Bips, ruling the entertainment stage

Bipasha Basu, a Bengali bell born in New Delhi nurtured in Kolkata breaks into the world stage leading a dream life . She is the aspiration of thousands of teenagers in this country.

Bips wanted to be a doctor but modelling came to her as an offshoot of fainting while dissecting a rat in her 12th standard. She was only 17 years when she won the Fords Super Model and entered the world of modelling. In advertisement it is said what sells is sex, Bips then a ravishing teenager established and positioned herself as a super model by her aura and personality.

Walking the ramps as the leading face she was discovered as the new face for Ajnabi. Starting her career at a very young age she has completed 28 films.

From a simple Bengali girl to the most popular and admired woman in Bollywood the journey was certainly not easy for her. She is a woman who initiates, exerted and moved on her own without a godfather in the industry.

Her first affair was with Dino Morea and now she is in a living relationship with John Abrahim , a fact not quite acceptable in Indian society . Is she a rebel or a trendsetter? From Jism to Rituporno Ghoshe’s film is she a star, a starlet or a simple Bengali girl? Let the debate rage on. But lets keep enjoying every moment of entertainment she provides us.

Upen Patel – Top Indian Model

This British born Indian model has been creating waves ever since he entered the glamour industry. Born on August 16, 1980, Upen Patel is raised in London city of United Kingdom. He was a student of Wembley High School. From Hertfordshire he got his degree in Computer Science. His mother is lawyer of government in Britain. When he was sighted by a photographer in Britain, he was offered his first modeling assignment.
In India he walked the ramp in the India-fashion week for the first time. Upen ahs become a sought after model. He has walked the ramp for ‘Vogue’ magazine for ‘Daminis’ held at Kensington roof Gardens which was covered by ‘Asian Woman & Bride’ magazine, it was also filmed for Zee tv. The others ramp show are for ‘Bernanaini’ held at the Nehru Centre for Sony Entertainment Television, Bangla Tv fashion special, Selfridges Fashion Show for Bollywood Season.
The advertising brands he has modeled for are Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna. He has even featured in a remix video of a classic song Bollywood ‘Kya Khoob Lagti Ho’ ,the song also featured Udita Goswami. Presently Upen has bagged some big campaigns like Wendell Rodricks, Vikram Ph dnis and Westside where he is teamed with Yuvraj Singh. He has participated in LIFW in 2003 for JJ Valaya, this was when he got his first break. He has also done shows for Rohit Bal, Rocky S. He has already made a mark in Bollywood with the film 36 China Town which also starred Sahid Kapur, Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Khanna.

Tanisha Mukherjee

Tanisha Mukherjee Another BONG Beauty ! Another Bengali damsel to have made it big in Bollywood is Tanisha Mukherjee. She is the daughter of the veteran actress Tanuja and is also the sister of the much-acclaimed Bollywood actress Kajol. She was born on January 1, 1978 in Mumbai, India. Tanisha who is an Indian actress is of Bengali-Marathi descent; her family has been working in Bollywood since the 1940s. This beautiful actress from Bollywood actress made her debut with the`movie ‘Sssshhh’. Tanisha Mukherjee was paired opposite Dino Morea. In 1995, she had started her career as a VJ for Channel V. She has also anchored for the famous show called ‘BPl Oye’. Her family is well known in the film industry, her relatives include grandfather from her father’s side, SashaDhar Mukherjee, who was a famous film director. Her uncles were also famous actors- Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee. Her aunt Nutan was one of the most talented actresses ever seen the film industry. The best actress of the recent time, Rani Mukherjee is Tanisha’s cousin.

Tanisha Mukherjee has appeared as the lead actress in the movie ‘Neal n Nikki’ opposite Uday Chopra. The film was under the Yash Raj banner. Tanisheha’s first movie under the direction of Ram Gopal Verma was ‘Sarkar’, which was a hit film. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan whom she was paired with and Katrina Kaif. She has even done a Tamil movie opposite newcome Vinay Rai, the name of the movie was ‘Unnale Unnale’, the movie was a big success at the box office. The 2008 release of Tanisha will be ‘One Two Three’ and few more. All the best Tanisha Mukherjee !

The elegant Dia mirza

Dia Mirza is an accomplished Indian model and also a celebrated actress of Bollywood. Dia was the second runner up in the Miss India 2000 beauty contest and was also crowned the Miss Asia Pacific for the same year in Manila. Born on 9th December, 1981in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Dia attended Vidyaranya High School For Boys And Girls, a school based on the teachings of Krishnamurti, and later Naes School in Kushnuma. This 5’ 6” tall beauty made her debut in the film ‘Rehna Hai Terea Dil Mein’ opposite R. Madhvan which got her career rolling although the film did not prove to be a big hit. RHTDM was an important step in the career of Dia Mirza as this is how she began her days in Bollywood.

