April 16, 2015 :: Happy Birthday : Lara Dutta [16th of April ]
Lara Dutta Bhupathi (born 16 April 1978) is an Indian actress and model who was crowned Miss Universe 2000 and Miss Intercontinental 1997. She was the second woman from India to be crowned Miss Universe, and has been the only delegate from India to win the crown since. She made her Hindi debut in 2003 with the film Andaaz which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award & Screen Best Female Debut Award. Dutta subsequently appeared in several commercially successful films, including Masti (2004), Kaal (2005), and the year 2005 marked a turning point for her when she played a leading role in the comedy No Entry (2005). Lara Dutta established herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema by playing primary roles in the comedies Bhagam Bhag (2006), Partner (2007) and Housefull (2010). Apart from commercial success, Dutta has received critical appreciation for her performances in the films Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Billu Barber (2009), Chalo Dilli (2011) and David (2013).
Dutta was born to a Punjabi father and an Anglo-Indian mother. Her father is Wing Commander L.K. Dutta (retired) and her mother is Jennifer Dutta. She has two elder sisters, Sabrina, who serves in the Indian Air Force and younger sister Cheryl. Composer/DJ Nitin Sawhney is a cousin of Lara Dutta.