Bipasha Basu Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Bipasha Basu is an Indian actor and model, who is known for working in Hindi films. She is known for her work in the Hindi films ‘Raaz’ (2002), ‘Jism’ (2003), ‘Corporate’ (2006), and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ (2008).

Wiki/Biography

Bipasha Basu was born on Sunday, 7 January 1979 (age 45 years; as of 2024) in New Delhi. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Bipasha Basu's childhood picture

Bipasha Basu’s childhood picture

From class 1 to class 4, she did her schooling at Apeejay High School, Delhi. She attended Bhavans Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Bidhannagar, West Bengal from class 5 to class 12. She did her class 11 and class 12 in science. However, in college, she changed her subject to commerce and pursued a BCom at Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Black (dyed brown)

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Figure Measurements (approx.): 36-28-34

Bipasha Basu

Family

She belongs to a Bengali Hindu Kayastha family.

Parents & Siblings

Her father, Hirak Basu, is a civil engineer. Her mother, Mamata Basu, is a homemaker. She has one elder sister, Bidisha Basu, and one younger sister, Vijayeta Basu.

Bipasha Basu and her father

Bipasha Basu and her father

Bipasha Basu with her mother

Bipasha Basu with her mother

Bipasha Basu with her elder sister

Bipasha Basu with her elder sister

Bipasha Basu with her younger sister

Bipasha Basu with her younger sister

Husband & Children

In 2015, she was paired opposite the Indian actor Karan Singh Grover in the Hindi film ‘Alone.’ While shooting for the film, they became good friends, and soon, fell in love with each other. In an interview, Bipasha shared that she had to convince her parents to get married to Karan Singh Grover as it was Bipasha’s first marriage while Karan had two failed marriages at that time. The couple described their love as #MonkeyLove. On 30 April 2016, Bipasha and Karan tied the knot in a Bengali wedding style at St Regis hotel in Mumbai.

Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu's wedding photo

Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu’s wedding photo

On 12 November 2022, the couple was blessed with a baby girl named Devi. In August 2023, Bipasha shared that Devi was born with two holes in her heart which was operated on with open-heart surgery when Devi was only three months old.

Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover's daughter, Devi

Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover’s daughter, Devi

Relationships/Affairs

Milind Soman

While she was working as a model, she met the Indian actor and supermodel Milind Soman during one of their modelling assignments. Soon, they started dating each other. However, within a few months of their dating, the couple parted ways.

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman

Dino Morea

She then met the Indian model and actor Dino Morea. While working together as models, they started dating each other. The couple even appeared together in the famous Hindi film ‘Raaz’ in 2002. However, in the same year, the couple broke up.

Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea

Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea

John Abraham

In 2003, while she was working in the Hindi film ‘Jism,’ she met her co-actor John Abraham. Initially, they became friends, and soon, fell in love with each other. The couple dated for more than ten years, and they were considered one of the hottest couples in Bollywood. However, in 2011, amid their marriage rumours, the couple announced their separation. In an interview, John said that Bipasha wanted to get married, but he was not ready for the marriage.

John Abraham with Bipasha Basu

John Abraham with Bipasha Basu

Josh Hartnett

After her breakup with John, various media sources claimed that it was Bipasha who cheated on John for the Hollywood actor Josh Hartnett with whom she was working in the English film ‘Singularity.’

Bipasha Basu and Josh Hartnett

Bipasha Basu and Josh Hartnett

Rana Daggubati

In 2011, she met the Indian actor Rana Daggubati on the sets of the Hindi film ‘Dum Maaro Dum.’ There were rumours that they were dating each other. Reportedly, Rana cheated on her after which they broke up.

Bipasha Basu and Rana Daggubati

Bipasha Basu and Rana Daggubati

Saif Ali Khan

Reportedly, in 2012, while she was shooting for the film ‘Race 2’ along with the Indian actor Saif Ali Khan, they started dating each other. However, these turned out to be rumours when Saif got married to the Indian actress Kareena Kapoor in the same year.

Bipasha Basu and Saif Ali Khan

Bipasha Basu and Saif Ali Khan

Harman Baweja

On 19 February 2014, Bipasha Basu confirmed her relationship with the Indian actor Harman Baweja on her Twitter account. Her tweet reads,

Yes Harman and me are a couple 🙂 Finally I have met a person who is a far better human being than I am. Blessed.”

However, her this relationship also did not last long, and within six months, they broke up.

