India Tribune is serializing profiles of top Bollywood sex symbols of all time. Bollywood sex symbols have been creating storms across India and worldwide. The list consists of female icons of Bollywood, who have impacted the history and changed the face of Bollywood.
Bipasha Basu was born on May 5, 1979 in Delhi and raised in Kolkata. Bipasha began her career as a model, who was featured in various music videos. She also won the Famous Ford Supermodel contest. She became a household name in Ajnabee (2001) stealing the spotlight from Kareena Kapoor. She’s currently dating the super sexy John Abraham and subsequently acquired a place for herself in the tinsel world. She went to star in Raaz, Jism, No Entry, Phir Herapheri, Corporate and Dhoom 2. All of these movies did fairly well at the box-office, and escalated her position as not only a leading lady, but one, who can dare to bare. Dhoom 2 also credits her as a playback singer.
Why she’s sexy: Her name says it all, Bipasha means deep dark desire, which is fitting since she’s one of Bollywood’s most desirable women.
Her impact on Bollywood: After Jism (2003) released, Britain’s Channel Four listed the movie’s steamy scenes as one of the sexiest 100 scenes in World cinema.
Interesting fact: When asked how she feels about being a sex symbol she replied, “I take it as a compliment when people label me a sex symbol. After all, it is my brand equity.”