To be crowned the most beautiful woman in the known universe is no mean feat. There have been only two women from our country to have been crowned with that title. One is Sushmita Sen and the other is Lara Dutta. It is not a surprise that both chose to be also Bollywood actresses after winning the crown. Lara Dutta is the last woman from India to have won that title and when she did she set a record. She scored the highest in her interview round (9.99 from most judges) which only goes to prove that this beauty is matched with brains. If you think that winning the pageant is her only achievement, you definitely have to read more to find how wrong you are.




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She's multi-lingual
Living in a country like ours, it is not a major achievement to be multi-lingual. But Lara surpasses all of us by knowing Indian languages like Punjabi, Kannada, and Hindi and also international language like French.

She's a Bollywood actress
Her performance in her debut film Andaaz won her a Filmfare Award for best debut. Not all her movies after that have been hits but she has been a part of some good ones like Partner, Bhagam Bhag, Houseful, and Azhar.




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She's a producer
The 2011 movie Chalo Dilli where she starred alongside Vinay Pathak was also co-produced by her. Her production house Bheegi Basanti Entertainment have vowed to pick offbeat movies like Chalo Dilli was and we cannot wait to know what the next one would be.

She's a mother

If you think motherhood isn't a full-time job you can ask your mother about it. She married Mahesh Bhupati in 2011 and gave birth to Saira in the year 2012. If you check out Lara's Instagram feed you might find her often twinning with her adorable daughter as they go out on lunch dates.




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She's a fitness expert
Lara Dutta has released a lot of videos on YouTube and on CDs dealing with pre-natal yoga. The way she has maintained her shape post her pregnancy, it is surely advisable to give her method a try.

Here's wishing Lara Dutta a very happy birthday and hoping to see more of her work soon.