News|April 17, 2010 12:42 am

Happy Birthday Lara Dutta!

The former Miss Universe, model-turned actress, Lara Dutta, is celebrating her birthday today. Happy birthday Lara from Fillum side as well. The actress turned to 32 today, her latest flick is set for release, where is playing a character of Gujaratu girl who lives in London. She is paired with both Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh.

Early life

Born on April 16, 1978Lara Dutta belongs to Pujabi Family from Gaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Father, LK Dutta is a Wing Commander (retired) and mother is Jennifer Dutta. She has two sisters, one of whom is serving the Indian Air force and another is well known designer. In 1981, her family moved to Bangalore, where she completed her studies. Lara graduated in economics with a minor in communications from University of Mumbai.

Career Life

Lara started her career in early age, she won the annual Gladsrags modeling competition and thus winning the right to be the first Indian representative at the 1997 Miss Intercontinental. In 2000, Lara was crowned to Miss Universe, which led to her appointment as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2001.  After winning Miss Universe Crown, he headed towards Hindi film industry and her first film debuted in 2003 with the film Andaaz, which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.

Now her career is on wheels as she is doing number of movies. Currently she dating with Mahesh Bhupati. After a string of comedy roles, Lara today is seen as the only actress who’s at ease tickling the funny bone of movie buffs.

Lara quoted that

“Comedy has an amazing amount of energy. I would say that is more my forte over anything else.”