Dia Mirza has worked as a marketing executive at Sriven Multi-tech in Hyderabad. Life changed for the better for Dia after she won the title of Miss Asia Pacific. Dia prefers eating chocolates and her favorite dishes include Italian Pasta and Hyderabadi Biriyani. Dia can speak Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, English and Telugu proficiently. In the Miss India, where she was a runner up, she had also won the Miss Beautiful Smile title. Dia Mirza is the second Indian contestant to be crowned Miss Asia Pacific, and has remained the first in twenty-nine years. She has always been independent and is a fitness freak. Dia, a close friend of Sonu Nigam had also appeared in a music video of for this renowned singer. The other films where she has appeared are ‘Dus’, ‘Fight Club’, ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ , ‘Parineeta’ and many more.

Amisha Patel

Beautiful, attractive, a first film wonder , Who is she? She is none other than Amisha Patel. She is the grand daughter of Indian freedom fighter, lawyer and former justice Rajni Patel. She has obtained a degree in Economics from Tufts University , USA and also won a gold medal in Economics paper at her university. Inspite of hailing from an illustrious lineage and having a strong educational background Amisha chose stardom over academics.

This petite and beautiful girl got her first break in Rakesh Roshans “Kaho na pyaar hain” and she became a star overnight. Her other big hits are Gaddar and Bhool Bhulaiya. Although she delivered some subsequent hits but the magical spell on the audience seems to be lost after her first movie. Of late her personal life has attracted more attention than her movies in the box office. It is marred with misunderstandings following a tiff with her family. She is currently dating director Vikram Bhatt who is twice her age. She hits the headlines and the fashion magazines for all the wrong reasons. She recently topped one of the fashion magazines chart as the most badly dressed Indian actress .
An industry, which is ruled, by glamorous looking queens and potentially talented actors she certainly needs to create her own style. Otherwise she will be lost in this world of showbiz and stardom. Probably the academic gown may look better on her rather than the tinsel makeup of BOLLYWOOD.

Carol, the dusky beauty

Carol Gracias, a name that has been murmuring in our ears since her debut into the modeling circuit. She is one of the most beautiful models of India. Her birth place is Mumbai and her birthday falls on 28th day of December, 1978. This dusky girl has won the much renowned title of “ Look of the year” presented by L’Oreal/Elite. She has a unique style of modeling which shot her to fame. Carol who is famous for her long legs dotes on her younger brother. She feels that her family is important to her more than anything. Her friends often describe Carol as fun loving. Her vibrant personality adds to her ambitious nature and her assured confidence makes her a real winner. She is a known face in the ramp.

Among some of the things that she believes, Carol feels that education is a must especially for women and she is even interested in doing a PHD in child psychology. She has even been a part of Bollywood. In the movie ‘Being Cyrus’ which was released in 2005, Carol has done a cameo. She even appeared in the music video of another release of 2005 ‘Bluffmaster’, which starred Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra. In the Indian version of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ named ‘Bigg Boss’, Carol was one of the housemates. The show was produced by Endemol India for Sony Entertainment where she finished runner-up. If it is believed height paves way for everything then Carol is sure winner because she is blessed with a height of 5′ 8½”. She has a very promising career ahead.

Sarah Jane: the next big thing

One of the newest girls to hit the ramp is Sarah Jane Dias. A Mumbai based Indian model, and a former VJ of Channel V, she won the Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2007 title. She did her schooling up to class X from Indian School Wadi Al Kabir, and her plus two from Indian School Muscat. Her father, Eustace Dias is a marketing manager with Oilfields Supply Centre in Muscat.

At the age of 14 in 1997, she won the Miss India Oman title, which was sponsored by the Times of India. Sarah-Jane Dias was trained to be a model under Atul Kelkar. She won a talent hunt contest on TV when she was 21 years of age. This gave her a chance to host a show of Channel V. In ‘On The Run’, which is travel show of Channel V, she was first noticed as a guest. A well known face in the glamour industry, she hosted the show of ‘Get Gorgeous’, supermodel hunt on Channel V. She had always dreamt of winning the Miss India crown, which became true in 2007.

This confident model is interested in building a career in the field of music and food. Her voice and the capability to talk to anyone adds to her powerful personality. She will soon step in Bollywood with her film ‘Brides Wanted’ directed by Girish Acharya. This famous model wishes to travel around the world. She is a prominent name of the glamour industry.