Lara Dutta is one of the most promising actresses in Bollywood presently. She started her career as a model and after doing campaigns for a number of known brands, went on to become Miss India, in 2000. Thereafter, she went for the Miss Universe competition and was declared the winner. After spending one year abroad, she came back to India and entered the world of Bollywood, making her debut in the year 2003, with the movie ‘Andaz’. Since then, the fine actress has continued to mesmerize audience with her charming grace and excellent acting skills.

She was born the youngest of three children to Wg. Cdr. L.K. Dutta (retired) and Jennifer Dutta in Ghaziabad, India on April 16,1978. In 1981, her family moved to Bangalore, India where she attended high school. After receiving the highest score in India on the English section of her National Board Exams, Lara continued her education at Bombay University and completed a degree in economics and a minor in communications. There was no doubt that Lara Dutta was intelligent and level-headed, but no one expected what happened next.

In 2000, Lara Dutta participated in Miss India contest and ended up winning the title, beating all the other contestants. The same year, she went to Nicosia in Cyprus, for the Miss Universe Title, and made a clean sweep of the same. In fact, Dutta became the 1st Miss Universe to win with the unanimous vote of the entire panel of judges. She spent the next twelve months in moving across the world and visiting more than 68 countries, spreading messages of AIDS awareness and Aiding the Girl Child.

The year 2005 saw Dutta appearing in a number of movies, namely ‘Insan’, ‘Elaan’, ‘Jurm’, Kaal, ‘No Entry’, ‘Ek Ajnabee’ (Special appearance) and ‘Dosti: Friends Forever’. Amongst all these films, ‘Kaal and ‘No Entry’ became successful at the box office. The next year, she starred in ‘Zinda” and ‘Bhagam Bhag’. The latter one was a comedy and garnered good collections. She started 2007 with ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’, a box office failure, followed by ‘Partner’, which became a blockbuster.


Films  Done By Lara Dutta

  • 2003 Andaaz Kajal
  • 2003 Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost Kesar
  • 2004 Khakee Special appearance in the song “Aisa Jado”
  • 2004 Masti Monica Mehta
  • 2004 Bardaasht Advocate Payal
  • 2004 Arasatchi Lara Tamil film
  • 2004 Aan: Men at Work Kiran
  • 2005 Insan Meghna
  • 2006 Zinda Jenny Singh
  • 206 Alag Cameo appearance in the song “Sabse Alag”
  • 2006 Bhagam Bhag Munni/Nisha/Aditi
  • 2006 Fanaa Zeenat Cameo appearance
  • 2007 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Anaida Raza/Laila
  • 2007 Partner Naina
  • 2007 Om Shanti Om Herself Cameo appearance in the song “Deewangi Deewangi”
  • 2008 Jumbo Sonia (voice)
  • 2008 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Herself Cameo appearance in the song “Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte”
  • 2009 Billu Bindiya
  • 2009 Do Knot Disturb Dolly
  • 2009 Blue Mona
  • 2010 Housefull Hetal Patel
  • 2011 Chalo Dilli Mihika Banerjee
  • 2011 Don 2 Ayesha
  • 2013 David Neelam
  • 2015 Singh Is Bliing Emily
  • 2016 Fitoor Leena Becker Extended special appearance
  • 2018 Welcome To New York Sophia
  • 2021 Bell Bottom TBA Filming


Television Done By Lara Dutta

  • 2019 Beecham House Begum Samru ITV
  • 2020 Hundred ACP Saumya Shukla Hotstar


Awards and nominations Received By Lara Dutta

  • 2004 Filmfare Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut (joint winner with Priyanka Chopra) Andaaz Won
  • 2005 Stardust Awards Exciting New Face Khakee Won
  • 2005 BBC Film Café Awards Best Supporting Actress Bardaasht Nominated
  • 2006 IIFA Awards Best Supporting Actress No Entry Nominated
  • 2008 Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actress Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Nominated
  • 2009 Stardust Awards Best Actress Billu Nominated
  • 2011 Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actress Housefull Nominated
  • 2012 Searchlight Awards – Best Actress Chalo Dilli Nominated
  • 2015 BIG Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Role – Female Singh Is Bliing Nominated
  • 2016 Lux Golden Rose Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role Azhar