Bipasha Basu Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Bipasha Basu Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

 Bipasha Basu Singh Grover (born 7 January 1979) is a former model and actress from India. She is best recognized for her work in Hindi cinema, but she has also acted in films in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and English. Basu has received various awards, including one Filmfare Award. She is regularly referenced in the media as a sex symbol and a scream queen, particularly for her work in the thriller and horror cinema genres, as well as for various item numbers.

Basu, who was born in Delhi and reared in Kolkata, had a successful career as a fashion model. She soon began receiving film offers and made her acting debut in the thriller Ajnabee (2001), for which she received the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Basu's first main role was in the horror film Raaz (2002), for which she received a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress. Her career advanced with leading roles in the sensual thriller Jism (2003) and top-grossing blockbusters No Entry (2005) and Dhoom 2 (2006).

The drama Corporate (2006), the comedies Phir Hera Pheri (2006) and All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), the action thriller Race (2008), and the romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) are among Basu's other commercially successful films. She primarily appeared in the horror films Raaz 3D (2012), Aatma (2013), Creature 3D (2014), and Alone (2015) in the 2010s. After that, she went on hiatus, with her only appearance being in the online series Dangerous (2020).

Basu is a fitness enthusiast who has appeared in various fitness videos in addition to appearing in films. In 2015, she also presented the horror series Darr Sabko Lagta Hai. Basu married actor Karan Singh Grover in 2016, after a high-profile relationship with actor John Abraham.

They have one child.

Childhood and modeling career

Bipasha Basu was born in Delhi to a Bengali family on January 7, 1979. Hirak, her father, is a civil engineer, and Mamta, her mother, is a housewife. Bidisha is her older sister, and Vijayeta is her younger sister. Her name, according to Basu, means "dark deep desire" and is also the name of a river.

Basu grew up in Delhi, where he attended Apeejay High School and lived at Pamposh Enclave, Nehru Place. Her family then relocated to Kolkata, where she enrolled in Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir in Bidhannagar. Basu was named head girl at her school and was affectionately known as 'Lady Goonda' due to her tiny stature and forceful nature.

Mehr Jesia Rampal, a model, discovered Basu in a hotel in Kolkata in 1996 and advised she try modeling. That year, she competed in and won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest (organized by Ford), representing India at the Ford Models Supermodel of the World competition in Miami. She later participated in a Calida commercial with her then-boyfriend Dino Morea, which was controversial because it depicted them sultrily; she afterwards had protesters outside her house. Basu pursued a career in fashion modeling during her late teens, appearing on multiple magazine covers before becoming an actress.

Career as an actor

Debut: 2001-02

Vinod Khanna, one of the judges of the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest in which Basu competed, wanted to cast her alongside his son Akshaye Khanna in Himalay Putra, but she felt she was too young and denied the role, which eventually went to Anjala Zaveri. After coming home, Jaya Bachchan persuaded her to star in J with her son Abhishek Bachchan. Aakhari Mughal, by P. Dutta. However, the picture was canceled, and Dutta rewrote the script and directed Refugee, starring Kareena Kapoor. Basu was also offered a role in Refugee, opposite Sunil Shetty, but turned it down.

Basu made her film debut in 2001, opposite Akshay Kumar in Vijay Galani's Ajnabee. Abbas-Mustan's picture was inspired by the American film Consenting Adults. It was a respectable box-office success but received negative critical reviews. Basu's performance in a negative part, on the other hand, was praised by critics and earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Basu featured in Raaz, the year's most successful horror movie, in 2002. It launched Basu in the Hindi cinema business and was directed by Vikram Bhatt. Her portrayal of a lady hunted by a spirit was well received. According to one review in The Tribune, "... it is Bipasha Basu who steals the show with her fine performance." She was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role in Raaz. She received praise for her supporting performance in Sanjay Gadhvi's Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, which was a moderate critical and economic success. Her first commercial failure was in David Dhawan's Chor Machaaye Shor. In the Telugu film Takkari Donga, she played a supporting role alongside Mahesh Babu and Lisa Ray. Gunaah, which came out later that year, was also a flop at the box office. She portrayed a cop who falls in love with a convict and attempts to reform him. Variety's Derek Elley commented that Basu was miscast as the "idealistic cop."


