5′ 8½” (1.74 m)
Fate intervened when Bipasha recoiled and passed out when dissecting a rat. Thus ended her dream of being a medical professional. She was enrolled in the Science faculty until 12th standard, but switched to Commerce thereafter. After acquiring a degree in Commerce she planned to be a Chartered Accountant but ended up being the Ford Supermodel of the World when she was just 17 years old.
Bipasha was born on January 7th 1979 in New Delhi. subsequently the Basu family re-located to Calcutta. Bipasha is the second of three sisters, born and brought up in a Hindu Bengali family, she is fluent in Hindi, English, and Bengali. The names of her sisters are Bidisha and Bijoyeta. Unbelievable as it may sound, sexy Bipasha was considered ‘ugly’ in her younger years due to her dark complexion. Her name means ‘Dark Deep Desire’, and is also the name of a river.
After her triumph as the Ford Supermodel, she went on to be crowned Miss Vivacious sponsored by Tulips.
Bipasha made her foray into Bollywood with ‘Ajnabee’ in 2001, and subsequently acquired a place for herself in the tinsel world. She went to star in ‘Raaz’, ‘Jism’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Phir Herapheri’, ‘Corporate’ &’Dhoom 2′. All of these movies did fairly well at the box office, and escalated her position as not only a leading lady, but one who can dare to bare. ‘Dhoom 2’ also credits her as a playback singer.
She has also appeared in two music videos, and was one of the judges in the 2004 Femina Miss India beauty pageant.
Actually wanted to be a doctor
Bipasha means deep dark desire.
Was one of the judges for the 2004 ‘Femina Miss India’ pageant.
Once said that she wished she were a boy, then she would get those roles which bypass her due to her image.
Listed as number 7 of ‘Top Bollywood Actresses’ of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25-2006)
Named the “Sexiest Woman in Asia” by UK magazine Eastern Eye in 2005 and 2007.
Won the Ford’s Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest in 1996.