Bipasha Basu and Harman Baweja

Bipasha Basu and Harman Baweja

Address

105/B, Ashiyana Estate, John Bapist Road, Bandra, Mumbai

Autograph

Bipasha Basu's autograph

Bipasha Basu’s autograph

Career

Modelling

In 1996, she was spotted in a hotel by the Indian model Mehr Jesia Rampal in Kolkata. Mehr suggested Bipasha participate in the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest (organised by Ford) in Mumbai. She participated in the contest and won the title.

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Bipasha Basu in Godrej Supermodel Contest

Bipasha Basu in Godrej Supermodel Contest

She then participated in the Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest in Miami. She has also worked with a modelling agency named Ford in New York. She then walked the ramps in various national and international fashion shows. Soon, she became one of the most popular supermodels in India.

Bipasha Basu walking the ramp in a fashion show

Bipasha Basu walking the ramp in a fashion show

Bipasha has been featured in TV commercials for many brands like Clinic All Clear, Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Pantene, and Reebok.

 

Along with her husband Karan Singh Grover, Bipasha Basu has appeared in TV commercials for various brands like Oppo, Spring Fit Mattress, and Playgard Condoms.

Bipasha Basu with Karan Singh Grover in the ad of Spring Fit Mattress

Bipasha Basu with Karan Singh Grover in the ad of Spring Fit Mattress

Film

Hindi

In 2001, she made her Bollywood debut with the film ‘Ajnabee’ in which she played the role of Sonia Bajaj/Neeta.

Ajnabee

Ajnabee

She has acted in various popular Hindi films like ‘Raaz’ (2002), ‘Aankhen’ (2002), ‘Jism’ (2003), ‘Corporate’ (2006), ‘Race’ (2008), and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ (2008).

Raaz

Raaz

Telugu

In 2002, she made her Tamil film debut with the film ‘Takkari Donga’ as Panasa.

Takkari Donga

Takkari Donga

In 2005, she appeared in another Tamil film ‘Sachein.’

Sachein

Sachein

Other Languages

In 2009, she played the role of Radhika Mitra in the Bengali film ‘Shob Charitro Kalponik.’

Shob Charitro Kalponik

Shob Charitro Kalponik

She played the role of Tulaja Naik in the Belgian film ‘Singularity’ in 2013.

Singularity

Singularity

TV

In 2015, she made her TV debut as a host with the Hindi TV series ‘Darr Sabko Lagta Hai’ which aired on & TV.

Darr Sabko Lagta Hai (2015)

Darr Sabko Lagta Hai (2015)

Web Series

In 2020, Bipasha made her web series debut with the MX Player’s Hindi web series ‘Dangerous.’ She played the role of Neha Singh in the series.

Dangerous

Dangerous

Item Song

Bipasha is known for her many popular Hindi item songs including “Ishq Di Galli Vich” from the film ‘No Entry’ (2005), “Beedi” from the film ‘Omkara’ (2006), “Namak Isaq Ka” from the film ‘Omkara’ (2006), “Touch Me” from the film ‘Dhoom 2’ (2006), and “Bipasha Bipasha” from the film ‘Jodi Breakers’ (2012).

Beedi song

Beedi song

Music Video

She has been featured in various Hindi music videos like “Tu” (1988 by Sonu Nigam), “Sauda Khara” (1999 by Sukhbir), “Tera Milna Pal Do Pal Ka” (2000 by Sonu Nigam), and “Stolen” (2004 by Jay Sean).

Bipasha Basu in Tu song

Bipasha Basu in Tu song

In 2003, she appeared in the Hindi music video “Hum Ko To Hai Poora Yakeen” by MSN Cricket, supporting the Indian Cricket team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.

Bipasha Basu in Hum Ko To Hai Poora Yakeen song

Bipasha Basu in Hum Ko To Hai Poora Yakeen song

Fitness Video

In 2005, she released her fitness DVD along with the Indian actor John Abraham with the name ‘Bollywood Bodies.’

Bollywood Bodies

Bollywood Bodies

She released her debut solo fitness DVD ‘Love Yourself: Fit & Fabulous You’ in 2010.

Bipasha Basu's Love Yourself- Fit & Fabulous You

Bipasha Basu’s Love Yourself- Fit & Fabulous You

Her second fitness DVD ‘Break Free’ was released in 2011. In 2014, the third series of the fitness DVD titled ‘Unleash’ was released.