Basu co-starred in Pooja Bhatt's sensual thriller Jism with John Abraham in 2003, which was favorably reviewed by reviewers and performed well at the box office. She portrayed an attractive, ambitious millionaire's wife who has an adulterous affair with an alcoholic lawyer and tries to murder her husband. The film was placed 92 in Channel 4's poll of the top 100 sexiest movie sequences. According to Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama, "... the real show stealer is Bipasha Basu; her sexy look and seductive deep voice, in contrast with her cold and calculating personality, makes her the most impressive femme fatale since Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi." She was nominated for a Filmfare Best Villain Award for Jism. Her following film, Zameen, failed to make an impression on spectators.

Basu has four releases in 2004, all of which did well but received mixed reviews. In her first film, Aetbaar, she worked with Vikram Bhatt for the second time. She was cast as a young woman who falls in love with a psychopath. According to, "... the characters are not convincing, the plot is not fast-paced or interesting." Her next film was Mani Shankar's Rudraksh, which was based on the Indian epic Ramayana. The film was a box office flop and was widely lambasted by reviewers. She then played a tarot card reader attempting to solve a murder mystery in Rakht. Planetbollywood critic Shruti Bhasin commented, "Bipasha Basu impresses in a different look and role." Her final release that year was Anil Sharma's Madhoshi, in which she starred alongside John Abraham. Her portrayal of a mentally ill woman was widely praised.

She co-starred in the 2005 romantic comedy Barsaat with Bobby Deol and Priyanka Chopra. Taran Adarsh said, "As an actor, she [Bipasha Basu] does show sparks only towards the end." She acted in the blockbuster Tamil film Sachein and subsequently in Prakash Jha's Apaharan, which received the National Film Award for Best Screenplay. Due to financial constraints, she refused to appear in art films at this time period.
In addition to acting, Basu directed the video "Tu" for Sonu Nigam's album Kismat. She appeared in Jay Sean's music video "Stolen" as a guest.


Basu established herself as a leading lady in 2005 and 2006, following the success of No Entry, Corporate, and Dhoom 2. No Entry was the highest-earning picture of 2005, making $750 million at the box office. Basu portrayed a bargirl who doubles as the wives of two men. For the film, she was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her performances in four major movies in 2006 — Phir Hera Pheri, Corporate, Omkara, and Dhoom 2 — were warmly received both critically and commercially. Phir Hera Pheri became the year's ninth highest-grossing picture. She played a prominent role opposite Akshay Kumar as a con woman who takes $10 million from the heroes. In Madhur Bhandarkar's Corporate, she shed her gorgeous appearance for the role of a businesswoman who has no qualms about using her sexuality to defraud the CEO of a competing company. Her performance was praised by critics, and she was nominated for her second Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the film.

Basu made a cameo appearance as Bianca in Vishal Bharadwaj's adaption of Othello, Omkara. She drew public prominence with her dance number "Beedi," which was hugely famous in India and around the world. CNN-IBN critic Rajeev Masand commented, "... Bipasha Basu is brought in to lend oomph and she succeeds in doing just that." Basu made headlines for wearing a bikini in Aditya Chopra's Dhoom 2. She apparently only ate oranges for three days and worked hard to prepare for the moment. The Times of India's Nikhat Kazmi remarked, "Aah Bipasha! Looks great, brings back the bikini to Bollywood, and gently slips into the shadows as a pretty accessory."

Ronnie Screwvala's Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal did poorly at the movie office in 2007. The song "Billo Rani," starring John Abraham and Bipasha Basu, became immensely popular, earning her the nickname "Billo Rani," however equal credit must be given to Omkara, whose name was Billo Chamanbahar. She collaborated with Abbas-Mustan on Race again in 2008. She played Sonia, who is caught in a love triangle between two brothers (played by Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna) and murders one of them. The film grossed $680 million at the box office and was India's fourth-biggest blockbuster that year; it also did well worldwide. Her performance was praised by critics, with Taran Adarsh describing it as "her best work so far. She's superb." Basu's performance in Siddharth Anand's Bachna Ae Haseeno as a successful supermodel who struggles to forgive her ex-lover for betraying her earned her a second nomination for Best Supporting Actress; the film was also a commercial success. In Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, she appeared during the song "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte" to round up 2008.

