Lara Dutta Bhupathi has turned 40 today (born 16 April 1978). The model turned actress, is one of the few beauty queens who sashayed down the ramp and then straight into cine buffs’ hearts successfully. However, she bid adieu to the big screen for a little while, to embrace family life. She is married to Mahesh Bhupathi (2011) and has a cute little daughter with him, Saira (6). We last saw Lara on the big screen in Fitoor and Azhar, which released in 2016 and in Welcome To New York this year in a brief appearance. However, she is back in the limelight through her latest gig on the small screen. Lara is one of the judges on the popular dance reality show High Fever and she never fails to make fans look up and notice her – be it for her fashion game or for her expert comments on the performances.

Thea actress who debuted in 2003 with the romantic drama film Andaaz, opposite Akshay Kumar, and went on to do several entertaining films like No Entry (2005), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Partner (2007), Housefull (2010), Singh Is Bliing (2015) among others, is now making a splash on the small screen. She is done with her brief sabbatical from the arc lights and is also planning to take her production house to the next level by bankrolling more films in the coming years. But when it comes to High Fever, the actress has shoots to attend almost every day. Even on the eve of her birthday, Lara was seen shooting for the reality show, before heading to a date with her gang of girls. She shared pictures on her Instagram page, captioning it #blessed #anotheryearolder and said she was blessed to be working. And yet, her various posts are proof that she is a master of maintaining a work life balance.

Here are a few pictures of birthday girl Lara Dutta that will inspire you to strike a work – life balance

Taking time out to be with the ones that make you happy

Grabbing every opportunity to click pictures with your main people

Far from the maddening crowd! 😊. #morningcontemplation #lifeisbeautiful

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Spending some alone time

Life’s a beach! 😄. #family #peace

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Taking regular vacations

Happiest when working!!! #WTNY #allinadayswork #setlife #cameracrew

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Not all work and no play while at the set

Perfect start to the birthday!! 😄. #6tooSoon!!!! #appleofmamaseye!!!

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Making time to celebrate special occasions with your special people

Playing dress up and having the whole family involved

So whoever thought that women cannot have it all, and there is no thing like work-life balance that one can strive to achieve – here is Lara Dutta for you. Each time you feel bogged down about life and feel miserable about not being able to balance personal and professional life – just browse through birthday girl Lara Dutta’s Instagram for some instant inspiration.