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Name: Lara Dutta  
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Date of Birth: 16th April 1978
Place of Birth: Bangalore, India
Profession: Actress
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Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta (born April 16, 1978) is an Indian actress. She was crowned Miss Universe in 2000.

Early Years

Lara Dutta was born in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh to father Wing Commander L.K. Dutta (retired) and mother Jennifer Dutta. Her family moved to Bangalore in 1981 where she completed her high school. Lara graduated in economics with a minor in communications from the Bombay University.


Lara Dutta won a four year contract with L'oreal after winning a model search competition. She was crowned Femina Miss India Universe and Miss Universe in 2000. At Miss Universe 2000 in Cyprus, Dutta was the clear favorite ahead of fierce competitors from Venezuela, Philippines, and Colombia. Her finalist interview score, in the last year that such marks were televised, was the highest individual score in any category in the history of the Miss Universe contest, as her perfect interview saw a majority of the judges giving her the maximum 9.99 mark. After her final question, in which Dutta delivered a passionate defense of the Miss Universe contest (and other beauty pageants), she became the second Indian Miss Universe. Dutta has the distinction of being one of a few Miss Universes in the last decade to win by the unanimous vote of the jury (every judge on the panel cast a "1," or first place vote, for her). She made her film debut in 2003 with Andaaz, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. She won the Filmfare Sensational Debut Award for the film.


  • Briefly dated Derek Jeter in 2000.


  • Autograph (2006) (in production)
  • Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) (pre-production)
  • Dosti (2006) (filming)
  • No Entry (2005) ... Kaajal
  • Kaal (2005) ... Ishika
  • Jurm (2005) ... Sanjana Malhotra
  • Elaan (2005) ... Sonia
  • Insan (2005) ... Meghna
  • Aan: Men at Work (2004) ... Kiran
  • Bardaasht (2004) ... Advocate Payal
  • Masti (2004) ... Monica Mehta
  • Khakee (2004) (special appearance) (song)
  • Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost (2003) ... Kesar
  • Andaaz (2003) ... Kajal


  • 2004 - Screen Weekly Awards for Best Debut - Female for Andaaz
  • 2004 - Filmfare Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Andaaz

External link

  • Lara Dutta at the Internet Movie Database
  • Profile and Photo Gallery
  • Lara's work as an UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador
  • Interview with Indian Express

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