Bipasha Basu is a popular actress from Bollywood movie industry. Apart from being a popular actress, Bipasha Basu is also a renowned model who is the face of several luxury brands in India.
Apart from having acted in numerous Hindi movies, Bipasha Basu has also starred in movies from the English, Bengali, Telugu and Tamil film industries too.
Besides being a highly-popular celebrity in India, Bipasha Basu is also a successful entrepreneur who has launched several fitness videos too.
About Bipasha Basu
|Real Name||Bipasha Basu Singh Grover|
|Nickname||Bips, Bonny, Bippy and Bipsy|
|Date of Birth||7th January 1979|
|Age (as of October 2018)||39 years|
|Place of Birth||Kolkata|
|Height||5 ft 7"
(170 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Husband||Karan Singh Grover
|Net Worth||INR 100,00,00,000
(USD 13.6 Million)
|Famous for||Ajnabee (2001), Raaz, Aankhen, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Chor Machaye Shor, Gunaah (2002), Jism, Footpath (2003), Aetbaar, Rudraksh, Rakht (2004), Chehraa, Sachein, Barsaat, No Entry, Apaharan, Shikhar (2005), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Darna Zaroori Hai, Phir Hera Pheri, Alag, Corporate, Omkara. Dhoom-2 (2006), Nelle Pe Dehlla, Goal (2007), Race, Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Aa Dekhen Zara, All The Best: Fun Begins, Shob Choritro Kalponik (2009), Pankh, Lamhaa, Aakrosh (2010), Dum Maaro Dum (2011), Players, Jodi Breakers, Raaz: 3D (2012), Aatma, The Lovers (2013), Humshakals, Creature: 3D (2014), Alone (2015)|
|First Movie||Ajnabee (2001)|
|Salary (per film)||INR 2,00,00,000
|Favorite Food||Biryani, Teh Poshto and motichoor laddoo|
|Favorite Actors||Shah Rukh Khan and Brad Pitt|
|Favorite Actress||Priyanka Chopra|
|Hobbies||Reading books and dancing|
Bipasha Basu is not only popular for being a star in mostly horror and occult Bollywood genre movies, Bipasha Basu is also considered a ‘Sex Symbol’ by fans and critics alike.
Bipasha Basu’s age is around 39 years as Bipasha Basu was born on the 7th of January, 1979, in Kolkata. Bipasha Basu’s height is around 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm), while Bipasha Basu’s weight is around 57 kg (125 lbs). In her spare time, Bipasha Basu loves to read books or dance, as part of her hobbies.
Bipasha Basu’s father is engineer and owner of a construction firm, Hirak Basu, while Bipasha Basu’s mother is Mamata Basu. Although Bipasha Basu does not have any brothers, Bipasha Basu’s sisters include elder sister Bidisha Basu and younger sister, Vijeyata Basu. Earlier, Bipasha Basu’s boyfriends included model and actor, Dino Morea, then supermodel and actor, John Abraham, followed by Hollywood superstar, Josh Hartnett, and later actor Harman Baweja. However, Bipasha Basu’s husband is popular actor, Karan Singh Grover, whom she married in April of 2016.
Talking about her commercial success, Bipasha Basu’s salary per film is around INR 2 crores (USD 272,000). Combining this with her numerous brand endorsement deals, Bipasha Basu’s net worth is estimated to be INR 100 crores (USD 13.6 Million).
As for her talent as an actress in the Indian film industry, Bipasha Basu is the winner of several prestigious acting awards and award nominations, besides having several accolades to her credit as well.
The list of Bipasha Basu’s awards began when she won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Female Debut award, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards’ Fresh Face of the Year award, along with Best Debut award (shared with Gracy Singh and Arjun Rampal) for her impressive debut in ‘Ajnabee’ (2001), apart from having 4 award nominations for the same movie as well.
Bipasha Basu is also the winner of the Stardust Awards’ Best Actress in a Thriller or Action award for her impressive role in ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ (2012) and the 2013 Stardust Awards’ Style Icon of the Year award as well.
