Lara Dutta an exceptionally beautiful and super talented actress , previously crowned as Miss Universe and Miss Intercontinental is celebrating her 37th birthday this year. For her followers, we are bringing you the lesser known facts about your favorite star.
Lara Dutta Bhupathi (born 16 April 1978) is an Indian actress and model who was crowned Miss Universe 2000 and Miss Intercontinental 1997. She was the second woman from India to be crowned Miss Universe, and has been the only delegate from India to win the crown since. She made her Hindi debut in 2003 with the film Andaaz which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award & Screen Best Female Debut Award.
Lara Dutta is truly one of those rare combinations of beauty with brains. Crowned as Miss Universe in 2000, she soon made a lasting mark in Bollywood with her elegance, charm and distinguished personality. On her 37th birthday today, we bring to you a few interesting facts about this Bollywood diva.
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1). Did you know that Lara Dutta is half Scottish? Her mother Jennifer Dutta is of Scottish origin.
2). When we called her beauty with brains, we really mean it. Lara Dutta was the only one to score the highest individual score for the final interview round at the Miss Universe pageant.
3). This Indian beauty was offered a role in the cult films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, but she turned it down as she did not like the script.
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4). Did you know that Lara Dutta was also linked with the infamous Golf ace, Tiger Woods?
5). Lara Dutta also scored the highest score in the swimsuit round of the Miss Universe pageant even though she didn’t know how to swim. Later during the making of her debut film Andaaz, she almost drowned but was rescued by Akshay Kumar. She finally learnt to swim during her shoot for the 2009 film Blue.
6). Lara Dutta was only the second Indian (after Sushmita Sen) to be crowned Miss Universe.
7). It was reported that Lara dumped Kelly Dorjee for his close friend and actor Dino Morea.
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8). You probably remember Lara Dutta as Miss Universe 2000 but did you know that before that she also won the Gladrags Megamodel competition and Femina Miss India Universe too!
9). Did you know that Lara Dutta is well-versed with English, Punjabi and French?
10). Lara Dutta had been in a nine-year relationship with Kelly Dorji. In September 2010, Dutta got engaged to Indian tennis player, Mahesh Bhupathi. They married on 16 February 2011 in a civil ceremony in Bandra, and later followed it by a ceremony on 20 February 2011 at Sunset Point in Goa. On 1 August 2011, Dutta confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child, which was a daughter born in January 2012.