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Updated on: 03-Apr-08
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Lara was born in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Her father is Wing Commander L.K. Dutta (retired) and mother is Jennifer Dutta. She has two elder sisters.The Dutta family moved to Bangalore in 1981 where she completed high school from Frank Anthony Public School. Lara graduated in economics with a minor in communications from Bombay University.
In 1997, Lara participated and won the Gladrags and also the first Indian to make it to Miss Intercontinental pageant. Lara also contested for Miss India in 2000 and won the competition. She also won the Miss Universe crown for the second time for India in Cyprus and made history as she was the first contestant ever to score the highest score in Miss Universe pageant.
She made her film debut in 2003 with the film Andaaz which was a box office success and won her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. She then appeared in a number of films, some of which failed at the box office and some of which were mildly successful. Her box office "hits" include Masti (2004), Kaal (2005),No Entry (2005) and Partner (2007).
In 2006, she starred in the comedy, Bhagam Bhag which did well at the box office.
Dutta's first release of 2007 was Shaad Ali's Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. The film was a box office failure in India but did better overseas, especially in the U.K.She received mixed reviews for her performance in the film. Her latest release, Partner opened to a good response and became a hit.
Lara is considered to be one of the most sophisticated and intellect actresses in Bollywood.