Golden girl Lara Dutta is 31 years old today and we wish her a very happy birthday! The former Miss Universe, Economics graduate and UN Goodwill Ambassador has never looked back since winning a Best Female Debut award opposite Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra for Andaaz in 2003. Since then, notable movies have included Elaan, No Entry, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom and more recently Billu with Irrfan Khan and SRK.
She has three great movies lined up for later this year – the epic underwater adventure Blue which again stars Akshay Kumar and features Katrina Kaif, Sanjay Dutt and has an item number from Kylie Minogue; Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai with Tabu and Govinda and she is currently filming Do Knot Disturb, also with Govinda and Ranvir Shorey.
If you want to know what to send Lara for her birthday, I suggest a pair of shoes – she loves them! “I own hundreds of them,” she says, “Everywhere I go I somehow manage to leave a pair in the hotel as my calling card. In fact I carry so many of them I lose count. For a three-day shoot I’m been known to take as many as fifteen pairs of shoes.”