Break Free

Break Free

In the same year, her DVDs were released for free on the YouTube channel, Shemaroo Good Health 24/7.

Other Work

She has lent her voice to a few Hindi songs “Kaun Main Haan Tum” from the film ‘Ajnabee’ (2001) and “My Name Is Ali” from the film ‘Dhoom 2’ (2006). In 2015, Bipasha, along with Malaika Arora and Sussanne Khan, launched their shopping portal “The Label Life.” She handled The Trunk Label in the portal.

The Label Life

The Label Life

Awards

  • 2001: Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for the Hindi film Ajnabee
    Bipasha Basu with her 47th Filmfare Award

    Bipasha Basu with her 47th Filmfare Award

  • 2002: International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Debut (shared with Arjun Rampal and Gracy Singh) for the Hindi film Ajnabee
    Bipasha Basu with her IIFA Award

    Bipasha Basu with her IIFA Award

  • 2002: International Indian Film Academy Award Fresh Face of the Year for the Hindi film Ajnabee
  • 2003: Zee Cine Award for Dynamic Duo (with Dino Morea) for the Hindi film Raaz
    Bipasha Basu with her Zee Dynamic Duo Award

    Bipasha Basu with her Zee Dynamic Duo Award

  • 2003: Bollywood Movie Award for Best Villain for the Hindi film Jism
  • 2003: MTV Asia Award for Most Stylish Female Icon
  • 2004: Sabsey Favourite Kaun Award for Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroine for the film Jism
  • 2005 and 2007: Sexiest Woman of Asia by Eastern Eye
  • 2006: Anandalok Puraskar Award for Best Actress for the Hindi film Corporate
  • 2006: Global Film Award Best Actress for the Hindi film Corporate
  • 2006: Global Film Award Best Actress Critics Award for Best Actress for the Hindi film Corporate
  • 2007: Bollywood Movie Award for Best Actress for the Hindi film Corporate
  • 2009: Anandalok Puraskar Award for Best Actress for the Hindi film Bachna Ae Haseeno
  • 2009: Annual Central European Bollywood Award for Best Supporting Actress for the Hindi film Bachna Ae Haseeno
  • 2009: Sexiest Woman of Asia by FHM
  • 2009: International Indian Film Academy Award for Style Diva of the Year
  • 2009: Sabsey Favourite Kaun Award for Sabsey Favourite Fashion Icon for the Hindi film Bachna Ae Haseeno
  • 2010: Durban International Film Festival for Best Actress – Critics Choice for the Bengali film Shob Charitro Kalponik
  • 2010: NDTV Indian of the Year for Entertainer of the Decade for the Hindi film Bachna Ae Haseeno
  • 2010: Sabsey Favourite Kaun Award for Sabsey Favourite Fit Heroine for the Hindi film All the Best: Fun Begins
  • 2010: ET Retail Award
    Bipasha Basu with her ET Retail Award

    Bipasha Basu with her ET Retail Award

  • 2011: Bramptonshire Walk of Fame – Contribution to Indian Cinema
  • 2012: Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Thriller or Action for the Hindi film Dum Maaro Dum
  • 2012: Global Film Award- Special Award for Gitanjali Style Icon (Female)
  • 2013: Stardust Award for Style Icon of the Year
  • 2013: Kolkata International Film Festival – Pancha Kanya Memorial Honour
  • 2013: NDTV Fittest Icon of the Year
  • 2013: Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role for the Hindi film Raaz 3
  • 2013: Dainik Bhaskar Bollywood Web Award for Antisocial Character of the Year for the Hindi film Raaz 3
  • 2014: Scariest Performer of the Year – South African Horror Fest – Aatma
  • 2014: Kolkata International Film Festival Special Jury Award for Pancha Kanya Memorial Honor
  • 2016: The Ghanta Award for the Worst Couple (Bipasha Basu’s double role) in the Hindi film Alone
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Note: She has many more awards and honours to her name.

Controversies

Indecent TV Commercial

At the beginning of her career, she appeared in a TV commercial for an undergarment brand Calida along with her then-boyfriend Dino Morea. In the commercial, they posed sensually which was not well received by the audience. Some people from women’s organisations even protested in front of her house for promoting indecency. In an interview, while talking about it, Bipasha said,

I regret doing that advertisement. The truth is I am not very comfortable with my body. I was roped into doing it because my boyfriend Dino Morea and the ad-photographer, Prabhudda Dasgupta, who is a friend, were a part of the campaign. Now, I had worn a proper t-shirt and underwear, but while taking the photographs, there were some personal snaps taken as well, which were not meant to be used. The agency released one such photograph.”

