Happy birthday, Lara Dutta!

The former Miss Universe turns 40!

Born to a Punjabi father and Anglo-Indian mother in Uttar Pradesh on April, 16 1978, in 2000 Lara Dutta became the second woman from India to be crowned Miss Universe. She was crowned Miss Intercontinental in 1997.

Lara is an actress, model, a Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee (2004 and 2016 respectively) and has a degree in Economics with a minor in Communication from the University of Mumbai. She made her Bollywood debut in 2003 with Andaaz, which won her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She also has movies like Masti, Kaal, No Entry, Bhagam Bhag, Partner, Housefull, Singh is Bliing to her credit. Lara was critically appreciated for her performance in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Billu, Chalo Dilli and David.

Dutta is married to Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and has a daughter.

Today, as the actor turns a year older, here are 5 of her hit songs –

*Song: Aisa jaadu dala re
Film: Khakee
Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan
Music: Ram Sampat
Lyrics: Sameer

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*Song: Ticket to hollywood
Film: Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics: Sameer

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*Song: Tere bin
Film: Bhagam Bhag
Singer: Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan
Music: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics: Sameer

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*Song: Your my love
Film: Partner
Singer: Shaan, Shweta Pandit, Suzi Q, Earl
Music: Sajid, Wajid
Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed

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*Song: On the roof
Film: Masti
Singer: Shaan, Sneha Pant
Music: Anand Raj Anand
Lyrics: Sameer

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