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Happy birthday Lara Dutta: Popular films and shows of the actor to include in your watchlist

Dutta made her Bollywood debut in 2003’s Andaaz and was recently seen sharing the screen with Naseeruddin Shah in Kaun Banegi Shikharwati.

  • Shilpa S

Last Updated: 05.14 AM, Apr 16, 2022

Happy birthday Lara Dutta: Popular films and shows of the actor to include in your watchlist

Lara Dutta is celebrating her birthday today and what better day to revisit some of the work that has made her so popular in the industry today. The actress made her Hindi film debut with 2003’s Andaaz, her role winning her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. The actress has had her name attached to several Bollywood projects which had very successful runs at the box office, including the likes of No Entry(2005) and Housefull (2010).

Dutta soon made her foray into the OTT world, starting with Hundred in 2020. Her last onscreen appearance was a web series, Kaun Banegi Shikharwati, which also featured Naseeruddin Shah and Soha Ali Khan.

As Dutta turns another year around the sun today, here is a list of films where she puts up some memorable performances.

Dutta made her Bollywood debut in this Raj Kanwar directorial. The film follows the story of Raj, a young man who falls in love with his best friend, Kajal, who seemingly does not share the same feelings. Although Raj decides to move on with his life, he is unable to shake off his love for his best friend. Dutta stars as Kajal and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Bell Bottom
Dutta reunites with her frequent co-star Akshay Kumar for this action thriller. Inspired by true events, the film is set in the 1980s and follows the story of an Indian airline that becomes the victim of a hijacking. Dutta stars as former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who strives to maintain composure as the situation escalates. The actress’ physical transformation for the role left her unrecognisable.
Dutta shared the screen with the late Irrfan Khan in this Priyadarshan directorial. The film follows the story of a poor barber named Billu. When it is made known that he has a past connection with a renowned movie star who comes to his village for a film shoot, Billu suddenly becomes the most sought after man in his village. Dutta stars as Billu’s wife Bindiya in this 2009 film, which is an adaptation of the Malayalam film Katha Parayumpol(2007).
Dutta made her web series debut with Hundred. The show revolves around the story of a young woman with a terminal illness who, after realising that she has only 100 days to live, teams up with a policewoman to live her life to the fullest. Dutta stars as ACP Saumya Shukla, an ambitious policewoman who teams up with the terminally ill girl in a mutually beneficial partnership.
Chalo Dilli
Starring Dutta and Vinay Pathak, this comedy-drama movie follows the story of an investment banker who is forced to go on a road trip with a man she just met, so that the latter can meet up with her husband. As the unlikely duo go on their journey, viewers are also treated to a trip across the country.