56 Facts About Lara Dutta


Lara Dutta Bhupathi was born on 16 April 1978 and is an Indian actress and winner of the Miss Universe 2000 pageant.


Lara Dutta starred in several commercially successful films, including the comedies Masti, No Entry, Bhagam Bhag, Partner, Housefull, and Chalo Dilli, and the action film Don 2.


Lara Dutta has starred in the comedy web series Hundred and Kaun Banegi Shikharwati.


Lara Dutta was born to a Hindu father and an Anglo-Indian mother in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.


Lara Dutta's father is Wing Commander L K Dutta and her mother is Jennifer Maureen Dutta.


The Lara Dutta family moved to Bangalore in 1981 where she completed high school from St Francis Xavier Girls' High School and the Frank Anthony Public School.


Lara Dutta graduated with a degree in economics and a minor in communications from the University of Mumbai.


Lara Dutta is fluent in English and Hindi and can speak Punjabi and Kannada.


Lara Dutta had a nine-year relationship with actor and model Kelly Dorji.


On 1 August 2011, Lara Dutta confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child.


Lara Dutta won the annual Gladrags Megamodel India competition in 1995, thus winning the right to enter the 1997 Miss Intercontinental Pageant.


Lara Dutta's win led to her appointment as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2001.


Lara Dutta is the second woman from India to be crowned Miss Universe.


Lara Dutta received the highest score in the swimsuit competition and her finale interview score is the highest individual score in any category in the history of the Miss Universe contest.


Lara Dutta has been a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador since 2001, shortly after her Miss Universe win.


Lara Dutta signed up for the Tamil film, Arasatchi in 2002, but due to financial problems, it was only released in mid-2004.


Lara Dutta made her Hindi debut in 2003 with the film Andaaz which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.


However, In the film, Lara Dutta's voice was dubbed by Mona Shetty as the filmmakers wanted two distinct characters for the female leads and they needed Kajal, Lara Dutta's character, to have a high-pitched voice.


At the beginning of 2004, Lara Dutta made a cameo appearance in Khakee in the song "Aisa Jadoo", which went on to become a chartbuster upon release.


Lara Dutta then went on to appear in Bardaasht, which failed to do well at the box office.


Lara Dutta's next release Aan: Men at Work was a flop in India.


Lara Dutta later appeared in Masti which did well at the box office.


Lara Dutta revealed in an interview that she was offered a role in The Matrix franchise but turned down the offer due to her mother's illness at the time.


In 2005, Lara Dutta appeared in Kaal, which was a moderate success at the box office.


Lara Dutta then appeared in No Entry opposite actors Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu, Esha Deol and Celina Jaitley, which went on to become the biggest hit of the year.


Lara Dutta next appeared in Dosti: Friends Forever which was only an average grosser in India but became the biggest hit of the year in overseas markets.


In 2006, Lara Dutta appeared a cameo in Yash Raj Films's Fanaa in a scene that featured both leads Aamir Khan and Kajol.


Lara Dutta stated in an interview that she agreed to feature in Fanaa as she had previously turned down a cameo in Yash Raj's Hum Tum.


In December 2006, Lara Dutta played Munni, a lady with suicidal tendencies alongside Akshay Kumar in Bhagam Bhag, which was one of the biggest hits of the year, as it collected over 400 million in India alone.


Lara Dutta's next release, Partner where she starred opposite Salman Khan was a blockbuster in India and became the third biggest grosser of the year.


Lara Dutta presented a documentary film titled Sold: An MTV EXIT Special by Charmaine Choo which followed the tragedy of trafficking in South Asia where thousand of young girls and boys are sold into modern-day slavery.


In 2008, Lara Dutta lent her voice for the animated film, Jumbo.


Lara Dutta made a special appearance in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in the song "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte" where she paid tribute to Helen, colorfully dressed, with jewels and feathers in a high hair bun.


Lara Dutta initially walked away from the project because the movie was entirely shot in the ocean and she didn't know swimming.


Lara Dutta appeared in Do Knot Disturb, which took a good start at the box office, however dropped in the coming days and failed to do well.


Lara Dutta's 2010 release Housefull was a major commercial success across India.


Lara Dutta did an item number in the song "Zara Dil Ko Thaam Lo" alongside Shah Rukh Khan in addition to an extended special appearance in Don 2 and the film was a major success, especially Lara's item number.


Lara Dutta signed a No Entry sequel titled No Entry Mein Entry.


Lara Dutta played the role of Leena Becker in the film Fitoor, released in 2016.


Lara Dutta played a crucial supporting role in the sports drama film Azhar.


In June 2019, Lara Dutta appeared in the ITV 6-part drama, Beecham House where she played the role of Begum Samru.


In 2021, Lara Dutta played the role of the former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi in the spy film Bell Bottom along with Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi.


Lara Dutta made her web debut in 2020 with the Hotstar's series Hundred playing ACP Saumya Shukla.


In 2006, Lara Dutta made an appearance in the show Rendezvous with Simi Garewal hosted by actress Simi Garewal.


Lara Dutta has made three appearances in Koffee with Karan hosted by film producer and director Karan Johar.


Lara Dutta first made her appearances in the first season alongside Bipasha Basu and second season with Katrina Kaif.


Lara Dutta made an appearance in the season 1 finale of 10 Ka Dum hosted by Salman Khan alongside fellow actress Rani Mukerji.


Lara Dutta has hosted the International Indian Film Academy Awards 5 times.


Lara Dutta first hosted the 3rd IIFA Awards in 2002 and subsequently the 7th IIFA Awards with Fardeen Khan in 2006,8th IIFA Awards with Boman Irani in 2007 and the 10th IIFA Awards and 11th IIFA Awards in 2009 and 2010, respectively.


Lara Dutta was featured as a talent judge for the reality show High Fever.


Lara Dutta was appointed as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2001.


Lara Dutta is active in yoga, and offers a number of videos on YouTube, particularly for pre-natal yoga.


In 2017 Lara Dutta began mentoring contestants of the Miss Diva contest.


In 2019, Lara Dutta launched her own line of beauty care products named Arias, which is a vegetarian beauty line.


Lara Dutta has often been regarded as one of the most stylish and socially conscious actresses in Bollywood.


Lara Dutta has been a very vocal supporter of the Me Too movement in India.