Sultry siren Bipasha Basu is celebrating her birthday today. She was the winner of the Ford’s Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest for 1996 and participated in many ramp shows. Starting her career with Tu… the music album of Sonu Nigam, she soon carved a niche for herself in Bollywood. She and John Abraham are live-in companions.
Bipasha made her film debut in Abbas Mustan’s Ajnabee (2001), with Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor. She played a married woman who goes all out to woo her husband’s married friend, and eventually won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance.
In 2002, Basu starred in Vikram Bhatt’s thriller Raaz which was a big commercial success and she received her first Best Actress nomination at the Filmfare.
In 2008 Basu starred in Abbas Mustan’s hit film Race, co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. She won acclaim for her performance in Dhoom 2 and Omkara.
Bipasha is now acting in the films Pankh and Aa Dekhen Zara. She had so far acted in around 40 films, which include special appearances. She was voted as the sexiest Asian woman for 2007.