Bipasha Basu also won the Zee Cine Awards’ Dynamic Duo award (shared with co-star Dino Morea) for her performance in ‘Raaz’ (2003).
Bipasha Basu in the winner of the Durban International Film Festival’s Best Actress – Critics award for her excellent role in the Bengali movie ‘Shob Charitro Kalponik’ (2010).
Bipasha Basu is the recipient of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards’ 2009 Diva of the Year award.
For her impressive performance in ‘Corporate’ (2006), Bipasha Basu won the Global Indian Film Awards’ Best Actress Award and the Global Indian Film Awards’ Best Actress Critics award too.
Bipasha Basu has also won the Global Indian Film & TV Honors’ 2012 Style Icon of the Year award.
Bipasha Basu won the Bollywood Movie Awards’ Best Villain award for her excellent negative role in ‘Jism’ (2003), and won the Bollywood Movie Awards’ Best Actress award for her impressive performance in ‘Corporate’ (2007).
Bipasha Basu is also the winner of the Annual Central European Bollywood Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award for her excellent role in ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ (2009).
Bipasha Basu received the GeoSpa AsiaSpa Awards’ Best Actress award for her excellent role in ‘Alone’ (2016) and also won the GeoSpa AsiaSpa 2016 Fitness Icon of the Year – Female award as well.
Bipasha Basu is the recipient of the Anandalok Puraskar Awards’ Best Actress award for her role in ‘Corporate’ (2006) and the Anandalok Puraskar Awards’ Best Actress award again, for her performance in ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ (2009). Bipasha Basu also won the Anand Bazar Patrika Awards’ Best Actress award for her role in ‘Corporate’ (2006).
Apart from winning these prestigious acting awards, Bipasha Basu has also had 5 Filmfare Award nominations, 6 Stardust Awards nominations, 9 Star Screen Awards nominations, 3 Zee Cine Awards nominations, 6 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award nominations, a Global Indian Film Award nomination, 1 Global Indian Film and TV Honors nomination, 1 Bollywood Movie Award nomination3 Annual Central European Bollywood Award nominations, 1 AIFA Award nomination, 2 Planet-Bollywood People’s Choice Award nominations, 1 Asian Network Film Award nomination, 2 Star Guild Award nominations, 1 Times of India Film Award nomination, 2 BIG Star Entertainment Award nominations, 1 Jagran Film Festival award nomination and a GeoSpa AsiaSpa Award nomination to her credit as well.
Being a popular celebrity, termed as a ‘Sex Symbol’ and being renowned for her fitness videos, Bipasha Basu is also the recipient of the 2003 MTV Style Awards’ Most Stylish Female award, the 2005 Asian Awards’ Sexiest Asian Women award, the 2007 All India Filmgoers Awards’ Queen of Hearts award, the 2007 Asian Awards’ Sexiest Asian Women award, the 2008 Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Awards’ Fearless Actor award, the 2012 NDTV Awards’ Fittest Star award, the 2012 Global Indian Film and Television Awards’ Style Icon award, the 2014 Kolkata International Film Festival’s Panch Kanya Memorial Honor, the 2016 The Bollywood Life Film Award for Best Fit Actress and the 2016 The Bollywood Life Film Award for Most Stylish Actress as well.
Interesting Facts About Bipasha Basu
- Being a health enthusiast and fitness celebrity, Bipasha Basu is a teetotaler and does not smoke or drink alcohol.
- As a kid, being of a tom-boyish nature, Bipasha Basu was often termed as a ‘Lady Gunda’ by close ones.
- Bipasha Basu began her modeling career at only 17 years of age.
- As Bipasha Basu was a bright student she had no intention of being a model, let alone an actress but was encouraged to try for a modeling audition by Mehr Jessia, a supermodel herself.
- Bipasha Basu won the 2016 Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest which allowed her the opportunity to travel to New York and pursue a modeling career in the US.
- Bipasha Basu has often been named as one of the most desirable women by magazines all over the world.
- Although she has been awarded numerous times for being one of the most stylish and well-dressed celebrities, Bipasha Basu is not crazy for brands and often shops for clothes even at road-side stalls.