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|| : ||Lara
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|| : ||25
|| : ||37
|| : ||5'
of Birth || : ||1978|
won || : ||Gladrags
Supermodel Contest 1995, Miss India 2000, Miss Universe 2000 |
India has another Miss Universe. Miss India 2000 (or Miss India Millenium) is
Lara Dutta. This face is very familiar to Indian TV adudience as she won
over Indians as the mysterious women in latest Siyaram Suiting ad.
may be bliss, but would you like your children to be ignorant?'' said Lara in
response to the tie-breaker question which clinched her the title: 'If ignorance
is bliss, why do we seek knowledge?' The 5' 8'' Femina Miss India Universe was
also judged Miss Photogenic at the preliminary round in Hyderabad on January 8.
Excerpts from an interview
Why are you called by this name?
was named after the theme song from Dr. Zhivago (Lara's theme. )
Academic Achievements (previous) (present)
will graduate in the year 1997-2001. (B.A. Economics)
pursuits (including professional if any)
a professional model and I do a little bit of drama.
I would like to study further. Probably
do IMD in Switzerland and study Media Marketing. Join CNN or BBC. Or market for
Any outstanding achievements
(in academic or professional pursuits) so far
won the ambassadress trophy in School and also won the best student in English.
Happiest moment of your life, why ?
I love my family and was extremely happy when my Dad's by-pass
surgery was a success and he was able to come home to us.
List three of the most unusual things about yourself or unusual things you have
I have tried my hand at rock climbing.
I have done some paragliding
I've also done bungee jumping.
Your strongest personality trait
My level headedness.
Your weakest personality trait
Sometimes I'm a little naive
List your favourites
Food / Dish Italian/pasta
Book / Author Thorn Birds/Colleen Mc Collough
Magazine Femina and National
Movie Gone with the wind/Ghost
Movie Star Jodie Foster
Song / Music Video Unchained Melody
else you would like to add about yourself
love travelling and have done so extensively.
Modelling (if any)
Ramp/Runway/Shows (Name of choreographer/designer/any
Sangeeta Chopra, Lubna Adams, Asha &
Vidhun, Aparna & Tanya, Rashmi Virmani, Achala. J.J.Vallaya, Rina Dhaka, Manish
Malhotra, Tarun Tahilani.
(name of client/product)
Synergy/ Lab Garnier.
Walls / Walls Icecream. Siyarams / Siyarams suiting.
TV Advertising (name of client/product)
/ Lab Garnier. Siyarams / Siyarams suiting. Coke / Coke Sprite / Coke Ceat / Ceat
tyres Hero Honda / Hero Honda Ltd.
(Name of designer/commercial outlet/ any other and photographer
Rodricks / Farookh Chhotia. Aakansha
(Name of magazine/newspaper in which features and other fashion shoots were published).
Magazine - Femina / Rafique Syed. Femina Fashion
/ Atul Kasbekar / Elle / Farookh Chhotia / Gladrags / Chien Win Lee / New Woman
/ Daboo Ratnani.
Music Video (Name song,
Har Pal- Ravi Bhel- Ken Ghosh
Chivalry, Music & Candle light.
Body odour, loud voices & bitter gourd.
On what occasions do you lie?
the truth doesn't make things Better.
a blind date you'd go out with
If Mel Gibson
was blind enough to go out with me! What do I have to lose.
Favourite night activity
Finally finding the
time to curl up in bed with my book or lying on my terrace & gazing at the stars.
I keep climbing a long winding staircase and there's no
end to it.
Vegetable - Cucumber because its crisp & cool
Animal - Tigress.