Bipasha Basu, the Bengali bombshell was born on 7 January 1979 in Delhi. She left Delhi at the age of 8.
Bipasha had once said, “Due to my dusky skin, I was considered ugly in my younger years.” She later shifted base to Kolkata.
At a very young age Bipasha started her modelling career and she won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest in 1996. Following this she started the journey of being a fashion model.
She travelled to New York as part of the contest. “I was spotted by the world famous photographer, Steven Mizhel, and featured in Vogue magazine. I was thrilled and soon had plenty of projects coming my way,” says Bipash. She did a number of brand endorsements in New York but soon returned to India, her home country.