Catfight with Kareena Kapoor

In 2001, while she was shooting for the Hindi film ‘Ajnabee’ along with the Indian actress Kareena Kapoor, the actresses had a fight over fashion designer Vikram Phadnis. Vikram was Kareena’s designer, and when Vikram tried to help Bipasha, Kareena got very upset with Bipasha. Reportedly, they had a verbal as well as physical fight with each other. In an interview, Kareena made a nasty comment on Bipasha by calling her a Kaali Billi (black cat). After this Bipasha decided that she would never work with Kareena again. However, in 2008, Kareena invited Bipasha to Saif Ali Khan’s birthday party and resolved their issues.

Intimate Photoshoot with Ameesha Patel

Bipasha once did a photo shoot with the Indian actress Ameesha Patel. In the photoshoot, they posed in a slightly intimate way. Later, when their photos were released in a magazine, they were accused of promoting vulgarity and received a lot of criticism. Reportedly, some people even protested in front of Bipasha’s house.

The controversial photoshoot of Bipasha Basu and Ameesha Patel

The controversial photoshoot of Bipasha Basu and Ameesha Patel

Leaked Adult Audio Clip

In 2006, an audio went viral in which the Indian politician Amar Singh was having an adult talk with a girl. Various sources speculated that the girl in the audio was Bipasha Basu. When Bipasha was asked about it, she got very angry and denied the fake allegations. Later, Amar Singh came into the media and accepted that the man in the audio was him but the girl was not Bipasha Basu.

Accused of Having Child Labour

In 2013, Bipasha shared a picture on her social media accounts in which two girls were seen tying her shoelaces. She received huge criticism for this and was accused of hiring child labourers. Some netizens even appealed to the local police to take strict action against her. Later, Bipasha said that the two girls were her elder sister and younger sister. To which people replied that it was clear from the photo that the girls in the photo were not of her sisters’ age.

Bipasha Basu's controversial photo of girls tying her laces

Bipasha Basu’s controversial photo of girls tying her laces

Car Collection

  • Audi Q7
    Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover with their Audi Q7 car

    Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover with their Audi Q7 car

  • Volkswagen Beetle
    Bipasha Basu sitting in her car

    Bipasha Basu sitting in her car

  • Toyota Fortuner
    Bipasha Basu with her car

    Bipasha Basu with her car

Salary/Fees

As of 2023, she charged around Rs 1-3 crore per film and Rs 2 crore for each stage show.

Net Worth

As of 2023, her net worth is around Rs 110 crore.

Favourites

  • Film(s): The Godfather (1972), Masoom (1983)
  • TV Show: Sex and the City (1998)
  • Beverage(s): Lemon Iced Tea, Coconut Water, Tea, Peach Flavoured Ice Tea
  • Food(s): Biryani, Teh Poshto, Prawn Curry, Mustard Fish
  • Dessert(s): Crème Brulee, Hot Gulab Jamun, Hot Jalebi, Motichoor Laddu
  • Salad: Fresh fruits mixed with curd, a dash of sugar, salt, mustard paste and chaat masala
  • Cuisine(s): Thai, South Indian, Bengali, Hyderabadi
  • Restaurant(s): Thai Connection, Olive, China Gate, Tian, Marriott coffee shop, Only Fish (all in Mumbai), Grand Kakatia in Hyderabad, Bheema’s in Bangalore
  • Travel Destination(s): Paris, Maldives
  • Fashion Label(s): Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, The Honest Company by Jessica Alba
  • Author(s): Robin Cook, John Grisham

Facts/Trivia

  • She has many nicknames like Bippy, Bipsy, B, Bip, BB, Bipshaw, Bhopu, Basu, Baby Basu, Bona, and Beeps.
  • In an interview, she shared that her name means, “deep, dark desire,” and it is also a river’s name.
  • She was called ‘Lady Goonda’ by her friends because of her anger and tomboyish look.
    Bipasha Basu's childhood photo

