Bipasha Basu ( born 7 January 1979) is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Bollywood films and a former model. She was the winner of the Ford's Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest for 1996 and is currently one of the mainstream actresses in Bollywood.
Basu made her film debut in Abbas Mustan's Ajnabee, she won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance.In 2002, Basu starred in Telugu movie Takkari Donga . Raaz was a big commercial success and surfaced as the biggest hit of that year. For her performance in the film, she received her first Best Actress nomination at the Filmfare.She appeared as Sonia Khanna in the 2003 hit movie Jism alongside John Abraham. The movie earned her a Filmfare Best Villain Award .In 2006, she won popular acclaim for her performance in an Item number during the song Beedi in the film Omkara. The song was a national hit.