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The sexy Bipasha Basu turns a year older

Movies | IBNLive | January 6, 2012, 5:15 pm
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 She starred in Rituparno's 'Shob Charitra Kalponik' opposite Prasenjit in a critically acclaimed role.

She starred in Rituparno's 'Shob Charitra Kalponik' opposite Prasenjit in a critically acclaimed role.

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 Bipasha was born to a Bengali family in New Delhi.

Bipasha was born to a Bengali family in New Delhi.

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 She has two sisters - Bidisha and Vijayeta.

She has two sisters - Bidisha and Vijayeta.

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 For the'Players' music launch - Bipasha took on some stunning stunts to impress the crowd.

For the'Players' music launch - Bipasha took on some stunning stunts to impress the crowd.

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 In 2011, she was rumored to be dating 'Dum Maaro Dum' co-star Rana Daggubati.

In 2011, she was rumored to be dating 'Dum Maaro Dum' co-star Rana Daggubati.

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 Her passion for fitness makes her the perfect bikini body for Bollywood.

Her passion for fitness makes her the perfect bikini body for Bollywood.

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 She has been perfectly comfortable with intimate scenes with her co-stars and has not made issues about it - much to the relief of directors who have chosen to work with her.

She has been perfectly comfortable with intimate scenes with her co-stars and has not made issues about it - much to the relief of directors who have chosen to work with her.

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 However, controversies aside - Bipasha is one gutsy babe in Bollywood.

However, controversies aside - Bipasha is one gutsy babe in Bollywood.

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 Bipasha is slated to make her international film debut with the 2012 Australian film 'Singularity'.

Bipasha is slated to make her international film debut with the 2012 Australian film 'Singularity'.

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 As the story goes, she was flown to New York by the Ford Company, where she had a successful modelling career at the age of 17.

As the story goes, she was flown to New York by the Ford Company, where she had a successful modelling career at the age of 17.

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 Thus even in her latest movie - 'Players' she out shone the others with her perfect body.

Thus even in her latest movie - 'Players' she out shone the others with her perfect body.

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 Quite a favourite with controversies - In 2011, a recording leaked which had Basu and politician Amar Singh indulging in a flirtatious conversation. Basu denied the rumors and called the voice fake.

Quite a favourite with controversies - In 2011, a recording leaked which had Basu and politician Amar Singh indulging in a flirtatious conversation. Basu denied the rumors and called the voice fake.

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 After repeated film offers that either never hit the floors or she turned down, Bipasha went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for 'Ajnabee'.

After repeated film offers that either never hit the floors or she turned down, Bipasha went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for 'Ajnabee'.

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 She also appeared in a supporting role opposite Mahesh Babu and Lisa Ray in the Telugu film, 'Takkari Donga' as a mischievous thief, Panasa.

She also appeared in a supporting role opposite Mahesh Babu and Lisa Ray in the Telugu film, 'Takkari Donga' as a mischievous thief, Panasa.

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 Her relationship with John Abraham - was one of the longest Bollywood relationships that did not end in marriage. The couple parted ways in 2011 after dating for almost 9 years.

Her relationship with John Abraham - was one of the longest Bollywood relationships that did not end in marriage. The couple parted ways in 2011 after dating for almost 9 years.

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 Bipasha has always been clear about her relationship statuses unlike the rest of Bollywood who insist on being 'very good friends'.

Bipasha has always been clear about her relationship statuses unlike the rest of Bollywood who insist on being 'very good friends'.

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 She starred in 2005%u2019s biggest hit, 'No Entry'.

She starred in 2005%u2019s biggest hit, 'No Entry'.

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 While Bipasha has experimented with a lot of roles in Bollywood - she has brought in her own kind of sex appeal to her roles.

While Bipasha has experimented with a lot of roles in Bollywood - she has brought in her own kind of sex appeal to her roles.

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 She had started off as a model by winning the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest in 1996.

She had started off as a model by winning the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest in 1996.

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 A complete fitness freak, Bipasha has been the face of Reebok for quite some time now.

A complete fitness freak, Bipasha has been the face of Reebok for quite some time now.

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 Bipasha will be seen next in 'Jodi Breakers' with Madhavan.

Bipasha will be seen next in 'Jodi Breakers' with Madhavan.

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 The couple - Bipasha and Rana Daggubati have been photographer together - however the current status remains a rumour.

The couple - Bipasha and Rana Daggubati have been photographer together - however the current status remains a rumour.

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 Bipasha has also made it big with her dance numbers.

Bipasha has also made it big with her dance numbers.

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 Her dance numbers in 'Omkara' and 'Goal' and even 'Bachna Aye Haseeno' has given her image a glam that simple item numbers do not have.

Her dance numbers in 'Omkara' and 'Goal' and even 'Bachna Aye Haseeno' has given her image a glam that simple item numbers do not have.

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 Bipasha is known for her bold roles in her films.

Bipasha is known for her bold roles in her films.

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 One story goes - Bipasha got negative comments from her fans on the social networking website, Twitter after posting a photograph of two children tying her shoelace. She tried to explain that it was actually her sister and friend but the furor on her page forced her to hastily delete the photograph.

One story goes - Bipasha got negative comments from her fans on the social networking website, Twitter after posting a photograph of two children tying her shoelace. She tried to explain that it was actually her sister and friend but the furor on her page forced her to hastily delete the photograph.

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 With a host of films in her kitty for 2012 - this lady is not backing down too soon.

With a host of films in her kitty for 2012 - this lady is not backing down too soon.

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 Here's wishing Bipasha an awesome year ahead!

Here's wishing Bipasha an awesome year ahead!

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 The incredibly sexy actress turns 33 on January 7th.

The incredibly sexy actress turns 33 on January 7th.

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 Her public kiss with footballer Christiano Ronaldo made things sensational overnight. For unlike Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty's case - where the former kissed Shilpa on the cheek - there were no apologies asked from either Bipasha or Ronaldo.

Her public kiss with footballer Christiano Ronaldo made things sensational overnight. For unlike Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty's case - where the former kissed Shilpa on the cheek - there were no apologies asked from either Bipasha or Ronaldo.

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 Born on January 7th, 1979, Bipasha stepped in to Bollywood with 'Ajnabee' in 2001.

Born on January 7th, 1979, Bipasha stepped in to Bollywood with 'Ajnabee' in 2001.

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 However her shot in to stardom was her sizzling role in 'Jism' with John Abraham.

However her shot in to stardom was her sizzling role in 'Jism' with John Abraham.

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 Bipasha Basu's relationship with Dino Morea was quite well known and she made no attempts to cover it.

Bipasha Basu's relationship with Dino Morea was quite well known and she made no attempts to cover it.

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 Her first successful film was Raaz (2002) for which she was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award.

Her first successful film was Raaz (2002) for which she was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award.

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 She then appeared in the Caldia commercial along with her then-boyfriend Dino Morea which was controversial for picturising them sultrily. She was even jailed in Dubai for doing the ad but things cooled off soon.

She then appeared in the Caldia commercial along with her then-boyfriend Dino Morea which was controversial for picturising them sultrily. She was even jailed in Dubai for doing the ad but things cooled off soon.

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