    Bipasha Basu’s childhood photo

  • She was a bright student and was good at sports in school, so she was selected as the head girl of her school.
  • Up to the age of 8, she lived in Delhi. Her family then moved to Kolkata.
  • In an interview, she said that her mother wanted a son whom they had named Karan. Interestingly, Bipasha and her sister both got married to boys named Karan.
  • While she was studying in school, she wanted to become a doctor. However, during school practicals, she used to faint while dissecting rats. So, after class 12, she changed her subject to commerce and decided to become a chartered accountant and pursue an MBA.
  • She was supposed to make her debut in the Hindi film ‘Himalayaputra’ opposite Akshaye Khanna. However, she could not accept the offer of the film. She was then offered the role in the Hindi film ‘Aakhri Mughal’ alongside Abhishek Bachchan. However, later, the script and the cast of the film changed and were released with the name ‘Refugee.’
  • Her hobbies include dancing, reading books, doing pilates, and travelling.
    Bipasha Basu during her vacation

    Bipasha Basu during her vacation

  • She likes swimming, doing workout, doing yoga, and visiting Kolkata, whereas she dislikes waiting on the sets of the film after putting on makeup.
    Bipasha Basu doing yoga

    Bipasha Basu doing yoga

  • In an interview, Bipasha shared that she was a sugar addict and worked hard to get rid of this habit.
  • She once shared that she had become fat and to reduce her body weight, she started doing exercises without the guidance of any fitness trainer which adversely affected her knees. The doctors then diagnosed her with Osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease. She was advised to get her knees operated. She then took the help of a fitness trainer and followed a regular workout regimen to strengthen her knee bones.
  • During an interview, Bipasha said that she was often taunted for her dark skin. She said that when she won the supermodel contest, almost every Indian newspaper published the article that a dark-skinned girl from Kolkata became the winner. Instead of appreciating her work, her skin colour was more talked about. She then received various skin care endorsements, but she rejected them.
  • In 2003, after the release of the Hindi film ‘Jism,’ the Indian actress Ameesha Patel said that she would have never appeared in a film where she had to show her body. In reply, Bipasha said that she could never do such roles as she did not have the right body.
  • She was listed in Rediff’s top 10 Top Bollywood Actresses of the Year in 2005 (no. 6), 2006 (no. 4), 2008 (no. 1), and 2009 (no. 7).
  • In 2007, while she was invited to an event for the naming of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ at Portugal’s famous ‘Luz Stadium’ in Lisbon, she met the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Later, after the event, they were spotted together at a party. Later, a British media company released a few photos in which Bipasha and Cristiano were seen lip-kissing. The photos went viral in India as at that time she was in a serious relationship with the Indian actor John Abraham.
    A collage of Bipasha Basu and Cristiano Ronaldo's party pictures

    A collage of Bipasha Basu and Cristiano Ronaldo’s party pictures

  • In 2009, she was approached for the Hollywood film ‘The Pink Panther 2.’ However, she could not accept the offer. Later, the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai did the role.
  • In 2009, she was ranked no. 1 in Maxim’s “Hot 100” list.
  • She was ranked 8th in 2011, 13th in 2012, and 7th in 2013 by the Times 50 Most Desirable Women list.
  • In 2012, she was listed 25th on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list.
  • Bipasha is not brand-conscious. She buys clothes from designer stores to street stores.
  • She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
    Bipasha Basu eating burger and chicken wings

    Bipasha Basu eating burger and chicken wings

  • Reportedly, she has undergone various surgeries like botox, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, rectification of bones, and breast augmentation to enhance her beauty.
    A before and after pictures of Bipasha Basu

    A before and after pictures of Bipasha Basu

  • In an interview, she shared that she was acrophobic (fear of heights).
  • She has been featured on the cover of many popular magazines like Femina, Cosmopolitan, Filmfare, Maxim, and Elle.
    A collage of magazine covers on which Bipasha Basu has featured

    A collage of magazine covers on which Bipasha Basu has featured

  • For her bold looks in her films, she was named ‘Sex Symbol.’
  • She loves soft toys and has a huge collection of them. She has also named her soft toys.
  • She was once the face of the Delhi Marathon.
  • She once shared that she did not like drinking alcohol, but she consumes wine occasionally.
  • In 2014, she left the promotions of the Hindi film ‘Humshakals,’ as she was uncomfortable with the director of the film Sajid Khan’s behaviour toward the actresses of the film. Later, Sajid was accused of #MeToo allegations by various actresses and models.
  • She is a spiritual person and often visits various religious places.
    Bipasha Basu at Vaishno Devi temple

    Bipasha Basu at Vaishno Devi temple

  • She is an avid animal lover, and she used to own a dog named Poshto.
    Bipasha Basu with her pet dog

    Bipasha Basu with her pet dog

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