Bipasha Basu was born on January 7, 1979, in New Delhi. She is a model and actress, mainly seen in Bollywood movies of the thriller and horror genres. Bipasha Basu did her schooling from Apeejay High School. Through her career, she became one of the highest-paid actresses of Bollywood and also one of the most high-profile and popular celebrities of the nation. Bipasha Basu is married to actor Karan Singh Grover since April 30, 2016. After becoming successful as a fashion model, Bipasha Basu made her debut in movies with a supporting role in Ajnabee, a thriller released in the year 2001, opposite famous Bollywood actor Akshaye Kumar. Ajnabee movie won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She played the leading role in the horror movie Raaz in 2002 opposite her then beau Dino Morea. The real-life couple elicited a strong pull and Raaz was a commercial success. The movie also earned her the nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
Bipasha Basu played a remarkable role in the erotic movie Jism in 2003, in which she starred opposite her new boyfriend, model John Abraham. Jism was easily one of the strongest portrayals done by a leading actress in Bollywood. As a seductress, Bipasha Basu was widely acclaimed and appreciated. She was seen in many top grossing movies such as No Entry (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), Dhoom: 2 (2006), and Race (2008), among others. Her performances in various movies gave her critical appraise, including in Apaharan (2005), Corporate (2006) and Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). Other notable works of Bipasha Basu include main roles in the movies such as All the Best: Fun Begins (2009) and Raaz 3 (2012). Bipasha Basu has also been regarding as 'The Scream Queen of Bollywood' due to her roles in horror movies in B-town.
Bipasha Basu was in a relationship with Dino Morea from 1996. She broke up with Dino Morea in the year 2002. During the filming of Jism, Bipasha Basu started dating her co-star John Abraham. The duo was in a very public relationship till early 2011 when they broke off. The split had created a strong buzz in the gossip circles because they had long attracted a very strong fan-following and been lovingly referred to as the super couple in Indian cinema. In between, she was rumoured to have had a fling with Saif Ali Khan, her co-star in Race.
In 2014, Bipasha Basu dated Harman Baweja when she starred in Dishkiyaoon with him that year. But in 2015, Bipasha Basu began dating Karan Singh Grover (her co-star in the movie Alone). The couple got married April 30, 2016 in a private ceremony which was attended by many Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Dino Morea, Shah Rukh Khan, Bachchan Family, Sonam Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Shamita Shetty and Riteish Deshmukh. She won the Filmfare Best Debut Award for her movie Raaz. She has been nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award for Raaz (2002), Filmfare Best Villain Award for Jism (2003), Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for No Entry (2005), Filmfare Best Actress Award for Corporate (2006), Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008).
Across her career, she has won Stardust Awards Best Actress in a Thriller or Action for Dum Maaro Dum (2012) and Stardust Style Icon of the year 2013. Bipasha Basu was nominated for Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actress for Ajnabee (2002), Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actress for Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Stardust Fashion Icon in 2008, Stardust Awards Best Actress in a Thriller or Action for Aakrosh (2011), Stardust Awards Best Actress in a Drama for Lamhaa (2011) and Stardust Awards Best Actress in a Thriller or Action for Raaz 3 (2013).She was also nominated for Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress for Ajnabee (2002), Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 along with Dino Morea for Raaz (2003), Star Screen Award Best Actress for Corporate (2007), Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress for Bachna Ae Haseeno (2009), Best Actress (Popular Choice) for Race (2009), Best Actress (Popular Choice) for All the Best: Fun Begins (2010), Star Screen Award Best Villain for Raaz 3 (2013), Best Actress (Popular Choice) for Raaz 3 (2013) and Best Actress (Popular Choice) for Alone (2016). She was nominated for Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for Ajnabee (2002), Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female for Corporate (2007), Zee Cine Award for Best Villain for Raaz 3 (2013), and the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Best Supporting Actress for Dhoom:2 and Ajnabee, etc.
Bipasha Basu is a fitness icon for many. She is not only seen in movies but also has released her fitness DVD for all the fitness freaks. The DVD was named Love Yourself and was released in the year 2010. The DVD laid emphasis on being healthy, strong, and loving one's self. It consisted a routine for weight-loss in 60 days. Bipasha Basu was the brand ambassador of the famous brand Sugar Free. This helped her promoting the DVD. The director of Shemaroo Entertainment said that, "A celebrity like Bipasha Basu, genuinely believes in staying healthy. She is also passionate about fitness". Other fitness videos featuring Bipasha Basu is Bollywood Bodies. She was featured along with John Abraham. Bipasha Basu also launched her second Fitness DVD by the name Break Free. The second DVD was launched in September 2011. It is a 30-minute dance routine.
Bipasha Basu is also the face of the Delhi Marathon, with her ex-beau John Abraham representing the Mumbai Marathon. In the month of January in the year 2014, Bipasha Basu launched her third fitness DVD by the name Unleash. This DVD showed an advance training routine that includes plyometrics. It emphasizes on the power and speed, while making the bones strong and improving the coordination of muscle. In the year 2014, Bipasha Basu was seen working on various roles in different types of movies. A media house wrote the reviews of the movie Alone featuring Bipasha Basu and her co-star Karan Singh Grover. The reviews stated that "With some genuine scary moments and Bipasha-Karan's scorching chemistry, Alone stands apart from numerous horrible horror flicks made in the past".
In addition to that, the movie house stated that "Bipasha Basu just takes her act to another level". Bipasha Basu is ranked eighth in The Times of India's 50 most desirable women in the year 2011, ranked 13 in the year 2012, and ranked 7 in the year 2013. She was named the "Sexiest Woman in Asia" in the year 2005 and in 2007 by UK magazine Eastern Eye.