Her first film, Aa Dekhen Zara, was a flop at the box office in 2009. All The Best: Fun Begins by Rohit Shetty performed well, and her humorous portrayal was enthusiastically received by fans. Later that year, Basu astonished everyone with Shob Charitro Kalponik, a Bengali film directed by Rituparno Ghosh. "I love saris, and I'm wearing a lot of them in Ritu's film," she explained. She ditched her dazzling appearance and was lauded by critics for her performance. Subhash K. Jha, a critic, praised her. He said, "Bipasha [Basu] pulls out all the stops to deliver her career's best performance. Her moments of anguish before and after her screen-husband's death are expressed in tones of cathartic conviction that we never knew existed within Bipasha." He also compared her to multiple-award-winning actress Shabana Azmi, commenting that Basu's anguished portrayal of bereavement can only be equaled by Azmi.

Recent work: 2010 to the present

Basu made a comeback in the 2010 film Pankh as a fictional character who exists only in the protagonist's head. She was then cast as a Kashmiri girl in Rahul Dholakia's Lamhaa, a film on Kashmir's sociopolitical problems. Locals repeatedly disrupted Lamhaa's principal photography owing to the contentious issue. During the filming of Lamhaa, she fled the sets in Anantnag and returned to Mumbai, citing her fear of the crowds. Producer Bunty Walia considered replacing her with Vidya Balan, but she returned later with the required security precautions. According to NDTV Movies, "Bipasha sinks herself into her character, imparting a dramatic resonance into the role without resorting to stock expressions. The sequence where she gets mauled by militant women is as traumatic to watch as it must have been for Bipasha to shoot." Basu then appeared as the wife of a ruthless cop in Priyadarshan's Aakrosh, where she assists the police with their investigation into honour killings in their village. The film received mixed reviews from critics. According to Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India, "Bipasha actually doesn't have much to do and appears to be miscast as Paresh Rawal's much-abused, bruised, and battered wife."

Her lone film in 2011 was Dum Maaro Dum, which did well at the box office and received favorable reviews from critics. "My next release is Dum Maaro Dum," she stated of the film, "in which I play a lively, colorful, happy-go-lucky girl called Zoey, who is the representation of Goa as we see it." Basu teamed with Abbas-Mustan for the third time in Players, the first movie of 2012. The movie was a remake of The Italian Job. Players was extensively compared to The Italian Job, and its execution and performances, notably Basu's, were criticized.

Her next release was Raaz 3, a supernatural horror film directed by Vikram Bhatt, which received positive reviews and became a box office triumph after a period of relative obscurity for Basu. The film not only became the biggest grossing horror picture, but it also became a "blockbuster" with 730 million (US$9.1 million) in revenue in India alone. Critics praised her performance in the film, with IANS' Subhash K. Jha remarking, "It's Bipasha who holds together the feverish proceedings. She delivers a full-bodied gutsy performance."

Basu was seen in the horror thriller Aatma, directed by Suparn Verma and produced by Kumar Mangat and Abhishek Pathak, after starring in a guest appearance in Race 2, where she repeated her role from the predecessor. The film received mixed reviews from critics. In the summer of 2013, Bipasha played live for the first time with Atif Aslam, Shaan, and Malaika Arora Khan in a series of concerts in Birmingham and London.

Bipasha Basu appeared in a variety of films in 2014, playing a variety of roles. She starred alongside Saif Ali Khan in Sajid Khan's comedy film Humshakals. Humshakals was a box office flop. She even refused to promote the picture because she was "extremely disturbed by the end result" and remarked, "Humshakals was the worst experience of my life." She was also in the horror flick Creature 3D, which was a box office flop. Basu had just finished her first English film, Roland Joffé's epic drama The Lovers, in which she played a Maratha warrior. The movie was released on March 13, 2015. Basu co-starred in Bhushan Patel's 2015 romance horror thriller Alone with her future spouse Karan Singh Grover. India TV reviewed the film, writing, "With some genuine scary moments and Bipasha-Karan's scorching chemistry, Alone stands apart from numerous horrible horror flicks made in the past." They also stated, "Bipasha just takes her act to another level." The film did moderately well at the box office.

Basu has agreed to reprise her role in the crime drama web series Dangerous alongside her spouse Karan Singh Grover in 2020.

Image from the media

Basu was named eighth in The Times of India's list of the 50 most desirable women in 2011, thirteenth in 2012, and seventh in 2013. Eastern Eye magazine in the United Kingdom awarded her the "Sexiest Woman in Asia" in 2005 and 2007.

