend parties and events in those attire. At present, she resides in a beautiful house located in posh area of Bandra, Mumbai.