Other business ventures

The release of a fitness DVD

Aside from movies, Basu is a fitness enthusiast. Bollywood Bodies, her debut fitness DVD with John Abraham, was published in 2005. She launched her first solo fitness DVD, Love Yourself: Fit & Fabulous You, in 2010, emphasizing the importance of being strong, healthy, and loving oneself. The DVD included a 60-day weight-loss plan that included a beginner's workout, an expert workout, and a "easy tone" session. She was also a Sugar Free brand ambassador, which aided her in advertising the DVD. "A celebrity like Bipasha Basu genuinely believes in staying healthy, and she is also passionate about fitness," said Hiren Gada, director of Shemaroo Entertainment. Basu later released her second fitness DVD, Break Free, in September 2011, a 30-minute dance routine and the follow-up to Bipasha Basu's first workout video, continuing the Love Yourself series. In January 2014, Bipasha Basu released Unleash, the third installment of her Love Yourself DVD fitness series, which features plyometrics and focuses on power and speed while strengthening the bones and increasing muscular coordination. Many of her fitness workout videos were then posted for free on distributor Shemaroo Entertainment's health-focused YouTube channel, Shemaroo Good Health 24/7, later in 2014.

She is also the face of the Delhi Marathon, which was inspired by her passion for exercise.

Private life

From 1996 until 2002, Basu was in a relationship with actor Dino Morea, and from 2002 to 2011, she was in a high-profile romance with John Abraham. She dated Harman Baweja for a short time before they split up in 2014. On the set of Alone the same year, Basu met co-star Karan Singh Grover and fell in love. On April 30, 2016, the pair married. The couple revealed that they are expecting their first child in August 2022. Devi Basu Singh Grover, their daughter, was born on November 12, 2022.

NicknameBips, Bippy, Bipsy, Bonny
ProfessionActress, Model
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 7"
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 57 Kg
in Pounds- 125 lbs
Figure Measurements34-26-34
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 January 1979
Age (as of 2023)44 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac signCapricon
HometownKolkata, West Bengal
SchoolApeejay High School, Delhi (1st-4th standard)
Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata (5th-12th standard)
CollegeBhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata (dropped)
Educational QualificationsHigh School
DebutFilm: Ajnabee (2001)
FamilyFather- Hirak Basu (Engineer, owns a construction company in Kolkata)
Mother- Mamata Basu (homemaker)
Sisters- Bidisha Basu (elder), Vijeyata Basu (younger)
Brother- N/A
Address105/B, Ashiyana Estate, John Bapist Road, Bandra, Mumbai
HobbiesDancing, Reading, Doing Pilates
Likes & DislikesLikes- swimming, doing workout, visiting Kolkata
Dislikes- waiting in the sets after putting make up
Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Brad Pitt
ActressPriyanka Chopra
TV ShowSex and the City
BeverageLemon iced tea
Food(s)Biryani, Teh Poshto, Motichoor Laddu
Travel DestinationParis
Label(s)Fenty by Rihanna, The Honest Company by Jessica Alba
Author(s)Robin Cook, John Grisham
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseKaran Singh Grover (m. 2016-present)
ChildrenOn 12 November 2022, she gave birth to a daughter, Devi, at a hospital in Mumbai. 
Marriage DateApril 30, 2016
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionAudi Q7, Mercedes S-class, Volkswagen Beetle
Money Factor
SalaryPer film: 1-2 Crores (INR)
Net Worth100 Crores (INR)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bipasha Basu

  • Does Bipasha Basu smoke?: No
  • Does Bipasha Basu drink alcohol?: No
  • Because of her looks and her tomboyish nature, she was called “lady gunda” by everyone who knew her.
  • She started her modelling career at the age of 17.
  • She was very good at studies, she never thought of taking modelling as her career. Ex-supermodel, Mehr Jessia (now Arjun Rampal’s wife) suggested her to take part in supermodel contest.
  • In 1996, she became the winner of “Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest” which gave her a chance to go to New York for pursuing her modelling career.
  • She has been named as one of the most desirable women in the world by many magazines.
  • Even though she is one of the top models and actresses of Bollywood, she says that she regrets not completing her studies and that she could not pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.
  • Her name means, “deep, dark desire”.
  • She is a big fitness freak, she has also launched her own fitness DVDs.
  • She is a very huge fan of Hollywood actor, Brad Pitt.
  • She is not a brand person, she even picks her clothes from roadside stores.
  • She, along with Malaika Arora and Sussanne Khan, runs a lifestyle brand – The Label Life.
  • Her all-time favourite fashion era is the 1960s. 

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